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A Song of Ice and Fire parody

A long time ago I'd have called myself a fan of George R. R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire . For instance, I thoroughly enjoyed A Game of Thrones  and A Clash of Kings . I can honestly say that not only did these books help cement my absolute love of low fantasy mediaeval realism, they inspired me to write my own fantasy works. Unfortunately I was a little less enthusiastic about A Storm of Swords , nor did I particularly enjoy A Feast for Crows . It seemed to me as if Martin was starting to lose his way. The quality of his prose was slipping, and it felt like he just wasn't delivering the story he'd originally set out to write. When  A Dance With Dragons  came out, I was reluctant to read it. But I did, mainly because I'd already invested so much time and energy in the rest of the series. I couldn't just walk away, could I? I should have. The most pleasant thing I could say about the book was that it felt like a first draft sorely in need of an editor.