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A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo / Das Lied von Eis und Feuer #6)

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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, th
Paperback, 639 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by HarperVoyager (first published 2000)
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Annapurna Moffatt Wikipedia isn't the best source for anything, but I found this: "At the time of its publication, A Storm of Swords was the longest novel in the…moreWikipedia isn't the best source for anything, but I found this: "At the time of its publication, A Storm of Swords was the longest novel in the series. It was so long that in the UK, Australia and Israel its paperback edition was split in half, Part 1 being published as Steel and Snow in June 2001 (with the one-volume cover) and Part 2 as Blood and Gold in August 2001 (with a specially-commissioned new cover). The same division was used in the Polish and Greek editions. In France, the decision was made to cut the novel into four separate volumes."
Annapurna Moffatt Due to length, Book 3 was split into two parts in some countries. Here in North America, the book wasn't split.

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Okay. You know what time it is (besides 9.00 p.m. on a Tuesday night) - ASoIaF gif reaction time!

So, after an extended break after reading A Clash of Kings, it was time to jump into A Storm of Swords.

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And everything was good.

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.. Even the Davos chapters.

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And though slightly spoiled for part of the story, I was entirely unprepared for the feels.

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At first I was all, "This book is DEAD TO ME."

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Then my grief became anger.

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Then resignation..

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And finally determination.

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Until.. that en
Oct 05, 2011 Shovelmonkey1 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who've read the rest of the series
Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: books 1-3 demanded that the fourth was read
Do you remember that bit in the Scream movie where Stu Macher (played by Matthew Lillard), turns to all the other film geeks and sets out the now famed set of rules for surviving a horror film and making it into the sequel? (FYI those rules were: Never have sex. Do not drink and never say “i’ll be right back”)

Well someone should be writing a similar set of rules for the characters in the Song of Fire and Ice Series because, oh boy are these guys in trouble. Despite the numerous sellswords, hedge

Martin i u Oluji mačeva na vrhunski način nastavlja svoju sagu o borbi za Gvozdeni presto.
Na moju radost Džejmi Lanister konačno dobija svoje poglavlje. Jako mi se dopada u kom pravcu Martin vodi njegovu priču i moram reći da mi je on omiljeni Lanister, antiheroj koga u početku niko ne voli, a onda malo po malo nekako ti se prišunja i postane ti, dobro meni bar. On je zapravo, kad pogledamo celu priču, jedini koji sve što radi - radi zbog ljubavi, dobro nije to baš najzdraviji odnos ko
Sep 16, 2016 Kai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, 2016
“We look up at the same stars and see such different things.”

God that took me months and months! At first I couldn't find the motivation, then there were other books I desperately wanted to read. So this giant of a book had to wait.
When I finally picked it up again, I finished it in a week. While I had a slow start (I really did not want to read about the Red Wedding), I didn't want to put it down again. The plot thickened and every single chapter was intruiging, even those of the less interesti
Dec 06, 2011 James rated it it was amazing
This is the ending that book three should have had. The first half, A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow, just wasn't strong enough to stand on its own. But that's okay as the second half more than makes up for it. From the off, there are bodies. Not just secondary characters either, but people we thought were going to be key players in The Game.

A number of characters get built out a lot more as well. Jamie continues his transition to three-dimensions with the start of a conscience. Stannis starts
Dec 05, 2012 Alexandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my bloody hell and fuck...

