A Storm of Swords

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

  • Title: A Storm of Swords
  • Author: George R.R. Martin Roy Dotrice
  • ISBN: 9780449011904
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 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 inOf 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 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. This book made me want to throw it against the wall in anger and disbelief. It made me root for the death of a child (and then despise myself), love a hated character, cry angry tears, and bite my nails because of all the suspense.**Pictograhically, all of the above was happening to me.**I did not throw the book across the room. Instead, I put it aside and stared at the wall for a few minutes in grief and disbelief. If you read this, you know which part I am talking about *SOBBING* Then I picked [...]

    2. it's time again for A Game of Heroes and Zeroes! spoilers ahead__________HEROEShe's the Revenant Robin Hood, leader of a band of merry men whose purpose is to steal from the wicked, give to the needy, ransom the royalty, hang the bad guys, and maybe get laid some. Lord Beric comes equipped with a nifty super-power (courtesy of the Lord of Light, 'natch) he gets to come back from the dead! unfortunately, his various hideous wounds get to come back with him. but so what all those scars (and missin [...]

    3. Freaking awesome re-read!**OKAY, SPOILERS FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN'T READ IT YET**Reading this was cray because I keep looking to see if I had read it before! I thought why is so much of this familiar. Then I thought, "Oh yeah, stupid, you own and have watched all of the current shows!" <--- I mean duh! I was going to give this one 4 stars because it's the one where they kill more of the Stark's and wolf and I wanted to go in, turn into my own dragon and burn them all down! but then . . . THIS [...]

    4. وسط إنشغال الملوك بلعبة العروش، تعم الفوضي في البلادتحاط بين سيوف الخارجين عن القانون وأعدائهمبين غيوم عواصف شتاء قادم، وعاصفة السيوفعاصفة السيوف أو كما ترجمته 'صليل الصوارم' الأنشودة الثالثة من أغنية الجليد والنارجزء أضخم مما سبق، ملحمي ،ملئ بالتطورات والمفاجآت الدمويةو [...]

    5. First an update on the Direwolf situationI still do not have onedface.This series !!! What can I say I am loving it! I don't know if I was just sick of everything else or just needed the escape but I am soooooo enjoying. The great thing is that I am on the third book and its not like I can't say which book I like better, which was weaker they are one long story that come in three(so far for me) packages.Its not like Indiana Jones. Where we say" man I love Indiana Jones but that second one WTH? " [...]

    6. HAPPY SEASON 4 FINALE EVE, NERDIES!!! (view spoiler)[what an awkward father's day present for tywin. (hide spoiler)]success! i have managed to read this book without getting spoiled ahead of time!! so - ha! to you nerds talking loudly in my sci-fi section about the plot!! i ran to the history wall and hummed loudly until they left. ha! to that jerk at BEA telling his colleagues every. single. thing. that happened in the third book while he stood behind me in that justin cronin line!! i made greg [...]

    7. Each one of these humongous books has managed to completely captivate me. I have loved listening to the characters evolve with this series as their fantastical world changes around them. Nothing is off-limits and nobody is sacred. As anxious as it makes me, the fact that I never know what to expect next is a big plus for me. When you read as much as I do, it is rare to be surprised, but Mr. Martin manages to keep me guessing.While the second book had multiple kings rising to power and fighting f [...]

    8. This year (2011) has been rough for those of us who count ourselves Minnesota Twins fans. A few weeks ago, however, I watched Francisco Liriano nearly pitch a perfect game. Earlier in the season, Liriano pitched a no-hitter, which was a bright spot in an otherwise unremitting series of losses, injuries, and disappointment. But this was different. This meant more. This was a perfect game (and you can’t get better than perfect). The announcers, with no regard for karma, started talking about the [...]

    9. When I first read A Game of ThronesI hated Jaime Lannister. Now, I think he’s awesome. If someone would have told me then, that by book three I would consider him one of my favourite characters, I’d have likely pushed them out of the moon door. It’s quite surprising that George R.R Martin actually changed him around like this. Well, I say change around. What I actually mean is showed the reader what he actually is. Never before, with any novel, have I had my feelings of pure hatred complet [...]

