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.
"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)
I don't normally read war stories, the barbarian DNA of avenge, revenge sickens me. This story, however, allowed me to get past that by introducing the Giants and Mammoths, Wildlings and "Others". This gave the Storm of Swords a lift off the predictable muddied honor and betrayal scenarios into more of a 'sci-fi' read. I became a fond fan of Jon Snow and Ghost. I unexpectedly enjoyed this book, the mounting tensions in the Realm, the rising power of Daenarys Targaryen, the story of Winterfell, the appearance of the Wildlings and the story of the lands Beyond The Wall...and I especially love the final scene in the epilogue~ it gave me goose bumps.
I won't lie, I wasn't that thrilled with the first book. I kept thinking that the characters were dying to soon for me to care about them. But the ones that have lasted. Oh man. They are wrecking me. This has been the most action packed so far. The epilogue had me pretty confused as they brought in another character that was hard to love but then...the twist...now I am practically forcing my hands to write this review before starting the next book.
This continuation was a joy from start to finish. Mr. Martin certainly knows hire to weave av engrossing tale.
Love to learn, love to be entertained, and with a commute like mine, audio books are a godsend!
I can handle a book being long or boring, but both is too much. The story is largely flat until about half way through, and ends on some fairly solid notes. You might want to consider the abridged version (though I haven't listened to it) if you're on the edge of losing interest. It was a struggle to listen to sometimes.
This one is a mixed bag, in some ways the weakest, and in some ways the strongest I've listened to date. The whole thing is worth the listen, just know your interest might wane like mine did.
Tyrion, but there are many other great character I feel he performs well too.
Not since Tolken has a story teller created a world so vivid and compelling. Storm of Swords continues the story of Ice and Fire revealing the true conductors of the music they all dance to!
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