A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings

A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings

2 eBooks in 1! George R. R. Martin, a writer of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination, has created a landmark of fantasy fiction. Now his two epic works, A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings are combined together in this eBook edition. Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards who come together in a time of grim omens. Here, an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal, a tribe of fierce wildings carry men off into madness, a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne, a child is lost in the twilight between life and death, and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones. In the eagerly awaited second volume in this epic saga, he once again proves himself a master myth-maker, setting a standard against which all other fantasy novels will be measured for years to come. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders--Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon--who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead...victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky--a comet the color of blood and flame--six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's Landing. Robert's two brothers each seek their own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. A Clash of Kings transports us into a magnificent, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare. It is a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen, 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, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ... and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all of the land feels the tremors. Audacious, inventive, brilliantly imagined, A Clash of Kings is a novel of dazzling beauty and boundless enchantment--a tale of pure excitement you will never forget.

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    A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings Reviews

  • Lucas

    If Mr. T threw a punch at a bunch of letters, they'd fall into place as SONG OF ICE AND FIRE....

  • Liz M

    Over 1,700 pages through the Song of Ice and Fire series, and I am genuinely addicted. Having never read true fantasy/science fiction before, I was skeptical. . . but figured NPR's list of "10 books y...

  • Lance

    I'm not much of a fantasy reader. Having said that, I find this series to be compelling. Dare I say I'm enjoying this more than the Lord of the Rings? I Do!! I do dare say it!!! I'm about 2/3rds of th...

  • Kim

    I can't believe I had never read, nor even heard of, this book until this summer! The story is somewhat like Lord of the Rings, only a thousand times more fun to read (I like the LOTR films, not so mu...

  • Suzanne Macartney

    Rating is zero stars. So not worth it. Crass and raw don't quite cover it. Sleaze, misogyny. These are central. I think the author lost his story after the first book. Author G.Martin wrote some excel...

  • Dana Simpson

    I waited till this year to read Game of Thrones. I got tired of hearing how much better George Martins' novels are compared to J.R.R. Tolkin. I finely picked up Game of Thrones just because of all the...

  • Alicia

    Lame. Unreadable.I question the author's interior life when he describes the orgasms of a 14 year old girl as her husband has forcible, non-consensual sex with her....

  • Ashley Orr

    These books got worse and worse with every chapter. The second book took me over a year to finish and I am officially done with this series. Besides the fact that these books do not have any business ...

  • Jared

    At first it is an interesting story and the multiple narratives are acceptable. Later in the book the author throws out an unexpected plot twist and then shifts to completely unrelated narratives for ...

  • Kevin

    "A clash of kings" by George R.R. Martine, is most lengthy book i've ever read. But is it worth the time? Yes. The book has a lot of content to take in, but it is mainly about different houses and pow...