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A Storm of Swords: Part 2 Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)
A Storm of Swords: Part 2 Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) | George R. R. Martin
HBOs hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martins internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series. Colossal, staggering . . . one of the greats SFX The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister, Arya, has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son, the capricious boy-king Joffrey, Sansa Stark remains their captive. Meanwhile, across the ocean, Daenerys Stormborn, the last heir of the Dragon King, delivers death to the slave-trading cities of Astapor and Yunkai as she approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.
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The ducklings decided mom, nan and pop wanted fresh buns for breakfast, so I got an early #audiowalk this morning. Found some berries and saw a deer. Quite a lovely way to start the day. ☺

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This is the best book in the series so far. There's action right from the offset. I had to close the book and stare at a wall multiple times to keep myself from shouting at it. There are twists on every page, and deaths on every second page. It was excellent.

KathyWheeler This is my favorite of the series. 2w
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Ducklings woke me at 3.40, 4.55 and 5.36... Now they decided the night is over... Might as well get me some coffee from the gas station and start my audiobook for this month...

#readingmom

julesG My cats have similar waking times. My kids though... 2w
LiljaPleasant @julesG Usually the twins sleep til 7 or 8... Don't know why they woke so many times tonight. But well... This way I get stuff done ^^ 2w
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Discussion questions feel free to add your own 😃

1) Which death shocked you the most
2) Which death are you most pleased with
3) How do you feel about Tyrion & Jaime
4) What is going on with Littlefinger what does he want with Sansa?
5) Catelynn???
6) Predictions for winner if the throne
7) Anyone else get the feeling this is turning into a battle between the pagan (7 gods) and the Christian (1 God)

BookwormM 1) Catelynn I never expected Fray would kill her and Lysa although I feel she had it coming. 2) Joffrey just wish he had suffered more and my prediction about it being a Tyrell was right if Littlefinger is telling the truth. 3) I really like Tyrion and I think he would have been a good husband to Sansa if she allowed him to. Jaime has honour and is finally doing the right thing. Not sure why he told Tyrion the truth all it did was hurt him. (edited) 7mo
BookwormM 4) We all know Littlefinger is always ahead of the game so what is his aim is he replacing his lost love Cat with her daughter which is all kinds of wrong or is he after Winterfell for himself? What are his plans for his stepson another fall from the tower? 5) I am guessing Catelynn is now a wight back from the dead and her eyes are now bright blue I don‘t envy the Frays. 7mo
BookwormM 6) At the moment I can‘t narrow my prediction down I think there is a chance it could be Jon Snow, Dany or Stannis. 7) I get the feeling Stannis is being set up as a Christian 1 God king who is bringing light to a dark pagan kingdom based on history I think it is possible that the old Gods will fail and Stannis will win in the end. 7mo
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tstan 1. At this point, I‘m not surprised by anyone‘s death. I‘ve been told not to get attached to anyone. 2. Joffrey. Buh-bye. It could have been anyone, though I doubt it was family. 3. I like Tyrion, he seems to be the only clear headed character. Jaime...I‘m still not sure. 4. I have no clue what he‘s up to. Just hope he‘s not planning to hurt Sansa. 5. I think she‘s aone of the Others, but how did it happen? 6. Jon and Dany. 7mo
tstan 7. I do think this is a component. But I don‘t think that Melisandre will make everyone a convert. Maybe there will be a Constantine moment and whoever wins will see a sign during battle. Or there will be a new god completely. 7mo
Traci1 I feel like I can't answer these questions without giving too much away. I've read all the books before and watched the show, so my feelings are hard to distinguish from one book to the next. I will say that I was thrilled to see Joffrey go, and to know that he knew he was dead - it wasn't like he got his head lopped off in some instant death. And as for Littlefinger, I always felt like he's been thinking like 7 steps ahead of everyone else. 7mo
BookwormAHN 1- The deaths themselves didn't shock me since I've seen the TV show, however I didn't realize they were all in this book. 2- I'm glad Joffrey is dead. 3- Tyrion is still one of my favorites. I'm glad he escaped. I think Jaime is finally growing up. 4- I think Littlefinger may be angling to marry Sansa. 7mo
BookwormAHN 5- As for Catelynn meet Lady Stoneheart. 7mo
BookwormAHN 6- I would like to see Daenerys on the throne with John Snow 🤞🏻 7- New God versus old Gods, I can see it but I'm not sure where its going. 7mo
BookwormM @BookwormAHN @Traci1 @tstan @Chili I have never seen the show how does it compare? This book is particularly graphic how well is that captured on screen 7mo
Traci1 @BookwormM the show is spectacularly graphic as well. It's really well done. But some scenes are hard to watch. 7mo
BookwormAHN The show is fantastic. But I agree with @Traci1 it can be brutal and hard to watch. 7mo
InBooksILive I agree about the show! It is so good and just as gruesome as the books but more of course cause now you actually see the people die their grisly deaths. They did the show perfectly I think 7mo
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BookwormM
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Martin tossed the rule book out the window with this one I was shocked by all the high profile deaths.

