A triumphant Blood and Gold erupts from the seeds of expectation sown in Steel and Snow, in the most gripping and addictive novel of A Song of Ice and Fire yet. Martins writing just keeps getting better and better, his attention to detail is astonishing as he brings this unpredictable and wondrous world to life. The heart and soul of this epic series is found in the structure of the land; from the teeming towns and cities crowded with infighting to the war ravaged countryside overflowing with cunning and retribution.
Revenge… revenge is a dark, all consuming and torturous course to take; the women in this series seem to walk its treacherous path more than most. Suspect everyone, trust no one, particularly those you have betrayed (even more so if they are family). Innocence and honour flounders, however a scattering of the dishonourable fleetingly visit gallantry and once in a blue moon, one of the more corrupt and contemptible characters is handed well deserved justice.
The next in the series, A Feast for Crows is a must read after this engrossing masterpiece and whatever you do, don’t forget, Winter is coming! ~ Liz Robinson
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series.
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The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister, Arya, has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son, the capricious boy-king Joffrey, Sansa Stark remains their captive. Meanwhile, across the ocean, Daenerys Stormborn, the last heir of the Dragon King, delivers death to the slave-trading cities of Astapor and Yunkai as she approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.
Song of Ice and Fire series:
1. A Game of Thrones
2. A Clash of Kings
3. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow
4. A Storm of Swords 2 : Blood and Gold
5. A Feast for Crows
6. A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust
7. A Dance with Dragons 2 : After the Feast
'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best'
'Colossal, staggering... all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome'
'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'
Publication date: 27/03/2014
Publisher: HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||27th March 2014|
|Author:||George R. R. Martin|
|Publisher:||HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Fantasy, Game of Thrones, Books Behind TV & Film,|
George R. R. Martin published his first story in 1971 and quickly rose to prominence, winning four HUGO and two NEBULA AWARDs in quick succession before he turned his attention to fantasy with the historical horror novel FEVRE DREAM, now a Fantasy Masterwork. Since then he has won every major award in the fields of fantasy, SF and horror. His magnificent epic saga A Song of Ice and Fire is redefining epic fantasy for a new generation. George R. R. Martin lives in New Mexico. CLICK HERE to read our 'Ask the Author' feature on George R.R. Martin. Author ...More About George R. R. Martin