Principal avaliação positiva
Not the best in series but a good book
17 de março de 2017
I must confess that it took me a while to read this book after I'd finished the 4th. I think it happened because the series is suffering a lot from the television spoilers - everywhere you go people are talking and discussing about the differences and how the tv's got much farther than books.
Nevertheless, Martin, about 20 years after the begining of the series, still got the hang of it.
The author manages to keep with the main reason why the series got so popular: how well the he mixes political, sex, violence, culture and religion in such a melting pot that we actually can imagine most of the things really happening in the real world back in medieval times. Although it lacks the explicit sexual/violence appeal from the first books - I think we are seeing the "ripening" of the his - it's still a very mature writing.
A big downside of this sequel is due to the low advance - same as previous books. As the story progresses you will fell a bit bored and frustrated, but don't loose your hopes! Every hundred page Martin's turnarounds show their faces in the plot. Those turnarounds might be a forgotten character returning, a revelation or a treason that will make you will grow fonder of your favorite characters, hate their foes and create great expectation on the future.
Other aspect that really disturbed me is that some cores were simply forgotten. I mean, I'd like to know what happened to some houses and how are things in some parts of the world but this book simply skips a few personages and their fates. (spoiler alert!) It really concentrates around Dragons and Snows and it is frustrating...
Nonetheless of its flaws, the story is a great adding to the romance series and it keeps the nature of Martin's writing. About his writing, you will experience some differently named chapters with unusual POIs and it will be very ice-breaking.
I'll summarize like this, the book is as tiresome as you'd expect from a 1000-pages but it really does a good job at progressing the history of this crazy medieval and magic world we've learned to love. It has a lot of turnarounds and it's ending is the exact way you expect, sweetly disappointing and revolting.