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A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold,
This review is from: A Storm of Swords: 2 Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3, Part 2) (Paperback)
In a world full of "cheap" Lord of the Ring imitations, it is blessing to read a novel, which embrace both extremes of human nature.
The characterization allows the reader to empathize with not only the heroes, but also the villains, while retaining the feeling of being punched in the guts whenever a particular character is mowed down.
The structure and geography of the world develops into a rich tapestry, creating a blank canvas to paint a vivid portrait of deceit, love, envy, jealousy, courage, hope and despair.
This series of novel may help the whole genre to lose it’s ill-earned title of “ nerd- novels”, the same way that , Frank Miller’s Batman graphic novel, helped comic in the 1980’s.
I look forward to the release of the next part of the series and hope that there are many more to come.