A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin

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 dead...victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretende...

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

TitleA Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
Release DateMay 28th, 2002
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy

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

  • Cassy
    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 ha...
  • karen
    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 t...
  • Melissa Rudder
    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 ...
  • John Wiswell
    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 c...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    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 more 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...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    مات ملك، أنبثق 5 ملوك كل منهم يري إنه الملك الشرعي..وأنقسمت البلادهذا غير ملك قادم بجيشه من أرض الجليد، وملكة قادمة من وراء البحار بالتنانين والنارسبع ملوك في مملكة واحدة .. ماذا تتوقع أن يحدث؟صـــراع الــملــوكاﻷنشودة الثانية في أغنية الجليد والن...
  • mark monday
    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 & loy...
  • Candace
    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 myse...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    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 o...
  • Kai
    “Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.”So. Many. Pages. But I did it! It was a great read, but less satisfying than A 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...
  • Etnik
    You can find the full review and more 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 D...
  • Ryan
    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 more 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 "halfha...
  • Melanie
    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 more 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...
  • Matt
    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...
  • Becky
    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 more 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 t...
  • Charlotte May
    "Power resides where men believe it resides. No more 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 more famous as the Mother of Drago...
  • Madeline
    "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 b...
  • Dan Schwent
    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 midst...Like 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....
  • James Trevino
    This might be my favorite book in the entire series. If the first book is more 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 favorit...
  • Ben Babcock
    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 p...
  • Hasham Rasool
    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.
  • Jason Koivu
    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 yeah...feel 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 ...
  • Greg
    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 cam...
  • Νόρα
    Πριν 6 μήνες τελείωσε και ο πέμπτος κύκλος της σειράς Game of thrones. Οι τηλεθεατές έμειναν καθηλωμένοι στις οθόνες τους από τις συγκλονιστικές εξελίξεις της σειράς και το τόσα αναπάντητα ερωτήματα που έμειναν.Πλέον πρέπει να περιμένουμε μέχρι την άνο...
  • Raya راية
    في المراجعة حرق لبعض الأحداث تتواصل في هذا الجزء الملحمة الفانتازيّة العظيمة "أغنية الجليد والنار"، التي بدأناها بلعبة العروش، حيث كانت الممالك السبع على موعد مع حرب طاحنة تتمزّق فيها البلاد والأبرياء يموتون بالمجان، وأبناء الصيف يخوضون حرب الش...
  • Fenia
    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
  • Tabby
    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 ...
  • Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
    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 N...
  • Regan
    Hot damn.