Well contrary to popular opinion, I actually enjoyed this one! I definitely enjoyed it more than A Clash of Kings. I generally enjoyed following the characters in this book, despite missing my favourites Tyrion, Dany and Jon. I missed them but their absence didn't spoil the book. I enjoyed watching Cersei's decline and eventual fall from grace. I enjoyed watching Brienne's endlessly infuriating search for Sansa. I liked the parallels between the sisters' storylines - they are both living lives as somebody else, trying to shed their former selves in order to fully embody their new selves. I hated Sweetrobin, and want him to "fly". I know this book was where people started to like Jaime but I still don't really like him, while being appreciative of his disowning Cersei. What else?I am pretty confident that Brienne won't be dead, which is interesting. And poor Arya - why is she blind?! As for Catelyn, well, I'm interested to see how her new undead character develops, since she is pure resent and vengeance now. Sam's character is so likeable these days as well.All in all, I did like this book and look forward to the next one.