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A Clash of Kings

by George R.R. Martin

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


London: BCA, 2002 First edition, third printing. Book Two of "A Song of Ice and Fire". In black cloth boards, near fine, tight, clean covers. Gilt titles on tight spine. Clean end papers. Slightly tanned cut edges. The text block is very good, tight but with very slight tanning around the edges. In pictorial dust jacket all the way round, very good, except for chipping along top edge. Not price clipped.Scarce.

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) The Seven Kingdoms have fallen asunder, as the sadistic teenager, Joffrey of House Lannister, ascends the Iron Throne following the death of his "father," Robert the Usurper. The Stark family in the North rises to power to combat this ascension, and the empowered Daenerys, the exiled last heir of the former ruling family, seeks a way to return to Westeros and rule it. Meanwhile the Night's Watch, the orphans and criminals who guard Westeros from the barbarians who live beyond the Wall find their numbers dwindling in the face of fantastical forces. Nebula Award Nominee (2000) , Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (1999)


  • Bookseller: Clevedon Community Bookshop GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 38506
  • Title: A Clash of Kings
  • Author: George R.R. Martin
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: BCA
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 2002
  • Keywords: MF
  • Size: 8vo - over 7_ - 9_" tall


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