A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings

George R.R. Martin / Dec 07, 2019
A Clash of Kings Alternate cover edition can be found here 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 gre
  • Title: A Clash of Kings
  • Author: George R.R. Martin
  • ISBN: 9780553381696
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternate cover edition can be found here 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 deadctims of royal treachery Now, from the ancient citadel of DragonAlternate cover edition can be found here 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 deadctims 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 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 wartime 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 steeld 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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      • 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 Martin s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico He is a member of Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America he was South Central Regional Director 1977 1979, and Vice President 1996 1998 , and of Writers Guild of America, West uscmillan author george

    112 Comments

    1. This isn t going to be a cutesy review I am well into the third book I fear that if I don t blurt out my thoughts about this one soon, then all the books in the series are going to meld together in my memory Here are my three main impressions 1 Bleak, dreary, and dismalDon t expect any happiness in this book Martin is merciless with his characters And if you do see a bright light, don t trust it One character learned she won t have to marry an abusive, horrible guy She and I were elated Then som [...]


    2. Instead of writing a review, I m just going to post a list of the facial expressions I made while reading this book However I feel this one most accurately sums up A Clash of Kings


    3. WINTERFELLLLLLL obey your nerds is what i am learningsly i was never going to read this series, but once i started it is like a drug and yes i watched season two before i read this book, but i am not going to wait for seasons 3 4 to read the next one, no way, because i am hooked and I MUST KNOW and if any one of you people spoils the third book for me, i am going to make one of those torture devices with the bucket, the rat, and the torch, and it is bye bye stomach for you i see now why it takes [...]


    4. It was right about at the beginning of George R R Martin s A Clash of Kings, the second book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, that I admitted to myself that I wanted to quit my job and everything else in my life so I could stay home and read all day I resisted the urge I m still not quite sure if I made the right decision.You think you know someone, and then you read the second book about her Or him Though, for the most part, the changes of the hers were exciting for me in this book Minus [...]


    5. If long Fantasy stories have fundamental rules, they probably go like this 1 create a rich world, 2 put interesting characters in it, and 3 mix up some sequence of interesting things happening around them, happening to them, and being done by them Martin s first novel in this series, A Game of Thrones, fulfilled all three swimmingly He forged one of the deepest Fantasy realms since Tolkien, with a mythology, culture and history He spun characters of a few key families and then scattering them th [...]


    6. Re ReadI freaking finished it I have to admit I have watched, well own the boxsets, of all the shows up to the current one I can t watch is because I don t have HBO But I digress There really isn t much that I can say that hasn t already been said etc and so on I will just add a few excerpts and some pictures and some thoughts That stuff I love Jon Snow It seems like he didn t have much in the book A few of the characters I love didn t have a lot of stuff going on in this book But they will be [...]



    7. Everyone seems to agree that George R.R Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire are titans in the genre of Epic Fantasy True, true Everyone also seems to agree that the best characters are Tyrion, Arya, and Jon Snow They are indeed wondrous characters They are heroes They fail many times, but in a way they are infallible they are so incredibly sympathetic, they are always trying to do the right thing, they have kindness empathy bravery loyalty In fact nearly every voice in the first two novels is of t [...]


    8. Whew Another one down These have got to be some of the longest audiobooks that I ve ever listened to Yet, despite the length, I cannot pull myself away from this series I am completely hooked on this sordid and gory saga.The second book in the series, A Clash of Kings picks up the story and submerges readers in action and adventure With all of the new kings coming forward to lay claim to different lands and all of the battles, I found myself again, lost at times There are so many moving parts an [...]


    9. This is the Imp s hour this is the Imp s book Forget about Dany, and forget about Jon Snow because this is the book where we get to see the true quality of Tyrion Lannister Tyrion is my favourite character in this series, so I m somewhat biased in my review For me, he is the most unique, and original, character that George R.R Martin has written He is wise beyond his years and has developed an acute perception of things he knows his own place in the world and he knows exactly what it is Instead [...]


    10. Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them So Many Pages But I did it It was a great read, but less satisfying thanA Game of Thrones I m not entirely sure why, but I think the many Kings and their battles were a little tiring.So here are the many POVs, starting with the chapters I liked the most down to the ones I didn t Tyrion Unexpected turns, witty and intruigingDaenerys New unknown lands and strange magic, dragons Arya Danger, Jaqen H ghar, and many different facesSansa King s Landing [...]


    11. You can find the full review and about this book on my blog I HAVE NO WORDS,just as the first one,perfection.After Game of Thrones ending,with the head on the spike and the naked mother of dragons with her dragons in her body,you can imagine my level of excitement.I recall reading this in 6 days,and I am proud about that.For my opinion the first one was better than this,but still this one was almost as enjoyable as the first.My favorite is Daenerys Targaryen,I just like to read about her and th [...]


    12. While reading A Clash of Kings for the second time, it struck me that George R.R Martin makes writing fantasy seem insultingly effortless At first glance, Martin hardly bothers to do than sketch his characters, yet they become legends so quickly.For example, Quorin Halfhand is a brother in the Night s Watch He eats an egg and has perhaps five lines, but he is a character that readers will find difficult to forget Why is he called halfhand Well, he lost all but the thumb and an index finger of h [...]


