|The Night Watch is fighting the Wildlings while its men plot
against their brothers. The Others give them a ferocious battle, which only a few survive.
Jon Snow spends time among the Wildlings, fighting his former brothers after having
renounced the vows he made to the Night Watch.
Brianne of Tarth has been tasked by Lady
Caitlyn to rescue and release Jamie Lannister, so he will then release her daughters, held
hostage by the court. She doesnt know that Arya escaped and has fled to find her and
Robb, while Sansa ends up forced to wed. Bran and Rickon have fled the ruins of
Winterfell, separated to keep them safe.
Daenerys Targaryan fights a few battles while trying to find a safe place for her
children and three dragons. Stannis is greatly influenced by the Red Priestess and honours
her god by giving sacrifices to the flames.
Lots of action, intrigues and adventure, with alliances made and broken and loyalties
bought. The characters are growing and you understand more of their motivations. Book 3 is
split into two books, this is the first and a manageable 623 pages and easy to hold.