I will now be taking over hosting duties! Here’s a bit of information about A Storm of Swords, including our reading schedule for July and August! I am pretty excited about this one since I hear it is a tad different from the HBO show, and after watching this season, specifically after watching “The Red Wedding”, I just can’t wait to see the emotions that this one is going to bring.
Series: A Song of Ice and Fire #3
Publisher: Bantam BooksPublication Date: March 4, 2003
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. . .
July 6-13: Prologue to Tyrion II (Chapter 12)
July 14-20: Tyrion II to Arya IV (Chapter 22)
July 21 – 27: Arya IV to Tyrion IV (Chapter 32)
July 28 – August 3: Tyrion IV to Dany IV (Chapter 42)
August 4 – 10: Dany IV to Arya XI (Chapter 52)
August 11 – 17: Arya XI to Jaime VII (Chapter 62)
August 18 – 24: Jaime VII to Jaime IX (Chapter 72)
August 25-31: Jaime IX through Epilogue (end!!)
Let me know if this schedule is confusing or wrong, it isn’t easy with a book that has so many formats and pages!!
For more information on this read along, check out my intro post, anyone can join! Also don’t forget to join the Twitter chat using #SOIFRA ! Happy reading!!