    13. 1 A Game of Thrones readASOIAF Read Along Hosted by Riley from Riley Marie, Elizabeth from Liz Loves Literature, and Kayla from BOOKadoodles Well, no one said this title was misleading When GRRM named this A Clash of Kings he couldn t have been right This review will contain SPOILERS Please refrain from reading if you have not read this book or its predecessor, A Game of Thrones So, we have the king sitting on the Iron Throne, Joffrey We have Theon s father crowing himself King of the Iron Isla [...]


    14. It s been a long time since I ve read a series of books When I was a kid, my dad read The Hardy Boys before my brother and I went to sleep That was a nice bedtime ritual so nice we never had the heart to tell him The Hardy Boys sucked A little bit later on, I worked my way through The Berenstain Bears, which taught me not to watch too much T.V get greedy, or talk to strangers Oddly enough, it taught me to trust bears, which is probably not the best message to impart to an impressionable child Du [...]


    15. I know what you re thinking Only 4 stars Yeah I shall tell you why First, because getting to the halfway mark of this book took me 11 days In my edition, which was 807 pages of book, that s about 400 pages I read than half that just today, so 11 days is a LONG time for me to get into a story Secondly, because so much of this book felt like set up and maneuverings and I was ready for stuff to happen A Game of Thrones had me on the edge of my seat almost from the word go , and Clash just didn t h [...]


    16. Power resides where men believe it resides No and no less If A Game of Thrones was the introduction to the characters, setting the scene for the later trials and conflicts then A Clash of Kings is the angrier, battle fuelled brother Four men strive to take the Iron Throne from the newest King currently sat on it All the while Daenerys is over in the east with her Khalasar looking for ships and growing famous as the Mother of Dragons day by day We are introduced to the new religion of The Lord [...]


    17. Kill your darlings is a popular piece of advice given in creative writing classes it s the concept that you shouldn t ever be afraid to take drastic and destructive action on your precious baby of a novel in order to move the plot forward or improve the story George RR Martin should be held up as the gold standard of this rule, since his books might as well come labeled with a giant Don t Get Too Attached warning It isn t just major and beloved characters Eddard Stark, you will be avenged that g [...]


    18. In the wake of King Robert s death, five men lay claim to his crown The Mother of Dragons builds her khalazar as magic slowly returns to the world Jon Snow braves the wilds beyond the Wall Tyrion Lannister struggles to hold the power behind the Throne And Winterfell harbors a viper in its midstLike I said before, it s hard to write a teaser for a book this size Look at it You could club a narwhal to death with it if you were so inclined.The epic of The Song of Ice and Fire continues to unfold in [...]


    19. This might be my favorite book in the entire series If the first book is of an introduction to George Martin s cruel world, A CLASH OF KINGS is a straight up feats of nastiness and goodiness because, you know, the books is perfect.Shit starts to go down really fast or as fast as it can go for a 800 pages book We see Arya starting to become a badass, Tyrion being just as badass as before, Daenerys becoming a badass b ch and, my favorite, Robb being the one to rule them all So overall a badass bo [...]


    20. N.B When it comes to spoilers, I m going to be talking rather liberally about the events of A Game of Thrones, so if you have not read the first book and want to remain spoiler free, stop reading now I have avoided major spoilers for this book.Suddenly everyone and his butler wants to be king In A Game of Thrones, we had the distinct pleasure of watching a kingdom fall apart as various individuals and their families jockeyed for positions of power With A Clash of Kings, George R.R Martin moves b [...]


    21. There are two new characters Davos Seaworth and Theon Greyjoy.I like this book but personally, I prefer the first book, A Game of Thrones than this book.A Clash of Kings is my least favourite book of A Song of Ice and Fire.


    22. If the first book, A Game of Thrones felt to me a little like stepping into an iron maiden, its sequel A Clash of Kings felt like slipping on a well smithied gauntlet Ooooh yeahfeel it.The problem with the first book was that I felt poked and prodded with a 101 different characters, all new to me and all with their own disparate agendas It took me half the book just to get the names straight and it s a huge honkin book But with A Clash of Kings there aren t nearly as many new characters and new [...]


    23. I m re band wagon jumping Back a bunch of years ago, I guess in 2005 when Feast for Crows finally came out I picked up a specially priced copy, 3.99 copy of Game of Thrones to find out what it was about George RRRRRRRRR Martin this is how I sometimes say his name in real life, and always say it in my head, lots of ARE s that caused so many people to crave his books and get so disappointed each time the publication date for Feast for Crows came and went without a book being released I don t like [...]


    24. 6 Game of thrones 2016 100% , , , , 1000 , , , .H H , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Game of Thrones , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .


    25. My brain is fried xD I ve been reading like crazy I don t sleep I read These books are so addictive You just HAVE to know what happens next and that keeps me up at night Damn you Martin P



    26. Fuck this book.Fuck.Fuck books 3, 4, and 5 that I haven t even read yet.Fuck book 6 that better be getting written at this very moment.Fuck the characters that I hate and are evil pieces of shit but seem to be the ones that survive.Fuck the characters I love because I know I m going to see them get picked off by Mr Martin one by one.Last but not least, fuck me for getting hopelessly hooked on this series in the first place The fucking end 5 Ninja Bunnehs Flipping Everyone Off


    27. Only reread the Jon parts, why it took me 2 weeks I have no clue Rereading this cause iv e been rewatching the show and it made want to read a few of the books I ll probably only read about 2 though they are so long THE REVIEWWhy this book I m a fan of the TV seriesWhat I thoughtThis wasn t as close to the show as the first one which was refreshing It seemed like almost everything that happened on the show happened it the background It made everything new and fresh That being said, I loved the b [...]



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