I read this as part of the hardback and sent for this copy by mistake, thinking it was his next,new book. However,that aside, in common with others, I found it rambling and full of trivial content. While there was some reference to the core characters, there was not nearly enough. I want more about Sansa and the Hound,Arya,Jaime etc.Let's get back to the characters we identify with, please!
Since book 3, things have gone downhill. Get back on track, Mr. Martin or no-one will buy your next book when it does come out.