Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and. A Storm of Swords of is the third novel in the series by George This has also been adapted into the Game of Thrones HBO series and. 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. Together, this series.


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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.

In fact, she had been planning to escape with the help of a knight whom she had once saved from Joffrey's wrath. On the night of Joffrey's wedding, immediately after Game of thrones storm of swords is killed, the knight takes her out to a waiting ship.

They escape to the castle Baelish shares with his wife, Lysa, who is also Sansa's aunt. There, Sansa is betrothed to the sickly young Robert, her own cousin.

One day, as Sansa builds a snow castle during a snowstorm, Baelish tries to kiss her. Lysa becomes suspicious, and when she angrily confronts Baelish, he murders her.

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But with Sansa's help, he is able to convince everyone her death was an accident. Arya Stark, having escaped capture by the Lannisters, is trying to get to Riverrun, but she is soon taken captive by a band of outlaws.

Game of thrones storm of swords they capture Sandor Clegane, a vicious former henchman of the Lannisters called the Hound, Arya wants him killed, but after winning a trial by combat, the Hound is freed. Arya runs away from the group, but the Hound finds and kidnaps her, taking her with him.

The Hound takes Arya to an inn.

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It's his rendezvous point with the Tickler and Polliver, men Arya encountered in the previous novel and game of thrones storm of swords wants dead.

In a drunken quarrel, the Hound kills the two men but is critically wounded himself. He begs Arya to kill him, but she abandons him to die. She rides to Saltpans, a seaside town, where she boards a ship for the city of Braavos.

His ship having sunk in the massive battle that concluded A Clash of Kings, Ser Davos Seaworth begins the novel stranded on a small island until a passing ship rescues him.

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When he arrives at Dragonstone, where his king, Stannis Baratheon, has made his seat, Davos tries to kill Melisandre, a cunning priestess whom Davos blames for the disastrous battle that sunk his ship and killed his sons.

Game of thrones storm of swords anticipates Davos's move and imprisons him. Because she released Ser Jaime Lannister, her family's sworn enemy, without the permission of her son Robb, the King in the North, Lady Catelyn Stark is accused of treason. She freed Jaime with the understanding that he would return her daughters, Sansa and Arya, to game of thrones storm of swords, so Robb forgives her.

He also reveals that he married Jeyne Westerling, despite having promised to marry one of Lord Walder Frey's daughters in order to solidify an alliance between their families.

Everyone knows it was a disastrous lapse in judgment.

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Three days after her death, Catelyn reappears, horribly scarred, unable to speak, and seething for vengeance. He is not entirely free; he game of thrones storm of swords shackled and escorted by Brienne of Tarth, a tough and extremely dutiful woman who promised to see Jaime safely home and bring Catelyn's daughters back to her.

Jaime and Brienne come to respect one another despite being adversaries. Eventually Brienne and Jaime are recognized and abducted on the road, and one of the captors cuts off Jaime's sword hand. It is a tremendous blow to Jaime, who has shaped his whole life and identity around being a skilled swordfighter and knight.

They game of thrones storm of swords taken to the court of Lord Bolton, who releases Jaime to win favor with the Lannisters.


As Jaime is leaving, he sees Brienne fighting unarmed against a bear for the amusement of her captors and rescues her. When Jaime returns to the House of Lannister, he is restored to the Kingsguard and has a dramatic change of heart about himself.