- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Harper Voyager; TV tie-in edition edition (28 Mar. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007483848
- ISBN-13: 978-0007483846
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 4.1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,068 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 185,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Game of Thrones: A Storm of Swords Part 1 (A Song of Ice and Fire) Paperback – 28 Mar 2013
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‘Colossal, staggering… Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world … one of the greats of fantasy literature’
‘This is one of those rare and effortless reads’ ROBIN HOBB
‘George R.R. Martin is one of our very best writers, and this is one of his very best books’ RAYMOND E. FEIST
‘Such a splendid tale. I read my eyes out – I couldn’t stop till I’d finished and it was dawn’ ANNE MCCAFFREY
‘George Martin is assuredly a new master craftsman in the guild of heroic fantasy’ KATHARINE KERR
‘Few created worlds are as imaginative and diverse’ JANNY WURTS
About the Author
George R.R. Martin is the author of Fevre Dream, the ultimate science fiction horror novel, several collections of short stories and numerous scripts for television drama. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have mixed emotions about this book. But generally, I think there are more positives than negatives.
George RR Martin does a very good job of the world building, and I have to say I sometimes believe that what I am reading really happened. The main characters have their own personality and these have changed with the events that have happened over the previous books. I do like how all of the characters (except Joffrey and Cersi etc) are very different to the ones we met in the first book.
However, A LOT of this book was uneventful, and I feel that not much has happened over nearly 600 pages. Most chapters were people walking to wherever they're going and just talking and then they'd be diverted and then keep talking, and nothing really happened.
My favourite storyline in this is Danerys' by far. It's interesting, fast paced and exciting. My least favourite has to be Sansa's. God she irritates me so much! Yeah, I feel sorry for you but I call it karma for all the whining we got at the beginning. And again, nothing much really happened. I can only think of one thing significantly added to the story.
Like I said at the beginning, this is half of the story, so I am praying that the crescendo isn't too far away. The last 2 chapters were about Bran and Jon, and were 2 of the best in the book, so it has made me want to pick up part 2 almost straight away. I just hope that it is more eventful and interesting as part 1.
3 stars - Not bad, but not great by a long shot.
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As with all the other books in the series this one has a helpful section listing the characters and their relationship to each other and a (slightly difficult to read) map of the land. It is set up so that a right or left click on the navigator button on your Kindle will take you forward or back a chapter so that you can remind yourself where you last left a character
Having watched the excellent Season Three of the HBO TV serries (much enjoyed) I'm now trying to read ahead before the next season. Obviously there are differences, notably Gendry's TV character having been substituted for Edric Storm.
All I can say is that I'm enjoying it so far and look forward to reading the rest of it.
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Goes without saying another fantastic read by George R R Martin. This had me gripped from The start and I couldn't put it down all holiday. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Natalie Hollands
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I bought this book as part of the Game of Thrones series. It has lived up to expectations. The only unfortunate part is that after seven books, the stories are nowhere near... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JHvW