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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.
On to the fourth book! I'm so in love with the book and HBO series!! I can't believe all of this has happened. I can't wait to see what's next!Published 1 day ago by Nadine
This book was really long. I checked it out from the library two times on Kindle and two times audio. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Debbie Kline
A truly compelling read. Many twists and some crimes finally resolved.Published 4 days ago by Marco Bugelli
The story continues into new twist and turns. We gain new characters and lose some as well. Love A Song of Ice and Fire series can't wait to continue onto the next one!Published 4 days ago by Ashley N Garza
This is so much up my alley as far as literature goes. I cannot believe I had never heard of it before the TV show.Published 5 days ago by Windebrook
I'm tempted to say that this is the best book I have ever read. It's that good.Published 6 days ago by Blake