I believe A Dance With Dragons is the most recent book from the great George R. R. Martin. I'm only about a quarter into it, but I saw in his afterward that he said this book was three bitches and bastard. I'm loving the slow-down but also the continued foreshadowing, hopefulness, hopelessness, and suspense that is already happening!
With that said, I thought I'd take a moment to stop and pay homage to some of my favorite lines so far from this series. And awaaay we go.
"He won't be a boy forever, and Winter is coming." --Eddard "Ned" Stark (may he rest in peace) regarding his 4-year-old son Rickon.
"I am a sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the wall." --Part of the Oath of the Night's Watch
"For the night is dark and full of terrors." --Melisandre, the Red Priestess
"There are no men like me. There is only me." --Jaime Lannister
"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died." --Jorah Mormont
"The things I do for love." --Jaime Lannister...right before pushing Bran Stark from a window.
"You know nothing, Jon Snow." --Ygritte the Wildling
"First lesson, stick them with the pointy end." --Jon Snow teaching Arya Stark a valuable lesson in sword fighting.