Dark wings, dark words

 
This is where the book series really escalates and there are tons of exciting, heart-wrenching events within these pages that shook me to my very core and even left me weeping on my bed for a whole day. A STORM OF SWORDS is how ASoIaF officially won me over. This book encompassed so many entangled tales among the most intricate characters. It was such a stellar accomplishment for Martin, to weave a cohesive plot within different narratives. I was blown away into tiny pieces just reading through. It took me at least two months to finish this masterpiece and it was the best 62 days of my life even if I had to struggle with the time. There is nothing like curling around a Martin book and be taken captive into Westeros and the prose that awaits to ravish me.

I am so lucky to have owned and known this literature. I can’t imagine how I managed to linger this long as a bibliophile without knowing A Song of Ice and Fire. Perhaps it was destined to be, to encounter and feel passionate about this book series in my twenties :) The books will continue to keep me hungry for more, that I know that for sure.

[MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS]

Favorite POVs: Tyrion, Sansa, Arya, Daenerys, Jon

Second Favorites: Jamie, Catelyn, Davos, Samwell, Bran

Crowning Moments of Awesome: Jamie/Brienne scenes, Bran’s adventures, The Wall vs the Wildings, Davos learning to read and doing something awesome afterwards, the Trio of Nuptials, all of Daenerys’ scenes in Essos, Sansa’s exodus

Tearjerker Moments: RW, oh god almighty, RW.

Most favorite characters: Tyrion, Sansa, Davos, Bran

Second favorites: Arya, Daenerys, Jon, Littlefinger, Jamie, the Tyrells, Sandor Clegane “The Hound”, The Tickler

Sideline characters I enjoy: Bronn (forever FTW), Samwell, Brienne, Ygritte (kissed by fire indeed), Olenna “Queen of Thorns”, Oberyn Martell “The Red Viper”, Joffrey (for being the little shit)

Tiny moments I appreciate: The heartwrenching song “The Rains of Castamere”; Daenerys’ duplicitous self-reflections (she projects a persona as queen but is still a fragile girl inside); Arya’s getting more badass than ever, Jamie’s unraveling (he is surprisingly not as bad as people thought); Tyrion’s "I’ve been in trial all my life for being a dwarf" line and Sansa’s "My skin has turned from porcelain to ivory to steel" line; all the unexpected sex and violence in the least likely yet perfectly inserted chapters; Sansa’s final chapter and the epilogue that followed :p

RECOMMENDED: 10/10

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