A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords

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THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK THREE

Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons left in the world. And as opposing forces maneuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

"Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, [George R. R.] Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien."-- Time

"Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers."-- The New York Times

"One of the best series in the history of fantasy."-- Los Angeles Times
ISBN: 9780345543981
9780553573428
055357342X
9780553106633
9780553381702
Characteristics: 973 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm.

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BrandonBlanchard
Aug 18, 2017

Always take your wedding vows seriously.

sno_1 Mar 16, 2017

I think it's the best book in the series so far.

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jwhippy
Aug 05, 2016

#3

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marylai8
Jul 12, 2016

Why does he keep killing off the main characters?!! At one point I was so upset I had to put the book down for a week. I guess that is a sign of great writing? I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed his books...onto the Feast....

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epelto12
Oct 30, 2015

Holy. Poop. That last chapter though.

Great, awesome, amazing. Listening to the audiobook (which is how I "read" this) and watching the show are two similar, yet entirely different experiences. I can't wait for the next book (starting immediately) and for some of the things from Storm of Swords to show up in the HBO show.

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Persnickety77
Nov 17, 2014

Hold onto your pantaloons, this one has the biggest twists of all so far!

FLATEN Aug 17, 2014

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lemonhil Jan 29, 2014

779/1128 pages in, 2 months in, and I am still so enthralled in this series' storyline!

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

So many surprises; some were beautifully foreshadowed and others so poorly that the character deaths were hard to accept. The explanations of past events read like footnotes periodically, but I had no other complaints. The characters are distinct and intriguing, and the plot, always engaging.

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HealthNut
Oct 14, 2013

I had hoped for a happy ending, but of course it didn't happen. The book did answer some questions, and brought up some others.

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Nahnsu Jul 09, 2013

"Kings are falling like leaves this autumn.. It would seem our little war is winning itself."- Tyrion

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Octillion
Jun 03, 2013

A harp can be a dangerous as a sword, in the right hands.

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Caleb98
Jul 12, 2012

This book is amazing

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