A review by alerasaul0
A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin

adventurous dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


 The saving grace, for me, in this book is the addition of Jaime Lannister as a POV character. GRRM has in interviews said several times how he likes to explore the themes of good and evil within the individual, he does this perfectly with Jaime. You start off thinking I knew it! he is a complete arrogant jerkwad with no redeeming qualities. Then he does some things and he is really quite witty and funny all the things you found so endearing in Tyrion too. Then it happens, you feel for him and you care for him. I can literally pin point the moment he became my favorite character SPOILERS (though out of context spoilers so it is very very minimal) "Sometimes he even wept, until he heard the Mummers laughing. Then he made his heart go dead and prayed for his fever to burn away his tears. Now I know how Tyrion has felt all those times they laughed at him." I would share more of that story but it actually makes me cry it's so sad. I loved him before I even knew about anything else, and you learn a lot from him 

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