A Storm of Swords
Author: George R.R. Martin
Release Date: August 2000
I’m not shy about admitting I enjoy the tv version of Game of Thrones to the books. The large cast of characters is so much easier to become invested in and track with faces than with print, particularly when every group has an old maester or a bastard son or a relative named Aemon or Robert.
Anyways, this book was excellent, with more major events happening than in the first two books combined or in the entire Sword of Truth series. John Snow, Tyrion and Arya all had arcs that would have been great complete books on their own. After reading this I see why so many people rooted for Stannis.