Dear George,

I have read A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords one after another and in any spare moment over the last couple of months. As a result, I think that this reality is starting to take over. My emotional involvement in the lives of your characters is reaching an unhealthy depth, and your brutality with them is breaking my motherfucking heart. I just finished ASOS a moment ago, and said motherfucking heart is beating some serious drum an
Jul 27, 2010 Jade rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
My favourite book of the series so far! I will not ruin it for anybody, but this book turned me into an emotional reck in the best and worse possible ways. It gave me moments were I found myself jumping round like a child who actually did get a pony for christmas, moments when I bawled like a baby and finally, moments when I was yelling my head off, threatening to never read another page and swearing like a banshee. This series needs to form part of everyone's life - it is so unpredictable and e ...more
Amy (shoutame)
Feb 19, 2016 Amy (shoutame) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, adult
I have slowly been making my way through the Song of Ice and Fire series and this has been my favourite of what I have read so far. In case you are wondering I have watched all of the TV show so I do know what is going to happen in the books before I read them but this doesn’t really bother me. I won’t go into detail about the plot of this book as I wouldn’t want to spoil it for anyone but I would definitely recommend to anyone who hasn’t yet picked up the series. All of my favourites characters ...more
Cait (Paper Fury)
I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO BEGIN TO REVIEW THIS BOOK. I NEED TO CRY FIRST. SQUALL ACTUALLY, LIKE A MURDERED ZUCCHINI BECAUSE OMG. NO AND YES AND NOOOOOOO. *breaks down* All you really need to know is that every book is better than the last and this is probably my favourite book yet. It was so incredible. So many plot twists. We got answers for questions in bk 1 like a) who killed John Erand and b) who tried to kill Bran with the knife. There were horrific deaths. Like REALLY REALLY BAD. I'm absolu ...more
Nov 14, 2015 Kirstine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, own, reviewed, 1-men

Allow me to finally applaud you, George R.R. Martin without apprehension or dissatisfaction, without a hint of weariness or disappointment. Allow me to finally pass beyond the "I want to love it, but I don't" into "I was swept away by fire and ice and I ascend now as a different woman".

My favourite things about this book:
1) Jon Snow's every move (the light of my heart)
2) Jaime's journey to discover morals, honor and true love

Now, I can't tell you what it was about this i
Laura Evlolle
Dec 28, 2015 Laura Evlolle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Dieser Teil hat mir bisher bei weitem am besten gefallen! Es ist so unfassbar viel passiert und ich bin aus dem Staunen gar nicht rausgekommen. Absolut geil!
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Evripidis Gousiaris
Το καλύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς μέχρι στιγμής!

(Νομίζω ότι ο Martin θέλει να με κάνει να αντιπαθήσω την πλοκή της τηλεοπτικής σειράς :( )
Sonja - Badass Wanderer
"Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next."
This book is pure genius. It made me wince in pain when a few of my favourite characters were murdered. It made me dizzy with joy when my most despised and hated character was murdered. And it made me feel all the little things in between during the whole span of A Storm of Swords.
"Weddings have become more perilous than battles, it would seem."
I loved the w
Άντε τώρα να γράψω κριτική μετά από αυτό που διάβασα.
Μακράν το ποιο συγκλονιστικό βιβλίο της ιστορίας για τις σοκαριστικές, εικονικές και ενθουσιώδεις στιγμές που χαρίζει στον αναγνώστη.
Τα λόγια είναι περιττά.

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Jul 11, 2015 Elena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Even though I knew what was going to happen, I was SO not prepared for any of this. This installment is by far my favourite so far!
Maxi (slothreads)
Apr 14, 2016 Maxi (slothreads) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Maxi by: Serendipity
Shelves: i-own-it, 2015, fantasy
*4.5 stars*

Veronica Morfi
Jun 11, 2015 Veronica Morfi rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5/5

This book was absolutely amazing. Granted it's the second part of book 3 so it was expected to have more action and shocking moments than the first part. So many deaths, so many twists and turns, so many freaky and unexpected things. I loved this. I've also watched the third season along side reading this. This one moves the story even further ahead, I am guessing midway through the 4th season for some characters. I really want to see what will happen next, but I don't know when I'll
Dec 29, 2016 Janani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is phenomenal. Full of stabbing, gutting, betrayal and a lot. There is bloody battle everywhere. What would happen if there is a war? Just imagine.

