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A Clash of Kings* : A Song of Ice and Fire Series : Book 2 - George R. R. Martin

A Clash of Kings*

A Song of Ice and Fire Series : Book 2

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Published: 16th June 1999
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Book Description

The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer’s son Joffrey - Queen Cersei’s son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable.

In Dragonstone, Robert’s brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm’s End - and Eddard Stark’s fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell.

A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis’s child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer’s end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come...

The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King’s daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.

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A Clash of Kings*
 
4.5

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  • Compelling characters (8)
  • Takes you to another world (7)
  • Well written (7)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to follow (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (4)
  • Older readers (3)
  • Travel reading (3)
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2.0

Bit hard to follow

By Dee

from Melbourne

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Pros

  • Compelling Characters

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow

Best Uses

  • Travel Reading

Comments about A Clash of Kings*:

Delivery up to normal expectation.

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5.0

love this sort of books

By Mors

from Forbes

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  • Takes You To Another World
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      great reading

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      5.0

      A great chapter to a fantastic series!

      By Sean, Fantasy nut.

      from Sydney, AU

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      Pros

      • Compelling Characters
      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Original Story
      • Takes You To Another World
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Any Fantasy Fan
        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Travel Reading

        Comments about A Clash of Kings*:

        I bought the entire after being given A Dance With Dragons (haven't read it yet!) and since A Game Of Thrones' Prologue I was hooked. Just finished ACOK, A long read, but totally worth every hour I put into it!

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        5.0

        A piece of an epic saga.

        By TerriV

        from Melbourne, AU

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        Pros

        • Compelling Characters
        • Takes You To Another World
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Difficult To Follow

        Best Uses

        • Bookworms
        • Fans of the TV Show

        Comments about A Clash of Kings*:

        It's a complicated book, but that's because it's a complicated story. It will take a while to read, but it's totally worth it, along with the rest of the series.

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        As always Booktopia delivered quickly and the book was in great condition. I will never buy books elsewhere again.

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        4.0

        A Clash Of Kings

        By Doggy 381

        from Melbourne, AU

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        Pros

        • Compelling Characters
        • Takes You To Another World
        • Well Written

        Cons

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          • Gift
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          Comments about A Clash of Kings*:

          Kept the interest up from the previous book. I don't want to sleep, I just want to keep reading the rest of the series.

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          5.0

          Fantastic Fantasy

          By Neats1907

          from Darwin, AU

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              Comments about A Clash of Kings*:

              The series is fantastic

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              5.0

              A worthy sequel.

              By WiL

              from Canberra, ACT

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              Pros

              • Compelling Characters
              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Original Story
              • Takes You To Another World
              • Well Written

              Cons

              • Difficult To Follow

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers
              • Travel Reading

              Comments about A Clash of Kings*:

              Compelling and unique characters bring to life a remarkably human story and still meets all your expectations of great fantasy literature!

              Martin's style, telling the story from the point of view of each of his characters in turn, can at times be difficult to follow but in the end really does the intrigues justice.

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              5.0

              Martin delivers gold

              By Cappi

              from melbourne

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              Pros

              • Compelling Characters
              • Easy To Read
              • Takes You To Another World
              • Well Written

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                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about A Clash of Kings*:

                Pure gold

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                'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best' Time Magazine

                'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome' SFX '

                The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads ... Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias' Guardian

                George R. R. Martin

                George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

                Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin's first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: "The Hero," sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.

                In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern.

                As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973-1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976-1978. He wrote part-time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher.

                In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.

                Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.

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                ISBN: 9780006479895
                ISBN-10: 0006479898
                Series: Song of Ice and Fire
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 752
                Published: 16th June 1999
                Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
                Dimensions (cm): 11.0 x 17.8  x 5.8
                Weight (kg): 0.5