Book reviews

A Storm Of Swords- SPOILER REVIEW

I meant to post this like last week but got carried away with this Read-a-Thon that is going on but here it is!

READ AHEAD AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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Joffrey dies

And Robb and Catelyn and Tywin Lannister and probably 1/3 of Kings Landing for all I know!

George R R Martin, this is so cruel! Although I did enjoy Joffrey and Tywin dying, the Red Wedding is the stuff of my nightmares!

And Catelyn’s resurrection. Holy Guacamole

Anyways, moving on, let us discuss some of my favourite characters/relationships

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First of all. Jaime and Brienne!  Jaime’s character development was by far my favourite! It was so interesting to see things from his point of view and find out what really happened when he killed the Mad King. How he hated Brienne at the start but came to be good friends with her towards the end was oh so amazing! Also, let’s just say Cersei was a bitch to him and good on him for standing up to Tywin Lannister and also trying to protect his brother. However, it wasn’t very nice of him to hide the thing about Tysha from Tyrion for so long.

Jon

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I particularly loved all of Jon’s POV’s in this book, he is Lord Commander now and it would be interesting to see how it continues in the next book. Ygritte (I pronounced her name incorrectly the ENTIRE book) was certainly a major character in the sense that she made Jon develop, and I was so heartbroken when she died (sob).

Arya and The Hound

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It was pretty cool to see a different side to the hound, he isn’t as cruel as some believe him to be and his compassionate side was exposed a little in this book. Arya on the other hand, there was a dark side to her in this book, the ease with which she killed scared me. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens to her since she is sailing to Braavos now.

 

 

Book reviews

A Storm of Swords review- NON SPOILER

By: George. R.R.Martin200px-AStormOfSwords

Series: A song of ice and fire #3

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 1177

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.

Rating:

5

~Infinityreads