    10. Martin outdid himself. And honestly, he didn’t have to try so hard. I was already going to give him five stars for this scene alone: (view spoiler)[THE RED WEDDING! I cannot believe the King of the North, Robb Stark was murdered! (hide spoiler)]Have you ever seen a car accident? Not the aftermath that messes up traffic, but the actual event itself? Having driven in both Atlanta and Houston’s rush hour, I’ve seen a handful. It’s horrible horrible horrible. There is that signature sound wh [...]

    11. THAT ENDING. OH MY FREAKING GOD. AND SANSA. WITH THE LITTLEFINGER THINGD DANAERYS. WITHEVERYTHINGD TYRION. WITH THE SHAE THING. AND HIS FATHERD JON. WITH THE WALL. AND THE WILDLINGS. AND THE OTHERS. AND YGRITTED BRAN. WITHjust kidding, no one cares about BranD CATELYN. WITH HER PROBLEMS, AS THEY ARE A-PLENTY.OH MY FREAKING GOD.

    12. Three kings contend for the throne and King Joffrey's wedding day grows near. Can he hold the throne with Robb Stark and Stannis Baratheon nipping at his heels?Yeah, that's a woefully inadequate summary but it's not laden with spoilers, either.Here we are, the third installment of Weddings, Beddings, and Beheadings, and my favorite one so far. In fact, I was thinking about downgrading them to 4's just so I could show how great I thought this one was. Martin outdid himself this time.First of all, [...]

    13. PREVIOUSLY, ON A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: A ton of dudes came up out of the woodwork to fight over a stupid crown, lots of people died, lots of people killed lots of people, there was consensual sex and a lot more rape, some hookers and mercenaries, and life continued to be utterly terrible for anyone with the last name Stark. Also there are fucking dragons and ice-zombie-monsters, don't forget about those! It only gets more fun from here, boys and girls. So with that in mind, lets check in with ou [...]

    14. 1.) A Game of Thrones ★★★★★2.) A Clash of Kings ★★★★★#readASOIAF Read-Along - Hosted by Riley from Riley Marie, Elizabeth from Liz Loves Literature, and Kayla from BOOKadoodles. ♥This book is heart-wrenching, and not just because this book contains the Red Wedding, but because this book leaves you with a sense of hopelessness. Many of these characters with good hearts and souls have such terrible things happen to them, while liars and killers prosper. Sometimes having a hea [...]

    15. Ok, so I'm 3 books into this series. 2972 pages. Let's take stock of the Starks:(view spoiler)[* Eddard was a lord. Now he is dead.* Catelyn was a lordly lady with a loving, honorable husband and 5 beautiful children. Now she's a widow, her kids are all dead (or so she thinks), and she, also, is dead. Bonus: she's a zombie.* Sansa was an annoying, helpless, spoiled preteen. Now everyone she's ever loved is dead, but she remains annoying and helpless despite it all.* Arya was an endearing highbor [...]

    16. Gut reaction review:WTF!!!Post blown-gasket review:A Storm of Swords should be called A Storm of Suitors for all the matchmaking going on through out. I'm not complaining, mind you. It's all handled with a touch (or sometimes a bludgeoning) of intrigue to keep it interesting. Ah yes, the soap opera continues, and much of it this tome around is about who weds who in hopes of attaining which castle or what lands. The court intrigue of lords and ladies is good and all, but I doubt it would've kept [...]

    17. Second read on 19/03/2016 - 26/04/2016I haven't been reading as much as I would like to these days. Aside from this series, which is more of a commitment than anything else, I rarely reach for other books. Perhaps it's because I'm reading nonfiction, but I rarely feel enthusiastic about reading. So far the reading year hasn't been amazing. And I don't think it has to do with the books, but my inability to enjoy them as I used to. Nevertheless, I've noticed that all the books I've re-read recentl [...]

