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The first volume of a four-part, full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R.R. Martin's landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as The first volume of a four-part, full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R.R. Martin's landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders--Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon--who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky--a comet the color of blood and flame--six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's Landing. Robert Baratheon's two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.


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The first volume of a four-part, full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R.R. Martin's landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as The first volume of a four-part, full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R.R. Martin's landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders--Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon--who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky--a comet the color of blood and flame--six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's Landing. Robert Baratheon's two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.

30 review for A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  2. 5 out of 5

    Zai

    Me encanta la serie Canción de hielo y fuego, y por supuesto también la adaptación a cómic de sus libros, en esta ocasión le tocaba el turno al primer cómic de la novela Choque de Reyes, que no me ha defraudado, las ilustraciones son magníficas.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Omaira

    *1º de los 3 volúmenes que componen la adaptación gráfica de “Choque de Reyes”, segundo libro de la saga “Canción de hielo y fuego”.* Qué sopor, ha sido un milagro que no me haya dormido con esta novela gráfica. La cosa fue mal desde el principio, ya que noté que las ilustraciones no se parecían a las de los cómics del libro anterior y me costaba reconocer a algunos personajes. Fue entonces cuando me fijé en que habían cambiado al ilustrador, algo que no entiendo, ya que eso te obliga a adaptarte *1º de los 3 volúmenes que componen la adaptación gráfica de “Choque de Reyes”, segundo libro de la saga “Canción de hielo y fuego”.* Qué sopor, ha sido un milagro que no me haya dormido con esta novela gráfica. La cosa fue mal desde el principio, ya que noté que las ilustraciones no se parecían a las de los cómics del libro anterior y me costaba reconocer a algunos personajes. Fue entonces cuando me fijé en que habían cambiado al ilustrador, algo que no entiendo, ya que eso te obliga a adaptarte a nuevas caras y a una nueva forma de transmitir lo que ocurre en cada escena. Siendo una saga, creo que será un caos si en la adaptación de cada libro pasa esto. Personalmente, no me ha gustado para nada el estilo del ilustrador de “Choque de Reyes”. Las imágenes tienen como un toque borroso, las expresiones faciales de los personajes son más antinaturales, predominan los tonos oscuros, hay viñetas semi fusionadas que no aportan nada, no se transmite la crudeza de ciertas escenas… No soy una experta en novelas gráficas, pero ésta es de las que menos he disfrutado. Dejando de lado este asunto, si me tengo que centrar en la historia en sí, la verdad es que tampoco tengo nada bueno que destacar. Hay nuevas incorporaciones de personajes, pero es en plan brusco y ni siquiera entendí bien el papel de cada uno. Además, se resalta la aparición de un cometa y tampoco le vi mucho sentido. Los textos son aburridos y enredados, considero que se explicaban cosas como si ya tuviéramos un conocimiento base del tema, y no era así. No pasa prácticamente nada relevante. Daenerys sale solamente una vez, Jon es un florero, hay varios que se van proclamando Reyes a cada rato y que rozan lo absurdo con sus ínfulas, Joffrey, que es el único Rey legítimo, casi ni hace acto de presencia, Catelyn ha perdido toda su fuerza y se limita a ir detrás de uno de sus hijos, Arya está estancada… solo me agradaron Sansa y Tyrion. En el caso de Sansa, es porque veo rebeldía en ella y, aunque está sometida, creo que puede dar una sorpresa en cualquier momento. Respecto a Tyrion, me gusta porque no se calla nada y porque demuestra que no le importa ni desafiar a su hermana Cersei. En todo caso, más allá de anécdotas concretas, el desarrollo de la historia es muy monótono y, a pesar de que el formato de novela gráfica suele ayudar a avanzar más rápido, aquí es que veía una viñeta y ni sentía interés por la siguiente. No hay verdadera intriga ni ningún secreto que realmente mantenga en vilo a los personajes. Que me perdonen los fans que adoran todo lo de esta saga, pero ahora mismo no siento ninguna curiosidad por saber cómo sigue todo.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cathy

    Es war ok. Die Artwork war in Ordnung. Für jemanden, der die Bücher gelesen hat ist es eher uninteressant.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Francis

