A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book Two) (Hardcover)

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Transporting readers into a forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare, "A Clash of Kings" 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. Set 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.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780553108033
SKU 30441403
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0553108034
Release Date 3/1/1999
Sales Rank 10937
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Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 6.25L x 1.75T
Author Info
George R.R. Martin
George Richard Raymond Martin began writing very early, and says that he sold original monster stories to neighborhood kids for pennies--a price which apparently included dramatic readings of these tales. Martin graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in journalism. The next year he received a master's degree, also in journalism, and published his first stories, "Songs the Dead Man Sing" and "The Hero". A conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, Martin worked with the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation as an alternate service. Throughout the 1970s he worked a number of jobs--including teaching journalism and directing chess tournaments--while continuing to write. Martin won his first Hugo in 1975 for "A Song for Lya". His first novel, DYING OF THE LIGHT, received a Hugo nomination in 1978. Ending the 1970s with a bang, he won two more Hugos, both in 1980, one for the story "Sandkings", which also garnered Martin his first Nebula Award. The early 1980s saw the release of two extraordinary novels, FEVRE DREAM and THE ARMAGEDDON RAG. The first of these, a brilliant novel of vampires stalking the Mississippi River towns of the 1800s, remains one of the greatest vampire novels ever written. The second is a searing indictment of America in the 1970s, couched in a strange tale of possession and power in the world of rock & roll. Both novels were nominated for the prestigious World Fantasy Award. Continuing to write award-winning short fiction, Martin began to work in television in the mid-1980s. He was a script editor on the revived TWILIGHT ZONE show, later moving to the enormously popular BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, for which he eventually became the executive producer. In 1987 he introduced an anthology series under the title Wild Cards, which he edited and occasionally contributed stories. This series proved remarkable successful and has expanded to over 30 books. Martin devoted much of the early 1990s to writing one novel, the massive A GAME OF THRONES. This epic fantasy work, the first of a projected series, was met with great acclaim, with many claiming it to be the best high-fantasy novel ever. Its sequel, A CLASH OF KINGS, cemented this theory for many fans, and, with this series, it looks like Martin will remain at the front of the field for a very long time.
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Editors Note Lord Eddard Stark is dead; his family scattered. His eldest son has declared himself King in the north. His daughter Sansa has been bonded to the Lannister heir who rules in the south. Theon Greyjoy seeks to restore the supremacy of the Greyjoy line. The two brothers of the late king each desire their liege's throne. Now five separate factions seek to control a land which is slowly being torn apart not only by internal politics and the slow return of an ancient magic, but also by an encroaching winter that might well last a lifetime. And a continent away, Danaerys Stromborn, last surviving member of the previous ruling family, gathers her own inhuman forces about her.
Editors Note 1 Transporting readers into a forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare, Martin weaves a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night.
Annotation The sequel to A GAME OF THRONES, this massive novel follows behind-the-throne machinations in all corners of the Westeros, as men (and women) vie to seize the kingdom by trickery, bloodshed, or magic. Meanwhile, the various disjunct members of House Stark struggle to survive in the war-torn land, while Daenerys Taragaryen and her ever-growing power continue to lurk in the wings.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0768
Publisher Spectra Books
Series Part 02

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