It took me a while to finish this book. Anyway, it was a slow read for me. Got bored in the early parts of the book but it caught up once the battles began. Still, i like Tyrion here and the cleverness of the Lannisters to stay alive. I drew deep breaths and gave out some sighs of relief. I almost cried, felt anger, anxiety, and gladness while reading this. Although, Martin is quite desciptive as usual and bored me sometimes. But I commend his creativity and intellect as prowessed in his writing. Aptly titled, a clash of the kings. Definitely, i'm off to read the third book.