A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin. Fifth book in the popular Song of Fire and Ice epic fantasy series that launched the HBO show "Game of Thrones." I liked it, but he pretty much pulled a Robert Jordan. A thousand pages with nothing really happening. Martin aint getting any younger. It took him five years to release this book. I wouldn't be surprised if he keeled over and someone else took over to wrap things up. That's what happened with Robert Jordan and the Wheel of Time series.