Study Guide

A Clash of Kings Characters

By George R.R. Martin

Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister is the Rodney Dangerfield of Westeros. He's funny, witty, and gets no respect,...

Arya Stark

When we met Arya in A Game of Thrones, she was a plucky, nine-year-old tomboy who wasn't looking...

Jon Snow

When we last saw Jon Snow, he was trying to figure out his life and his place in the world. In A...

Daenerys Targaryen

Let's catch up with our dear Dany girl, shall we? To date, she has fled her homeland, married...

Catelyn Stark

Famed analytic psychologist Carl Jung once conceived of something called the mother complex or "a...

Stannis Baratheon

Stannis Baratheon is the new king on the block and the middle child of the Brothers Baratheon....

Davos Seaworth

Davos Seaworth is basically the Han Solo of Martin's world. He was once the most notorious and...

Theon Greyjoy

Theon Greyjoy is the only living son of Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands. We say only...

Sansa Stark

In A Game of Thrones, Sansa was a carefree girl living the life of a princess. She was engaged to...

Bran Stark

After Robb declares himself King of the North, Bran becomes a prince by default, and they rule in...

Cersei Lannister

Picking up where she left off in A Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister continues to make life...

Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon brings all fans of the novels and television show together, united under one...

Sandor Clegane, a.k.a. the Hound, and Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. the Mountain

The sigil of the Clegane family is three dogs on a field of yellow, and this sigil is very...

Jorah Mormont

Jorah Mormont continues to follow Daenerys Targaryen across Essos like a lovesick school boy...

Renly Baratheon

If someone re-imagined Westeros as a high school drama—Seven Kingdoms High—then Renly...

Brienne of Tarth

Although a woman, Brienne of Tarth accepts the gender roles of a man in Seven Kingdoms' society....

The Boltons and Reek

We heard a bit about the Boltons back in A Game of Thrones, but it isn't until this volume that...

Shae

Shae reads like a character who exists as her own opposite—she's both Tyrion's love but...

Jaime Lannister

We don't see much of Jaime Lannister in A Clash of Kings. He spends most of the novel pulling a...

Robb Stark

Robb Stark is a little too busy being King of the North and fighting against the Lannisters to...

Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister is the patriarch of the Lannister family and the Lord of Casterly Rock. We've...

The Small Council

The small council is a group of advisers who help the king administrate the Seven Kingdoms. Under...

Arya's Roadtrip Buddies

Arya spends most of her story on the road trip from hell. Seriously. At least Arya gets to spend...

The Night's Watch

The Night's Watch is a service of men—and only men—who protect the realm from...

Tyrion's Bros

When Tyrion first arrives at King's Landing, his only friends are Bronn and a couple of Mountain...

Stannis's People

As the new king on the block, Stannis has a lot of new faces surrounding him. Here are a few of...

Lord Tywin's Minions

Lord Tywin knows the value of having unscrupulous men in his employ—namely, that if he is...

The Winterfell Slumber Party

So many people decide to spend the night at Winterfell during the events of A Clash of Kings. It...

The People of Qarth

Qarth's citizens are a wealthy bunch since their city is a massive trading hub for goods from...

Dany's Wandering Court

Daenerys has seen her ranks shrink since Khal Drogo's death, but several loyal subjects remain...

The Riverrun Players

Riverrun and its people don't play too large of a role in A Clash of Kings, but we are introduced...

King's Landing Court

These characters spend their A Clash of Kings time hanging out in the Seven Kingdoms's capital,...

The Greyjoy Family Reunion

Worst. Family Reunion. Ever. And we thought our families were difficult to deal with…...

Wildlings

The wildlings remain a mysterious bunch despite being mentioned in two novels and hundreds of...

Renly's Weekend Warriors

Renly doesn't spend much time with these supporters before he's assassinated. Still, it's not the...

The Kingsguard

The Kingsguard, a.k.a. the White Cloaks, are sworn to protect the king and obey him in...