Re: A Song of Ice and Fire books
A Storm of Swords is definitely not the book to skip chapters or read in a different order (A Feast for Crows and Dance with Dragons are more flexibile, IMO). The first 1/3rd can feel a little slow. Once you get there though, it's hard to stop reading.
"My enemies have made my kingdom bleed. I will not forget that. I will not forgive that."