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Book Review: A Storm Of Swords,George R.R. Martin

“Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.”

A Storm of Swords picked up the BEST story where A Clash of Kings left off. The Seven Kingdoms were in the middle of the War of the Five Kings namely, Robb Stark, Joffrey baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Balon Greyjoy and the deceased Renly Baratheon.

All claiming that they are kings and the imaginary kingdoms were theirs to begin with, some by rights, some by conquering and some by manipulation. Deadly as it looks, the Iron Throne seems to have these five admirers. Wanting to sit in the uncomfortable hundred swords made to a chair with their fat arses and to counsel boring problems.

Meanwhile, while the war rages on, a plot arises to deploy the wildlings over the wall to Westeros and spread madness and to steal wives from their homes spearheaded by Mance Rayder, King-Beyond-The-Wall. Giants, skinchangers, wargs, mammoths, and the Others, all thought to vanished from the Earth, err, world is most accurate than Earth I think, has come to put full terrors to the night.

Across the narrow sea, the last of Targaryens, mother of dragons, unburnt, khaleesi and should-be queen of Westeros as she said, are conquering cities with her own task forces and breaks the chain any slaves ever had. But the impossible is yet to cross.

Without Prince Rhaegar and the burnt King Viserys by her side, there’s really no one to put her trust with. And the damn prophecy is bugging her about the three persons who will betray her. But with decisions to make, passion, determination to the Iron Throne. She is yet to discover traitors and turncloaks within her armies and people. To claim what is hers, she should face the impossible of her desires so to rule.

George R.R. Martin presented us another of Monalisa in the sense. Beauty, splendid, wondrous and magnificent to describe the book only to be shattered by the daggers behind the cloak of comely happenings. When all shall think all had been in the proper places they find among themselves that it is not what it seems and life would be the price.

And there are surprises than my fingers can count. Who in their right minds should think that the bad guys and gals are the good ones, and the good lads and lass’s would be the cruel.

I’m surprised for the POV of Ser Jaime Lannister, he is not what we think he is. Monstrous in battle but with a surprising changeable heart, an incest affair yet it is true love even when it is gross. I’ve decided that Ser Jaime should be listed in the favorites. I liked him a lot though I liked Tyrion much more.

Arya Stark! Go boy! I mean girl! A Stark should be brave and hard! I’m having fits on how likely can she survive in the East.
Sansa Stark! Oh, poor Sansa! Married with the Imp. But kissed with Lord Petyr Baelish. Surprising that one! I don’t hate you anymore.

Tyrion Lannister, giant o’ Lannister! Hah! Mind sharp as a blade. I admire you to it. Hmm. I hope that you and Arya crosses paths in the East. Twang.

So much for my blabbering. To the next book. A Feast for Crows. I really really love this series.

“Valar morghulis,” she said, as loud as if she’d known what it meant.

“Valar dohaeris,” he replied, touching his brow with two fingers. “Of course you shall have a cabin.”

  1. December 11, 2011 at 2:51 am

    After reading your article I was instantly reminded of “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” — Napoleon Hill

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