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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.
Slow at first, but makes up for it at the end. I will be getting the forth book for surePublished 6 hours ago by Mad Scientist
Great! Cannot get enough of these books. I want to rush through them, yet I want to go slow so the series won't end too quickly.Published 10 hours ago by Dog Dr
I absolutely love this series! Game of thrones has got me hooked! I cannot wait to read the next book!Published 1 day ago by Sarah
These books have had me hooked from about half way through the first book. This one is no different- told out of sequence it keeps you surprised until the end!Published 1 day ago by Nessa7
That is the only word needed. I will say no more... ok maybe five more words required. Done.
The story keeps getting better and better! Several surprising turns in this one, and no idea what to expect in the next one.Published 2 days ago by Andres Susarret
I read this when it first came out years ago, and I remember walking into the library and our local librarian asking if I wanted to reserve the next one. "No. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Elli O
As I indicated in my reviews of the previous books there are just too many characters. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Maureen G.