Yes, I know there was an extended Song of Ice and Fire Thread earlier, but I couldn't take part since I hadn't caught up on the books. Now that I have I wonder if there's any energy left around here for discussion. We'll see... For all the criticism I've seen for A Feast for Crows, I thought it was very enjoyable whereas A Dance with Dragons felt very unfocused and wandering to me. I understand after poking around the forum at Westeros.org that there is a good deal of Danaerys hate about at this point in the story. While I thought her story went a bit off the rails in ADwD, I was surprised she is so intensely disliked by large swaths of the fanbase. I was also somewhat shocked to discover that Stannis gets a lot of love. So I guess my post is to find out - who do you love, who do you hate, who do you love to hate? And maybe, given GRRM's reputation and skill at pulling off major shockers - what plot points were the biggest shocks to you? Do you love them or hate them?