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A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow : A Song of Ice and Fire Series : Book 3 - George R. R. Martin

A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow

A Song of Ice and Fire Series : Book 3

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The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall.

Robb Stark wears his nes enemies the Lannisters. His sisters are trapped there, dead or likely yet to die, at the whim of the Lannister boy-king Joffrey or his depraved mother Cersei, regent of the Iron Throne.

And Daenerys Stormborn will return to the land of her birth to avenge the murder of her father, the last Dragon King on the Iron Throne.

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A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow
 
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  • Takes you to another world (7)
  • Well written (6)

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5.0

I love the series, seeing the show helps

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  • Compelling Characters

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow

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  • Older Readers

Comments about A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow:

I love this series. Martin has combined history with science fiction/fantasy remarkably well.

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5.0

I am addicted

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  • Compelling Characters
  • Takes You To Another World
  • Well Written

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Comments about A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow:

I absolutely love this series of books

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5.0

A piece of an epic saga.

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  • Takes You To Another World
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    Comments about A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow:

    It's a complicated book, but that's because it's a complicated story. It will take a while to read, but it's totally worth it, along with the rest of the series.

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    As always Booktopia delivered quickly and the book was in great condition. I will never buy books elsewhere again.

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    5.0

    So amazing

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    from Bathurst

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    • Takes You To Another World
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      Comments about A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow:

      An absolutely sensational book. Excellent flowing plot with appealing characters. Makes you want to read the book in its entirety in one session. Highly recommended. Best series yet!

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      5.0

      Stupendous, unputdownable series

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      from Sydney Australia

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      • Compelling Characters
      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Original Story
      • Takes You To Another World

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        Comments about A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow:

        Incredible storyline and compelling characters

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        5.0

        An addictive read, I couldnt put it down

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        • Compelling Characters
        • Easy To Read
        • Original Story
        • Takes You To Another World
        • Well Written

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          Comments about A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow:

          This book is part of an incredible series. Whilst you would be able to pick this book up and follow the story line, I'd hightly recommend you begin at the start of this amazing series with A Game of Thrones. The storyline and charaters are so intersting and obsorbing, I couldnt put this book down. One more chapter I'd say....... 5 chapters later i was still reading. Highly recommend this book to any reader. I am not a huge fantasy fan, but this amazing detailed story takes me to Westeros.

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          5.0

          Pure gold

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          from melbourne

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Great For Any Age
          • Takes You To Another World
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            Comments about A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow:

            Must read blood and gold first

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            5.0

            Winter is Coming

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              Comments about A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow:

              Absolutely Awesome!

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              'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best' Time Magazine

              'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome' SFX '

              The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads ... Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias' Guardian

              George R. R. Martin

              George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

              Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin's first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: "The Hero," sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.

              In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern.

              As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973-1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976-1978. He wrote part-time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher.

              In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.

              Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.

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              ISBN: 9780006479901
              ISBN-10: 0006479901
              Series: Song of Ice and Fire
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 688
              Published: 30th May 2001
              Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
              Country of Publication: GB
              Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.2  x 4.0
              Weight (kg): 0.35