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A Storm of Swords 2 Blood & Gold : Book 3 Part 2 A Song of Fire & Ice [Mass Market Paperback]

George R.R. Martin
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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Voyager (2001)
  • ASIN: B00325QUK4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,892,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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George R.R. Martin is the author of six titles in the A Song of Ice and Fire series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords Part One: Steel and Snow, A Storm of Swords Part Two: Blood and Gold, A Feast for Crows and the long-awaited A Dance with Dragons. A Game of Thrones is now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean.

He has also written Fevre Dream, the ultimate science fiction horror novel, several collections of short stories and numerous scripts for television drama. He was also the co-author of SF adventure tale Hunter's Run. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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69 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost sleep 13 Feb 2007
This book is the best in the series by far. I read the first in the series of George Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' and I was blown away by it. So much so I wrote a review here on Amazon to exult it to those considering buying it. I have now read Book 1, 2, 3 part 1 and this book, A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold, Book 3 Part 2. I was let down by book 2 and 3 part 1, they were good but not great and if I tried to write a review I could not because the plot all amalgamated into a fuzzy series of events that I think should have been shortened down. However this book makes up for the previous 2 completely. It is a fantastic read and truly insomnia-inflicting! I could not put this book down virtually till I finished it. There are more twists and turns in this book than any of the previous. Events that were dragged out in the previous two are teetered over the edge and thrown off into a thundering development that you cannot help but get swept up in. Remarkably characters that were evil redeem themselves, characters that were good frustrate and annoy the reader.

Martin's use of the written language makes him a master at his craft and can slow or pick up the pace at will and completely manipulate your emotions. If you are reading this review then I presume that you have read at least the first one in the series 'A game of Thrones' therefore I wont summarise the plot incase I ruin it for anyone.

If by book 3 part 1 your getting a little stuck in the mud from the length of the story and the lack of significant movement then please read on because it is worth it to reach this far.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An epic read! 4 Oct 2013
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The plot ever thickens!! This has got to be the most exciting and heartbreaking book so far, but despite everything that happens, you are compelled to read on! Also, don't skip the epilogue! Has to be one of the biggest twists yet!
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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The finest work of epic fantasy since Tolkien 25 Jan 2010
The Battle of the Blackwater has radically shifted the balance of power in the War of the Five Kings. The Lannisters and Tyrells are now allied together, granting the boy-king Joffrey a vast army against which it appears that Robb Stark, the King in the North, and his allies cannot stand. In the distant lands beyond the Wall, Jon Snow has infiltrated the wildlings to learn more about their plans and objectives, but finds his loyalties torn when he learns that even the free folk have their own codes of honour. And, far beyond the eastern seas, Daenerys Targaryen attempts to hire an army of warriors to her cause from the stinking cities of Slaver's Bay, and decides to bring justice and freedom to these lands, despite it delaying her return home to Westeros.

A Storm of Swords is both the third volume of A Song of Ice and Fire and, individually, the finest work of epic fantasy published since at least The Silmarillion in 1977. George R.R. Martin's writing skills in the first book were good, better in the second and hit impressive new heights here in the third, with growing layers of description and writing giving the Seven Kingdoms more colour and more depth with each passing volume. The characterisation remains strong, and in A Storm of Swords Martin delivers one of his masterstrokes by upgrading the hitherto villainous and reprehensible Jaime Lannister to full POV status. By taking us into the head of one of the 'bad guys' and showing us what makes him tick without descending into cliche (Jaime is still a dangerous and somewhat unpleasant character), Martin achieves some very fine character description and growth.

Elsewhere, Swords gives us some of the most out-and-out memorable moments in fantasy fiction in a long time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best so far 25 Sep 2013
By Dave
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Everything comes to a head in this book. The plot is reverting, Tyrion's dialogue is at his sparkling best and important characters are killed off in dramatic style. I couldn't put it down!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unpredictably amazing drama 30 July 2013
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Book three and a half of A Song of Ice and Fire is really the second half of the third book, but I've read it a few months after finishing the first half, and thought it worked well on its own, being a length that felt more manageable to read in one go.

This is a really action packed episode in the story, full of unexpected twists and events that really shake up the ongoing storyline. I love how unpredictable the plot can be and how Martin can play with my perceptions of each character throughout.

I found my criticisms of earlier novels in the series swept away - the pacing was perfect, the points of view more at good intervals, and there was never a moment that I didn't want to dive straight into the next chapter.

This is probably my favourite entry in the series so far - it brings a lot of character and plot, and if the following novels are this good, I'm really looking forward to reading them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More of the same but that's great. 18 Sep 2013
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If you have enjoyed the series so far, this will not disappoint you. I love 'em all, so I'm biased.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best So Far. 17 Sep 2013
By Brian
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George R. R. Martin is a genius. The characters and stories are so good that you get drawn into the plots. But beware! Mr Martin does not do the cheesy Hollywood style happy ever afters. Just when you think you know what's coming he will pull the rug right out from beneath your feet.
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good story line to all these books
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Tyrion is probably one of the best characters ever written, absolutely hilarious. Looking forward to book 4. G Martin is a dude
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Love these books!
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Love these books, just wish he would write the one that was promised for 2014!
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This book ended on the best cliffhanger so far. A very long read, the two volumes together but worth it.
Published 3 days ago by danielle
5.0 out of 5 stars good book in the continuing story
Very good book in the story cannot wait for the next book in the series and must see the fims
Published 3 days ago by Ian Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars George R R Martin continues to delight
A slightly slow start because so many new threads to the on going story are being set up (which is why I didn't give 5 stars) however, once the story gets going it is a great read... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mrs. Janet C. Cassie
5.0 out of 5 stars The Red Viper should get his own spin off
Had a more profound emotional impact on me than any other book in the series - actually more than any other book in recent memory. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Stu Bramley
5.0 out of 5 stars The books just keep getting better and better
The books just keep getting better and better! Some real twists and turns with some interesting character development, particularly in relation to Jamie Lannister.
Published 8 days ago by Mr R E Murrant
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