    Really good adaptation! I really liked how they did follow the book, and not just followed the tv show. Many of the illustrations were very similar to what I pictured in my head, and the ones that weren’t the same (like Arya) were still done very well. Looking forward to the rest of this adaptation.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Snowleesi

    I read the comic book adaptation of A Game of Thrones, but it was a far cry from the mastery that was the adaptation of the Dunk and Egg novellas. I feel like this starts to bridge the gap a bit. The art is much more captivating, the story easier to follow for those who have not read the novels. But we're not at the Knight of the Seven Kingdoms' level yet.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Connolly

    I personally believe these adaptations are fantastic. Definitely recommend.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sina

    Während Robb Stark zum König des Nordens ausgerufen wird, stellen die Brüder des verstorbenen Königs Robert Baratheon ebenfalls ihre Ansprüche und nennen sich König. Auch Balon Graufreud erhebt Anspruch auf die Krone. Und in Königsmund sitzt König Joffrey auf dem Eisernen Thron, erbittert unterstützt von seiner Mutter, der Königin Regentin Cersei Lennister. Der Kampf um den Thron, das Spiel um den Thron, ist eröffnet. Jeder sieht sich im Recht und die Schlacht beginnt. Robb zieht gegen die Lennis Während Robb Stark zum König des Nordens ausgerufen wird, stellen die Brüder des verstorbenen Königs Robert Baratheon ebenfalls ihre Ansprüche und nennen sich König. Auch Balon Graufreud erhebt Anspruch auf die Krone. Und in Königsmund sitzt König Joffrey auf dem Eisernen Thron, erbittert unterstützt von seiner Mutter, der Königin Regentin Cersei Lennister. Der Kampf um den Thron, das Spiel um den Thron, ist eröffnet. Jeder sieht sich im Recht und die Schlacht beginnt. Robb zieht gegen die Lennisters, im Schlepptau hat er seinen wertvollsten Gefangenen: Jaime Lennister. Unterdessen geht Tyrion nach Königsmund zurück und unterstützt Joffrey als dessen Hand. Cersei sieht dies nicht gerne, beugt sich aber, da dies dem Willen ihres Vaters entspricht. Über allem schwebt ein roter Komet mit einem langen Schweif, als Zeichen dafür, dass auf dem Nachbarkontinent Essos ebenfalls jemand nach der Krone greifen möchte. Daenerys hat ein großes Druckmittel: drei Drachen. Das Spiel beginnt und Versei hat es treffend gesagt: Beim Spiel um die Throne gewinnt man oder stirbt. Sehr gut finde ich, dass die Geschichte der Bücher strikt weiterverfolgt wird und nun so langsam Fahrt aufkommt. Wer schafft es, die Königslande zu erobern und endlich Frieden zu bringen? Eine sehr komplexe Frage, die ausführlich in Band 3 der deutschen Übersetzung "Der Thron der Sieben Königslande" behandelt wird. Die Spannung, die Intrigen, der Kampf um den wahren König ist einfach mitreißend- Und dies wird durch die toten Zeichnungen noch unterstützt. So schonungslos der Autor George R. R. Martin auch ist, die Illustrationen stehen dem in nichts nach- Also bitte von Kindern fernhalten! Das Wechselbad der Gefühle ist sehr ausgelastet. Die Sympathie für einen Charakter hat sich vertieft, andere sind in meinem Ansehen gefallen. Das Einbringen von Fantasyelementen erfolgt immer nur schubweise und steht nicht im Vordergrund. Doch weiß man genau, dass dem nicht lange so bleiben wird und die Geschichte damit noch fantastischer wird, als sie eigentlich schon ist. Die einzelnen Panels sind im Gegensatz zu den ersten vier Bänden weicher gehalten. Auch kommt mehr Farbe ins Spiel, gerade die Roter Priesterin oder Königsmund stechen heraus, was wohl auch den Wohlstand der Hauptstadt aufzeigen soll. Ebenso ist auch auf dem Umfang des Comics einzugehen. Für sein Geld bekommt man dementsprechend auch sehr viel. Mühe macht es, das Comic während des Lesens festzuhalten (ich knicke keine Buchrücken) und habe deshalb Hilfsmittel (Kissen) unterlegen müssen. Dies tat dem Lesegenuss jedoch keinen Abbruch. Zu den Büchern und der TV-Serie eine perfekte Ergänzung. Meggies Fussnote: Ein absoluter Pageturner.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Leigh Anne

