[A Clash of Kings + A Song of Ice and Fire #2 + George R. R. Martin +
Jan 2014 + 5 ★ + Favorite]
KINGS & QUEENS + WAR + CONSPIRACY + (DIS)LOYALTY + MAGIC + ROMANCE + DEATH
✳ I loved it as much as the first book.
✳ It was action and anticipation from start to finish.
✳ Martin's writing is flawless and the story captured my attention completely.
✳ The author introduced a whole new set of characters - it can be confusing.
"Across the tent, Rhaegal unfolded green wings to flap and flutter a half foot before thumping to the carpet. When he landed, his tail lashed back and forth in fury, and he raised his head and screamed. If I had wings, I would want to fly too, Dany thought. The Targaryens of old had ridden upon dragonback when they went to war. She tried to imagine what it would feel like, to straddle a dragon’s neck and soar high into the air. It would be like standing on a mountaintop, only better. The whole world would be spread out below If I flew high enough, I could even see the Seven Kingdoms, and reach up and touch the comet."
"The battle fever. He had never thought to experience it himself, though Jaime had told him of it often enough. How time seemed to blur and slow and even stop, how the past and the future vanished until there was nothing but the instant, how fear fled, and thought fled, and even your body. “You don’t feel your wounds then, or the ache in your back from the weight of the armor, or the sweat running down into your eyes. You stop feeling, you stop thinking, you stop being you, there is only the fight, the foe, this man and then the next and the next and the next, and you know they are afraid and tired but you’re not, you’re alive, and death is all around you but their swords move so slowly, you can dance through them laughing."
I'm looking forward to the next one!