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Game of Thrones A Storm of Swords Part 2 by George R. R. Martin

Game of Thrones A Storm of Swords Part 2

Part of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series
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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!

If you like George R. R. Martin you might also like to read books by Stephen Donaldson, Maria Dahvana Headley and Karen Miller.


Game of Thrones A Storm of Swords Part 2 by George R. R. Martin

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.

Game Of Thrones returns on Monday 7 April 2014 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD and Sky Atlantic +1. Click below to view the official trailer.

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. The men of the Night's Watch are ready for the coming of a great cold and the walking corpses that travel with it. But now they face a horde of wildlings twenty-thousand strong - hungry savage people steeped in the dark magic of the haunted wilderness - poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. But Robb's 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. Cersei's ambition is unfettered while the dwarf Tyrion Lannister fights for his life, a victim of treachery. And on the other side of the ocean, the last of the Targaryens rears the dragons she hatched from her husband's funeral pyre. 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.

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


'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world... one of the greats of fantasy literature.'

'Fantasy literature has never shied away from grandeur, but 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.'

'Truly epic... An extraordinarily rich novel... with its magnificent action-filled climax, it provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites... The book stands out from similar work by virtue of its superbly developed characters, accomplished prose and sheer bloody-mindedness.'
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

George R. R. Martin

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.

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24th March 2014


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