A Storm of Swords Book Reviews

George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin Book Summary


Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.


Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. 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. . . .

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is 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. . . .

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Book Name A Storm of Swords
Genre Epic Fantasy
Language English
E-Book Size 10.99 MB

A Storm of Swords (George R.R. Martin) Book Reviews 2024

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Best one so far. Better than the first two. Looking forward to starting the next in the series.

Book boner. I'm in love

Epic. Great book

Can't wait for book 5!. Read it a decade ago in paperback but when the show came out I decided I needed a reread and I must say it was just as good as I remembered. Saw other readers complaining about people dying and to that I say "valar morghulis". All men must die. Don't like it? Don't read this book but if you do read it I hope you enjoy the story as much as I do.

love this series!. great books


Death, death and more death.. Not since Game of Thrones has there been such an epic and surprising twist. This is, in my opinion, the best book of the ASOFAI series.

Amazing. Probably the best book I have ever read. If you hate depressing books where your favorite characters unexpectedly and brutally die though, I wouldn't read it.

Best one yet!. By far the best of the first three series, can't wait to see what HBO does with this one.

Does this book pickup where the HBO series left off in season 2?. Cant wait for the new season to come out

This book was.... I don't even have the words for this book. I found this the most upsetting of all the books. Don't get me wrong, it was an excellent book.

Great book!. Can't wait for Season 3 to start. I hope it's as good as the book.

Books are great!. These books are phenomenal, but I really wish you guys could take the time to title the chapters like they are in the book. I don't know what number the chapter I'm on is because on the page it only says the persons name. You guys had it right and then I got the stupid update and it's back to numerical chapters. Please fix this.

Wow. This is my favorite in the series so far.

I'm Hooked. The continuing story of the families Stark, Lannister, Tully and others. If you, like me, have gotten this far in the series then you know that you have to go on to the end. You're too involved in the lives of the characters to stop now so just go on and enjoy?

Great. Best of the series so far in my opinion. I'm very happy I decided to read the as well as watch the series.

Great book. I used to think Stephen King could spin a tale but I was wrong. Martin's characters are multi-dimensional and real in a fantasy setting. Terrific stuff.......

Maps are unreadable. On an iPad, no matter what I've tried, the text on the maps are impossibly tiny and unreadable. I love the stories, but please fix this problem!!

Can't the good guys ever win?. First of all let me say I really really enjoy reading these books. They are very well written and extremely difficult to put down. The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is cause the "good" guys NEVER win. Just when you think something good is going to happen something terrible happens instead. Don't get me wrong, I like it when the good guys don't always win but is it to much to ask for a small victory every now and then?

A roller coaster to be ridden again and again. Just when you thought GRRM couldn't deliver a better read then the HBO series presents along comes a Storm of Swords... Valar morgalis is an understatement that delivers even more treachery than the first two books. To be sure that All Men Must Live! I've ended up awake a 4 am, unable to put this down and by page 900, I bought the rest of the series. I assure you, this series will deliver.

Storm of swords. Nice twists and turns Many are gone but not dead--yet

Outstanding!. This is the best book in the series by far. It will hook you immediately and it won't let you go. So, be prepared to spend hours every day, voraciously consuming page after, and not wanting to stop, not getting full... even when you have turned the last page.

A Storm of Swords. I dread the inevitable end of this saga. I love the multiple story lines and the myriad characters, all ultimately linked in subtle and not so subtle ways...

Killer!. I can't put this series down. Off to read book #4...

The best of the series. This book is Martin's finest work. It doesn't go the way most fans would want, but it is true to its world. The book helped me to define perceptions through its first person narratives. The book ends nearly all of the delusions that readers assumed from the first two. Jamie Lannister is the best character of all in the series. Tyrion is a good character as well, but he commonly mistakes intelligence for wisdom. His character assumes too much and asks too little, especially when he talks with Varys.

Awesome. In my opinion this is the best book in the series. You don't want to drop the book.

Storm of swords. It was absolutely addictive

Genius. Best book ever, definitely a must read

A Storm of Swords. The author weaves his tale with no fear. Emotion is invested in all the characters, hoping for someones triumph. Nothing is ever what it seems. Amazing!!!

