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15 mar. 2013

A storm of swords - George R.R Martin

 Canción de hielo y fuego: Libro tercero La novela río más espectacular jamás escrita Las huestes de los fugaces reyes de Poniente, descompuestas en hordas, asuelan y esquilman una tierra castigada por la guerra e indefensa ante un invierno que se anuncia inusitadamente crudo. Las alianzas nacen y se desvanecen como volutas de humo bajo el viento helado del Norte. Ajena a las intrigas palaciegas, e ignorante del auténtico peligro en ciernes, la Guardia de la Noche se ve desbordada por los salvajes. Y al otro lado del mundo, Daenerys Targaryen intenta reclutar en las Ciudades Libres un ejército con el que desembarcar en su tierra. Martin hace que lo imposible parezca sencillo. Tormenta de espadas confirma Canción de hielo y fuego como un hito de la fantasía épica. Brutal y poética, conmovedora y cruel, la magia de Martin, como la del mundo de Poniente, necesita apenas una pincelada para cautivar al lector, hacerlo reír y llorar, y conseguir que el asombro ceda paso a la más profunda admiración por la serie. (Sinopsis amazon.es)

Tercer libro de la serie " A song of ice and fire" y mi favorito hasta ahora. Nos trae la continuación de la historia que ya conocemos, pero sorprendíendonos esta vez con giros inesperados en la trama, haciéndonos parte de este mundo en donde nadie ni nada es lo que parece. Permitiéndonos conocer mejor a algunos personajes que pudimos haber juzgado anteriormente. Sumergiéndonos en varias historias que se desarrollan a la vez y aunque, unas lejos de otras George R.R Martin logra establecer relaciones entre todas ellas y dejarnos con varios finales abiertos, tal vez no muy felices.


Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . .

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. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . (Synopsis from amazon.com)




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. 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’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.


Third book from “A song of ice and fire” series and my favorite so far! It brings us back to the story we already know but it also surprises us with unexpected twists, making us part of this world where nothing and no one is what it seems. It also allows us to know better some characters we may have judged on the previous books.  Narrating different stories developing at the same time but far away one from another, George R.R Martin manage to relate them and leave us with some maybe - not -  so - happy open endings.