Having just missed one hundred books in the first year of The Book Challenge, in 2010, I made the full tonne. Still reading, but without the challenge, take a look at the reviews for the books that I have read this year.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Book 28 - A Clash of Kings

Book - A Clash of Kings
Author - George RR Martin
Year - 1998
Genre - Fantasy
Pages - 708

Series - A Song of Ice and Fire

So, many of you may have only heard of George RR Martin and his awesome series of fantasy books A Song of Ice and Fire because of the recent HBO/Sky series Game of Thrones. I won't judge you for that, but now that you know it, you need to start reading the books.

This is the second of the series, and every bit as good as the first. The depth of character, the intricacies of the storylines, the sheer scope of the series is beyond anything else that I have ever read, and this book is crammed full of big events - although perhaps lacking a massive shocker like the first and third books (no spoiler!), but maybe after this, what I believe to be my fifth reread, the shock of certain things is lost.

Especially with sequels to books, it is really tough to write much in a review for fear of spoilers, but rest assured, this is a book that you NEED to read. Of course, read the first one first. That's how it tends to work.

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