Not nearly as exciting or as unpredictable as the the game of thrones. This is a common illness found in book two of multiple book series. The main characters personalities are already established, the main plot is laid out for all to see and you can start to see the lines of who is going to win... here are my guesses so far maybe not in this book but somewhere in the next 3 or 4.
Predictions of things to come (let's see how close I get to this): Robb
... he dies Joffrey
... dead Tyrion
... sneaky punk gets out alive potential king somewhere but not on the iron throne, maybe he gets to rule castery rock. Danerys
... my guess because of the way Mr. Martin essentially hides her in the background with those dragons and herself needing to age that she will eventually be the Queen of all the land. I don't like her personality and honestly wish that her story would simply go away but of course the dragons... everyone wants dragons in fantasy (except me it is to far player and utilized by others before) Bran
... King of the north, and problem solver to whatever lays behind the wall. Jon Snow
... ultimate ranger in the form of Aragon from LOTR... just to much of his personality is borrowed from that book.He lives as a ninja of the woods once the wall comes tumbling down. Cat
... dead. She is just to boring to continue on. Oh and that lady Knight that has sworn to protect her and revenge STannis? My guess is she gets her wish but dies in the act.
hmmm who does that leave? Lanisters
? If I get my wish all dead. I'm willing to be that since Jamie is still alive 3/4 of the way through the second book that he survives also somehow, maybe he grows a heart or something once Cersi is dead. Oh I see her death as a requirement at least by the end of book 3 in order for the series to continue. Sansa
..... Please tell me she dies already. I was hoping she killed herself for all the troubles she has caused Arya
.... this one is a mystery and perhaps she is the one that leads to the downfall of the Lannisters in the end. Stannis
... dead. I"m guessing at the hands of either Jamie or Danerys
If I left anyone out I assume that they are all dead by the end of the last book... especially the evil council of the iron throne. Full review coming at the end of the story. I don't think that at this point I'm going to be very friendly since this book is clearly filler for the third book. Now with that said the birth of the spirit by the Queen of Light is just freaky... the movie version was just as disturbing as in the book. That one element just may have me bump the review up to 3 stars for that single event.... just disturbing at every level! If you read this don't answer to my statements just give me a % of correctness LoL
This book isn't nearly as good as A Game Of Thrones... The middle of this book is pretty much a waste of time reading but the ending more than makes up for it. I can still see Danerys coming to rule the lands which I am not happy about I would prefer Arys to go and be mentored by that magician and for Bran and Tyrion to split the 7 kingdoms. Bran King of the North and Tyrion king of the south. It won't happen though I am seeing the predictable pattern to Mr. Martin's thought processes. Danerys will be the queen her and her dragons. Not sure what will happen to the Stark's so far no more have died but just like Jamie being absent for most of the story so was Robb so they are both going to have a major story in books 3 and 4 I'm guessing.
Is Stannis really dead? That is the big question and how did the Lannisters father win with so few troops even with a rear attack?