Not as awesome as A Game of Thrones, but still quite enjoyable. I think that the main problem is that it was too focused on politics.I wanted to see more of Jon,Arya, Bran and Robb. I love the Starks. Less Theon Greyjoy, please; I hate the man and his fate was well-deserved. I'm starting to like Sansa. Daenerys' story isn't as engaging now as it was before.I'm curious about The Others. I wonder if we'll get to see them in action in the following books.Please, George R. R. Martin, kill King Joffrey and Cersei Lannister!