A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin

Into the Wild

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Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead...victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's Landing. Robert's two brothers each seek their own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers.

A Clash of Kings transports us into a magnificent, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and wartime. It is a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside.

Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all of the land feels the tremors.

Audacious, inventive, brilliantly imagined, A Clash of Kings is a novel of dazzling beauty and boundless enchantment;a tale of pure excitement you will never forget.



Title : A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
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ISBN : 0553381695
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 761 pages


Reviews


Cassy rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2016

This isn’t going to be a cutesy review. I am well into the third book. I fear that if I don’t blurt out my thoughts about this one soon, then all the books in the series are going to meld together in my memory. Here are my three main impressions: 1. Bleak, dreary, and dismal Don’t expect any happin...


karen rated it ★★★★★

July 07, 2012

WINTERFELLLLLLL!! obey your nerds. is what i am learning.srsly - i was never going to read this series, but once i started... it is like a drug. and - yes - i watched season two before i read this book, but i am not going to wait for seasons 3-4 to read the next one, no way, because i am hooked an...


Melissa rated it ★★★★☆

April 17, 2011

It was right about at the beginning of George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings, the second book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, that I admitted to myself that I wanted to quit my job and everything else in my life so I could stay home and read all day. I resisted the urge. I’m still not quit...


John rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 20, 2012

If long Fantasy stories have fundamental rules, they probably go like this: 1) create a rich world, 2) put interesting characters in it, and 3) mix up some sequence of interesting things happening around them, happening to them, and being done by them. Martin’s first novel in this series, A Game...


Mohammed rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2017

مات ملك، أنبثق 5 ملوك كل منهم يري إنه الملك الشرعي..وأنقسمت البلاد هذا غير ملك قادم بجيشه من أرض الجليد، وملكة قادمة من وراء البحار بالتنانين والنار سبع ملوك في مملكة واحدة .. ماذا تتوقع أن يحدث؟ صـــراع الــملــوك اﻷنشودة الثانية في أغنية الجليد والنار، إنشودة ملحمية لحروب الملوك علي عرشهم..وصراع اﻷ...


mark rated it ★★★★★

February 14, 2011

Everyone seems to agree that George R.R. Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire are titans in the genre of Epic Fantasy. True, true. Everyone also seems to agree that the best characters are Tyrion, Arya, and Jon Snow. They are indeed wondrous characters. They are heroes. They fail many times, but in...


Candace rated it ★★★★☆

May 15, 2016

Whew! Another one down. These have got to be some of the longest audiobooks that I've ever listened to. Yet, despite the length, I cannot pull myself away from this series. I am completely hooked on this sordid and gory saga. The second book in the series, 'A Clash of Kings' picks up the story and...


Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★★

February 13, 2016

This is the Imp’s hour; this is the Imp’s book. Forget about Dany, and forget about Jon Snow because this is the book where we get to see the true quality of Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion is my favourite character in this series, so I’m somewhat biased in my review. For me, he is the most unique, and...


Kai rated it ★★★★☆

September 02, 2017

“Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.” So. Many. Pages. But I did it! It was a great read, but less satisfying than A Game of Thrones . I'm not entirely sure why, but I think the many Kings and their battles were a little tiring. So here are the many POVs, starting with the chapters I...


Etnik rated it ★★★★★

August 19, 2015

You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog! I HAVE NO WORDS,just as the first one,perfection.After Game of Thrones ending,with the head on the spike and the naked mother of dragons with her dragons in her body,you can imagine my level of excitement.I recall reading this in 6...





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