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This review is from: A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) (Paperback)
This series is starting to slow down and I get the feeling that as with Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, it has a become somewhat a victim of its own success. There are numerous chapters that deal with secondary or even tertiary characters that bring little to the story other than padding. This serves only to stretch the length of the story and weaken the threat of Winter and the White-Walkers which, from the beginning was the over-arcing threat of the entire story.
In my opinion the story would be a lot tighter (throughout A Dance With Dragons), if it had remained focused on the established characters from the first 2 books that we originally become invested in; with less side characters. There is a great amount of this story yet to be resolved (or even addressed), and I wonder how many more books this is going to take or how many volumes these will be sub-divided into and each sold for the price of a single book.
Certainly read if you are enjoying the story, its journey and the world but don't expect the plot to move on as quickly as before.