Just finished "A Dance With Dragons", and I was not disappointed at all with the book. There were unexpected twists and turns,some new players in the game, we got updates on some characters that were left hanging in a "A Feast For Crows", but best of all George R.R. Martin did what he does best, tell a good tale.
At just over a thousand pages the book is not a one day read.. but that's good, you want to savor this story and enjoy it. All in all I say the book is well worth the list price of $35, not that we'll pay that, but I'm saying if I had to pay list price I would not be unhappy that I did.
Mr. Martin, I'm ready for book 6.