The best pit of A Dance for Dragons only lasted a few lines for me, when in Jon's last chapter it looked like he would march south and meet Bolton in battle and I was getting really happy (the most happy I've been reading this book!) thinking that a Stark might be taking back Winterfell and then he gets stabbed
He can't be dead though, no way. Should have taken Stannis's proposal.
The decreasing amount of Starks is annoying me, as they are really the only House I really care about and I think Jon might not get many chapters in the next book either to try and make us think he's dead and then the last chapter in the book will be him.
Daenerys didn't die
The stuff across the sea is just crap, apart from Arya (
) who's definitely being trained into some kind of assassin.
There are too many storylines that I want to know about to stop me reading the series (Littlefinger/Sansa, Arya, Jaime/Brienne, Jon if he's alive, I think Rickon might be fairly important if Davos finds him and also Tyrion, I'd love for Cercei to go to Casterly Rock and then Tyrion comes to invade it
) but the story progression is taking forever, in the last two books there have way too many pointless chapters (Brienne in AFfC, Daenerys and Bran's chapters in ADfD) and too many charcters I couldn't really give a crap about.
Will we ever find out more about Catelyn?
I really hope the books pick up again, this is the first book series I have properly read and it started of so well, I don't want it to finish like crap. What you basically need is a resurgence of the Stark household