A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin

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

An alternate cover for this isbn can be found here.Here is the third volume in George R.R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. Together, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as alliances are made and bro...


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TitleA Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
ISBN9780553573428
Author
Release DateMar 4th, 2003
PublisherBantam
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy
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Reviews A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)

  • Nataliya
    2010-05-02
    This book made me want to throw it against the wall in anger and disbelief. It made me root for the death of a child (and then despise myself), love a hated character, cry angry tears, and bite my nails because of all the suspense.**Pictograhically, all of the above was happening to me.**I did not throw the book across the room. Instead, I put it aside and stared at the wall for a few minutes in grief and disbelief. If you read this, you know wh...
  • mark monday
    2011-02-26
    it's time again for... A Game of Heroes and Zeroes! spoilers ahead__________HEROES he's the Revenant Robin Hood, leader of a band of merry men whose purpose is to steal from the wicked, give to the needy, ransom the royalty, hang the bad guys, and maybe get laid some. Lord Beric comes equipped with a nifty super-power (courtesy of the Lord of Light, 'natch)... he gets to come back from the dead! unfortunately, his various hideous wounds get to co...
  • Jayson
    2013-08-01
    (A) 88% | ExtraordinaryNotes: This is where the story explodes; two outstanding scenes highlight a truly audacious, epic and consequential volume.
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2017-02-12
    Freaking awesome re-read!**OKAY, SPOILERS FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN'T READ IT YET**Reading this was cray because I keep looking to see if I had read it before! I thought why is so much of this familiar. Then I thought, "Oh yeah, stupid, you own and have watched all of the current shows!"
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2015-04-12
    وسط إنشغال الملوك بلعبة العروش، تعم الفوضي في البلادتحاط بين سيوف الخارجين عن القانون وأعدائهمبين غيوم عواصف شتاء قادم، وعاصفة السيوفعاصفة السيوف أو كما ترجمته 'صليل الصوارم' الأنشودة الثالثة من أغنية الجليد والنارجزء أضخم مما سبق، ملحمي ،ملئ با...
  • Jessi
    2011-06-22
    First an update on the Direwolf situation I still do not have one...sadface.This series !!! What can I say I am loving it! I don't know if I was just sick of everything else or just needed the escape but I am soooooo enjoying. The great thing is that I am on the third book and its not like I can't say which book I like better, which was weaker they are one long story that come in three(so far for me) packages.Its not like Indiana Jones. Where we ...
  • karen
    2012-11-08
    HAPPY SEASON 4 FINALE EVE, NERDIES!!! (view spoiler)[what an awkward father's day present for tywin. (hide spoiler)]success! i have managed to read this book without getting spoiled ahead of time!! so - ha! to you nerds talking loudly in my sci-fi section about the plot!! i ran to the history wall and hummed loudly until they left. ha! to that jerk at BEA telling his colleagues every. single. thing. that happened in the third book while he stood ...
  • Matt
    2011-06-19
    This year (2011) has been rough for those of us who count ourselves Minnesota Twins fans. A few weeks ago, however, I watched Francisco Liriano nearly pitch a perfect game. Earlier in the season, Liriano pitched a no-hitter, which was a bright spot in an otherwise unremitting series of losses, injuries, and disappointment. But this was different. This meant more. This was a perfect game (and you can’t get better than perfect). The announcers, w...
  • Candace
    2016-05-11
    Each one of these humongous books has managed to completely captivate me. I have loved listening to the characters evolve with this series as their fantastical world changes around them. Nothing is off-limits and nobody is sacred. As anxious as it makes me, the fact that I never know what to expect next is a big plus for me. When you read as much as I do, it is rare to be surprised, but Mr. Martin manages to keep me guessing.While the second book...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2014-02-27
    When I first read A Game of Thrones I hated Jaime Lannister. Now, I think he’s awesome. If someone would have told me then, that by book three I would consider him one of my favourite characters, I’d have likely pushed them out of the moon door. It’s quite surprising that George R.R Martin actually changed him around like this. Well, I say change around. What I actually mean is showed the reader what he actually is. Never before, with any ...
