Author: George R. R. Martin
Series: A Song of Ice and Fire # 3
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Genre: Adult High Fantasy
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. .
After reading the first two books in the series, I thought I am already used to the writing style of George R.R. Martin. That I will not be surprised anymore in the story, but I AM WRONG! Every twist and turn of the events I am in a complete shock. His writing and story plots are very unpredictable and overwhelming but definitely in a good way. Since the first book, he never fails to blow my mind away.
Yes, it took me 2 weeks to finish this book. One reason is the length of it and another one is because there are times that I have to put the book down mainly because the events in the book is just too much that I need to breathe and calm myself. So many freaking deaths that made my jaw drop, and until now I still can’t believe that those things did happen to the characters. So many unbelievable decisions made by the characters that are so totally unexpected. Another reason is that I wanted to savor every moment, every pages and every chapter of it because it is just fantastic.
This series is truly epic, now words can ever describe how awesome, breathe taking and impressive it is. I am gearing up myself for the 4th book but I need a few more weeks to prepare for it because for sure I will be in a complete wild ride again.
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