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Like the first two books, A Storm of Swords could coast on the fundamentals: deftly detailed characters, convincing voices and dialogue, a robust back-story, and a satisfyingly unpredictable plot. But it's Martin's consistently bold choices that set the series apart. Every character is fair game for the headman's axe (sometimes literally), and not only do the good guys regularly lose out to the bad guys, you're never exactly sure who you should be cheering for in the first place.
Storm is full of admirable intricacies. Events that you thought Martin was setting up solidly for the first two books are exposed as complex feints; the field quickly narrows after the Battle of the Blackwater and once again, anything goes. Robb tries desperately to hold the North together, Jon returns from the wildling lands with a torn heart, Bran continues his quest for the three-eyed crow beyond the Wall, Catelyn struggles to save her fragile family, Arya becomes ever more wolflike in her wanderings, Daenerys comes into her own, and Joffrey's cruel rule from King's Landing continues, making even his fellow Lannisters uneasy. Martin tests all the major characters in A Storm of Swords: some fail the trial, while others--like Martin himself--seem to only get stronger. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A Storm of Swords is part 3 in George R.R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire.
The plots of all the characters progressed in this instalment and similar to previous books I found the story lines of Arya and Tyrion to be the most interesting.
Amazing plot twists, fantastic character development, superb dialogue, and a story that moves.
You have to hand it to George R.R. Martin. He can write extremely well. Almost no one will read a book that is over 900 pages long unless it has a lot of pictures and here Martin... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by gloine36
Great book part of an amazing series.
Plot thickens, mysteries revealed, great storytelling. Fantasy at its finest.
What a story! It's emotional, creative, and so entertaining. I can't wait to start book 4. Each characters life is unfolding with each page. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Robin King
Just gets better. My favorite to far. Can't stop turning the pages. Great character development. Am ordering next book now.Published 1 day ago by mp
It's not often that a book keeps me on the edge of my seat for 1000+ pages.Published 1 day ago by Danny Patton
very good book. it is lengthy(1100 + pages) and sometimes bogs down in its many sub plots but overall a very good read. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Teresa Morgan
I love it! If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you have to read book 3!Published 2 days ago by G. Harrison