This second novel of Martin's "New York Times" bestselling fantasy series, the sequel to "A Game of Thrones", transports readers to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare--where six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Includes 16-page preview of the upcoming hardcover, "A Storm ...
This second novel of Martin's "New York Times" bestselling fantasy series, the sequel to "A Game of Thrones", transports readers to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare--where six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Includes 16-page preview of the upcoming hardcover, "A Storm of Swords".
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simply brilliant, couldnt put it down,all the books are a really big read, well worth it.Im halfway through the third one A storm of swords.has got to be one of, if not the best series ive read! Enjoy!
Oct 5, 2012
Needs some serious reviewing
After I read the first volume, I decided to buy the rest of the series. How I whish I hadn't. The second volume is tiresome to read, a lot of references to the first volume (is that a new way to produce thick volumes!?). I found a lot of characters anoying. Lets put that in another perspective: To my experience the balance between anoying characters and not is lost. Which, in turn, made it hard to read. I even skipped pages at the end.
Aug 30, 2012
Excellent series (Game of Thrones) and this is book 2. If you enjoyed Game of Thrones, you will want to follow this series right through to the end.
May 24, 2012
nice followup book
better written, starting the in depth development of the Westeros storyline.
Jan 26, 2012
Clash is a Smash
Continuing where the first book began.....don't miss this followup...and learn more and more about what makes these characters tick.!!
Publishers Weekly, 1998-12-21 The second novel of Martin's titanic Song of Ice and Fire saga (A Game of Thrones, 1996) begins with Princess Arya Stark fleeing her dead father's capital of King's Landing, disguised as a boy. It ends with the princess, now known as Weasel, having led the liberation of the accursed castle of Harrenhal. In between, her actions map the further course of a truly epic fantasy set in a world bedecked with 8000 years of history, beset by an imminent winter that will last 10 years and bedazzled by swords and spells wielded to devastating effect by the scrupulous and unscrupulous alike. Standout characters besides Arya include Queen Cersei, so lacking in morals that she becomes almost pitiable; the queen's brother, the relentlessly ingenious dwarf Tyrion Lannister; and Arya's brother, Prince Brandon, crippled except when he runs with the wolves in his dreams. The novel is notable particularly for the lived-in quality of its world, created through abundant detail that dramatically increases narrative length even as it aids suspension of disbelief; for the comparatively modest role of magic (although with one ambitious young woman raising a trio of dragons, that may change in future volumes); and for its magnificent action-filled climax, an amphibious assault on King's Landing, now ruled by the evil Queen Cersei. Martin may not rival Tolkien or Robert Jordan, but he ranks with such accomplished medievalists of fantasy as Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. Here, he provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetitesĉand this is only the second course of a repast with no end in sight. Author tour. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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