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A Storm of Swords Part 2 : Blood and Gold : A Song of Ice and Fire Series : Book 3 - George R. R. Martin

A Storm of Swords Part 2 : Blood and Gold

A Song of Ice and Fire Series : Book 3

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Published: 1st August 2001
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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 new-forged crown in the Kingdom of the North, but his defences are ranged against attack from the South, the land of House Stark’s 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.

About the Author

George R.R. Martin is the author five titles in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Fevre Dream, the ultimate science fiction horror novel, several collections of short stories and numerous scripts for television drama, as well as co-author of SF adventure tale Hunter's Run. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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    5.0

    Not in bloody stock?

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    Comments about A Storm of Swords Part 2 : Blood and Gold:

    The books gonna be great, don't get me wrong but...

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    5.0

    I am addicted

    By Starscream-TDog

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    I can't get enough of this series of books.

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    4.0

    Amazing book ,plenty of twists & turns !

    By Doots

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    All in all another great fantasy fiction book ,but definately not for children.

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    4.0

    The best one so far

    By Furry

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    Comments about A Storm of Swords Part 2 : Blood and Gold:

    What a page turner! Every chapter is compelling and so much happens in this part.

    Don't fall in love with any of the characters - you never know how long they're going to last! ;)

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    5.0

    An amazing read

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    A really good book with amazing events, however, can be a bit tough to follow .

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    5.0

    Martin delivers gold

    By Cappi

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      Pure gold

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      'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best' Time magazine 'Colossal, staggering... 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

      ISBN: 9780007119554
      ISBN-10: 0007119550
      Series: Song of Ice and Fire
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 656
      Published: 1st August 2001
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
      Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.2  x 3.9
      Weight (kg): 0.34

      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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