I just wrote an entire review that Goodreads decided to eat so forgive me if this one isn't everything it could be.WOW.I loved it. I found the first book enjoyable, albeit dense, and I found the second book simply a chore to get through. It took me a long time to decide to continue on witht he series but I am so glad that I did. The second book sets up the dominoes and this one knocks them all down. Relentlessly. This one makes all of that buildup from the second book so worth it. In fact, this one moves almost too quickly to keep up! I was never bored and it sure as hell didn't feel like I was reading such a gigantic book.So much changes in this book and so much happens that I feel like this review might spiral off into a long rambly nonsensical thing. My favourite chapters were of course Daenerys...I know a lot of people found her chapters boring in this book but as her and her dragons mature, she becomes more and more badass and more and more interesting. HELLO with the hankypanky stuff that went on with Jhiqui (is it?). And hell yeah to her for telling Mormont to make like a tree. Oh and lets not forget buying an army of Unsullied, if that is, you count torching the place as buying. Arya is still endearing as ever, albeit a bit more murdery and a bit more mangy. I also grew to enjoy Sansa's chapters more, feeling sorry for her more and more as things got worse and worse. I also liked Jaime's chapters, and grew to like him more once he lost the hand and once he rescued Tyrion. And hot damn! The Red Wedding! And double hot damn Catelyn's return from the grave. What the hell! Does she ever do anything right?!?! Bran's chapters I found pretty boring, as usual, and the same for Robb's to be honest, that is, until he got a sword through the heart. I also found Jon's kind of boring as well, but I did like Ygritte and her "you know nothing, Jon Snow". Kudos to him for the Wall!In general this was simply a pleasure to read. It holds nothing back and pulls every punch! George R.R Martin is proving that nobody is safe. It doesn't matter how much you like them. But that is what keeps us all coming back to the series, now, isn't it?Is it possible to write a short review of this book?