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A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (original 2000; edition 2000)

by George R. R. Martin

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Title:A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold
Authors:George R. R. Martin
Info:HarperCollins Publishers (2011), Paperback, 656 pages
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A Storm of Swords Part 2: Blood and Gold by George R. R. Martin (2000)

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If you take both parts together, this is an enormous novel. And in many ways it is the most dramatic so far - with many favourite characters dying (apparently) and others coming into their own. As usual, the creative detail is staggering, with this alternative world feeling so incredibly real, despite the fantasy elements. The number of characters are overwhelming as are the plotlines. I would have thought after watching the TV series that I would be able to keep track of all these different players. I was wrong. Nevertheless, it is still an incredible feast of a story, a stupendous achievement over the various volumes.

There is little point recounting the plot, as it is so vast and would include so many spoilers. I will just say that this very much continues as a very adult, very mature, three-dimensional interaction between a set of fascinating real characters, with a deeply intriguing, yet often subtle fantasy element. I can't wait to read the next volume. ( )
  RachDan | Jun 25, 2015 |
Poucas pessoas sabem a aventura que foi para mim ler este livro. Já li muito e sempre gostei de algum drama nas histórias, algumas desgraças e maldades, que fazem parte da vida real. Afinal, já ninguém acredita em contos de fadas. Mas regressando ao livro... Algumas pessoas tomaram a liberdade de me aconselhar a não me apegar às personagens, falaram-me da genialidade do GRRM e do colosso que é este livro. Tinham razão em tudo. Contudo, é impossível não nos apaixonarmos por estas personagens tão ricas e, esse mesmo facto, levou a que estivesse meses sem pegar neste livro! Nunca tal me aconteceu... E isso marca o génio deste escritor maravilhoso. Apesar das contrariedades, continuamos agarrados à história e às personagens, querendo sempre saber mais e mais ainda. Aqui estou eu a dar 5 estrelas a um livro que me fez experimentar um sem número de sensações e que me obrigou a metê-lo de lado uns tempos. Não é assim que funcionam as grandes histórias? ( )
  SaraVieira | May 5, 2015 |
Much quicker pace. Action packed!! ( )
  bkmeredith | Oct 23, 2014 |
My favourite of the series so far. ( )
  JohnEKerry | Aug 20, 2014 |
It was enjoyable despite knowing most of the plot from the TV series. It was good to see some people get their come-uppance and I can't wait to read the next book. I think the series is improving as it goes on - it's definitely intelligent and captures what it must have been like to live in a medieval society very well. ( )
  jerhogan | Jul 23, 2014 |
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The third volume of Martin's beloved fantasy saga. Four contend for power over the Iron Throne and the Land of the Seven Kingdoms; alliances shift, and betrayal is always an option. House Lannister's head, Joffrey, rules uneasily. Joffrey's enemy, Lord Stannis, is disgraced and enthralled. Robb of House Stark still rules the North, implacable in his enmity towards his Lannister foes, even as they hold his sister hostage. And the exiled queen Daenerys, mistress of the world's last three dragons, makes her way across a blood-drenched continent. But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, there appears an army of barbaric wildlings, led by undead Others. The unpredictable violence of a final cataclysm is inevitable; the one certain thing is that many men will die upon many swords.… (more)

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