A CLASH OF KINGS
A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And 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. (Review from Amazon)
I greatly enjoyed reading Game of Thrones and I loved watching the series on HBO. With the second season coming up, I wanted to read Clash of the Kings before April 1st. And George R. R. Martin did not dissapoint me. If anything the second book was almost better than the first.
So many things happen in the second book. Everytime something acts as if it is going to close to an end, it takes another twist. And while I wont explain everything here. I highly recommend the book. I recommend the HBO series too. Very rarely does a tv show or movie based on a book get everything right. But this one has.
So if you liked Game of Thrones you should defaintly read Clash of the Kings.