Series: A song of ice and fire #3
Summary: Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. 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. And as opposing forces maneuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by 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
Here we are again. Another day gone, another Game of Thrones book read. Firstly, I know it seems like a hunk of a book but believe me it was totally worth it. Martin is an evil evil genius He creates structured worlds and conflicts with just that added politics that makes this book a masterpiece. Each character is unique, with their pasts and emotions oh and the backstabbing and plotting of course.
A Storm Of Sowrds (ASOS) continued at a steady pace containing chapters from different point of views. Characters new and old alike developed in a fantastic manner which has changed the whole course of the story.
Unlike the prequel this book contained more scheming and politics as opposed to mainstream battle which was a nice change of scenery. The world it seems was expanded further in ASOS, the book takes you way north of the Wall which is a special world in itself and it also takes you to new cities across the narrow sea with Daenerys. There was great suspense present; George just loved dropping bombshells on us in this book didn’t he. However, one problem: over describing. It seems like things were described too much and it was boring and time consuming.
This concludes the non-spoiler review of A storm of swords as there is no way I can talk about this book without spoiling it. There will be a separate review with spoilers.