Tuesday, 8 May 2012

A Storm of Swords


A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)



A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3)

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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..."

I loved A Storm of Swords! and I can say that this is my favourite of all (at least until now).

There are some many twists and turns in this book, some expected but others totally unexpected. I loved all the intrigue, betrayal, fighting that was going on. All that struggle for power, plotting to take each others land, castle, title, wife or kingdom...

The characters are so well written that I really feel like I know them. I even sympathized with some of the more evil ones like Jaime and Tyrion cause when you see the story from their side you can see they're not all bad. All these different points of view from all these characters make it so much more interesting to read.

At one point in the book though, about halfway, I was completely in shock with how the story went. I never expected that 2 characters that I really loved would be killed. It's not something many authors do. 

Other interesting thing it was that I started to like some characters that I didn't like from the beginning and hated other.

Just for the record, this book have the rating of 4,49 in 5 in Goodreads so ...  "you know what I mean"

I don't have to say that I really recommend this book!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting plot, thanks for sharing!

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