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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Challenge - Book #67 - A Storm of Swords

Finally finished Game of Thrones book 3 - A Storm of Swords.  It was 1100 pages, so it took awhile.

I love these books.  George R.R. Martin is an incredible writer.

Category - none!  Wanted to read it

This is the continuing saga where the 5 contenders of power have become 4.  Joffrey - of house Lannister - is the king of King's Landing and sits on the Iron Throne.  He is a boy of 13, but is vicious and mean.  He was engaged to Sansa Stark to unite the north and the south, but after Eddard Stark is considered a traitor and is killed, the engagement is broken off.  Joffrey becomes engaged to Margery of house Tyrell from High Garden.  Lord Stannis has been defeated.  King Robb of Winterfell and house Stark holds the north and is winning all his battles.  Daenerys of house Targareyn is making her way across the continent with her three dragons.

In the mist of the battles, another rages beyond the wall.  Jon Snow and the Black have found the king beyond the wall, the wildings, and the Others.  The Others are the living dead who seem to be unstoppable.  King Robb and Catelyn must attend a wedding at the Freys to make amends when Robb marries someone other than who he is told to.  Arya is trying to make her way back home, but she continues to be captured.  Jaime Lannister is being taken back to King's Landing in exchange for the safe return of Sansa to Winterfell. 

Who will be left standing?

I loved this book.  It was action packed.  Death everywhere.  Two more kings will fall.  Alliances are forged.  John Snow is no longer just the Bastard of Winterfell, but the head commander of the Wall.  Even though it was 1100 pages, there were days I would read over 100 because the sequence was just too good to stop.

If you love the TV series, you will love the books even more.

Stars: 5

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