The scarcest of the numbered books in the Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.a. Game of Thrones), limited to just 448 copies. Illustrated by John Howe, with maps and sigils by Charles Keegan. Signed and numbered on the limitation page by Martin, Howe, and Keegan. First edition (first printing). Still sealed in the publisher's shrinkwrap! A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket (please note, we use the term very fine very sparingly). Signed by Martin and the illustrators. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.
Here is the second volume in George R.R. Martin magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R.R. Martin stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.
A CLASH OF KINGS
A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders?Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon?who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Product Description: HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A CLASH OF KINGS is the second volume in the series. 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.
Title: A Clash of Kings [Limited Edition]
Publisher: Meisha Merlin
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc, Atlanta, 2003. Hardcover. Illustrated by Howe, John (illustrator). First Edition. Edition limited to 448 numbered copies. Signed by George R. R. Martin, John Howe, and Charles Keegan on the limitation page. 892pp. Maroon cloth lettered in gold on the spine panel, top edge gilt, map endpapers. Illustrations by John Howe, sigils and maps by Charles Keegan. A bright, fine copy in fine dustjacket. In the original cloth slipcase also in fine condition with a couple of minor creases to cloth. ; Octavo; Signed by Author & Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 28725
Book Description Meisha Merlin. Book Condition: neuwertig. Sprache: englisch Hardcover mit Schuber ,original shrinkwrapped, No 196 of 448, Bookseller Inventory # 200242