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.
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.
‘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’
About the author
George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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By far the best book in the series so far. Utterly gripping from start to finish.
George Martin excels
Brilliant book. Couldn't put it down.
Not bad but this book ruins the series
I haven't seen the TV series so thought I'd start with the book. Whilst its a bit long winded at times it was altogether quite good, however the ending of this book has really annoyed me! completely unnecessary and removed most of the aspects I enjoy. I wont be buying the rest of this series.