"I'm going to open [The Winds of Winter] with the two big battles that I was building up to, the battle in the ice and the battle of Slaver's Bay. And then take it from there.
He should've showed at least one of them in ADwD. We had about 12 chapters per location building up to those battles, but no payoff at all. It was kind of frustrating.
I want the GRRM back who put the Battle of Blackwater Rush in ACoK.