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A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin
A Clash of Kings
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.George R. R. Martin, a writer of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination, has created a landmark of fantasy fiction. In his widely acclaimed A Game of Thrones, he introduced us to an extraordinary world of... show more
THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.George R. R. Martin, a writer of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination, has created a landmark of fantasy fiction. In his widely acclaimed A Game of Thrones, he introduced us to an extraordinary world of wonder, intrigue, and adventure. Now, in the eagerly awaited second volume in this epic saga, he once again proves himself a master myth-maker, setting a standard against which all other fantasy novels will be measured for years to come.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 warfare. 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553108033 (0553108034)
ASIN: 553108034
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 761
Edition language: English
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Linda78
Linda78 rated it
4.0 A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2)
If the first book was all set up, this book was for kicking back in your comfy chair, putting your feet up and settling in for the long haul. There were a lot of repeating motifs and themes throughout this book and the various storylines, but Martin never uses them in quite the same way. It makes it...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
4.5 Clash of Kings -
I feel like everyone has already said what I would say. This book was just everything I wanted. Starting on Storm of Swords immediately.
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it
4.0 I'm Weak!
I'm weak! I've been reading this only in dribs and drabs. I hate this series but I can't look away. I have to know. I can't be left out in the cold. I'm weak! I can't pass up good, solid writing and the mystery of this entire series has me captivated. As long as a few characters stay alive I can liv...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
5.0 A Clash of Kings
I love the tv show and love to read, but I had put off reading these books because I thought they might be difficult to understand. For me, they flow easily, and I enjoy every word. I do think watching the show first helped because I know many of the characters and lands in my mind already. Tyrio...
Wortmagieblog
Wortmagieblog rated it
5.0 Ein zukünftiger Klassiker
Westeros erbebt unter Kämpfen um den Eisernen Thron. Der Anspruch des Kindskönig Joffrey wird von seinen Onkeln Stannis und Renly Baratheon angefochten, da er angeblich nicht der rechtmäßige Erbe des verstorbenen König Robert Baratheon ist. Die Baratheon-Brüder kämpfen allerdings auch gegeneinander,...
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