A Feast for Crows
Book 4, A Song of Ice and Fire - A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
George R.R. Martin
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HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series.
The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne.
The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow’s Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, returns from the smoking ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles.
From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the Citadel. As plots, intrigue and battle threaten to engulf Westeros, victory will go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts.
'In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best…tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting’
'Truly epic…with its magnificent action-filled climax, it provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites'
‘Colossal, staggering … Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome'
About the author
George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This story is vast, detailed, personal and riveting. By the end of this part you are left gaping and harrowed, with no idea of what way the story or conclusion will go.
My only note is the bad spelling throughout the ebook, it is a pity really, I doubt the hard copy is so sloppy. Doesn't effect the story, so 5 stars.
The worst in the series so far
Lacks continuity with a hotch potch of new secondary characters introduced and its frustrating to read because every page you turn you want to get back to the main story. You want some resolution and justice for House Stark, which is essentially the underlying theme of all the books, but in this volume the main story is almost irrelevant.
The series feels like it is intentionally being being drawn out to an endless length of more than 15,000 pages. It's not so much the story is complex; all that is happening here is more secondary characters are being introduced all the time to get their perspective on the story. But in a Feast For Crows it doesn't feel like this is enhancing the story.
For example, did we really need more than 100 pages of Brienne going offto a ruined castle in the middle of nowhere to kill 3 bad guys who were at best incidental to the story?
I'm willing to bet you could almost bypass a Feat for Crows entirely once all 7 books are finished and it wouldn't make any difference to your understanding of the story.
It gets the faffy bits out of the way
Don't get me wrong, the book continues to uphold the high standards set by the previous 3 books, but it does have a lot of faffing about. but it is for the better, as it gets a lot of on the side things out of the way that helps it set up for the events of Dance with Dragons. Highly recommended. don't skip it!!
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: 17 October 2005
- Publisher: HarperVoyager
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 976 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, A Song of Ice and Fire