  • Cassy
    2011-06-16
    Martin outdid himself. And honestly, he didn’t have to try so hard. I was already going to give him five stars for this scene alone: (view spoiler)[THE RED WEDDING! I cannot believe the King of the North, Robb Stark was murdered! (hide spoiler)]Have you ever seen a car accident? Not the aftermath that messes up traffic, but the actual event itself? Having driven in both Atlanta and Houston’s rush hour, I’ve seen a handful. It’s horrible h...
  • Jacob McCabe
    2012-10-26
    THAT ENDING. OH MY FREAKING GOD. AND SANSA. WITH THE LITTLEFINGER THING.AND DANAERYS. WITH...EVERYTHING.AND TYRION. WITH THE SHAE THING. AND HIS FATHER.AND JON. WITH THE WALL. AND THE WILDLINGS. AND THE OTHERS. AND YGRITTE.AND BRAN. WITH...just kidding, no one cares about Bran.AND CATELYN. WITH HER PROBLEMS, AS THEY ARE A-PLENTY.OH MY FREAKING GOD.
  • Madeline
    2012-05-28
    PREVIOUSLY, ON A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: A ton of dudes came up out of the woodwork to fight over a stupid crown, lots of people died, lots of people killed lots of people, there was consensual sex and a lot more rape, some hookers and mercenaries, and life continued to be utterly terrible for anyone with the last name Stark. Also there are fucking dragons and ice-zombie-monsters, don't forget about those! It only gets more fun from here, boys and ...
  • Dan Schwent
    2013-01-29
    Three kings contend for the throne and King Joffrey's wedding day grows near. Can he hold the throne with Robb Stark and Stannis Baratheon nipping at his heels?Yeah, that's a woefully inadequate summary but it's not laden with spoilers, either.Here we are, the third installment of Weddings, Beddings, and Beheadings, and my favorite one so far. In fact, I was thinking about downgrading them to 4's just so I could show how great I thought this one ...
  • K.
    2011-05-01
    Dear George R. R. Martin, No, wait! I didn't mean it! YES I DIIIIID!! Sincerely,K.
  • Melanie
    2014-06-24
    1.) A Game of Thrones ★★★★★2.) A Clash of Kings ★★★★★#readASOIAF Read-Along - Hosted by Riley from Riley Marie, Elizabeth from Liz Loves Literature, and Kayla from BOOKadoodles. ♥This book is heart-wrenching, and not just because this book contains the Red Wedding, but because this book leaves you with a sense of hopelessness. Many of these characters with good hearts and souls have such terrible things happen to them, while...
  • Nick
    2015-04-12
    PERFECTIONFull review to come!
  • Ken-ichi
    2011-11-25
    Ok, so I'm 3 books into this series. 2972 pages. Let's take stock of the Starks:(view spoiler)[* Eddard was a lord. Now he is dead.* Catelyn was a lordly lady with a loving, honorable husband and 5 beautiful children. Now she's a widow, her kids are all dead (or so she thinks), and she, also, is dead. Bonus: she's a zombie.* Sansa was an annoying, helpless, spoiled preteen. Now everyone she's ever loved is dead, but she remains annoying and helpl...
  • Lyn
    2018-07-02
    DAMN!It’s like if you buy a muscle car on Friday afternoon and you drive it home some friends come over to look at it and you know and they all know how cool it is. Then on the second day you get to drive it around town and everyone that sees it knows you’ve got a beast, a low growl coming from under the hood. But it’s not until the third day that you arrange to go out onto a track and open it up that you realize what a monster machine you...
