The second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. `Martin has captured the imagination of millions' Guardian Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising. From Dragonstone to Winterfell, chaos reigns as five pretenders to the Iron Throne prepare to stake their claims. As an omen of doom - a comet the colour of blood and flame - cuts across the sky, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night. War is coming, and the price for glory is measured in blood. A CLASH OF KINGS, Book Two of A Song of Ice and Fire, continues the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.