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

A Song of Ice and Fire (2) - A Clash of Kings

Part of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series
Fantasy   Game of Thrones   

RRP £9.99

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This rich and astonishing saga continues, as Martin reigns supreme over his spellbinding lands. The sequel to A Game of Thrones lives up to and exceeds expectations. Again we follow three main tales: five Kings ruthlessly fighting to claim the Seven Kingdoms, a potential Queen plotting a triumphant return and and then there's The Wall, just what is happening north of The Wall?

With treachery and murder rife in the first novel, some new and formidable characters are introduced. The author is adept at handling so large a cast, they all feel absolutely essential to the story. The younger characters are having to discover an inner core of steel; who if anyone are they able to trust? Alliances are forged in water, lives are balanced on a knifes edge, luck can not be depended upon; wile and strategy rule.

Martin weaves his bewitching tale, in such a powerful and satisfying way, you live in the narrative alongside his characters. By the end of the novel, you will want to plunge straight into the next, so you can continue to live in this vivid and captivating world. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like George R. R. Martin you might also like to read books by Joe Abercrombie, Maria Dahvana Headley and Karen Miller.

Synopsis

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

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A CLASH OF KINGS is the second volume in the series. Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising. From the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding lands of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms stake their claims through tempest, turmoil and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky - a comet the colour of blood and flame - five factions struggle for control of a divided land. Brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Against a backdrop of incest, fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory is measured in blood.

Song of Ice and Fire series:
1. A Game of Thrones
2. A Clash of Kings
3. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow
4. A Storm of Swords 2 : Blood and Gold
5. A Feast for Crows
6. A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust
7. A Dance with Dragons 2 : After the Feast

Reviews

'Nobody does fantasy quite like George R.R. Martin'
Sunday Times

'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

About the Author

George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin published his first story in 1971 and quickly rose to prominence, winning four HUGO and two NEBULA AWARDs in quick succession before he turned his attention to fantasy with the historical horror novel FEVRE DREAM, now a Fantasy Masterwork. Since then he has won every major award in the fields of fantasy, SF and horror. His magnificent epic saga A Song of Ice and Fire is redefining epic fantasy for a new generation. George R. R. Martin lives in New Mexico.

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Book Info

Publication date

27th March 2014

Author

George R. R. Martin

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Publisher

HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
752 pages

Categories

Fantasy
Game of Thrones

Fantasy

ISBN

9780007548248

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