A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 2005-11-08
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
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Description

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • love learning about these characters

    4
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    I still really liked this book. I'm invested in the characters and want to read about them more and more. But, this book is nowhere near as great as the others. Especially the way the last one ended I expected to be blown away by this one. I will definitely continue reading the series though.
  • Gives me a book boner

    5
    By Harjggfdhff
    It's that good
  • Worth the work of reading

    4
    By PatrickETurner
    This book was by far the slowest read of the series so far, but it is still worth trouble. It does help paint a picture of what life is like throughout westeros that largely goes ignored when chapters are devoted to Jon, Dany and Tyrion. Parts were slow and I would go weeks between chapters for a little bit, but towards the end I was turning pages faster than Samwell in a library.
  • 4/5

    4
    By StuFluff J.
    Overall this is a very good book that is almost impossible to put down! However, I writing this review so I say that there were many misspellings. Not sure if this is true in the original publication but I would want to go around claiming that a book of this size is free from typos. Again it was a very enjoyable read with a few minor issues!
  • Text choice

    3
    By Cho66
    I enjoy the reading, but this reversed white text on black that I bought hurts my eyes. Is there any way to fix that?
  • Still worth it

    3
    By tc_iv
    the book is slower than the first three but if you are a true GoT fan you will power through it to get to the fifth installment where all the beloved characters are the headliners once again
  • Fantastic novel but some might feel lacks.

    4
    By Jellyfish718
    I'd have to say I enjoyed this read just as much as I have book two and three. A "Feast for Crows" is still a phenomenal read just lacks certain characters you keep hoping to come across in a chapter. That's the drawback when you've created such a massive world. However, there is no lack in suspense and climax I've learnt to trust the mans vision and this book is just as rewarding as the next. The man has constantly taught you not get that attached to characters and if you cannot go a book without a certain character your prefer- your in for a rude awaking. Don't be prejudice every character is as Intriguing as the next. A must read for all fans of the series.
  • Only half?

    4
    By FlashBackToTeens
    As I followed the characters, I kept wanting to hear about some favorite characters... I did not expect to be told at the end... Oops... Buy another book!
  • Worst book of the series

    2
    By deana-saur
    I love this series so much, but this book was so dull. It's like reading a whole new book with new characters and a different story. I don't like these characters. I don't know them. I don't love them. I don't hate them. I don't root for them to win or to fail. They are just totally indifferent to the story and to me. What was George R. R. Martin thinking with this one? I will keep reading the series, but getting through this book has been work. Once I put it down, it's hard to pick it up again.
  • Martin has lost his touch

    1
    By Mobman13
    First three were best books I ever read this and a dance with dragons or whatever were complete let downs and totally forgettable! Don't waste your money! I demand a rewrite!!! It's like he was writing for tv instead of his fans who read his books long before HBO.