A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3)

A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin

Holy amazeballs! This is easily my favorite so far. This one takes off running and never slows down. It was very hard at times to pace myself and not just tear through it because I wanted - needed - to know what was going to happen next. Martin is a master storyteller and the various narratives he's crafted in the first two books continues to build here until it reaches max capacity - and then just keeps going. And that ending

Catelyn's resurrection and paling around with the Robin Hood gang

(show spoiler)

- wow. I couldn't believe it when I heard that was left out of the show, because I can't wait to see what Martin's going to do with that. 

 

And how about that kill count, eh? 

 

Happiest death:

Joffrey, hand's down. Tywin's a close second.

(show spoiler)

 

Most upsetting death:

Prince Oberyn Martell, my prince of salty goodness. You were too precious for this world.

 

Also, Lysa Arryn. I absolutely hated her character, but what a miserable, loveless and lonely life she led. And then betrayed at the last second. 

(show spoiler)

 

Most predictable death:

ROBB YOU IDIOT!

(show spoiler)

 

Death worthiest of a Darwin award:

Hope you had a nice fall, Balon Greyjoy. May you make it to that pearly ship in the sky, or whatever.

(show spoiler)

 

Just die already:

Gregor, Littlefinger, and Roose Bolton and his little Bastard too, and all the Freys.

(show spoiler)