Paperback, 1009 pages

English language

Published April 3, 2005 by Bantam Books.

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A comet the colour 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 plots against brother and the dead rise to walk at 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, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel. . .and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

Audacious, inventive, brilliantly imagined, A CLASH OF KINGS …

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

A Clash of Kings

5 stars

A Clash of Kings est le deuxième volume de la saga « A Song of Ice and Fire » de George R.R. Martin. Publié en 1998, deux ans après A Game of Thrones, il reprend le récit là où il avait été interrompu à la fin du premier volume. Difficile de parler de ce roman sans évoquer l'histoire du premier, je préviens tout de suite que ce billet risque de dévoiler des éléments majeurs du premier roman : j'invite donc ceux qui n'ont pas encore lu A Game of Thrones et ont l'intention de le lire à ne pas poursuivre la lecture de cet avis.

Après la mort du roi Robert Barathéon et l'exécution d'Eddard Stark sur les ordres du jeune roi Joffrey, héritier de Robert mais en réalité le fruit de entre la reine Cersei et de son frère Jaime Lannister, les Sept Royaumes sont au bord de la …

Review of 'A Clash of Kings' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Wow, what a great ending. I've realized that the plot is really secondary to the characters in this book. I find my self cheering for Bran, Tyrion, and Arya. I really feel for Catelyn and Sansa. As any good book series I've fallen in love with, it's the character, not the plot, that makes it endearing. But damn, what a plot. So many times I'd be reading along and BAM! Big plot change! The surprises in these stories are so fun. I like being surprised in books. Well, on to the third book!


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