Speaking of dense fantasy, I've been pushing myself through Tad Williams' Shadowmarch. Part 1 of a quadrilogy, I've got to say, not a lot has happened. I'm about 2/3 the way through and it looks like things are finally starting pick up, and the one character who got on my nerves is finally becoming interesting. I like Tad Williams, so I figure I'll give the second book a shot after this, but as of right now, my next novel is gonna be A Feast for Crows. I wanna catch up completely on ASoIaF by the start of the new season.