    Read while you wait for season 8. It won't be long now, but there's still plenty of time to jump on board the graphic novelization of Martin's cash cow series. If you're already a fan, you can even read out of order: you know what comes before and after, so what does it matter? For folks who couldn't get into Martin because of his long, descriptive passages, the GNs might be just the thing: the art cuts a lot of the fat, and makes the story much more enjoyable to follow. I'd be really surprised if Read while you wait for season 8. It won't be long now, but there's still plenty of time to jump on board the graphic novelization of Martin's cash cow series. If you're already a fan, you can even read out of order: you know what comes before and after, so what does it matter? For folks who couldn't get into Martin because of his long, descriptive passages, the GNs might be just the thing: the art cuts a lot of the fat, and makes the story much more enjoyable to follow. I'd be really surprised if you hadn't already started purchasing this series for demand, but if you haven't, consider starting. GoT isn't going anywhere, and since the novels aren't done yet, you can keep your patrons happy for quite some time by being able to hand them an alternative when all the books/DVDs are out. Recommended as part of the entire series, for all adult/teen GN collections.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dana Martínez

    Recibí esta novela gráfica gracias a la #masacrítica de @babelioespanol y la verdad que me llevo un tesoro a mis estanterías. Correspondería a una adaptación de la segunda novela de la saga de "Canción de hielo y fuego" y sería el primer volumen. Creo que "Choque de reyes" está dividido en 3 volúmenes y acaba de salir el segundo. No puedo decir mucho sobre la historia sin destripar "Juego de tronos" pero para quienes conocéis la historia deciros que vale muchísimo la pena esta novela gráfica. No s Recibí esta novela gráfica gracias a la #masacrítica de @babelioespanol y la verdad que me llevo un tesoro a mis estanterías. Correspondería a una adaptación de la segunda novela de la saga de "Canción de hielo y fuego" y sería el primer volumen. Creo que "Choque de reyes" está dividido en 3 volúmenes y acaba de salir el segundo. No puedo decir mucho sobre la historia sin destripar "Juego de tronos" pero para quienes conocéis la historia deciros que vale muchísimo la pena esta novela gráfica. No se dejan nada de la historia fuera, está todo introducido y de manera excelente. La calidad de dibujo también es muy buena, siendo los personajes mostrados como son en los libros, no en la serie. Sin duda seguiré haciendo la colección porque la calidad es tremenda.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Andy Hickman

    A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel, Volume One Feels good to be back in the world of Ice and Fire. This comic series using the source material as its point of reference, thankfully! A CLASH OF KINGS #1 “Your god can keep his grace. It’s swords I need, not blessings.” – Stannis CLASH OF KINGS #2 “All sorts of people are calling themselves kings these days.” – Tyrion. CLASH OF KINGS #3 “We’re all scared. We’d be fools if we weren’t. My father told me, what matters is how we face it. Come, Lord Mormont aw A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel, Volume One Feels good to be back in the world of Ice and Fire. This comic series using the source material as its point of reference, thankfully! A CLASH OF KINGS #1 “Your god can keep his grace. It’s swords I need, not blessings.” – Stannis CLASH OF KINGS #2 “All sorts of people are calling themselves kings these days.” – Tyrion. CLASH OF KINGS #3 “We’re all scared. We’d be fools if we weren’t. My father told me, what matters is how we face it. Come, Lord Mormont awaits us.” - Jon CLASH OF KINGS #4 “Her son’s crown was fresh from the forge, and it seemed to Catelyn Stark that the weight of it pressed heavy on Robb’s head.” “Living men had gone south, and cold bones would return.” “Was there ever a war where only one side bled?”

