by Sara N.
I've already confessed that I haven't reread George R.R. Martin's previous four Song of Ice and Fire novels prior to the release of A Dance with Dragons on Tuesday. (Tuesday, people! Tuesday!) If you're in a similar situation, here are two websites that will get you up to speed. Neither contains spoilers for ADWD, but I can't make the same promise for any of the comments, forums or discussions on the websites. Once you leave the main articles, tread carefully!
For those who want a quick run-down, Tor details the last known whereabouts of the main characters and key supporting characters up through A Feast For Crows. It's short but thorough.
For those who are willing to spend a little more time, The Tower of the Hand has amazing chapter-by-chapter descriptions of the first four books. It'll take significantly longer, but it's still faster than rereading each book, and it provides significantly more details.
However you choose to prepare for the release day, just remember one thing: It's almost here! At last, at last!