Series: A Song of Ice And Fire

Part: 3.2

A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire #3, Part 2 of 2)

Book Blurb:

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, the last heir of the Dragon King, delivers death to the slave-trading cities of Astapor and Yunkai as she approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.

My Review:

This book is the part 2 of part three of the song of Ice and Fire series.

By far, the best book of the series.

While the part one of the third book had introduced new characters, and had included the point of views of the new characters, this is the book where the story actually starts building up.

The first book had started with introducing characters, second book had all the scheming and plotting, and this is the book, where the action starts to happen.

Arya remains one of my favorite character. Her story line is perfect, she is just so darn amazing. While Sansa irritated me in the initial books, because of her “oh-so-soft” image, in this book she realizes that life is not all roses and that she should pull up her pants and start playing the game if she wants to win. Then her character starts getting stronger.

Also, loved the Jamie Lannister story line is the one that is the most interesting. Kudos to the author for turning an antagonist to someone who needs to be understood.

If GRRM’s writing skills could be rated, the best of them would be the way he handles his characters. Each character is so complex and dynamic, that you just cannot wait for their next point of view.

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing read!