A Clash of Kings

Martin, George R. R. (Paperback - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
A Clash of Kings

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A medieval fantasy on the land of the Seven Kingdoms, chronicling the intrigues of its ruling families as they jockey for power. By the author of A Game of Thrones.
Authors: Martin, George R. R.
Statement of Responsibility: George R.R. Martin
Title: A clash of kings
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books,, 2005, c1996
Characteristics: 1009 p. :,maps ;,18 cm.
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Report This Feb 02, 2014
  • arya_stark rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Most series never can do as well - or better - than the first book. That being said, "A Clash of Kings" is still worthy of being part of the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. Some readers may not last, but those who endure value this book as much as the first.

Report This Aug 07, 2013
  • artemishi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The pacing is slow at times, mainly because Martin fills the book with (let's face it) more characters than he can reasonably handle. That being said, he does cram a lot of politics and action in, even when done ponderously. My heart is with the Stark kids, and he does a fantastic job of drawing solid lines between the Good Guys and the Bad Guys, and keeping a clutch of folks in the grey borders. I look forward to continuing the series in the Fall.

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  • dixie22 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

A Big Disappointment. Book One, A Game of Thrones, ends with a cliffhanger for most of the main characters. What will happen to them? What's beyond the Wall? Well, besides a big battle in this book, not much happened. One character's chapters are filled with the character's dreams....soooo boring!!! Martin adds plenty of new characters, then enjoys killing them off in sadistic ways. If he doesn't care about his characters, why should you? I can see this ending badly like the fantastic TV show "Lost". I'm done with series.

Report This Mar 17, 2013
  • sanja59 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book as much as the first. I enjoy all the details in this book whether it's describing good or bad events. Now onto the third book.

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Report This Jan 29, 2013
  • LT rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An absorbing read, although I could do with a little less enthusiasm for the details of various rapes and murders.

Report This Dec 26, 2012
  • Thorinbear99 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It takes a bit to get moving but when it does, watch out! Heavy action and some deal making going on here!

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  • wongsokguan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Once I started this, it's hard to put down.

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  • hmcgivney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I think this was kind of an in-between book, for me. Martin's chess pieces were left in one position at the end of A Game of Thrones and he must set them up in a position to make another move later; so this book seemed to be more about moving the characters around than about doing something more emotionally wrought. Or maybe it was just that the emotional moments happened to characters that I don't really care about: Theon, Catelyn, Davos etc. But even Jon, Tyrion and Daenerys got a little boring. Still it was a good book, and I'm eager to read more.

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More a political fantasy. No elves or unicorns. Some undead and similar monsters, some magic users. But more 'life-like' politicking and scheming in a realistic, although imaginary world. The kind of complicated story that has extra features in the back


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Sexual Content: In depth discussions of rape

Violence: heads cut off. Other limbs, violent warfare.

Sexual Content: some, not too graphic


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"Those are brave men. Let's go kill them." -Tyrion Lannister


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