Every character has grown a lot but how long would they live, we don’t know. Now I know why George R.R Martin is well known for the characters death. Simply can’t explain my bloody love for this book. I was disappointed with its first part, but man this book surpassed all my expectatio
Jul 10, 2015 Celine rated it it was amazing
It has taken a while, but Martin's world is finally in its maturity. All of the seeds he has planted in the first two books have grown into cut-throat plots and killer conclusions. Martin's writing style is still dry, but the trials he puts his characters through made me forget that A Storm of Swords isn't perfect. This is the first volume of the Song of Ice and Fire series that I managed to read in little over two weeks - usually these take me at least a few months. My favourite book in the ser ...more
Hissa Reads
Jul 12, 2016 Hissa Reads rated it it was amazing
I loved the third book of this series so much! I'm not going into the details of the story because it's too damn complicated to even try to explain it. But I'm going to say few things. George R. R. Martin has a way with words that he can easily describes action scenes very vividly. Plus his language is mighty beautiful.
The characters development is so unreal in this book! It's too damn good to be true. You can see how they grow more into their own skin, how they improve chapter by chapter.
My f
Jun 30, 2016 Carmo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dos seis volumes lidos até agora, este poderá ter sido o melhor e também o pior. Foi um rebuliço de emoções do princípio ao fim. GRRM manteve a tradição de aliar uma escrita sublime a um enredo arrebatador. Chateou-me com tantas mortes, tanta crueldade (algumas até que me divertiram e foram pura justiça poética) sobretudo porque a continuação da história vai ter que sofrer uma viragem com a falta de tantas personagens. Surgirão outras é certo, mas duvido que me conquistem da mesma forma, acho qu ...more
Dear me...I have finished the last 150 or so pages full of a cold, banging headache etc, ever tried reading and concentrating whilst afflicted like this, tough isn't it...but I HAD to keep reading!! I loved the first books but this has got to be the best one for me so far purely because of all the events that happen, astounding is maybe a poor description? Shocking is maybe a better word, genuine shocks all over the place, wow, I'm rambling (Damn headache). Fully deserved 5 star rating and that ...more
Jul 26, 2016 Maria rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Maria by: Monique
I highly recommend A Storm of Swords.

I am a Stark of Winterfell. Oh yes, I am.

I should've learned my lesson from A Game of Thrones, that anything and everything will never be what it seems.

A Storm of Swords left me open-mouthed (literally), especially when the Red Wedding took place. There I was, reading leisurely on a Sunday afternoon, when I got the shock of my ASoIaF reading life. So cruel! And yet so grudgingly cunning.

New POVs are introduced: Jaime Lannister and Samwell Tarly. I actually e
Apr 14, 2013 Eileen rated it it was amazing
Chapeau Mr. Martin, you wrote another brilliant book and I love it as no other book in this series so far. It's almost impossible to give a non-spoilerish review and everything I've said about this series before also counts for this book: great writing, twists and turns, unpredictable, an enormous amount of characters and confusing background stories and it is very very captivating.

What can I say?! You know while reading that something is going to happen, but most of the time you have no idea ho
Jan 04, 2016 AnnaWeasley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoriten
Oh. Mein. Gott.
In diesem Buch ist so unglaublich viel passiert man kam gar nicht mehr aus den verschiedensten Emotionen raus! Ahhhh. Es ist so viel gerechtes geschehen!!!! Worauf ich lange gewartet habe hehe.
Aber auch einiges was einfach verdammte Lust macht auf mehr. Der beste Teil bisher!
Wow, just wow! Without any doubt the best part of the saga so far! It starts out as slow and dragging as the previous two parts… and then it becomes a real jaw-dropper!

So, where to begin?? There are simply too many terrific characters, storylines and moments in this book!!!

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Jul 12, 2016 Ann-Kristin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hier ist ja echt einiges passiert, ich freu mich schon auf das nächste Buch :)
O sexto livro das Crónicas do Gelo e Fogo é uma verdadeira caixa de surpresas, algumas boas, outras nem por isso... O nome do livro, “A Glória dos Traidores” faz jus à obra, traição é o que mais existe ao longo da história narrada.
A nossa história prossegue mas ao contrário dos outros livros, existem imensos acontecimentos marcantes ao longo do mesmo. Desvendam-se alguns segredos, algumas personalidades e algumas traições. São várias as personagens que tem um grande avanço na sua história.
Aug 01, 2015 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2015
Rob Stark is now married and has taken the title of King of the north. He is still facing his enemies though in the courts and on the battle fields. As he moves across country he is looking to build alliances and friendships and strengthen his power and influence in the Game of Thrones.

His sisters are still alive too; Sansa is married to the Imp, but is trapped in Kings Landing by the Lannisters, and is subject to their whims and the internal family struggles. Arya is still partially captive, an
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George R. R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,
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As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo / Das Lied von Eis und Feuer (10 books)
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  • A Muralha de Gelo (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo #2)
  • A Fúria dos Reis (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo #3)
  • O Despertar da Magia (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo #4)
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  • O Festim dos Corvos (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo, #7)
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