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...

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

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

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

  • Nataliya
    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
    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
    (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
    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!"
  • Petrik
    Merciless and brilliant.This was unbelievably amazing. A Storm of Swords could actually be the height of George R. R. Martin’s writing career. I know I haven’t read A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons, or the extra books of the series yet, but realistically speaking, it would be bloody difficult for Martin to top what he has achieved in this book.Picture: A Storm of Swords by Marc SimonettiI’ll try to make this review shorter than usual...
  • Jessi
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    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 ...
  • Nick
    I love this one. Definitely a favorite.
  • Cassy
    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
  • Lyn
    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...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    WELL, safe to say I totally forgot about the ending of the epilogue. These books are nuts.first read in 2013 George R. R. Martin is insane.
  • Madeline
    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
    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 ...
  • Melanie
    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...
  • Sara
    This is an extraordinary bloodbath of a book, George R R Martin showed no mercy when it came to these characters or our feelings. In one afternoon of reading I witnessed 4 main characters (view spoiler)[(5 if you include Grey Wind!) (hide spoiler)] and countless side and minor characters die - ruthless! Other than the severe heartache and trauma brought on by the Red Wedding and the Battle at Castle Black this book was a delight to re - read. I l...
  • Ken-ichi
    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...
  • Jason Koivu
    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...
  • Tatiana
    It's amazing how ONE wrong decision by an author can taint a whole series of books and drown all the good stuff in a sea of YUCK and WRONG. Of course, I am, once again, talking about the ages of the main characters. I expect I will continue talking about this over and over and over again. Especially as I see almost none of people in my feed seem to be bothered by it. George, either you have a real "thing" for sexualizing kids, or you have no idea...
  • Angela
    THAT ENDING.... The middle. .. The beginning.... THAT ENDING. WHAT WHAT JUST HAPPENED.
  • Roya
    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...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    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.
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Okay, not really. There's still a shit-ton more pages after this.
  • Tim
    Storm of Swords is master author Martin at his best. Incredible character development and plots of twists and turns leaves this reader in awe. 10 of 10 stars!
  • Graham Herrli
    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...
  • Nastassja
    ***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
    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...