A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the amazing third instalment of the A Song of Ice and Fire epic fantasy series. A few years ago I attempted to read A Game of Thrones but I couldn’t get my head around all of the characters. When the HBO television series aired, I quickly became obsessed. To assist with my grief over the wait between series, I decided to try to read the novel again. This time I selected the audiobook. The audiobook was so well done that it clearly differentiated between the characters and after viewing the television series, it was much easier to keep track. I will however admit that there was a day when it took me two hours to realise my iPod was on shuffle and I hadn’t been listening to the chapters in order – whoops! I chose not to read the second book, A Clash of Kings but I may read it in the future. After the end of the third HBO series, I knew I couldn’t wait another year until the next series so I pick up A Storm of Swords.

This time I select the ebook rather than the awkward print book, and I’m glad I did because I couldn’t put it down. This instalment is amazing! Each character underwent unpredictable twists and turns that had me cheering, crying and screaming. In George R.R. Martin style, characters come and go in extraordinary ways. I will admit that several times I flipped back to the contents page to see if there were more chapters about my favourite characters to try gauge if they had yet met their demise.

When I thought I had undergone the emotional roller coaster that is A Storm of Swords there came the final chapter with another twist that I could have never anticipated.

This is a brilliant instalment of the awe-inspiring and frustratingly exceptional epic fantasy modern saga. The whole series is a must read, not just for fantasy fans, but all adults who love an intriguing story. George R.R. Martin is a true story teller.

Read July 2013



Filed under Fantasy

3 responses to “A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

  1. I love all of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones books. I read “A Dance of Dragons” as soon as I got my hands on it, I think a year ago. Thank goodness it’s a huge book–more fun things for me to read.

    I like what you’ve done with your site–and it’s wordpress, Yeyyyyyy!

    BTW, I’ve tried to locat your contact page but failed.

    I have a fantasy book that might interest you. It’s called Under the Dragon’s Claw. If you’d like to review it, contact me on my website: authoralexgeorge.com. i would love to hear from you.

  2. Hello, and thanks for finding me! I’m also a fan of Game of Thrones. Watched Season One, then flew through all the books (well, as much as you can “fly through” a novel the size of a phone book!).
    I love that you were accidentally listening to the book on shuffle…I can totally see that happening!
    I, too, am guilty of constantly flipping ahead to see how many more times I get to “see” my favorites. And with this many characters, I have quite a few!

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