|A Clash of Kings, Book 2 of A Game of Thrones|
A Clash of Kings is the second novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, an epic fantasy series by American author George R. R. Martin expected to consist of seven volumes. It was first published on 16 November 1998 in the United Kingdom, although the first United States edition did not follow until March 1999. Like its predecessor, A Game of Thrones, it won the Locus Award (in 1999) for Best Novel and was nominated for the Nebula Award (also in 1999) for best novel. After the premier of HBO’s television adaptation of the first book, A Game of Thrones, the network picked it up for a second series which in theory would be the adaptation of this book.