Yeah I'm looking forward to Pratchett. I leafed through one of his books in the library a week ago and it looked like a very fun read. Hunger Games have to come first, though. They're supposed to be spectacular. Fire and Ice has had many great and memorable moments, my favorite being the Battle on the Blackwater. Season 2 of the show will REALLY make that part shine. The fifth book is a strange read. It's good, just strange. A lot of the edge is lost on the fact that the series is so long, I'm sad to say I've lost interest somewhat. Doesn't matter, I fully intend to press on through the last few hundred pages and be done with it. Highlight below to read the spoiler-free rant. It covers the same time frame as the fourth book, but I found the fourth book to be extremely boring. The whole time I'm reading it all I can think is "why in gods name didn't you put some of this into the LAST book???" I haven't hit a boring chapter yet in Dragons and Feast for Crows was almost ALL boring chapters. It was 99% characters I just don't care about. I don't give a **** about Brienne of Tarth, Cersei Lannister and Samwell Tarley. Well, Cersei makes a great villain but in the first person she loses so much of her edge to the reader. Once you get to see how her mind works a lot of her cunning can just be chalked up to presumptuous, rash, arrogant, and stupid. I liked it better when I was reading from another characters perspective who loathed her to the very core. With those characters gone, you're left with only 50% of the book and there's something seriously wrong with that..