A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin audiobook

A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three

By George R. R. Martin
Read by Roy Dotrice

Random House Audio

The Song of Ice and Fire Series: Book 3

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780449011904

  • ISBN: 9780449011904

Runtime: 47.56 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

New York Times audio bestseller

Winner of the 2001 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel

Finalist for the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Finalist for the 2001 Hugo Award for Best Novel

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.

Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.

A STORM OF SWORDS

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. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Martin’s epic advances his series with gritty characterizations, bold plot moves, and plenty of action.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers. Robert Jordan
A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle. Patriot News
“Enough grit and action to please even the most macho…A page-turner.” Dallas Morning News
“Martin creates a gorgeously and intricately textured world, peopled with absolutely believable and fascinating characters.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“High fantasy doesn’t get any better than this.” Oregonian
“A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle.” Patriot News
“The latest and the best in a powerful…cycle that delivers real people and a page-turning plot.” Contra Costa Times
“George R. R. Martin continues to take epic fantasy to new levels of insight and sophistication, resonant with the turmoils and stress of the world we call our own.” Locus
“One of the more rewarding examples of gigantism in contemporary fantasy…Richly imagined.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: George R. R. Martin

Author Bio: George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ’90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 47.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English