A Clash of Kings

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Book 2 from A Song of Ice and Fire series

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In “A Clash of Kings,” George R.R. Martin’s epic saga continues in a world of blood, prophecy, and war. As factions vie for the Iron Throne, dark omens foretell doom. Martin weaves a tale of power, betrayal, and ambition, where the price of glory is measured in blood.

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Number of pages: 928

Published: 01 September 2011

SKU: 9780007447831 Categories: , Tags: , , ,

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In the grand tapestry of fantasy literature, few sequels have managed to escalate the enthralling blend of political intrigue, ancient magic, and complex character dynamics as George R.R. Martin’s “A Clash of Kings.” As the second installment in the groundbreaking series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” which has captured the imaginations of millions worldwide and inspired the critically acclaimed HBO and Sky TV series “Game of Thrones,” this novel deepens the epic saga of power, betrayal, and ambition.

Set against the sprawling backdrop of Westeros, a land where the lust for the Iron Throne brews incessant conflict and chaos, “A Clash of Kings” transports readers from the haunted shores of Dragonstone to the frozen realms of Winterfell. The realm is fragmented, torn asunder by five rival factions each claiming sovereignty, while dark omens and ancient prophecies foretell bloodshed and despair.

As a blood-red comet slashes the sky, signaling doom, the narrative weaves through the lives of kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen. Martin masterfully explores themes of power and its price, the bonds of family and the poison of enmity, all while the specter of supernatural horror looms, threatening to engulf the world of the living.

In “A Clash of Kings,” alliances are forged and shattered, loyalties are tested, and the quest for the throne intensifies, revealing the multifaceted nature of ambition and the myriad paths to power. With its intricate plotting, richly developed characters, and a setting that breathes with life and history, George R.R. Martin not only defines the modern fantasy epic but elevates it, offering a narrative that is as compelling as it is complex.

For fans of high fantasy and newcomers alike, “A Clash of Kings” is an unforgettable journey into a world where the battle for supremacy is relentless, the stakes are unimaginable, and the price of glory is measured in blood. Martin’s unparalleled storytelling invites readers to immerse themselves in the strife and splendor of Westeros, where the cold winds are rising, and the clash of kings resonates with the promise of legend.

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Weight 640 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 5.1 cm
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