My final book of 2012. Very very long - the fifth installment in The Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin seemed to take me longer than any of the other books to slog through and I blame it for not reaching my goal of 25 books for 2012.
I'm not going to summarize the whole book. If you want to know what happens this time around, visit the wikipedia page. All I can say is there are two deaths at the very end. One of a main character that, if you're paying attention while reading, you can see coming. The second, of a secondary character, I was not expecting. At all. And Tyrion? Sweet bejeebus. What more can one guy go through in a lifetime????
While not my favourite book in the series, A Dance with Dragons kept me interested despite not having a lot of action. Now, I just have to wait two years for the next installment. Sigh. Please, George RR Martin, do not die before this series is finished.