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A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 | [George R. R. Martin]

A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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....

©2000 George R.R. Martin, (P)2004 Books On Tape, Inc., published in arrangement with Random House Audio Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 2001

"Richly imagined." (Publishers Weekly)
"A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle." (The Patriot News)
"I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers." (Robert Jordan)
"High fantasy with a vengeance!" (San Diego Union-Tribune)

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    Josh Holland, MI, USA 09-18-09
    Josh Holland, MI, USA 09-18-09
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    "My favorite!"

    These books are fantastic and this is probably my favorite one out of the four that have been written. I've listened to these audiobooks four or five times now while at work. They're definitely worth the money! =)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick J. Mathewson 03-29-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Why did we lose an accent?"

    First off, let me say that I've listened to the first two books on audiobook as well and so far they have been tremendous.

    However, during the first Daenerys portion in part 5 of 'Storm of Swords' I noticed that the accent that Dotrice typically used for the Dothraki, Unsolid (and others of that basic geographical region) was gone. Dotrice instead substitutes with a british accent similar to one he might use for various characters of Westeros.

    This is a little disappointing as I've been a big fan of the narration thus far. Dotrice has a lot of talent for making characters and groups of characters distinguishable by ear; so hopefully this was just temporary slip-up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dao Cornelia, GA, USA 09-14-07
    Dao Cornelia, GA, USA 09-14-07
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    "Movie in the making"

    I really enjoyed this story but I wondered why so much cruelty was inflicted upon the good characters or heroes? I believe there will be no happy endings here when the author gets done with it! But overall I'd like to see this made into a movie.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Los Angeles, US, Canada 08-02-07
    Richard Los Angeles, US, Canada 08-02-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Powerful"

    If you have read the other two books then expect more of the same. He is one of the best writers in the fantasy genre, and this series rivals Tolkien in that it is so different and thus cannot be compared. Be warned that this was the most painful of the books for me so far.

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    Robert Molndal, Sweden 07-12-07
    Robert Molndal, Sweden 07-12-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Masterpiece"

    This is yet another masterpiece from GRRM. It’s very well written with lots of interesting characters. Unlike many other authors GRRM succeeds at keeping his hosts of characters unique and believable. The plots are both intricate and unpredictable with twists and turns in every corner. Prepare to laugh, weep, morn, and shudder all at the same time. I haven't read all the fantasy books out there, so I can't say it's the best ever written... but "A Song of Ice and Fire" is by far the best series I've come upon so far.

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    Michael Amsterdam, NY, United States 07-02-06
    Michael Amsterdam, NY, United States 07-02-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Just keeps getting better"

    Every book in this series just keeps getting better, something that doesn't always happen with an epic fantasy series (the Wheel of Time series comes to mind). The narrator is great as well: He manages to embue each character with an easily identifiable and understandable voice, none of which grate on the nerves or become a distraction.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Glenn E. Graham Pflugerville, TX USA 02-27-06
    Glenn E. Graham Pflugerville, TX USA 02-27-06 Member Since 2000

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    "Great work Well told"

    I would likke it to go faster, but I must admit it is as juice a story as you'll ever hear.

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    Jamie Wiley Ford , WV, USA 07-26-05
    Jamie Wiley Ford , WV, USA 07-26-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Captivating"

    Martin writes characters so realistically it was a chore to come back to the real world from Westeros. The talent in making some of those characters we've previously seen as bad guys as sympathetic characters awes me. As in life, nothing is so easily defined as black and white...and there are various shades of gray.

    As a reader, Ray Dotrice does an excellent job of embodying the characters and I've thouroughly enjoyed his performance.

    Mr. Martin has me firmly under his spell and I'll be reading and rereading these volumes for years to come. I'm eagerly awaiting the next in the series.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Willie Bastrop, TX, United States 03-09-05
    Willie Bastrop, TX, United States 03-09-05 Member Since 2002
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    "A Storm Of Swords"

    Put simpley this book was extremely good. Kept wondering and can't wait till the next one. A great read and the reader was fantastic

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    Matthew Richardson, TX, USA 02-21-05
    Matthew Richardson, TX, USA 02-21-05 Member Since 2004
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    "A true epic that draws you in..."

    Having finished all three books, George Martin has written an enthralling set of characters into a well-developed world; Surprises around every corner. I can't wait for Audible to offer the fourth book. These are a must listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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