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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
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May 19, 09

bookshelves: fantasy, review
Read in November, 1999

Sequel to the sublime Game of Thrones. The epic fantasy continues and underlines my suspicion that this series could be the finest addition to the genre of the decade. The original book threw so many twists, shocks and surprises at the reader that Martin has given himself a hard act to follow. Clash of Kings still compares very well. Its huge cast of brutally realistic characters soon draw the reader back into the war and intrigue that characterizes the series. Publishers and reviewers could even dust off that oft used fantasy cliché of a 'new Tolkien', only this time it just might be true.
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