This being the second book in The Ice & Fire Series, we are reunited with characters from the first book. Like the first book there is dark clouds hovering above the families fighting for the right of the iron throne. Now the book does pretty much cover everything that is in the series. There are little things here and there I thought should have been in the tv series that had been removed. I saw the t.v. series first so the books were not shocking story wise because.
Some things I really wonder why they cut out of the t.v. series. Like for instance there is a comet in the sky that is suppose to be an omen predicting doom. I do not think this is even mentioned in the t.v. series and I kinda felt it needed more of the mystical.
Only I complain about is they are so damn long to read. I just finished the 2nd book in time for 3 season on HBO. So I have no idea what is coming. I had hope to read the 3rd book before the show came on again. That is not really important I guess. The books may be long but still worth it.
Amazing drama, and fantasy. If you have friends that read the books you will find everyone has their favorite chapters or characters to read about. The stories do tend to show the darker side of people... but it also shows how people still have hope and struggle to get normalcy back to their chaotic lives.