It is hard for a sequel to be as well loved and interesting as the first book. Sadly, A Clash of Kings did not touch the first book.This story felt more tedious and treacherous than the first, and the battle scenes did little more than bore me. The characters are starting to become fleshed out, and the audience cannot help but to love and cheer for each side, and feel a bit of pity and pride for the underdogs Theon, The Hound, and Tyrion.For the the great length of the book, it seemed that very little happened, which kept the book from obtaining a higher score. However, I am anxious to see the outcome for Robb, The Hound and Jon. Hopefully, the next book will not stretch out into a long description of just a few short events.