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

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By George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin, a author of unsurpassed imaginative and prescient, strength, and mind's eye, has created a landmark of fable fiction. In his extensively acclaimed A online game of Thrones, he brought us to a unprecedented global of ask yourself, intrigue, and experience. Now, within the eagerly awaited moment quantity during this epic saga, he once more proves himself a grasp myth-maker, atmosphere a typical opposed to which all different myth novels should be measured for years to come.

Time is out of joint. The summer season of peace and many, ten years lengthy, is drawing to a detailed, and the tough, relax iciness methods like an indignant beast. nice 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 traditional fort of Dragonstone to the forbidding beaches of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms organize to stake their claims via tempest, turmoil, and war.

As a prophecy of doom cuts around the sky--a comet the colour of blood and flame--six factions fight for keep an eye on of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King within the North. within the south, Joffrey, the inheritor obvious, principles in identify purely, sufferer of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's touchdown. Robert's brothers each one search their very own dominion, whereas a disfavored condo turns once again to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the mummy of Dragons, dangers every thing to guide her worthwhile brood throughout a difficult scorching barren region to win again the crown that's rightfully hers.

A conflict of Kings transports us right into a tremendous, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and war. it's a story within which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots opposed to brother, and the lifeless upward thrust to stroll within the evening. the following a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the brain prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild males descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside.

Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and homicide, the cost of glory could be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory could visit the lads and ladies possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For whilst rulers conflict, all the land feels the tremors.

Audacious, artistic, brilliantly imagined, A conflict of Kings is a singular of astonishing attractiveness and boundless enchantment--a story of natural pleasure you'll by no means forget.

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Now there were three kings in the land, and war raged beyond the Trident while the city filled with desperate men. Small wonder that they had to hold Joff’s tournament behind the thick stone walls of the Red Keep. ” Sansa always felt safer when Cersei was there to restrain her son. “I fear not, my lady. ” Ser Arys dropped his voice. “Lord Tywin has gone to ground at Harrenhal instead of bringing his army to the city as the queen commanded. ” He fell silent as a column of Lannister guardsmen marched past, in crimson cloaks and lion-crested helms.

Clegane’s voice was thick with contempt. “Wouldn’t be worth the bother of arming myself. ” The king laughed. “My dog has a fierce bark. Perhaps I should command him to fight the day’s champion. ” Joffrey was fond of making men fight to the death. ” The Hound had never taken a knight’s vows. His brother was a knight, and he hated his brother. A blare of trumpets sounded. The king settled back in his seat and took Sansa’s hand. Once that would have set her heart to pounding, but that was before he had answered her plea for mercy by presenting her with her father’s head.

To tell him no in front of half the court? She hadn’t meant to say anything, only . . Ser Dontos was drunk and silly and useless, but he meant no harm. “Did you say I can’t? ” “Please,” Sansa said, “I only meant . . it would be ill luck, Your Grace . . ” “You’re lying,” Joffrey said. ” The words tumbled out desperately. “Drown him or have his head off, only . . kill him on the morrow, if you like, but please . . not today, not on your name day. I couldn’t bear for you to have ill luck . .

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