Originally Posted by JLesSPE
Originally book 4 and 5 were to be one book. I read an interview with GRRM and he said he got through half the story and it was 1000 pages so he split it up. All the characters you don't see in book 4 are in book 5 a great deal. Book 4 and half of book 5 take place during the same time period and it all comes back together at the end of 5.
UNTIL THE END OF BOOK 5 LEAVES YOU GOING
Book 6 needs to come out because this series went to the crapper in my opinion leaving so many open story lines!