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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.
George R.R. Martin creates a magical and mystical world in his A Song Of Ice and Fire series that hold you captivated to every word. Loved !!!!Published 3 hours ago by DA
It's the game of thrones... It's just fabulous... Each book is my favorite. More favored than the last. Like a kid again reading Harry Potter for the first time.Published 18 hours ago by Sara
This book and the whole series and just amazing. I've read the whole currently available series 3 times.Published 22 hours ago by Blake G.
Another epic tale of Westeros. Martin did a great job telling multiple tales from many different points of view. The entire story leaps forward. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by Wayne J. Street Jr.
I expect any potential readers are already familiar with the series, and this is another terrific installment. Three more words!Published 2 days ago by Richard Stephens
I really liked the first book and was hooked on the story. As the series progresses it appears the author becomes more and more disinterested. Read morePublished 3 days ago by G. Hendry
Wow the third is the best one yet! That ending was unbelievable. Seems like Martin really hit his stride I can't wait to read the nextPublished 3 days ago by hgeyer