A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 2000-10-31
  • Genre: Epic
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,523 Ratings)
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  • Description

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

    Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.

    A STORM OF SWORDS

    Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . .

    But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is 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. . . .

    From the Paperback edition.

    Reviews

    • Great

      5
      By Bolo7678
      Best of the series so far in my opinion. I'm very happy I decided to read the as well as watch the series.
    • WOW!

      5
      By Toni FGMAMTC
      This review has spoilers. I am so crazy about this series. The things that are standing out the most in my mind right now are the differences in the book and show. Sansa is not set to be shipped off to Ramsay because a fake Arya is in her place so I’m wondering what is going to happen to her. Rob’s wife was not at the Red Wedding. Will that have significance later? Did Tyrion and Jamie have that argument right before Tyrion escaped in the show? I don’t remember it if so. I’m really interested in the inner dilemmas Jamie’s character has. If I understand correctly, Little Finger was behind practically everything? The biggest blow me away moment is Lady Stark of course. Wow! I cannot wait to start the next book!
    • You aren't ready.

      5
      By pacellllll
      Bar none the most emotionally taxing and fist pumping roller coaster of modern high fantasy I've read and will likely ever read. It is all it's cracked up to be and more, without spoiling anything, I recommend tissues and a wall for which you may punch a hole in if need be.
    • Book boner

      5
      By Harjggfdhff
      I'm in love
    • Simply a good read

      5
      By Giuseppe the accountant
      A great read to pass the time.
    • Another great book

      4
      By R8me
      Glad to read this after seeing all the GOT episodes, as it refreshed and enhanced my memories. Was too wordy when repeatedly including backgrounds of lesser-known characters.
    • Books are great!

      3
      By Meesh 11
      These books are phenomenal, but I really wish you guys could take the time to title the chapters like they are in the book. I don't know what number the chapter I'm on is because on the page it only says the persons name. You guys had it right and then I got the stupid update and it's back to numerical chapters. Please fix this.
    • Brilliant

      5
      By RJMaestro
      This best of the series, IMO and the best book I've ever read.
    • The greatest book I have ever read

      5
      By Jellyfish718
      I cannot tell you how many nights I attempted to read this book to help me fall asleep, only to stay awake to dawn reading this masterpiece. This is hands down the greatest fictional work I have ever read. I cannot praise it enough! if you had read the other books this is a must. If you haven't I truly suggest diving into the series literature, its truly mind bending greatness. George R. R Martin you are a genius and have me completely hooked. I thank you sir for sharing your vision with the world. - Ryan Tyler S
    • Fantastic

      5
      By Banana28 frog
      Extremely enjoyable

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