A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.
It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel…and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.
Here is the second volume in George R.R. Martin magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords. 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 stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Honestly, I have no idea how start this review, what to say, there are so many things going on in this series, that I have no idea where to start, so I’m just gonna write whatever comes to my mind.
If I didn’t watch the tv show, maybe I wouldn’t even understand this series. I mean, literally so many things are going on, so many characters, castles and whatnot, it’s actually crazy.
Many people say that this book was…weaker, because there wasn’t much action in it and honestly I don’t know. I’ve come to adore these characters so much, that I don’t care about what’s going on, about action and fights and all that…I just don’t know if there was enough stuff going on, because I didn’t pay attention. I just love everyone so freaking much!
I don’t have any complaints other than I want more of Daenerys, we barely get any scenes with her, we don’t really get to follow her that much and even when we do, it’s not for long, and it sucks! I want more of those people! I mean, they’re so interesting, too! With their languages and cultures, even though their culture is pretty…bad. But still interesting.
I don’t know if the books will end the same way as the tv show, I hope that they won’t.
I actually picked up the books because I wasn’t that satisfied with the ending, I mean I didn’t hate it as much as everyone else does, but I wasn’t a huge fan, either, so I’m super interested in finding out where the story is going to go.
We follow so many people, I couldn’t choose a favorite, Arya’s POVs were pretty interesting, some say that those exactly were the slow ones, and again, I don’t know, because I actually wouldn’t care if there was no fight scene, I just don’t care about that.
It’s absolutely mind blowing how smart the author is, he’s setting up scenes and conversations so well! It is so freaking easy to imagine everything, from castles to dragons, it’s actual magic.
I was thinking about the rating for this and honestly I just couldn’t come up with one thing that I didn’t like or that didn’t make sense for me.
So how could I not give it five stars?
Please, please start reading this series, I’d like to finish the whole series before the new one comes out, though there is not date yet, I believe, so I’m hoping to catch up with the whole series before it comes out.
I think that I’ve said everything I wanted, I don’t think there are many things to say, it’s an amazing story overall, everyone should read it and enjoy it because it’s amazing and smart and magnificent…read it…bicth.
Thank you for reading me! Gooooodbye!