A STORM OF SWORDS
George R.R. Martin
In the aftermath of The War of the Five Kings, unexpected and uneasy
partnerships form among the characters, making the reader re-examine
his/her opinions of them. And by the end of this installment, Martin has
managed to remove several of his pieces from the board, to make way for
For the first time in the span of three books, I
finally like Daenerys Targaryen. And if I didn't already love Jon Snow, I
would love him for his defense of Castle Black, which reminded me of
the Battle of Helm's Deep in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Two Towers".
I can't believe I spent nearly a month in Westeros and its environs,
reading books 2 and 3 of "A Song of Ice and Fire". I think it's time for
me to move on. Who knows when I might return?