Just finished it here as well. Damn, did not see some of those coming. Much better than AFFC. Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler! 1. I'm pretty sure Jon Snow is not permanently dead. It seems like too cruel even for GRRM to kill him like this, and it sets him up perfectly to be revived zombie-like by Melisandre. 2. I don't think Stannis and company are dead either. the note could be karstark shenanigans, or the bait set by Snow's murderers. The Boltons at winterfell still have the issue of their own mysterious murders. 3. Freys continue to die. Fuck em all! 4. No littlefinger in this one made me 5. I can't wait to see how arya will be reintroduced into the main story.