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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
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Jun 30, 2012

really liked it

The second installment to a fantastic series left me in a state of “awement” (if that’s a word). I was surprised at how good it turned out to be. It really caught me off guard a lot of the time by its little surprises. The thing I hated the most was the slow dragging of some scenes and the seriously scoped details of war scenes. Blood and guts do not scare me but war scenes become a bore to me after a while. However, George’s GOT series is the only time I can actually read them because he does make them interesting.

The first half of the book was a sure bore and it pained me to get through it. The ending however was AMAZING!!!! I was not expecting half of the twists that were put upon me and sometimes left me with my mouth open. I was disappointed by the lack of supernatural in this book; I am still waiting for the “cold ones” or whatever their names are and some more magical warfare. Anyway, the book kept me interested and it was fairly good enough to get 4 but not 5 stars yet for it was not perfect. I pray and hope that the third one is better and will hopefully receive five stars from me.
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Reading Progress

June 30, 2012 – Started Reading
June 30, 2012 – Shelved
July 7, 2012 –
page 14
1.39%
July 8, 2012 –
page 52
5.15%
July 9, 2012 –
page 111
10.99%
July 9, 2012 –
page 123
12.18%
July 9, 2012 –
page 156
15.45%
July 10, 2012 –
page 176
17.43%
July 11, 2012 –
page 202
20.0%
July 11, 2012 –
page 300
29.7%
July 12, 2012 –
page 331
32.77%
July 12, 2012 –
page 400
39.6%
July 14, 2012 –
page 515
50.99%
July 16, 2012 –
page 525
51.98%
August 2, 2012 –
page 557
55.15% "halfway through a good epic"
August 2, 2012 –
page 574
56.83% "Catelyn is a true mother and would make a great queen if given the chance."
August 2, 2012 –
page 583
57.72% ""to go north, you must journey south. to reach the west, you must go east. to go foward you must go back, and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow.""
August 2, 2012 –
page 624
61.78% "melisandre and the shadow birth...epic"
August 5, 2012 –
page 654
64.75%
August 14, 2012 –
page 700
69.31%
August 15, 2012 –
page 783
77.52%
August 15, 2012 –
page 820
81.19% "oh man, bran and rickon are dead. that really took me off guard. how can i possible go on?"
August 15, 2012 –
page 861
85.25% "poor tyrion"
August 15, 2012 –
page 8700
100% "lord renly is alive? crappers, so much is turning on me."
August 15, 2012 –
page 900
89.11% "almost done...yes"
August 15, 2012 –
page 955
94.55% "wait wait wait...bran's alive...but?"
August 15, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Rachel Awesome! :D


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