Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)From Goodreads(image and blurb):

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.

After reading this all I can say is WOW!!!  At some points I was extremely angry, and others so happy I wanted to dance!  Then the ending, OMG, I am dying to get to the next book!!!  I have to wait a bit, but I am so excited for the next one.  It is so hard not to explain more about the book since there are spoilers and I hate giving out spoilers since I fully believe you need to go read it for yourself.  This isn't a happy series but it  is definitely one that should be picked up!

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