THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the second volume in George R.R. Martin magnificent cycle of novels that includes "A Game of Thrones" and "A Storm of Swords." As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. ...
THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the second volume in George R.R. Martin magnificent cycle of novels that includes "A Game of Thrones" and "A Storm of Swords." As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R.R. Martin stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A CLASH OF KINGS A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which 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, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles. "From the Trade Paperback edition.""
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.!!
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