“A Clash of Kings” (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2) by George R. R. Martin – narrated by Roy Dotrice

I didn’t plan on a book post to wrap up NaBloPoMo 2013 but I suppose it’s fitting since the Roof has become something of an audio book review site haha! I hope those of you that read this month have enjoyed although it most certainly was not what I had planned. I had several ideas written down for posts but since November has officially been my worst month of this year, that all fell by the wayside. Oh well, what can you do, right? Winter is coming, after all…

“A Clash of Kings” was so very epic that I cannot even try to begin to say what it was about. Click on one of the links below to read a summary haha! I enjoyed this book but not as much as “A Game of Thrones”, mostly because this book had so much awfulness. Wars have broken out in the realm and suddenly there’s a whole mess of kings. I can’t even remember why the wars all started in the first place. I know it goes back to book one but these books are such epic odysseys that I can’t begin to try and remember how it all started.

It did get a bit tedious for me. I remember thinking, this is like watching four or five of your friends play Risk. You’re pretty sure you know who you want to win but then one of your friends does something ugly and you find yourself rooting for another. Oh and I never much cared for the game Risk haha!

I found myself thinking about what Carol says about the last Harry Potter book, “I got sick of reading about them wandering around the forest.” It wasn’t like everyone was just wandering around, but there’s only so much raping and pillaging one can take, you know? Oh but the big battle scene was awesome!!! Oh and I never thought I’d encounter another fictional teenaged boy that I would despise more than Draco Malfoy. *shakes fist at Joffrey* I’m not even going to look up his name to see if I spelled it correctly. He doesn’t deserve to have it spelled correctly.

Unlike all other series of books I’ve read, I’ll be taking another break between this and the next. I’ve got two books in mind and then I’ll tackle book three. It was good to read this one this month though, so that the majority of my NaBlo posts weren’t book reviews. I need to start thinking about the year end book post. Can you believe it?

Anyway, I don’t think this series would be fore everyone. But if you like kings and queens and ladies and knights and magic and dragons and fantasy, this series is for you. I’m grateful Dotrice narrates all the books, at least for now.

I <3 Tyrion

Rating: Entertaining

I’ll update as soon as there’s a change in my dental and health situations. Fingers crossed things improve soon.

“A Clash of Kings” at Audible ~ “A Clash of Kings” at Amazon

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