Well, I'll be god-damned...
...George Martin managed to finish writing a Dance Of Dragons. With publication scheduled a mere two and a half months away, he sure as fuck cut it close to the wire. I never thought I'd see that book get finished. Six years it took him (actually nine because parts of it were started in 2002 or thereabouts) since his last book came out. This book had better be the best thing since the invention of sliced bread or I will not be a happy camper.