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A Clash of Kings

(A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

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Publisher: Spectra

4.4
(4253)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 768 | Format: Hardcover | In other languages: (other languages) Spanish , Italian , Chi traditional

Isbn-10: 0553108034 | Isbn-13: 9780553108033 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Mass Market Paperback , Paperback , Audio Cassette , Softcover and Stapled , eBook , Audio CD , Others

Category: Family, Sex & Relationships , Fiction & Literature , Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Book Description
George R. R. Martin, a writer of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination, has created a landmark of fantasy fiction. In his widely acclaimed A Game of Thrones, he introduced us to an extraordinary world of wonder, intrigue, and adventure. Now, 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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  • 3

    Voto: 3.5

    Meno bello del primo sicuramente: più lento e a tratti noiosetto, non succede granché e la parte finale della battaglia non è particolarmente interessante. Ci sono personaggi che non mi piacciono: Dan ...continue

    Meno bello del primo sicuramente: più lento e a tratti noiosetto, non succede granché e la parte finale della battaglia non è particolarmente interessante. Ci sono personaggi che non mi piacciono: Dany è davvero intuile e insopportabile, Theon è meschino, e la parte di Davos?Boh...
    Sto rivalutando Sansa ma per fortuna ci sono Tyrion e Arya...

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  • 4

    Ho preferito il primo perché qui mi sembra che lassituazione sia rimasta un po' statica. La suspance però rimane, con un paio di colpi di scena intetessanti!!!

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  • 3

    Per Il Regno dei Lupi: http://fogliderba.blogspot.it/2014/11/recensione-libro-il-trono-di-spade-il.html

    Per La Regina dei Draghi: http://fogliderba.blogspot.it/2015/01/recensione-libro-il-trono-di-spa ...continue

    Per Il Regno dei Lupi: http://fogliderba.blogspot.it/2014/11/recensione-libro-il-trono-di-spade-il.html

    Per La Regina dei Draghi: http://fogliderba.blogspot.it/2015/01/recensione-libro-il-trono-di-spade-la.html

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  • 4

    E' un po' più lento rispetto al primo volume, ma rimane comunque una bellissima storia. La parte finale ti lascia una scarica di adrenalina addosso incredibile!

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