- Paperback: 928 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (September 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780007447831
- ISBN-13: 978-0007447831
- ASIN: 0007447833
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 662 g
- Customer reviews: 4,905 customer ratings
A Clash of Kings (Reissue) Paperback – 1 September 2011
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'Colossal, staggering... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world ... one of the greats of fantasy literature' SFX 'This is one of those rare and effortless reads' ROBIN HOBB 'George R.R. Martin is one of our very best writers, and this is one of his very best books' RAYMOND E. FEIST 'Such a splendid tale. I read my eyes out - I couldn't stop till I'd finished and it was dawn' ANNE MCCAFFREY 'George Martin is assuredly a new master craftsman in the guild of heroic fantasy' KATHARINE KERR 'Few created worlds are as imaginative and diverse' JANNY WURTS
About the Author
George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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This book was as good as the first. RR. Martin is a very talented writer. There are 1000 characters, and you sometimes get a little lost on who belongs to you, but it doesn't distract from the story. Even though he writes about a fictional world, he doesn't make up words just to make them up. He makes those 1000 pages fly by.
I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next. If you haven't tried this series yet, I highly recommend it.
Here, competing lords are vying for the Iron Throne -- the kingship of Westeros. The people of the North seek to break away and become an independent kingdom under the leadership of the Young Wolf, Robb Stark of Winterfell. This is a great story.
Lord Tyrion Lannister dominates this second novel, but the other main characters (and many of the minor ones) are equally unforgettable and all are highly nuanced. The story sweeps forward as lords vie for the right to be the king. Don't miss this one. RJB.
This is the second book to the series and I love the allegories of this book which can be related to reality where power grab is common and often the order of the day.
This books pick up from where the Game of Thrones left after the throne was succeeded by the son of Robert Baratheon, Joffrey Baratheon. Yet his succession to the Iron Throne is packed with controversies. This is the very same reason that prompted others to claim for the same throne.
But what I find to be most frustrating was Stannis is claim to the throne is based on his legitimate succession as the eldest sibling of the former king but why the hell would his younger brother Renly made the same claim? Wouldn’t it be great if Stannis and Renly were on the same side against the Lannisters but that is how deep and complex the story and plots of the series that’s why I love it.
I reccommend this to all the fans of the Game of Thrones series and those who are seeking books that has some element of political allegories in it. The same reason why I am reading the series aside from being fan of the popular TV series.
As I said above the series is amazing and enlightening as I look at it from the perspective of political allegory.