Reader Review: Long and bloody, but good. I'm currently on the fourth book, so I'm willing to deal with the length and the gore. This is the second book, and you definitely need to read the first one first to know what is going on. Once you do that, you will read the subsequent books. It's about kings and castles and intrigues, wars, arranged marriages, and death.
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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.
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|Release Date: 01-01-2003|
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A Clash of Kings
At Winterfell they had called her "Arya Horseface" and she'd thought nothing could be worse, but that was before the orphan boy Lommy Greenhands had named her "Lumpyhead."
Her head felt lumpy when she touched it. When Yoren had dragged her into that alley she'd thought he meant to kill her, but the sour old man had only held her tight, sawing through her mats and tangles with his dagger. She remembered how the breeze sent the fistfuls of dirty brown hair skittering across the paving stones, toward the sept where her father had died. "I'm taking men and boys from the city," Yoren growled as the sharp steel scrapedat her head. "Now you hold still, boy." By the time he had finished, her scalp was nothing but tufts and stubble.
Afterward he told her that from there to Winterfell she'd be Arry the orphan boy. "Gate shouldn't be hard, but the road's another matter. You got a long way to go in bad company. I got thirty this time, men and boys all bound for the Wall, and don't be thinking they're like that bastard brother o' yours." He shook her. "Lord Eddard gave me pick o' the dungeons, and I didn't find no little lordlings down there. This lot, half o' them would turn you over to the queen quick as spit for a pardon and maybe a few silvers. The other half'd do the same, only they'd rape you first. So you keep to yourself and make your water in the woods,alone. That'll be the hardest part, the pissing, so don't drink no more'n you need."
Leaving King's Landing was easy, just like he'd said. The Lannister guardsmen on the gate were stopping everyone, but Yoren called one by name and their wagons were
Title: A Clash of Kings January 24, 2014 So this leads on from the surprise at the end of book one, and deals with the aftermath, and how the characters cope or machinate in their various ways.
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Number of Comments: 4 Rating(s) 3 Review(s)
The story builds
Reviewer: A reader from UK
To me this series is about man's struggle for power, and the politics behind that. The characters are well-drawn, and make me glad that I'm not of royal blood nor a soldier...
January 24, 2014
So this leads on from the surprise at the end of book one, and deals with the aftermath, and how the characters cope or machinate in their various ways.
June 26, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from SEATTLE, WA USA
Long and bloody, but good. I'm currently on the fourth book, so I'm willing to deal with the length and the gore. This is the second book, and you definitely need to read the first one first to know what is going on. Once you do that, you will read the subsequent books. It's about kings and castles and intrigues, wars, arranged marriages, and death.
love the second book
April 10, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from NEWBURGH, NY USA
After reading the first book A Game of Thrones I became thoroughly upset with George Martin. His writing is beautiful and the characters he creates so real. So when his story goes in a direction I dislike such as when the the hero dies at the end and the bad guy wins, I just want to scream and stop reading. Unfortunately, I am too invested in the story, lol.
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