I've read all the books from this series. This one started a little bit slowly and some of the chapters were a little bit boring (too much description, little action), mainly the ones related to Tyrion (even if he's one of my favourite characters). During some of the chapters I was reading jumping some lines, without missing anything important. But the story gets better and better. I would have given it a 4.5, but this option wasn't available. From the middle of the book the action improved and I couldn't stop reading it. The last few chapters are amazing. The last one (epilogue) is class, with an ending I wasn't expecting at all. By the end of the book it leaves a good taste in your mouth, a good feeling, but this book shouldn't have so many pages (some of them are unnecessary), sometimes quantity is not the same as quality.