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    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 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 someone pointed out that her ex fianc could still rape her as he desires and few would be able to stop him Darn.2 Eeny, meeny, miny, moeIt occurred to me halfway through a big battle that I didn t know who I was rooting for The defender is a cruel king and has a tenuous claim to the throne, but I like a few of the characters in his castle and feared what would happen to them if they lose The attacker would probably be a fair king, yet he is cold and dis...


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    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


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    WINTERFELLLLLLL obey your nerds is what i am learning.srsly 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 WINTERFELLLLLLL obey your nerds is what i am learning.srsly 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 th...


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    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 wereexciting for me in this 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 wereexciting for me in this book Minus the most clever and entertaining character to waddle through the pages of a fantasy book, who will go unnamed so I don t spoil the fact that he lived through the first book Okay, I may have given it away a little It s not that the characters went through any unrealistic shifts it s just that Martin let us get to know them even better and we got to watch how they responded to new situations Or at least I did You may not have even read A Clash of Kings yet Your loss I think enjoyed the first bo...


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    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 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 throughout that world and by the mid point getting nearly all of them into some form of political, roman...


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    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 muchthat 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 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 muchthat 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 Tha...


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    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 th 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 this type the HERO Sansa is one exception however she is a victim, and I found her perspective to be very uncomfortable But I found the tale of the novel s other non hero, barel...


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    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 Whew An...


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    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 I 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 develo...


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A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) 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 Deadvictims 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 Steeland 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

  • Paperback
  • 761 pages
  • A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
  • George R.R. Martin
  • English
  • 14 June 2019
  • 0553381695

About the Author: 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, 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