A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow

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Harper Voyager, 2011 - American fiction - 623 pages
Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King's Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

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User Review  - Bruce_McNair - LibraryThing

The war in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros continues. The Lannister’s grip on the Iron Throne seems to be increasing while that of the Starks and Stannis Baratheon seems to be dwindling. Jaime ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This is the third book in the series, and so far I am liking each one somewhat less than its predecessor. This one treads too much water and not much of great significance takes place. Too many of the ... Read full review

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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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