  12. 4 out of 5

    Avinash

    Quite different from A Game of Thrones Graphic Novel. Obviosuly because both illustrator and writer are different for this one. I somehow like the previous artwork style better. But this one isn't bad either and it is growing on me. Also the first novel's adaptation didn't have character wise chapter, it was narrated according to different plot just like any other graphic novel but this one has character's POV chapters (same as novel). Again I liked the earlier style better. Having said these I th Quite different from A Game of Thrones Graphic Novel. Obviosuly because both illustrator and writer are different for this one. I somehow like the previous artwork style better. But this one isn't bad either and it is growing on me. Also the first novel's adaptation didn't have character wise chapter, it was narrated according to different plot just like any other graphic novel but this one has character's POV chapters (same as novel). Again I liked the earlier style better. Having said these I thoroughly enjoyed this graphic novel; and why not?? Every chance of getting back to the poisonous, brutal and heinous yet amazingly interesting world of Martin is a welcome one. Long Live the King/s :)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    It’s nice to reacquaint myself with the earlier events of GOT and this graphic novel has some beautiful artwork. The story is still lots of fun although the huge battles that make the TV series so engrossing are missing from this one since it picks up just after the events of the first series. Obviously, they’ll pick up in later books so this one serves as a nice bit of story building. If you know nothing about the books or the TV show then this is a great continuation from the first set of books It’s nice to reacquaint myself with the earlier events of GOT and this graphic novel has some beautiful artwork. The story is still lots of fun although the huge battles that make the TV series so engrossing are missing from this one since it picks up just after the events of the first series. Obviously, they’ll pick up in later books so this one serves as a nice bit of story building. If you know nothing about the books or the TV show then this is a great continuation from the first set of books and it looks lovely!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kate Dostálová

    Na obloze se objevila kometa v barvě zlata a krve, je to proroctví, ale jak si ho vyložit? Čí krev bude prolitá? Při válce je ale prolitá krev na obou stranách. Sedm království čekají velké změny. Po velezradě je zvolen nový král, který nemá ani tušení, že je pouhou loutkou v rukou svých věrných rádců. Noční hlídka se vydá na další výpravu za Zeď a khalasar je na cestě přes rudou poušť. Nejsou jediní, které čeká dlouhá cesta...

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gregory Pedersen

    These graphic novels are terrific. They are shortened versions of the actual stories (due to the length of the originals obviously), but that doesn't really affect the quality of the story lines (or the adult themes, for that matter). There are some great artistic representations of the characters and settings of the story, and I really enjoyed them and hope they continue to produce them for all of the books.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Ďalšia komiksový kniha zo sveta GOT je na svete a že vôbec nie je špatná! :) Takto - viac sa mi páčili prvé tri komiksové knihy, táto má dosť podobný štýl ako posledná časť Rytiera siedmych kráľovství a ani tá sa mi,čo sa týka spracovania nie úplne páčila. Za mňa fajn rozhodne doplnok ku knihám i filmu GOT. A komu sa nechcú čítať knihy, tak má dokonalú short version i s obrázkami :D.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Miria TheBookHunter

    Terzo volume pubblicato, il primo del secondo libro dei cinque usciti finora de Le cronache del ghiaccio e del fuoco. Se non volete leggere i tomi ma vi interessa la serie, la graphic novel è un buon compromesso:è fedele al 100% ai libri sia nella storia sia nell'illustrazione dei personaggi.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Chiara Gdànsk

    Bellissima trasposizione a fumetti.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Vince

    Not quite as strong in art or writing as the adaptation of A Game of Thrones. Also miss the "making of" sections. Four stars.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    Great instalment in the series I love seeing the illustrations bring the book to life. The graphics here are gorgeous, colourful and full of life.

  21. 4 out of 5

    James

    Well done adaptation. I do like the separate perspectives that the story takes. Arya's is still one of my favourite story lines.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Doublezerodomino

    Gorgeous, true to the book, and characters that match my imagining. Very very cool adaption to a classic series. For Winterfell!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cloverhand Reader

    A Clash of Kings is my favourite GOT book so I knew going into this that I was going to love it and I wasn't wrong Now I just need to find the other ones

  24. 5 out of 5

    Boyd

    The art really compliments the story

  25. 4 out of 5

    Claudia Riendeau

    A fifth tome where Jon Snow fight a white Walker and where all the characters show their true nature. The alliances are set in place and the enemy is near.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Bridget Bernstein

    2019 Reading Challenge: 25/24 God, I missed Tyrion so much. I'm probably not going to continue with these, but it was nice to be reminded of good the writing of GoT truly is when done by GRRM.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

    3.5

  28. 5 out of 5

    Noemí Villanueva

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Griffin

  30. 5 out of 5

    patricia c buholzer

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