    18. ***SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT***What can I say that hasn't been said before? This series just keeps getting better and better. The third instalment had more twists and turns than I could count, taking me from utter elation to despair and back again, sometimes within a few pages. Things get pretty bleak but also incredibly awesome, everyone suffers horribly, but in the end some really pivotal events occur that I really, really did not [...]

    19. So I know Empire is the best film in the trilogy because I've seen it a hundred times, but it's a different thing to choose the best book in a series. Unfortunately, I've only read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books twice (and actually only the first three novels at this point). So who can say how A Storm of Swords will be remembered? The focus of the series becomes a bit fragmented, reflecting the fact that the War of the Five Kings has not only devastated the smallfolk but has a [...]

    20. Several aspects of this book make me want to give it only one star, several push me to rate it closer to the opposite end of the spectrum. I give it just over three stars.On the one-star end:The writing style grates. Opening to a random page, I find "green as the summer grass" and "caught between the hammer and the anvil." Opening to any other page would provide similar cliches. The book could be shortened without removing substance: long lists of knights names and heraldry may mean something to [...]

    21. Lo he terminado pero me he demorado mucho más de lo que esperaba. Como me suele pasar con los libros que me gustan mucho; intencionalmente atraso la lectura todo lo que puedo porque NO ME LOS QUIERO TERMINAR.No sé si será mi favorito de la saga, pero 'Tormenta de espadas' hasta ahora ha sido el que más me ha hecho emocionar. Lo viví intensamente desde la primera hasta la última página.'Juego de tronos' es un libro lento de introducción. Eso no le quita lo fascinante, pero es abrumador y [...]

    22. N.B.: As with my review of A Clash of Kings, I will avoid spoilers for this book but not for previous books.We had a good thing going back in the beginning of A Game of Thrones. Robert Baratheon was King of Westeros, and while he wasn't a great guy, at least the kingdom was stable. Then he died and it all went to hell. Now we have more kings than castles. Joffrey and Stannis both lay claim to the Iron Throne, and Robb Stark has managed to get himself declared the King in the North and anger both [...]

    23. Martin is totally blowing my mind right now with this series! This book has been exciting and surprising till the very last word.Martin has challenged what the reader has come to expect from traditional fantasy books. Most readers are accustomed to reading a hero’s quest, the battle between good and evil, and saving the damsel in distress…ere is always a clear hero above reproach and a distinct villain. What I love about this series is the characters are all flawed and Martin makes the reade [...]

    24. Tormenta de Espadas es un libro que me atrapó desde la primera página. Es increíble. Muy intenso, desgarrador y es imposible soltarlo. Sus 1200 carillas se pasan rapidísimo, y cuando lo terminás sentís un vacío inmenso. El enano se ha levantado de entre los muertos. Y mira, está aún más feo que antes, corre y cuéntaselo a tus amigas.En muchas partes me dejó literalmente boquiabierto. Martin con este libro llegó a su punto cumbre, al momento álgido de la historia, por ahora. Tantas [...]

    25. This book is brutal.This book is cruel .This book holdsno punches .If you are looking for a fairy tale story where the prince meets the princess and they live happily ever after? NOT HAPPENING IN THIS BOOK.The twists, the betrayals, the change of events will shocked you (view spoiler)[especially the Red Wedding(hide spoiler)], stunned you, rocked your world, crushed you down and leaving you asking for more!An enchanting tale that Mr George R.R Martin had given us.The talks on rape are tamer than [...]

    26. A Storm of Swords, by author George R.R. Martin, is the third installment in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, and has become a must-read series for fantasy enthusiasts at this point. The Battle of the Blackwater is finished, but the Seven Kingdoms are hardly at peace. This story continues with the aftermath of the slaughter outside the walls of King's Landing and the ongoing campaigns of the kings to lay claim to Westeros. Tywin Lannister has arrived at King's Landing to take control of the [...]

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