It took two attempts and a lot of skipping to get through this one and It's hard to give this more than two stars when I compare it to the previous novels. Frankly it was too much Cerce and Jamie and nothing significant really happened until the very last pages. I liked it better when all the story lines were addressed in a single book. Martin likes the long novels, but this could have done with some editing.
I love this entire series. The only issue I have is that the reader Roy Dotrice changed the pronunciation of some of the names plus he changed some voices. It kinda through me but other than that, I can't wait for the next one.
Roy Dotrice is a fantastic narrator, but in this book (4th in the series) he changes up the pronunciations of many names and places from the first three book narrations. The audio quality is a little worse from the first three books also.
Really frustrating and a struggle to get through. I switched from the paper books to audio books as a feast for crows and a dance with fashions are terrible. George RR Martin had run out of ideas and it's no wonder he's dragging his heels releasing the following books. I think he's more than happy to let HBO finish the story for him. I don't think I have ever said it before bit the TV show is much better than the books. And I started with the books.
Many will say that part if the story has stalled I just been amazed about the amount of details George R. R. Martin is able to create to entertain you. I keep loving the series and wanting to have more.
the character development was good. Martin has a way of making the words come to life. I really enjoyed how well he captured the downward spiral of all the main characters. I hope there will be redemption for some but overall it's a darker story and that's good too.
I really love this series. Enthralling storytelling. Great voice work.
I keep harping on Dotrice because the performance has really brought the tale to life for me.