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

Posted June 20, 2014 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

storm of swordsA Storm of Swords – George R.R. Martin

About

Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. 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. And as opposing forces maneuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by 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.(from GoodReads)

Cover

Still think these covers are boring. Why haven’t they released a super awesome set?

Initial Thoughts

Starting this book, I had already gotten into the fourth season of the tv show. So I mostly knew what was going to happen already. I am happy to saw that I’m caught up in my reading now though! Season 4 is about to end and I’ve already finished book three!

My New BFF

Margaery. I love her to death! I’m really excited to see what happens with her situation too. She seems like such a sweetheart but she has to be tougher to have already lost two husbands. I just think she’s much more clever than everyone thinks. She’s only 16 but she can do so much!

My Crush

Tyrion. He’s a lot stronger than we give him credit for. I love how he fights with words not swords. It makes him different than the other characters. Someone like him should be king. He has such a sad situation though. I hate that his father can’t stand him, same with his sister. I love Jaime for being a good brother to him. I hate that everyone pretty much left him in this book. He doesn’t have a whole lot anymore.

Writing Style

George R.R. Martin has a perfect writing style. He’s clever and sneaky and makes the reader figure everything out. I like that though. I like not knowing where a book is going and then being surprised when something crazy happens. This book had a lot more action in it than the others. There were less boring parts and lots more action. He writes with just enough detail to make it seem as though you’re right beside the characters.

Closing Thoughts

I’m loving this series so far. It’s not something that I would have picked up on my own but I’m glad I did. There wasn’t anything not exciting about this book. It seems like it’s slow but then all of a sudden you’re half way through. There was more of everything! Death, action, romance, mystery. Pretty much anything you can think of. This is easily my favourite book so far.

It make you feel all sorts of weird things. This is easily the high point in the series. You think, oh this character can’t be so bad, I think I like him. NOPE. He’s dead now. The characters you hate the most live though. Because that makes sense right? George Martin knows how to play with your emotions. The story is just so complex that there’s no way you can catch everything the first time though. This will soon be a worn out book on my shelf.

Quote

“Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died.”

5 out of 5 stars

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