Fae Friday – The Longest Book I’ve Read

Happy Fae Friday everyone! I have now officially been back in The Netherlands for more than two weeks. I’m doing a lot better now than when I first moved here in January. Probably because my family is here too now, and August just is a less depressing month!

Fae Friday is hosted by Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Here is this week’s prompt: longest book

“Faeries are known to have exceptionally long lives, and in certain lore, they’re immortal. The prompt this week is inspired by longevity. This week this curious wannabe fae wants to know: What is the longest/largest book you have read?”

If you’re getting a feeling of deja vu, that’s justified, because my last Top Ten Tuesday post was also about large books I’ve read! This time I’m going to highlight the very largest, though.

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A Storm of Swords book cover

A Storm of Swords

By George R.R. Martin



Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as alliances are made and broken.

Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun.

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. And as opposing forces manoeuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by a horde of mythical Othersβ€”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…

So… how many pages are in this book??

Low key surprised how little spoilers this blurb contains. I mean, Joffrey has been sitting on the Iron Throne since the end of book 1/start of book 2. But anyway. I have a fancy paperback version of the series that decided to split book 3 and book 5 in two, but of course both of these were originally published in one binding. So tallying up the page number of both book threes, it comes in at a whopping 1262 pages!

huge.

I’m honestly still surprised I’ve read all these books. Although when I attempted a reread I abandoned that idea before I finished book one… Maybe I’ll try again if ever the sixth book comes out? But anyway, A Storm of Swords is my favorite book in the whole series, because so much happened! I remember almost throwing the book through my room in anger, and going to sleep mad. Except ten minutes later I picked up the book again because I had to know what happened next. I’m guessing that most of you who have read the books or seen the show know which part I’m talking about here.

I really hope that Martin finished these books, because even though I know how the show ends, I want to know how the books end too!

And there it is! I don’t very often read super large books like this anymore, but I am still drawn to them in bookstores. I mean, tomes like this are hard to miss!

What about you, do you like to read large books?

You can find my past Fae Friday posts here!

2 Comments

  1. September 4, 2020 / 6:42 pm

    That length definitely scares me! I read the first GoT book but I’m still a little scared to start the rest of the series just because they’re so massive!

    • simonevanheijst
      Author
      September 4, 2020 / 7:39 pm

      They are so huge! I liked that my editions are broken down a bit, because no way would I have read the whole series if two of those books had more than 1000 pages πŸ˜‚

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