Many fans consider A Storm of Swords to be the best of the Ice & Fire novels. I think it's my favorite as well.
I'm really curious to see where it goes. Especially after some of the cliffhangers in A Clash of Kings. I've heard it's one of the more downer books in the series too. Regardless, I'm enjoying the hell out of it.
The 1100+ pages are just a little daunting. They do fly by quickly though.
There's a great scene with Dany about a third of the way through the book. It's one of my favorite scenes in the entire series. You'll probably know what I'm talking about when you read it.
And BTW, "Tayerys Stormborn"? I love it! If Taylor was shorter, she'd make a great Dany!
You have me intrigued, sir!
Dany is without question my favorite female in the series. Arya following close behind.
Yes she would. She has the right look for certain.