I rather enjoyed GRRM’s A Storm of Swords, despite the awkwardness of reading a 1100-page novel. Somehow, unlike Jordan, his books in this series keep getting better, rather than decelerating into mushy go-nowhere do-nothing plot-less cash cows for the author. I continue to admire Martin’s ability to kill off pivotal characters, and to reinvent characters by showing a different side of them to the reader in each book. He continues to have no consistent protagonists or heroes, and does not write any characters as flawless. I’m looking forward to the fourth book. 8/10.