Wow!!!!. A majestic masterpiece of unsurpassed tension! An epic, sweeping sequel to A Clash of Kings with arguably the best scene in the entire series. By the time you reach it's thrilling conclusion you will be screaming for more. Another masterpiece in the greatest fantasy series of all time!

Loved it!. This series keeps getting better and better!

The greatest book I have ever read. I cannot tell you how many nights I attempted to read this book to help me fall asleep, only to stay awake to dawn reading this masterpiece. This is hands down the greatest fictional work I have ever read. I cannot praise it enough! if you had read the other books this is a must. If you haven't I truly suggest diving into the series literature, its truly mind bending greatness. George R. R Martin you are a genius and have me completely hooked. I thank you sir for sharing your vision with the world. - Ryan Tyler S

Another great book. Glad to read this after seeing all the GOT episodes, as it refreshed and enhanced my memories. Was too wordy when repeatedly including backgrounds of lesser-known characters.

Action packed. I lost so much sleep reading this third book. Could not put it down as every chapter that I said would be my last of the night lead to me needing to read the next. Please god do not take another 5 years to write the next one!

You aren't ready.. Bar none the most emotionally taxing and fist pumping roller coaster of modern high fantasy I've read and will likely ever read. It is all it's cracked up to be and more, without spoiling anything, I recommend tissues and a wall for which you may punch a hole in if need be.

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On to A Feast for Crows. There were times where it seemed to lag and I skimmed a paragraph or two but on the whole the series and the book itself are great. As I have said before I LOVE the fact that GRRM doesn't collect a menagerie of characters that start to get stale. Most of these would be lucky to meet maturity date and while it's become a kind of "ok who's next" and "is there gonna b anyone left to continue the series?" I will keep reading. Valar morghulis

My free time is gone!!!. Each time I start a new book in this series I am completely worthless to the rest of the world. Cannot put it down!!! I've decided to stop fighting it, and plough thorough to the next book! Such an amazing collection! This is the first time I have ever read fantasy books and I am in love with this collection! Not just for dorks who live in their mom's basement playing Warcraft.

Best book in the series (so far). Froggin loved this book!!!

Best so far. After reading the first three books this one was definitely the most exciting. I couldn't put it down! Not a huge fan of the Dany and Sansa chapters but the rest was full of action, intrigue, and intricate plots. Starting the 4th book immediately!

Addicted. Can't put this series down. LOVE!

Simply a good read. A great read to pass the time.

Fantastic. Extremely enjoyable

Best story i have read so far. Its just so detailed, complex and realistic that i love it

Brilliant. This best of the series, IMO and the best book I've ever read.

Great book. Amazing read if you've kept up with the series. Ending was good and really tied the story together. Can get a little dry at times, but is well worth the read

Epic book. Great all around read...

A Storm of Swords. It was really an arduous task to complete this book. I am exhausted at the limitless barrage of villains who pop up at every turn of a page and the lack of a significant protagonist. At this point in the series the writer and the characters have become too predictable. Anytime a "non-villains" forms a plan, escapes or is involved in conflict it is guaranteed in the long run they will fail, be captured or lose. I already have the next book, A Feast of Crows. I purchased it before I knew how tiresome A Storm of Swords would be. I'm hoping it will restore my path in this series. If not, it will be my last book from A Song of Ice and Fire. The only reason I gave it a one star is because my iPad would let submit my review without giving a star rating.

Best book in the series. Amazing

Books. Love the hbo movie of the book and love the books themselves

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STOP once you finished this book. Story is good up to the end of this book but it turns into a waste of time in feast for crow and then into a piece of crap made only to milk money in dance with dragons. If you value your time and money stop right here because you will be amazed in how stupidly long and boring and cliche it will continue.

Awesome. Nothing but good things to say about this series.

Review. Why does he always have to kill main characters

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Summary of A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

The A Storm of Swords book written by George R.R. Martin was published on 31 October 2000, Tuesday in the Epic Fantasy category. A total of 3,650 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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