Five separate factions vie for control of the realm of the late Lord Eddard Stark, while an ancient form of magic, an everlasting winter, and an unearthly army threaten to return, in a classic fantasy novel being adapted for TV as Season 2 of the HBO series A Game of Thrones. Reissue. TV tie-in.
"As chaos grips Westeros, a flaming red comet continues to burn a crimson path across the sky. Some see this fiery herald as a sign of their impending victory. Others see it as a mark of the blood and terror that will soon engulf this divided kingdom. But one thing is certain: None of the six contenders who seek either the Iron Throne, or the lands their ancestors once held as kings, are willing to back down. And as factions scatter or come together, there are many witnesses to the unrest that is to come."--Provided by publisher.
The first volume of a four-part graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R.R. Martin's landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert Baratheon’s two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.
The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels! George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS
Continuing the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Martin's landmark series, this gorgeously illustrated special edition of A Clash of Kings features over 20 all-new illustrations from Cannon, both color and b&w, bringing glorious new life to this modern classic.
Daenerys receives a dire warning while she basks in the comforts offered in the city of Qarth, while more than a thousand miles distant, Stannis makes his move on Ser Penrose and Storm's End. Peace and diplomacy will be cast aside as the Red Woman Melisandre displays the full power of those who embrace R'hllor, the Lord of Light - much to the horror of those that bear witness to this magic. All this, and more, as another chapter unfolds in this visual adaptation of George R. R. Martin's epic masterpiece, A Clash of Kings!
In the aftermath of the regicide of Renly Baratheon, Catelyn Stark returns to her childhood home of Riverrun, where the widow is reunited with the bones of Lord Eddard Stark. Meanwhile, Tyrion Lannister’s plot to see his niece Myrcella safely removed from King’s Landing is interrupted by a massive and bloody riot – one that risks upsetting all that the Imp has worked for. How long can the capital city of Westeros survive, with the threat of war impending and the citizens starving? Find out, in this stunning visual adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s epic masterpiece.
Danerys receives a dire warning while she basks in the comforts offered in the city of Qarth, while more than a thousand miles distant, Stannis makes his move on Ser Penrose and Storm's End. Peace and diplomacy will be cast aside as the Red Woman Melisande displays the full power of those who embrace R'hllor, the Lord of Light - much to the horror of those that bear witness to this magic. All this, and more, as another chapter unfolds in this visual adaptation of George R. R. Martin's epic masterpiece, A Clash of Kings!
Chasing the Skandian slave-traders who kidnapped Will and Evanlyn, Ranger Halt and warrior student Horace find themselves in the frozen northern islands, where they battle a ruthless black-clad knight as they attempt to rescue their friends.
The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons and the arrival of barbarian hordes. 75,000 first printing.