Originally Posted by skacore
Just about done the 4th book, can't wait to start the 5th....
Some random tidbits about the series, may contain some spoilers:
I heard there are 3 short stories that happen before the GoT book but they are super rare to find, I found summaries online I might check those out at some point.
It really sucks that in the 4th book all of a sudden a bunch of the characters go MIA. I think Tyrion, Daenarys, and Jon have all had either 0-1 chapters thus far. Also Bran and Rickon/Osha are practically non-existent. It seemed like the Martell house was starting to build up a story but then it just stopped abruptly and hasn't been a part of the rest of the book. I know the 4th/5th were supposed to be something so I guess I'll have to wait... I trust that it will all come together eventually...
If this dude dies before he finishes the series I'm going to go ****ing nuts! I don't even know what I'm going to do while waiting for the 6th book to be honest
*** Yeah there's some spoilers in this post too, if only for the fact that it gives away that some people are still alive.
I'm like 100 pages into the 5th now.
Books 4 and 5 run concurrently, so book 4 covers what goes on in Westeros and Braavos and book 5 covers what goes on beyond the wall and across the narrow sea in the other Free Cities. According to GRRM, the first like 80% of book 5 takes place at the exact same time as book 4 and then right at the end it gets ahead, setting the stage for book 6.
Tyrion chapters are my favorite and Jon and Danerys not far behind so I was really geeked up to be reading about them right off the bat in book 5. Bran too. He's beyond the wall so he comes back in book 5 also. Apparently Rickon comes back into the picture too from a slip up spoiler I got in a conversation with a friend.
And the Martell story comes back in a big way at the end of the book you're reading. So does the Oldtown story from the prologue at the very beginning of the book.
I'm with you that GRRM not sticking around long enough to finish it is a worry.