I am still in book 3. I have to give Martin credit. Even when I know what is going to happen (my friends have big mouths), he keeps the how very interesting.
The way Jamie's hand was cutoff was great stuff. Plus, I am really loving the Brienne and Jamie interactions. They are now with Roose Bolton.
Question - When Tywin shows Tyrion those blades he has made for Jamie and Joff, is that the remnants of Ice? (I just finished that section, and I wonder where Tywin got the steel?)
The old Bear's death was sad. But, it seems some of the Black Brothers are putting things together. It is unfortunate in that it appears no one will help them.