George Raymond Richard Martin: A Clash of Kings (2611 words)


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A Clash of Kings (1998) is the second volume in George R.R. Martin’s unfinished epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-present). Like its predecessor, critics responded positively to A Clash of Kings, and the novel won a Locus award and received a Nebula award nomination. A Clash of Kings is most famously adapted as the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011-2019).

Set soon after the politically explosive events of A Game of Thrones (1996), A Clash of Kings chronicles the first chunk of the War of Five Kings in the fantastical neomedieval realm of Westeros. Following the untimely death of King Robert Baratheon and the ill-advised e…

Citation: Johnson, Lars. "A Clash of Kings". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 July 2021 [, accessed 17 October 2021.]

39019 A Clash of Kings 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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