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A Dirth Of Dragons,
This review is from: A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) (Paperback)
I thoroughly enjoyed the first three books in the series, managing to (somehow) cope with a personae dramatis that makes the castlist of Cleopatra read paltry in comparison.
However I think I've reached my personal limit now as to how many more irrelevant characters I need to be introduced to. Is it really necessary to give us a chapter featuring five? six? random whores with their names, what they're wearing, their background, who we will never meet again, who bring nothing but futher words and even more characters to the party, which is already thronging with nephews, cousins, fourth cousins of what seems like a trillion different families?
I've given up trying to keep track of all those people, all those fourth, fifth marriages, 16 bastards and gods knows what else.
Dear author, give us a break.
Just get on with THE STORY.
Give us some interesting, relevant things that move the story forward, or points of view on the story that are more interesting.
There is no need for this what I can only perceive as delaying tactics.
There is plenty of stuff to write a thousand more stories about this world, past, future and present. More than there's time left on this plane for the author to ever begin to explore or write down. Which is what worries me. Will the author live long enough to get around to Daenerys Targaryen ever mounting a dragon?
I'll give Book 5 a chance.
Book Four was exhausting, disappointing and definitely suffering from a dirth of dragons.