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A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2)
A Clash of Kings - Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2
Author: George R. R. Martin
A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And 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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553579901
ISBN-10: 0553579908
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 1,040
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  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 653 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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sunalso avatar reviewed A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2) on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is the first time I've read a book of nearly a thousand pages, and wished there was more when I reached the end. I had the feeling Mr. Martin had had to cut out some bits in order to fit this book into a publishable length. It's superb writing, with each character well rounded and acting in accordence with thier motivations and beliefs. No one is bad just because they are evil, and children act like children. I can't wait to read the next volume in this series.
reviewed A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Robert Jordan eat your heart out. This is turning out to be the best series I have read. High Fantasy that bares all.
cmtdrt avatar reviewed A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2) on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
ACoK is a tad longer than its predecessor, and filled with even more deception, betrayal, and intrigue. I really enjoy the point-of-view changes for each chapter, as they make the book feel like a soap opera, with some scenes playing out in chronological order and some happening simultaneously with other chapters.

=part two of the A Song of Ice and Fire series=
susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2) on + 845 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is every bit as absorbing as the first. It picks up where the first left off with a few new characters and the continuation of the Starks and Lannisters. Expect more emotionally wrenching events and not much justice. There are remaining loose ends that leave us needing to read the next.
reviewed A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another fantastic one from Martin. A Clash of Kings is bigger and more magical than the first book, with lots of action and several painful turns for some favorite characters. The ending isn't as strong as the first book, but it does leave you hungry for the next one. Martin is the savior of modern fantasy fiction.
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The best series since The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
skywriter319 avatar reviewed A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2) on + 962 more book reviews
The downside of having a series with multiple POVs: some of them are very, very, very, very, very, very boring. Furthermore, the pacing was uneven throughout: half of this very long book had gone by before I think something fairly exciting actually happened. Nevertheless, A CLASH OF KINGS is yet another astounding display of George R.R. Martin's unmatched skill at developing a world that is so complex, so full, you're willing to read more than five thousand-page-long books about it. Oh yeah, we CAN do that. Excellent.
Journeys-mom avatar reviewed A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Bk 2) on + 3 more book reviews
amazing series!

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