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A Clash of Kings 5
Part 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire
by George R.R. Martin
A Clash of Kings

Picking up shortly after the events in A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings begins slowly but soon accelerates as events foreshadowed in the previous novel come to fruition. The beginning is the weakest part of it all (save for the fascinating prologue which brings into the reader’s view one of the characters who major events will centre on), as Martin takes his time to refresh memories and to carefully put the pieces on the board. But once they’re there, tension builds to a crescendo which explodes into yet more chaos. There’s several major battles, some on-stage, some off-stage, and the…

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