Is everyone else up to date? I am thinking discussion tomorrow if we are all finished.

1st March to start the next book does that suit everyone?

Chili Works for me. 😁 7mo
BookwormAHN I'm good with that and I'm still rather disturbed by some of the deaths and how brutal they were. 7mo
Traci1 It's good for me. 7mo
InBooksILive Works for me, as well! I'm scared to start the next book, who knows who's next to die?! 7mo
tstan Sounds like a good plan! 7mo
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Absolutely fantastic read, with a satisfying ending (in my opinion) can't wait to read the next, but going to take a break from ASOIAF for the time being and start in Lord of the rings. 😀🙌🙏

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#GoTCad well I didn‘t see that coming what game is Petyr playing? If Tyrion dies does he intend to marry her and claim Winterfell? Whatever he is doing he has played it well and avoided suspicion by being elsewhere. I am glad Sansa seems to be realising that Tyrion was actually a good husband to her.

BookwormAHN I believe he may have that in mind, which is especially creepy since he had a crush on her mother growing up. 8mo
BookwormM @BookwormAHN didn‘t he claim to have bedded her mother and her aunt? 8mo
BookwormAHN I know he slept with her aunt but I wasn't sure I believed him about Catelyn. 8mo
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#GoTCaD still love Lady Olenna!

Finally someone who deserves to die is dead 🥳 although I had high hopes that it would be more horrible than it was.

If Tyrion is right why did Joffrey want Bran dead?

Is it just me who thought the target for the poison was Tyrion not Joffrey?

Any thoughts on who the poisoner is? If Joffrey was the target my money is on it being a Tyrell.

Traci1 I never understood what Joffrey's motivation was supposed to have been. He's not one do do something as a kindness (putting someone out of their misery), and it didn't seem like their was any animosity or not enough to warrant a murder. He was so young and self involved. I just don't even see something like that occurring to him enough to be worth the trouble to set up. 8mo
BookwormAHN @Traci1 I agree Joffrey was way too self involved. But I do love Lady Olenna. 8mo
Traci1 @BookwormAHN me too. 8mo
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GoTCaD OMG this book is killing me I just can‘t let myself care about anyone and if Martin can do all this to the family we are led to love what will he do to the ones we hate??

Traci1 Martin definitely changed my expectations of who will survive a story. Nobody is immune. 😯 8mo
WhatThePuck I threw this book and left it on the floor for a week before I could pick it back up to finish it. 8mo
Chili 🤣 8mo
InBooksILive I think the ones we hate will survive and the ones we love will die, probably! He's a twisted man, that Martin! Lol 8mo
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OMG today‘s chapter revealed how the spoiler I read came to happen. Martin is brutal with his characters. Was it just me or did these deaths make anyone else tear up?

Now the big question is what happens to the bride and groom and will there be revenge?

BookwormAHN He is really brutal. 8mo
Chili Yes, don‘t get to attached to the characters because chances are they won‘t make it to the end of the series. 8mo
InBooksILive Martin is a beast! He gets us attached to a character then just kills them off like nothing. I'm just going to assume everyone will die from now on lol 8mo
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Finally finished this. I don‘t know what pushed me into a reading slump but it sucked! Love this series. I‘ll probably continue it next month. Right now I‘m feeling like reading some Goosebumps books.

Kayla.Adriena I tried so hard to get that bookmark but it was exclusive to a crate I missed out on! 😬 11mo
Naj That bookmark though 😍😍 and you cannot ever go wrong with Goosebumps. 11mo
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Starting this one before the twins wake up from their nap. Hopefully it doesn‘t take me 2 weeks to finish.

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Finished the bolyen king, it was a very interesting take on what could have been.

But now I'm going back to Game of motherfucking Thrones!! 😁😁😁

#littens #gameofthrones

Captivatedbybooks Im currently reading this one too 2y
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The books are so awesome! Can't wait to start the 4th. 😁

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Nice to return to this realm. I love so many of these characters and how Martin narrates this complex stort. And combined with freshly baked goods? All I can say is that someone is going to have to surgically remove me from this chair once the holiday is over.

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#LoveToHate #17BookLove

I HATE George R R Martin for the things he does to his characters, but I LOVE the realism!
Nobody in Westeros is safe! NOBODY!!!!

(I'm not sure where I saved this picture from originally, but it made me laugh and I saved it... 🙂)

Centique That's brilliant 😂 3y
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Clare_Riley
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The action certainly doesn't stop, does it?! Basically, as long as you don't come from one of the major houses, one of the minor ones, one of the middling ones, as long as you're not an outlaw, a knight, a King, a Brother of the watch, a wildling or just some bloke who happens to be walking past, only THEN are you safe from the inevitable body count. It's not a safe job, you know, being in one of these George R R Martin books...

TrishB 😄😄👍 3y
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A storm of swords part 2. Really good book!