Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2), A

George R.R. Martin
THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK TWO In this thrilling sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any we have ever experienced. A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which 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, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.


Reviewed: 2020-06-17

I started this book a couple of days after finishing the first and I must say, unlike the first book I was engaged completely from the start. Mr. Martin shows us again in this book why he is, in my opinion, a master storyteller. This book only took me a little over a week to read and I have read it a couple of times since. I don't believe that gave me so many mixed feelings before this one. I have read many sequels to books that made me disappointed because the story seems to lack the appeal of the first but few that made me want to go back and reread it so I could enjoy the story again and this is one of the few. I gladly give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Reviewed: 2016-06-16
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