A Clash of Kings arrives fresh from the battlefield. The second volume of The Folio Society’s bestselling realisation of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy masterpiece ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ is illustrated by Jonathan Burton.
A Storm of Swords
Illustrated by Jonathan Burton
The third installment in George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ saga is available as a two-volume Folio collector’s edition. A Storm of Swords is illustrated by award-winning artist Jonathan Burton.
Steel and snow, blood and gold
The War of the Five Kings has ushered in a new age of unrest and violence to the seven kingdoms. Jon Snow is deep in Wildling territory and has discovered that they intend to throw down the Wall once and for all – yet their motives may be more complex than he anticipated. Arya is loose in a war-stricken land filled with dangerous men, and must think on her feet to keep her throat from being cut. Robb Stark, newly crowned King in the North, needs to build new alliances, and quick, but in Westeros, blood runs truer than oaths. Can a hastily arranged marriage secure an alliance with the Freys? The twin spectres of revenge and betrayal stalk Ned Stark’s heirs, and no one will escape unscathed.
‘I wish I had enough poison for you all. You make me sorry that I am not the monster you would have me be, yet there it is. I am innocent, but I will get no justice here. You leave me no choice but to appeal to the gods. I demand trial by battle.’
- Tyrion Lannister, A Storm of Swords
A king’s ransom of unique details
A Storm of Swords contains a number of the grisly surprises that George R. R. Martin is rightly celebrated for. Jonathan Burton’s sensitive and skilled handling of such a huge cast of characters gives these shocking twists an even greater weight, and this kind of attention to detail can be seen across the entire production of this very special Folio edition. The interior of the slipcase features an image of King Joffrey, leering from the Iron Throne, while the binding designs use the imagery of the warring houses to spectacular effect. The Lannister Lion stands triumphant over a cowed wolf on volume one, while volume two sees the Stark wolf and Tully trout united as danger closes in.
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