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May I suggest a new thread for the entire work, or that this thread be renamed? I am almost through Clash of KIngs and it is different, but as least as good as, Game of Thrones. This masterpiece deserves a thread devoted to the entire work OR to each individual novel.

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I have not read any of the prior posts in this thread as I want to avoid spoilers but I just wanted to say that I have just finished Storm of Swords and have begun A Feast for Crows (with Dance of Dragons waiting on my bookshelf) and I am absolutely loving this series.

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Well i already made suggestion earlier that keep this thread clean and without spoilers. Meant that those who want spoilerfree discussion could maybe start a new thread.
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NO SPOILERS HERE.
Just finished Clash of Kings night before last (at 0100!). Last night felt oddly empty without anything to read. Could not find Storm of Swords at two of the biggest book stores in Houston, but Barnes and Noble promises delivery tomorrow (Thursday). I foresee another very late night. I found Clash of Kings "felt" very different, maybe because I had not seen it on TV. Much action takes place "off stage." Martin often announces that a battle is about to take place, then cuts away to another character. We do not find out how the battle turned out until later. Example: Catelyn confronts Jaime in prison. The chapter ends with her asking her bodyguard for a sword, but then Martin cuts away. What happened? I'm ambivalent about that technique. I hope Martin does not overuse it. GREAT fantasy series.

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Many of this chapters will end to these mini-cliffhangers where you want pov of certain character appear again so you can read what happened next. Sometimes events are told by thirdparty totally and some things take real suprise turns.

Im glad that some major battlescenes are mostly absent from books, these are about characters and their interactions between eachothers and events that occur following these, not a BL novel that "for every enemy fallen, another two took his place"

In Clah of Kings you see some kind of true horros of war, what civilians have to endure between opposing factions and some madmen who lead these parties. Chapters of Arya have to be best of second book.
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Finished A Dance with Dragons last night after only six days of reading, which is good for me. I'd go as far as to say it's the best book since A Storm of Swords and is definitly as good as A Game of Thrones was, I guess.

Theon's chapters are some of the best in the series, I think. Digusting, but fascinating to read. Lots of psychology and stuff. Plus, they're perfect for building up the character of Ramsay Bolton.

The only Dany chapter I enjoyed was her last one. I mean, she is such an idiot that reading about her isn't even fun anymore. It's just the diary of a teenage girl on an exotic holiday who makes the wrong decision, ignores the advice of others and does whatever she wants. I think Dany fans really ought to think about whether this girl is fit to rule Westeros or not. Especially compared to 'Young Griff' who seems better in every aspect but Dragons. On the other hand, Selmy's POV was brilliant and I can't wait for what happens in Meereen next with him, Tyrion and Jorah.

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The only Dany chapter I enjoyed was her last one. I mean, she is such an idiot that reading about her isn't even fun anymore. It's just the diary of a teenage girl on an exotic holiday who makes the wrong decision, ignores the advice of others and does whatever she wants. I think Dany fans really ought to think about whether this girl is fit to rule Westeros or not. Especially compared to 'Young Griff' who seems better in every aspect but Dragons. On the other hand, Selmy's POV was brilliant and I can't wait for what happens in Meereen next with him, Tyrion and Jorah.

I agree that Dany has lost her way. She has forgotten everything that Ser Jorah, Drogo and Viserys taught her over the years. She needs to figure out just who she is, and whether or not ruling is something she actually wants to do, or feels that she has too. Personally I don't support Daenerys anymore, I support "Young Griff" and "Griff" in their own quest. He seems a far better ruler than Daenerys, Stannis or Tommen. Barristan's pov chapters were brilliant, I especially loved his duel with the pit fighter Khrazz and this quote,

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As for Tyrion.. I do enjoy his chapters but some things have changed for him. His casual request to rape and kill Cersei was disturbing, that is not the Tyrion that we all know and love. Plus his new companion Penny is infuriating, plus I feel that Tyrion's story didn't get very far in the book.




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