Thursday, 30 May 2013

Throwback Thursdays #86 - A Clash of Kings

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while which looks at those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves that we haven't got round to reading yet..

A Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire #2) - George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Harper Voyager
A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders--Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon--who hold 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. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which 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, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

Last year I loved A Game of Thrones and I've been wanting to read the rest of the saga - at least that which has been written so far, but just haven't found the time to pick this up. Big books should be enthralling but they do require a lot of time - and for a commuter certain arm strength!

So what big books have you been putting off reading...?


  1. I just go SO annoyed at a character so I stopped ;)

  2. I've so wanted to start this series. I don't see the show too often b/c HBO isn't free all the time. LOL

    Look at it this way... you won't have to exercise the arms when commuting with the book. 2 jobs at once! :D