HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A CLASH OF KINGS is the second volume in the series. A beautifully presented ...
slipcased edition of A CLASH OF KINGS. The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer's son Joffrey - Queen Cersei's son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable. In Dragonstone, Robert's brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm's End - and Eddard Stark's fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell. A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis's child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer's end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come...The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King's daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.
Martin non ci delude nemmeno in questo secondo capitolo. L'evoluzione dei personaggi è continua... In un capitolo li ami e nel successivo li odi! È un susseguirsi di emozioni contrastanti che non ti fanno vedere l'ora di arrivare alla fine ma,
..." allo stesso tempo te la fanno temere, perché non sai mai cosa potrà andare storto ai tuoi personaggi preferiti. Personalmente mi piacciono gli Starks,soprattutto Jon, ma il mio personaggio preferito al momento è Daenerys ma chissà quali sorprese ci riserverà la saga...Continua...Nascondi
"I shall tell my people to make ready to depart at once. But the ships that bring me home must bear different names.""As you wish," said Arstan. "What names would you prefer?""Vhagar," Daenerys told him. "Meraxes. And Balerion. Paint the names on
...alerion. Paint the names on their hulls in golden letters three feet high, Arstan. I want every man who sees them to know the dragons are returned."Continua...Nascondi
The battle fever. He had never thought to experience it himself, though Jaime had told him of it often enough. How time seemed to blur and slow and even stop, how the past and the future vanished until there was nothing but the instant, how fear
...ow fear fled, and thought fled, and even your body. "You don't feel your wounds then, or the ache in your back from the weight of the armor, or the sweat running down into your eyes. You stop feeling, you stop thinking, you stop being you, there is only the fight, the foe, this man and then the next and the next and the next, and you know they are afraid and tired but you're not, you're alive, and death is all around you but their swords move so slowly, you can dance though them laughing."Continua...Nascondi
"[...] No man likes to look craven in the sight of his fellows, so they'll fight brave enough at the start, when it's all warhorns and blowing banners. But if the battle looks to be going sour they'll break, and they'll break bad. The first man to
... throw down his spear and run will have a thousand more trodding on his heels."Continua...Nascondi
"Aegon," he said to a woman nursing a newborn babe in a great wooden bed. "What better name for a king?""Will you make a song for him?" the woman asked."He has a song," the man replied. "He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice
...ong of ice and fire."Continua...Nascondi