George R. R. Martin’s A STORM OF SWORDS
The third book is unusual because in Australia and the UK it is actually published in two volumes (Part I & Part II), each about 600 pages long. I was only going to read Part I but couldn’t help myself and kept on reading. I’m not 100% sure but I don’t think this book is split in two in the US and it certainly reads as if it should be one volume. Part I doesn’t really end on a cliffhanger, as I would expect of a book purposely cut in half. Part I is also all about building the story up for the huge action and twists of Part II keeping in line with the structure of the first two books. And boy are there twists and turns in this book.
I now have two books to go before I’m caught up with every other Game of Thrones fan but I will take another break in between. Maybe over Christmas I’ll knock the last two books over. I can’t wait!