A Storm of Swords

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A Storm of Swords
Author George R. R. Martin
Audio read by Roy Dotrice
Cover artist Stephen Youll
Country United States
Language English
Series A Song of Ice and Fire
Genre Fantasy
Published 2000 (Voyager Books/UK & Bantam Spectra/US)
Pages 973
Award Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2001)
ISBN 0-553-10663-5 (US Hardback)
ISBN 0-00-224586-8 (UK Hardback)
OCLC 44676135
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3563.A7239 S7 2000
Preceded by A Clash of Kings
Followed by A Feast for Crows

A Storm of Swords is the third of seven planned books in A Song of Ice and Fire, a fantasy series written by George R. R. Martin. It was first released on 8 August 2000 in the United Kingdom, and in November 2000 in the United States.

A Storm of Swords won the 2001 Locus Award and 2002 Geffen Award for Best Novel and was nominated for the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Novel. It was also put up for the Hugo Award, but it lost to JK Rowling's novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Translations[change | change source]

  • Catalan: Tempesta d'espases
  • Croatian: Oluja mačeva
  • Dutch: Two volumes, Luitingh-Sijthoff (2001, 2002): Een storm van zwaarden 3A, Een storm van zwaarden 3B
  • Finnish: Two volumes, Kirjava (2005, 2006): Miekkamyrsky 1, Miekkamyrsky 2
  • French: Four volumes (Hardcover: Pygmalion (2001, 2002, 2003); paperback: J'ai Lu (2003, 2004)): Les brigands (hardcover) / Intrigues à Port-Réal (paperback), L'épée de feu, Les noces pourpres, La loi du régicide
  • German: Single volume, Fantasy Productions (2005): Schwertgewitter. Two volumes, Blanvalet (2001, 2002): Sturm der Schwerter, Die Königin der Drachen.
  • Greek
  • Hebrew: סופת החרבות‎ (Two volumes)
  • Hungarian: Single volume, Alexandra: Kardok vihara
  • Italian: Three volumes, Mondadori (2002, 2003): Tempesta di spade, I fiumi della guerra, Il portale delle tenebre.
  • Polish: Nawałnica mieczy
  • Portuguese: Two volumes: Saída de Emergência (2008, forthcoming): A Tormenta de Espadas, A Glória dos Traidores
  • Russian: Буря мечей
  • Serbian: Oluja mačeva
  • Spanish: Two volumes, Gilgamesh (2005): Tormenta de espadas I, Tormenta de espadas II.
  • Swedish: Three volumes, Kampen om Järntronen (1997, 2005), Kungarnas Krig (2006), Svärdets makt (2007)

Awards[change | change source]

  • Hugo Award – Best Novel (Nominated) – (2001)
  • Locus Award – Best Novel (Fantasy) (Won) – (2001)
  • Nebula Award – Best Novel (Nominated) – (2002)
  • Geffen Award – Best Fantasy Book (Won) – (2002)
  • Ignotus Award – Best Novel (Foreign) (Won) – (2006)