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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) (original 2005; edition 2005)

by George R. R. Martin

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Title:A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
Authors:George R. R. Martin
Info:Spectra (2005), Hardcover
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A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin (2005)

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Obviously I'm not a typical fan, but reading this series is getting to be more work than fun. Fantasy is supposed to be entertaining, but I don't have time to find the entertaining parts among the chaff. I have certain characters whose stories engross me, but just when I'm really getting into them, the chapter ends and it's time for somebody else's tale. The only reason I'm going on to Book 5 is to see how the thing ends up. ( )
  Maggie.Anton | Jul 18, 2014 |
A bit more plodding than book 3. In any event, it's a richly described world with political choices and their consequences. ( )
  midwestms | Jul 12, 2014 |
I was nervous starting this book, after hearing many people didn't like book four. But I did. I thought it had the same gusto the others had...an oh how I wish I had the fifth book to start now! ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
It was a surprise to read a Song of Ice and Fire novel without it being really frustrating, actually this one wasn't frustrating at all. And it was a lot less depressing than a Clash of Kings and a Storm of Swords too. Some plotlines were actually moving along. ( )
  MartinEdasi | Jul 7, 2014 |
Not the story lines i liked the most of the previous three, lets hope the 5th book makes up. ( )
  Lorune | Jul 6, 2014 |
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In the wrong hands, a big ensemble like this can be deadly, but Martin is a tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting plotter and a deft and inexhaustible sketcher of personalities... this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.
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GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

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.


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The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.

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