Semana Especial Guerra dos Tronos: A Clash of Kings

No segundo dia da semana especial Guerra dos Tronos, temos uma crítica ao segundo livro da saga A Song of Fire and Ice.

Autor: George RR Martin

Sinopse: 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 Robert Baratheon—who held sway over and age of enforced peace are dead…victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores 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’s two brothers each seek their 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.
A Clash of Kings transports us into a magnificent, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and wartime. It is a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside.
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 of the land feels the tremors.
Audacious, inventive, brilliantly imagined, A Clash of Kings is a novel of dazzling beauty and boundless enchantment—a tale of pure excitement you will never forget.

Os enredos multiplicam-se adicionando mais cor e profundidade à trama. Esta característica faz com que nada se possa prever, ao contrário dos enredos mais lineares. As personagens continuam a surpreender-nos, mostrando-nos uma faceta muito humana, com reacções bastante credíveis. O universo continua consistente, que deverá ter valido ao autor um trabalho gigantesco, e que acaba por passar para o leitor. Considero que neste volume nada foi deixado ao acaso, nem mesmo o ritmo com que a história avança, que é o único ponto menos bom. Se compararmos ao primeiro volume, fica-se com a sensação de que acontece muito menos acontecimento marcantes e reviravoltas.

Recomendo-se vivamente a todos os que gostam de um bom épico de low fantasy.

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