A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh good lord this book. I had this book since last year and it took me THIS LONG to read it. And honestly….IT WAS PERFECT. Even though this is the book the inspired the second season of GoT, I thought I break it down by house like I did the first book.
House Baratheon: This book introduced Stannis Baratheon, Robert’s and Renly’s brother, who lives at Dragonstone with his wife and daughter. He teamed up with Melisandre of Asshai, the Red Woman, and he also became the champion of the Lord of Light (or R’hllor. Like….IT’S REALLY HARD TO SAY). Then in Highgarden, Renly is king and he married Margaery Tyrell, but he died by a shadow, and people thought that Brienne of Tarth, one of his Kingsguard, had killed him, or even Catelyn did it. But they didn’t. Also, in the Battle for Kings Landing, Stannis lost to the Lannisters. Also….Stannis isn’t a ham. Darn it.
House Greyjoy: Honestly….I didn’t care one bit for Theon’s chapters. Really, I didn’t. He whined throughout all of his chapters, from returning to the Pike to taking over Winterfell, even styling himself Prince Theon-his chapters just…got on my nerve that I honestly wanted to skip his chapters.
House Lannister: Okay…honestly, though I don’t care about Cersei, I was all the way #TeamTyrion. Tyrion did everything as the acting Hand of the King to make sure everyone was okay, even though the peasants hated him. Even in the Battle he did splendidly till he got cut. Also…I squealed when I read Jaime’s part in Catelyn’s chapter. But at the end of the battle, Tywin became hand of the king, and Tyrion was laid up in a room above the Queen’s Ballroom.
House Stark: So Ned Stark is dead. Robb Stark is the Young King of the North, winning battles. Catelyn visits Renly to see if he can ally himself with Robb, then went back to Riverrun to be with her late father. Sansa’s stuck in King’s Landing with Joffrey and Cersei, who keeps calling her ‘stupid’ and ‘idiot’. Tyrion’s nice to her, and Ser Dontos keeps promising her that ‘oh, I’m taking you home, I’m taking you home’ but THIS LIAR didn’t even do it. Then The Hound scared her, but she did sang to her during the battle for Kings Landing. And Arya went through so many phases-from being a boy named Arry, then at Harrenhal she was Weasel and Nan, and also Jaqen H’Gar was in her chapters too (in which I also squealed). She was Nan for Roose Bolton, but at night she, Hot Pie and Gendry left, but before that Jaqen gave her the sliver coin, and taught her valar morghulis.
House Targaryen: So Dany’s in Qarth, living with Xho Xhos-that guy-and Pyat Pree from the House of the Undying-WHICH, might I add, IS HORRIBLE AND DISGUSTING. I wouldn’t go in there, even if I had a million dragons. But then she left because Xho just wanted to marry her and wanted her to stay, but she said no ONE MILLION TIMES and left with her Dothraki. And I’m also glad that the House of the Undying fell to the ground. Dammit.
I loved this book so much that I wanna read the next book!
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