Actual rating: 38934717874 starsI finally finished this big baby! It's undoubtedly better than the first and second books, but if that also holds true for the fourth and fifth books, I can't say yet. Anyway, there was a lot of action and even more revelations in this book. I'd love to read A Feast for Crows soon but I'm afraid that I'd have forgotten all that happened in it by the time the fourth season of the show starts airing. Whatever floats my boat, I guess.GRRM, please don't die out on us before you finish this series.