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A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 3)
A Storm of Swords - A Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 3 Author:George R. R. Martin 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 w... more »orld 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....« less
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Even though I pretty much enjoyed this book, the fact that it reads like a TV show bugs me. It's like the author has no love for his characters with the way he kills them off or just ends things lazily. I can just envision him typing away and thinking how cool he is because he knew he could make it into a show someday. However, people who actually tend to read more and watch tv less may read this stuff and feel it has too many cliff hangers, characters are simply "cycled" through because the author doesn't have more interesting endings for them and constantly reading a retelling of something that happened in Earth's history (with the names & locations changed to protect the author's lack of creativity) drives me a little batty. That said, it's not a bad read, but be forewarned.