This has to be one of the best series I've read so far. George R.R Martin really knows how to grip a reader from beginning to end. I found myself taken on an amazing roller coaster of emotions reading this book. The Starks go through so much, and I've loved being taken along through their triumphs and heartaches with them. I cannot wait to see what I hope will be many victories against all the characters that have made them suffer. Great story, great characters, and an amazingly detailed world. I couldn't recommend this series enough.