The best and most frustrating thing about the book could be that the story is told from eight different perspectives, with each perspective held in a chapter. Just as you commence concerning a character and so are needing to see how are you affected to him (or her), you are thrown off for several chapters.
Yet Martin's character development is also the thing that makes the books so enjoyable to learn. His means of creating three-dimensional characters which has a great deal of depth, feeling, and back story is what keeps the readers from losing interest.
The determination of the 13-year-old exiled princess and child-bride, Dany; the bleak coming-of-age story of the bastard, Jon Snow, on the northern Wall; the raw emotions of young, tomboyish Arya at King's Landing; the noble intentions of Eddard Stark amidst a court of mummers; as well as the sarcastic wit of the impish Tyrion Lannister are but a few of the assorted cast of players you will discover yourself rooting for with this bloody game of thrones.
When he did release that book, he left us with hope. That book as well as the sequel were to be essentially one large book spread into two parts. With a huge cast of characters spread allover the land, Mr. Martin thought we would only focus on the character in one part of the world, leaving the development of the rest of the characters before the next book. But there was hope! A lot of the chapters were already written. "Gosh! He really should have the ebook out by Christmas 2007 for sure", I remember thinking in 2005.