A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wow. This follow-up to the promise offered by book 1 was just as spectacular as I hoped it would be.
I was so enthralled that I missed my bus stop on the way to work yesterday morning.
There is nothing to say about Martin that hasn't been said already. He crafts the story well, weaving intrigue superbly with empathetic characters.
Some of the characters are a little less one dimensional than they were in the first book (a blessed relief!). Not to present any spoilers, but The Hound is quickly becoming one of my favourites. I hope there is more of him in future books, as in this one there wasn't nearly enough.
If you are looking for a good read and you like fantasy, I'd pick this series up. I highly recommend it.
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