I like the begining, with all the great fammilies, Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Targeryan looked interesting untill the writer began to kill them off one by one.
With out Ned, Benjen, Robb, Jon - the Stark
s aren't really that interesting.
With out Joffrey, Robert, Tywin and Jamies hand
- neither of Baratheon
s have much else to offer.
With out Catelyn and Lysa the house of Tully
became none exsistant.
And there was to little of Tyrell
s or Martell
s in the story to make anything of them.
And way to many battles are left behind the pages.
One of the thing that writer have missed in this story is the "Resurrection".
1. Writer never described how dead beeing brougt back to live beyond the wall.
2. Beric Dondarrion - every majore character in the book seem to be ignoring the part where this guy was resurrected multiplied times. No one is that ignorant.