A Feast for Crows
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
George R. R. Martin
THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin's monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A FEAST FOR CROWS It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King's Landing. Robb Stark's demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist--or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces--some familiar, others only just appearing--are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests--but only a few are the survivors.
George R. R. Martin
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"This is the first book in my Song of Ice and Fire revisit that my opinion of a book has gotten worse from how I originally felt about it the first time through. <br/><br/>I enjoyed the fresh perspectives that Martin provides us with, the standouts being Cersei and Jamie who have so much depth to their characters and provide interesting contrast to one another on how they have changed as the series progressed. <br/><br/>The POVs from Dorne and the Iron Islands were also well done and I enjoyed how they shifted around to different people, meaning they were perspectives of of a location more than they were the perspective of a person. It also helped give a bigger world view and not just confining the reader to King’s Landing or the North.<br/><br/>The other perspectives were all meandering at best, and really only interesting in their final chapters. Brienne has probably the worst set of chapters, which is disappointing since her character has all the ingredients of having a interesting character journey. <br/><br/>Overall I think the new things Martin tried to do in this book were worth the risk but all of them did not land.<br/><br/>P.S I listened to the audio book for about 75% of this one and really enjoyed but it made me realize how Martin focuses on the female image A LOT in his books, and kinda made me uncomfortable listening to it. Just a thought I had during my re read."
"Wasn't as good as the previous three and they switched the narrator on this one from Roy Dotrice to John Lee! I much preferred Roy Dotrice's narration and apparently they got him to come back and record another version of this audiobook after the fans demanded it. Still entertaining, but not quite as gripping as the prior books."
"I am waiting until I finish A Dance With Dragons before I write a review. Especially since this book abruptly ends with an explanation from the author that it just was getting too big so he had to split it up (??) So, onward I forge through this often tedious book wondering what happened to half of my favorite characters."
"I’m reading The Bone Season and I’m obsessed!!! "