Well this is the third book in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga. Woooo, it's an exhausting read, and vexing but in a good way. There were several times I wanted to hurl my book across the room, and it's an E READER!!
So, what can I say that isn't an instant spoiler? Well, it continues the great war for succession, but by the end there are a lot fewer kings. The Stark children are still following their own ways. Jon, is trying to defend the wall, Bran is going north to learn how to control his magic. Robb has grand plans. Sansa, just wants to survive in Kings Landing, and Arya is something of a football falling between factions as she tries to go home. The Lannisters aren't doing much better. Jaime is allowed to escape but leaves something important behind, and his brother is not liking things now that Father has come to put things to right.
The story movies like gang busters, there's never a dull moment. I love it, and I am glad to have been introduced to this series. Read it, dang it!