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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
by George R.R. Martin
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PublisherBantam
Release Date2006-09-26 (added to CC 11 Aug 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank1,559
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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 fortu...

Member Reviews
(30 Apr 2014)
(14 Dec 2012)
After the greatness that has been his previous books, A Feast for Crows is a major disappointment. Characters we love, notibly Denarys and Tyrion, are nowhere to be found, while new and boring characters who do nothing of note for the entire book such as Brian of Tarth and Sam Tarly are given WAY too much face time. The plot does not advance one little bit during the course of the book, except to show that Ceresi is crazy which we already knew. Its pretty much a book about how she schemes to take out the new Queen, Mageri of house Tyrel. That's the extent of the plot. Brian spends her entire plot line on a wile goose chase that takes her absolutely nowhere, Sam spends his entire trip on an extremely boring boat ride to Oldtown, Jammie misses his hand, Arya is taken completely out of the story entirely, some interesting characters from Dorn and the Iron Islands are introduced early but then disappear, etc. Its a mess. A Dance with Dragons so far is much better. This book though, boring as hell.
(12 Sep 2012)
(29 Mar 2012)
I’ve Noticed that the forth in the series got really bad review and few good. All I can say about that is sop complaining. As the reader you got to see those you don’t like (or like). For me finally to read what Cersei Lannister is up to. How “crazy” she is and her schemes that she actually believes. I honestly hop she dies in Dance with Dragons or something that won’t let her have power anymore. I am surprised that I’m coming to like Jaime Lannister strange how that came to be but I will not forgive him what he did to Bran. I hate him but I like him. Samewell is change and groing more of backbone as he growing as a person. I hpe he become strong. Stronger than he thinks he is. The man late Master Armaon saw and Lord Snow sees. Arya “Cat of the Cananls” in this book this book. I still love her and my favorite character. Sansa also “Alayne Stone” through her POV, I get a glimpse of some of Lord Petyr schemes as well. He is not a very good man. Beienne, not a new character but new point of view you her story and you come to like her and then Martin shocks you with a twist that you didn’t see coming in Brienne’s fate. The other POV’s as I said what the “other sides/enemy’s are doing. You come to like or hate them. Martin leaves you hanging on the characters fates, and what will they do next. I hope whenever I can get and buy, ect Dance with Dragons I’ll be dying until then. I like this series no matter what other reviews say about it. Until then I’m just going to have to wait. I do recommend people to read this sries eve if not yoru type of book It’s worth a try weather you come to like it or not.
(20 Dec 2009)
(8 Aug 2009)
Yes, that's one star. This is a great series, but A Feast for Crows spends more time on Jaime and Cersei than any of the other characters combined. And they are the rottenest, vilest, most annoying people in the books (the antagonists of the first and second book, in fact). While I've liked some of Jaime's development as a character, he's far from earning my sympathies and I want nothing more than to see Cersei burn in vats of poisonous exploding glass shards covered in itching powder.

Additionally, the book spends hundreds of pages making love to itself and boasting "look what I did, look how much history my world has" over and over with endless exposition about long dead heroes and pasts buried.

I will, sadly, read on in hopes that the next book picks up where the previous installations left off.
(5 May 2009)
(3 Aug 2007)
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