This book is a lot of people's least favorite in the series so far. Not so for me. I really like the new POV characters. I can see why some folks might be disappointed though. This book coming after the monster that is A storm of swords. This is my 3rd time reading this series and this book, I still enjoyed it, maybe better than the first time around. To me this book wanders some the repercussions of the first three books, and sets up the story for the last two. I'm continuing on to a dance with dragons to finish up my reread of this series.