Pressestimmen Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R Martin is by far the best Time magazine Colossal, staggering all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome 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 GuardianSynopsis 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.Alle Produktbeschreibungen...
|Title||:||A Storm of Swords, Part 2: Blood and Gold|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Harper Collins Publ UK Auflage New Ed 6 August 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||656 Seiten|
|File Size||:||673 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Storm of Swords, Part 2: Blood and Gold Reviews
Ich liebe die "Game of Thrones" Serie von George Martin! Bin jetzt bei Buch 5 angekommen. Die Bücher sind sicherlich nicht für Leute geeignet, die sonst kaum lesen. Man muss sich schon auf den Schreibstil einlassen, dass man immer nur das erfährt, was der jeweilige Protagonist erlebt. Martin hilft aber hier und da mit Hinweisen, was vorher schon einmal passiert ist. Die Bücher sind unglaublich spannend, da man sich auf nichts verlassen kann. Die Situation ist gefährlich? Durchaus möglich, dass der liebgewonnene Held gleich stirbt. Martin hat da keinerlei Hemmungen!Hier und da ist die Geschichte durchaus brutal - hey - es spielt in einer Zeit ähnlich unseres Mittelalters und es ist Krieg. Da geht es halt brutal zu.Mein heimlicher Held ist auf jeden Fall Tyrion mit seinem scharfen Witz.....
Es handelt sich um die konsequente Fortsetzung auf gleich hohem Niveau. Ich kann daher auf meine Rezension zu Teil 1 verweisen.In Kürze: Hervorragend, aber ich fürchte stark, dass es für immer unvollendet bleiben wird. Diese Ausgabe ist von der Qualität des Papiers und Einbands her schwach (und günstig), nicht für mehrmaliges Lesen geeignet.
Clash of Kings hat mich endgültig ermutigt, die ganze Serie zu lessen, was ich dann auch mehr oder weniger in einem Stück getan habe. Martin schafft in diesem Band die Balance zwischen Abenteuer- und Schelmenroman, Fantasy/Zauberei, Intrige, Kampf, Se x, Religion und Geschichte sehr gut. Die in der Fernsehserie extrem nervenden schmalzigen Liebesgeschichten gibt es entweder gar nicht (Rob) oder in erträglicher Form. Auch die Zahl der Charaktere, obwohl sehr hoch, bleibt halbwegs überschaubar. Wirklich gut gemacht, aber es gibt natürlich kein Ende, d.h. eigentlich ist es nur sinnvoll dieses Buch zu lessen, wenn man bis zum Ende durchhält. Leider sind die darauffolgenden Bände weniger gelungen.
The second book of Martin's famous saga begins where the first novel ended - with the continent Westeros in war, the remaining houses struggling for power and individuals spinning political intrigues. When I started reading CoK, i had the impression that the story of the book had some difficulties to get started and to gain momentum. For me, there was not much tension in the first 200 pages. Now after finishing the book, I can say that I enjoyed Martin's work and that I am looking forward to the sequel - although I will pause a little bit, as 1000 pages keep myself quite busy. If you liked the first book, you will also like CoK. The different points of view are quite interesting and you will find at least one or two characters to identify yourself with. Additionally, many chapters end with little cliff hangers, so once started, the book can be a real page-turner (after the first 200 pages).Unfortunately there are also some minor flaws: Still, I don't like that Martin spends a lot of time precisely describing the clothing of every protagonist. Altogether, Martin loves name dropping, in every aspect: The sea battle at Kings Landing is most confusing as the author enumerates at least 30 different names of ships. After that passage, I thought that Martin's skill in describing battle scenes dropped below zero. But some pages later, the fight of Tyrion is portrayed in a very compelling way. So never judge too early! What I didn't like also is the non-progression of the story around Daenerys - there is no real development and most of the chapters about the young Targaryan woman are simply boring. I hope there will be more advancement in the third book. But overall, I recommend also the second book of 'A Song of Ice and Fire'. Besides, it is certainly a good preparation for the next season of the HBO-series.
Remember me talking about how so many people died in the first part of book three in the A Song of Fire and Ice series? Yeah, scratch that. That was child's play compared to what went down next. I can't count the times I felt my heart pounding in my chest, wishing for another Bran-Rickon case. Well ... no. I'm still left somewhat heartbroken because a lot of bad things happened to many many characters I love. But there was balance! Yes! Let's just say I have fewer characters to hate.For me, this part of the third book was much better than Steel and Snow. Much more happened, the characters did so much more instead of just standing and talking. I especially enjoyed the chapters of characters on the wall, as well as Sansa's and Tyrion's chapters. However, there was not a single point of view I disliked this time. It all seemed very well rounded.In short, I can't wait to read A Feast for Crows simply because of all the drama and heartbreak that went down in A Storm of Swords. I don't know how Martin went on from what he left me with but I heard a lot of good things, so here's to crossing my fingers!I can't tell you how much I have grown to love most characters. I'm over the moon for a lot of them, like Sansa, Tyrion, Jon and Littlefinger. Sure, not all of them are angels but still so very entertaining! Sorry for this somewhat short review but there is nothing left to say except: Go read the series, now!