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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:Bantam (2005), Hardcover, 784 pages
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A Feast For Crows by George R. R. Martin (2005)

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A feast for crows by George R.R. Martin (A song of ice and fire #4) Three stars from me. Maybe I was expecting too much, but there was nothing too interesting happening. It felt like a book of transition.
I hate to think that the next book covers the same time period as this one, only with my least favorite characters, except for Tyrion. ( )
  Danyspike | Jan 14, 2017 |
Bumping this down from 3 stars to 2.75 after my second reading. I love these books, but this one just doesn't work for me. His writing seems kind of sloppy in parts, which wasn't really an issue in the other books. It also seemed like he adds too many POV's in this one...just my opinion, no disrespect to those who love this one :)

P. Ş. I never write reviews so please ignore my writing. Ha ha ;) ( )
  Gaiagirlie | Jan 12, 2017 |
Not many authors have the chutzpah to open AND close the thousand page fourth book in a wildly popular series with a brand new character who isn't mentioned anywhere else in the series. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
I’m not in love with this one as much as the first three, although I still highly enjoyed it. I feel like we haven’t gotten ANYWHERE in the story! ( )
  Contusions | Dec 23, 2016 |
A great number of people are very critical of this book. I might have been also had I been forced to wait 6 years before diving into A Dance With Dragons. With any luck, the next two books won't take nearly as long to write and publish. I almost certainly have a dissenting opinion here, but I enjoyed this installment more than A Clash of Kings. For whatever reason, the first half of that book just didn't grab me. And even though some of my favorite characters were absent from Crows, I was completely enraptured with the ones that were present and the newly introduced characters. Though I admit I grew weary of hearing from Cersei so often. I find great happiness when characters I love to hate get a taste of their own medicine (even if in a small way). And I find myself warming up to characters who I previously loathed. Martin is tricky that way. I hope A Dance with Dragons is just as enjoyable! ( )
  Heather_Brock | Nov 23, 2016 |
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 055358202X, Mass Market Paperback)


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.


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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After centuries of bitter strife, the seven powers dividing the land have beaten one another into an uneasy truce. But it's not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters of the Seven Kingdoms gather. Now, 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--emerge from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges of the terrible times ahead. Nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages, are coming together to stake their fortunes ... and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests-- but only a few are the survivors.… (more)

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