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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


Published: 30th May 2001
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The third volume, part one of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.

Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast.

The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb’s defences are ranged against the South, the land of the cunning and cruel Lannisters, who have his younger sisters in their power.

Throughout Westeros, the war for the Iron Throne rages more fiercely than ever, but if the Wall is breached, no king will live to claim it.


I love the series, seeing the show helps


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

Griffith NSW


I am addicted


I absolutely love this series of books

Sydney, AU


A piece of an epic saga.


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.

Melbourne, AU


So amazing


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!



Stupendous, unputdownable series


Incredible storyline and compelling characters

Sydney Australia


An addictive read, I couldnt put it down


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.

Perth, WA


Pure gold


Must read blood and gold first



Winter is Coming


Absolutely Awesome!

Sydney, AU


A Storm of Swords - Part 1 : Steel and Snow

5.0 8


'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