This is a great book, though I'm still longing for the winds of winter. As expected this book full of fire and blood and betrayals. The game of thrones already played among the Targaryen princelings and many great and proud house that support them. The family is blessed (or cursed) with many offspring which confuse the line of succession. The throne was not passed to the eldest, but to whom had more supporter for the claim. Thus, if they failed to claim the thrones dreadful fate would claim them.