The second book in Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice" series. Signed by the author directly on the title page in black ink. A Fine copy in Fine Dustjacket. Rare. Codice inventario libreria
Released for the first time since 1996, at the request of fans, in brand-new series style hardback.
George R. R. Martin?s superb fantasy epic continues in consummate style as bloodshed and alchemy lay waste the Seven Kingdoms in the second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire.
The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King?s Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer?s son Joffrey ? Queen Cersei?s son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a boy-king, Cersei is his regent, and war is inevitable.
In Dragonstone, Robert?s brother Stannis has declared himself king, while his other brother Renly proclaims himself king at Storm?s End ? and Eddard Stark?s fifteen year old son Robb wears the crown of the north at Winterfell.
A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Stannis?s child Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling summer?s end. It has been the longest summer in living memory, lasting ten years, and the smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come?
The first rule of war is never give the enemy his wish. But winter will be the biggest enemy. From beyond the Wall the undead and Others clamour for freedom, and from beyond the sea the long-dead Dragon King?s daughter hatches her revenge. Robb Stark will be exceedingly lucky to reach adulthood.
Recensione: George R.R. Martin writes sword-and-sorcery which concentrates on the swords. A Clash of Kings is the second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the sequence which began with A Game of Thrones and will take another four volumes to complete. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud; beyond their Northern borders, the men of the Night Watch fight the coming of a great cold and the walking corpses that travel with it; on the other side of the ocean, the last of the Kingdom's deposed ruling house mourns her horseclan husband and rears the dragonlets she hatched from his funeral pyre. This is character-driven fantasy--we see most events through the eyes of the sons and daughters of the Stark family, the once and future Kings of the North, whose father's judicial murder started the war. Martin avoids the cosy Californian cheeriness of many epic fantasies in favour of a sense of the squalor and grandeur of high medieval life; there is passion here, and misery and charm--and a profound sense of moral ambiguity as we learn to like the Richard III figure in this epic as much as the more virtuous Starks. -- Roz Kaveney
Titolo: A Clash of Kings (A Song Of Ice & Fire Book ...
Casa editrice: Voyager
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: Fine
Edizione: 1st Edition
Descrizione libro Voyager, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Nice square binding and clean pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 2nd impression with a 35798642 numberline. Some pages just have a bit of creasing to the fore edge. Codice libro della libreria 4218
Descrizione libro Voyager. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 000224585X UK BASED SELLER - SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS SHIPPING VIA AIRMAIL. * PLEASE NOTE COVER MAY VARY TO ONE SHOWN*.manufacturer- BCA. slightly tanned pages. foxing throughout the book. some small tears to the dj. Codice libro della libreria EE0000811
Descrizione libro Voyager Harpercollins, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Number Line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 . No inscriptions and dustwrapper is unclipped. Slightly dusty at edges and just a hint of wear at the top edge of dustwrapper. Codice libro della libreria 012602
Descrizione libro Voyager, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Blue boards with gilt titles to the spine. 1st edition. Clean pages. Square binding. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 1st impression with the full publishers numberline. Codice libro della libreria 5206
Descrizione libro Voyager Harper Collins, London, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. A very good book in a near fine DW, this is a First Edition/ First Impression of what is the second part in " The Game of Thrones " series of books and precedes the US edition by a year. The page edges are tanned but the actual pages are bright and clean throughout, The DW has some light creasing to top and botton of spine with two tiny mended nicks which are not that obvious. The sequence of numbers on the limitation page is 1---9. The book is signed by Wilko Johnson who appeared in the TV series. There is a slight tear on the page where it is signed due to pressure of pen on paper Signed simply " Wilko " Size: 6 " x 9 1/2". Signed by Actor. Hardback. Codice libro della libreria 000024
Descrizione libro Voyager, UK, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition. No tears, not price clipped, no inscriptions. Very slight discolouration (ageing) to top of page edges. Codice libro della libreria 8393
Descrizione libro Voyager, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression. A lovely, Fine copy: tight and square binding in sharp blue boards, and very bright, crisp and clean, presenting as unread. The unclipped dustwrapper is likewise Fine: very crisp and vibrant with vivid, unfaded colouring; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. It is hard to imagine a nicer example. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Codice libro della libreria A191
Descrizione libro Voyager / HarperCollins, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition 2nd Impression. Not price-clipped. The largest secondhand bookshop in the Midlands. Codice libro della libreria 00073396
Descrizione libro Voyager Harper Collins, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A UK 1st Edition, 1st Printing Hardback copy indicated on the copyright page by a full 135798642 number line. This is the extremely collectible Voyager trade edition, and not the Book club edition which carries the same art work. - THIS COPY HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR IN BLACK INK DIRECTLY TO THE TITLE PAGE. IT HAS NO FURTHER INSCRIPTIONS- A MOST SOUGHT-AFTER BOOK. - This copy was signed by the Author at the 2014 WorldCon at the ExCel arena in East London. I was at this event and purchased this book from a collector who was in the same queue as me when I had my copy of 'A Game of Thrones' signed. We were told that the author was only signing one book per person. I also have a signed copy of the UK 'A Storm of Swords' 1st Edition for sale- this was also purchased from someone in the same queue at the WorldCon event. - The book itself is in very good condition. It has a light push to the top and bottom of the spine, and some browning to the page block (common with this title due to the quality of the paper used). The page block has pulled away ever so slightly from the spine at the top (noted for accuracy) but remains intact. Internally, the book is lovely with no tears or inscriptions. A very good copy overall. - The dust jacket is in near fine condition and has not been price clipped with a price of £17.99 shown. Very light scratching to the surface, but the spine cover has not faded at all. A nice copy. - OVERALL, A VERY GOOD COPY OF THIS DESIRABLE TITLE, AND RARE TO FIND DIRECTLY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. - Please also note that I have a signed UK 1st Edition copies for sale of 'A Game of Thrones', 'A Storm of Swords' and 'A Feast for Crows'. Please enquire for further information on these. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000620