A Clash of Kings: A Song Of Ice And Fire: Book Two

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A Clash of Kings: A Song Of Ice And Fire: Book Two

by George R.r. Martin

Random House Publishing Group | September 5, 2000 | Mass Market Paperbound

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THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.

In this eagerly awaited sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any you have ever experienced.

A CLASH OF KINGS

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 plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the 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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1040 pages, 6.87 × 4.16 × 1.68 in

Published: September 5, 2000

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553579908

ISBN - 13: 9780553579901

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A Clash of Kings: A Song Of Ice And Fire: Book Two

by George R.r. Martin

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1040 pages, 6.87 × 4.16 × 1.68 in

Published: September 5, 2000

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553579908

ISBN - 13: 9780553579901

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ARYA At Winterfell they had called her "Arya Horseface" and she''d thought  nothing could be worse, but that was before the orphan boy Lommy Greenhands had  named her "Lumpyhead."      Her head felt lumpy when she touched it. When Yoren had dragged her  into that alley she''d thought he meant to kill her, but the sour old man had only held her tight, sawing through her mats and tangles with his dagger. She  remembered how the breeze sent the fistfuls of dirty brown hair skittering  across the paving stones, toward the sept where her father had died. "I''m  taking men and boys from the city," Yoren growled as the sharp steel scraped at her head. "Now you hold still, boy." By the time he had  finished, her scalp was nothing but tufts and stubble.      Afterward he told her that from there to Winterfell she''d be Arry the  orphan boy. "Gate shouldn''t be hard, but the road''s another matter. You got a  long way to go in bad company. I got thirty this time, men and boys all bound  for the Wall, and don''t be thinking they''re like that bastard brother o''  yours." He shook her. "Lord Eddard gave me pick o'' the dungeons, and I didn''t  find no little lordlings down there. This lot, half o'' them would turn you over  to the queen quick as spit for a pardon and
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.

In this eagerly awaited sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any you have ever experienced.

A CLASH OF KINGS

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 plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the 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.

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In this eagerly awaited sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any you have
ever experienced.
A Clash Of Kings
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 plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the 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.

About the Author

George R.R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ''90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he''s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.


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From Our Editors

Continuing the A Song of Ice and Fire series which begun with the Locus Award-winning A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin's second volume in the remarkable and critically acclaimed saga sees the late Lord Eddard Stark dead and his family scattered to the winds as the chill of a magically-spawned winter freezes the land. A Clash of Kings delivers a thunderously gripping and vibrantly colourful fantasy and even includes a 16-page preview of its upcoming sequel, A Storm of Swords.

Editorial Reviews

"Martin amply fuLfills the first volume''s promise and continues what seems destined to be
one of the best fantasy series ever written."
-- "The Denver Post"
Don''t miss any of the novels in George R. R. Martin''s saga
A Song of Ice and Fire
A GAME OF THRONES
A CLASH OF KINGS
and coming soon
A STORM OF SWORDS
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