A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords

Book - 2003
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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. . . .
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2003, c2000.
Edition: Bantam Spectra mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780553573428
055357342X
Characteristics: 1177 p. : maps ; 18 cm.

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Katie_Dublin
Jul 21, 2019

If you've made it to book three, you're obviously going to read it, so you don't need me to tell you how good it is. Anyways, this is probably the best in the series.

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rivercanu
May 20, 2019

Book 3

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literarymokum
Jan 07, 2019

Honestly my favourite book of the series with the betrayals from the show but with added details.

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jtorkilson
Jan 02, 2019

Book 3

indy_staff Dec 28, 2018

Easily the best book in the series!

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aaropender
May 14, 2018

To my mind, the best novel I have read. Hard to find any faults. Easily the best of the series as it has been published to this point.

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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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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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