Disorganized Thoughts and Opinions on A Storm of Swords

Please don’t read this post if you want to read George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords and you don’t want spoilers. Because this post is full of spoilers.

  • All of my favorite characters survived this book!
  • I’m actually somewhat glad that Catelyn died; from the beginning of the series, I never liked her because she wrote off Jon Snow because he was a bastard. But it looks like she came back as a zombie. Ugh.
  • Shae was obviously going to betray Tyrion, and I wish he had realized that sooner, even though I think he knew it deep down.
  • I wanted Sansa to fall in love with Tyrion, but of course, things never end well for the dwarf, and Sansa is way too superficial to see past appearances.
  • Davos’s POV bored me at first, but as the book went on, I started to like him more and more.
  • I’m glad that Samwell Tarly had a POV in this book; he is one of my favorite characters even though his simpering gets annoying sometimes.
  • Brienne is awesome. I wish she had more “screen time” in the book, and I hope she has a POV in the next one.
  • I started off hating Jaime Lannister, but I actually like him now. Still hate Cersei, though.
  • I have never been happier at a fictional character’s death than I was when Joffrey died.
  • I wish Jon Snow hadn’t broken his vows with Ygritte. I sort of wanted to see him as a very pure, honorable person, which he still is, but even so…
  • It seems like Daenerys did the wrong thing by sending Jorah Mormont away. I really want to like Dany, but at the same time, she gets on my nerves because she has so much power and she’s only a kid. I guess I’m jealous because she has dragons, and I don’t. 🙂
  • I actually like Stannis Baratheon, although I’m not quite sure why. I just wish he hadn’t fallen in with Melisande. (And why does it seem like every fantasy novel has a character called Melisande?)
  • Arya is starting to get on my nerves, and I’m glad she ended up traveling with the Hound.
  • There is a lot of repetition of how ugly Tyrion is, how ugly Brienne is, and so on. We are constantly reminded of how characters look, although I still picture Sansa with blond hair rather than auburn.
  • The character I relate to most is probably Sansa. She’s a bit of an airhead and doesn’t have a ton of common sense, and she pretty much has always listened to authority figures, so much that she doesn’t seem to have a mind of her own most of the time. As much as I want to relate to one of the stronger female characters, I just can’t. If I was a character in this series, I’d be Sansa.
  • Lysa was horribly whiny. I have no idea why she loves Petyr Baelish so much… I find him creepy and gross, but I liked him more when he shoved Lysa to her death.