  • Jason Koivu
    2013-04-23
    Gut reaction review:WTF!!!Post blown-gasket review:A Storm of Swords should be called A Storm of Suitors for all the matchmaking going on through out. I'm not complaining, mind you. It's all handled with a touch (or sometimes a bludgeoning) of intrigue to keep it interesting. Ah yes, the soap opera continues, and much of it this tome around is about who weds who in hopes of attaining which castle or what lands. The court intrigue of lords and lad...
  • Angela
    2015-07-30
    THAT ENDING.... The middle. .. The beginning.... THAT ENDING. WHAT WHAT JUST HAPPENED.
  • Roya
    2014-12-22
    Second read on 19/03/2016 - 26/04/2016 I haven't been reading as much as I would like to these days. Aside from this series, which is more of a commitment than anything else, I rarely reach for other books. Perhaps it's because I'm reading nonfiction, but I rarely feel enthusiastic about reading. So far the reading year hasn't been amazing. And I don't think it has to do with the books, but my inability to enjoy them as I used to. Nevertheless, I...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2014-06-16
    Okay, not really. There's still a shit-ton more pages after this.
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2016-08-31
    I enjoyed this 3rd book in the Ice and Fire cycle where we see Martin's writing mature and his character development deepen. There are lots of memorable moments here and it is mostly the subject of S03 and part of S04 of the associated HBO TV show. I preferred it to its two predecessors but enjoyed the last two books even more.
  • Ben Babcock
    2010-07-11
    N.B.: As with my review of A Clash of Kings, I will avoid spoilers for this book but not for previous books.We had a good thing going back in the beginning of A Game of Thrones. Robert Baratheon was King of Westeros, and while he wasn't a great guy, at least the kingdom was stable. Then he died and it all went to hell. Now we have more kings than castles. Joffrey and Stannis both lay claim to the Iron Throne, and Robb Stark has managed to get him...
  • Nastassja
    2011-08-01
    ***SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT***What can I say that hasn't been said before? This series just keeps getting better and better. The third instalment had more twists and turns than I could count, taking me from utter elation to despair and back again, sometimes within a few pages. Things get pretty bleak but also incredibly awesome, everyone suffers horribly, but in the end some really ...
  • Ryan
    2008-09-06
    So I know Empire is the best film in the trilogy because I've seen it a hundred times, but it's a different thing to choose the best book in a series. Unfortunately, I've only read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books twice (and actually only the first three novels at this point). So who can say how A Storm of Swords will be remembered? The focus of the series becomes a bit fragmented, reflecting the fact that the War of the Five Kin...
  • Graham Herrli
    2012-02-10
    Several aspects of this book make me want to give it only one star, several push me to rate it closer to the opposite end of the spectrum. I give it just over three stars.On the one-star end:The writing style grates. Opening to a random page, I find "green as the summer grass" and "caught between the hammer and the anvil." Opening to any other page would provide similar cliches. The book could be shortened without removing substance: long lists o...
  • Kyoko SWords
    2017-12-10
    Lo he terminado pero me he demorado mucho más de lo que esperaba. Como me suele pasar con los libros que me gustan mucho; intencionalmente atraso la lectura todo lo que puedo porque NO ME LOS QUIERO TERMINAR.No sé si será mi favorito de la saga, pero 'Tormenta de espadas' hasta ahora ha sido el que más me ha hecho emocionar. Lo viví intensamente desde la primera hasta la última página.'Juego de tronos' es un libro lento de introducción. E...
  • Franco Santos
    2014-09-01
    Tormenta de Espadas es un libro que me atrapó desde la primera página. Es increíble. Muy intenso, desgarrador y es imposible soltarlo. Sus 1200 carillas se pasan rapidísimo, y cuando lo terminás sentís un vacío inmenso. El enano se ha levantado de entre los muertos. Y mira, está aún más feo que antes, corre y cuéntaselo a tus amigas.En muchas partes me dejó literalmente boquiabierto. Martin con este libro llegó a su punto cumbre, al ...