Date Started: 10/1/12
Date Finished: 10/8/12
Where did all of my favorite characters (besides Arya) go?! That was my first reaction as I made my way through this book. But of course, I ended up loving it and how so many other characters were further developed along the way. And it didn't hurt that the book ended with a note from the author directly addressing the absence of the major characters, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow.