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This is the US edition. In Australia, A Storm Of Swords, Volume Three of A Song of Ice and Fire Series is published in two volumes - Part 1: Steel and Snow and Part 2: Blood and Gold. The text is the same, the Australian publisher just decided A Storm Of Swords was less bulky and easier to read broken into two volumes.
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.
A Storm of Swords
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 Kingdomshave exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . .
About the Author
An iconic American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, George R.R. Martin is best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.
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If you have gotten this far in the story then you know already that this is George R R Martin gold.
Great George RR Martin novel, however the build quality of the book is very poor. Very thin pages, and the glue holding the pages to the cover is very weak and the pages will fall out soon.
Great on going story
Great compelling story, It can feel a bit long and tedious but you get so much out of it. Plus its a TV series and its pretty amazing and I highly recommend that as well
The Potato Slayer
The third installment of George RR Martin's Ice and Fire saga continues the excellent story. It is full of unexpected twists in a world that seems to only go from bad to worse and then worser still. It is a delightfully black tale where all others seem to be the sickly sweet of happily ever after fantasy. A unique story well worth the read.
be careful which edition you buy - I thought it was a part book so bought the book and what i thought was part 2 - It depends on the publisher so make sure if you are purchasing part 2 that you buy part one
Newcastle, NSW, AU
"A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle."--Patriot News "I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers."--Robert Jordan A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle. Patriot News I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers. Robert Jordan" "A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle."-"Patriot News ""I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers."-Robert Jordan " A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle." -- "Patriot News "" I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers." -- Robert Jordan
Series: A Song of Ice and Fire
Number Of Pages: 1216
Published: September 2005
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 10.6 x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1