70% through and not enjoying this book at all. I understand there was a lot to cover and not a lot of pages to do it in but the book skips around so much it more like a compilation of short stories than a novel. And it seems all the action sequences are skipped. I get geared up for some action . . . and then the book skips to the action's aftermath.
It is like Martin tried to trim all the excess he had in the first book only to cut out the best parts.