- ISBN 9780007119554 / 0007119550
- Title A Storm of Swords: Part 2 Blood and Gold
- Author George R.R. Martin
- Category Fantasy
- Format Paperback
- Year 2001
- Pages 656
- Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
- Imprint Voyager
- Dimensions 111mm x 178mm x 177mm
Split into two books for the paperback, George R.R. Martin's fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues with A Storm of Swords Part One; Part Two will be published in August.
Split into two books for the paperback, the third volume in George R.R. Martin's superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues the richest, most exotic and mesmerising saga since The Lord of the Rings. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall. Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown in the Kingdom of the North, but his defences are ranged against attack from the South, the land of House Stark's enemies the Lannisters. His sisters are trapped there, dead or likely yet to die, at the whim of the Lannister boy-king Joffrey or his depraved mother Cersei, regent of the Iron Throne. And Daenerys Stormborn will return to the land of her birth to avenge the murder of her father, the last Dragon King on the Iron Throne.
'Colossal, staggering... all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome... one of the greats of fantasy literature.' SFX 'The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads... Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias.' Guardian
George R.R. Martin is the author of Fevre Dream, the ultimate science fiction horror novel, several collections of short stories and numerous scripts for television drama. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.