Book Review: “A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin


Genre:  Fantasy


“A Clash of Kings” is the second book of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, and is VERY long (nearly 1,000 pages).   I started reading the book, then Christmas rolled around and Santa brought me a Nook Simple Reader.  I downloaded (and paid for) the Nook version and finished “A Clash of Kings” on the Nook.

Continuing where “A Game of Thrones” left off there are now several Kings claiming to be the true ruler.  Brothers Renly and Stannis Baratheon, young Robb Stark, and Joffrey Baratheon are the main contenders vying to take over rule (Joffrey is the currently recognized King).

The “Imp”, Tyrion Lannister, is now the Kings Hand and plans the defense of Kings Landing.

Renly and Stannis plan an attack on Kings Landing, but, must battle each other before they can attack.  Robb is defending the North, while is bastard brother, Jon Snow, is taking care of his duties as a member of the Nights Watch guarding the Wall.

Robb’s little sister, Arya, has escaped Kings Landing only to be captured and put to work in Harrenhal castle.  Sister Sansa is still planning to be married to Joffrey.

Daenerys Stormborn (Targaryen) is now the mother of three dragons, and is planning to enter the fray on the mainland to claim her rightful place as Queen.

There is no way I can summarize “A Clash of Kings” sufficiently well in this blog.

Brutal, gory battles, with the introduction of black magic, deceit, and dragons.  A rousing epic that will keep you on the edge of your seat and firmly entrenched in the world of fantasy.

There is no ending, and interestingly since I was reading it on the Nook, I was surprised when it ended.



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