New PDF release: A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

By George R. R. Martin

ISBN-10: 0006479898

ISBN-13: 9780006479895

George R. R. Martin, a author of unsurpassed imaginative and prescient, strength, and mind's eye, has created a landmark of myth fiction. In his greatly acclaimed A video game of Thrones, he brought us to a rare global of ask yourself, intrigue, and experience. Now, within the eagerly awaited moment quantity during this epic saga, he once more proves himself a grasp myth-maker, environment a regular opposed to which all different fable novels can be measured for years to come.

Time is out of joint. The summer season of peace and many, ten years lengthy, is drawing to a detailed, and the tough, kick back iciness techniques like an offended beast. nice 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 traditional castle of Dragonstone to the forbidding shorelines of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms arrange to stake their claims via tempest, turmoil, and war.

As a prophecy of doom cuts around the sky--a comet the colour of blood and flame--six factions fight for keep watch over of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King within the North. within the south, Joffrey, the inheritor obvious, principles in identify in basic terms, sufferer of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's touchdown. Robert's brothers every one search their very own dominion, whereas a disfavored apartment turns once again to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the mum of Dragons, dangers every thing to guide her important brood throughout a difficult scorching wilderness to win again the crown that's rightfully hers.

A conflict of Kings transports us right into a marvelous, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and conflict. it's a story within which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots opposed to brother, and the useless upward push to stroll within the evening. right here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the brain prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild males descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside.

Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and homicide, the cost of glory might be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory could visit the lads and girls possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For whilst rulers conflict, the entire land feels the tremors.

Audacious, artistic, brilliantly imagined, A conflict of Kings is a unique of remarkable good looks and boundless enchantment--a story of natural pleasure you are going to by no means forget.

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Tyrion was surprised. “Truly? ” Sansa had always seemed such a sweet child, tender and courteous. “The girl was wet with love. She would have done anything for Joffrey, until he cut off her father’s head and called it mercy. ” “His Grace has a unique way of winning the hearts of his subjects,” Tyrion said with a crooked smile. ” Cersei sighed. “Joff wanted someone to blame for Robert’s death. Varys suggested Ser Barristan. Why not? It gave Jaime command of the Kingsguard and a seat on the small council, and allowed Joff to throw a bone to his dog.

Grand Maester Pycelle stroked his flowing white beard and nodded ponderously. ” Jowly, balding Janos Slynt looked rather like a frog, a smug frog who had gotten rather above himself. “We have sore need of you, my lord. Rebellion everywhere, this grim omen in the sky, rioting in the city streets . ” Cersei lashed out. “Your gold cloaks are charged with keeping order. ” He laughed. “No, I’m done with fields of battle, thank you. I sit a chair better than a horse, and I’d sooner hold a wine goblet than a battleaxe.

My father was a traitor,” Sansa said at once. ” That reflex she had learned quickly. ” “No doubt. ” “Lions,” she whispered, without thinking. She glanced about nervously, but there was no one close enough to hear. Lannister reached out and took her hand, and gave it a squeeze. ” Bowing, he said “But now you must excuse me. ” Sansa watched him walk off, his body swaying heavily from side to side with every step, like something from a grotesquerie. He speaks more gently than Joffrey, she thought, but the queen spoke to me gently too.

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