A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 2005-10-17
  • Genre: Fantasy
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Description

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.

Reviews

'In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best…tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting’
Time Magazine

'Truly epic…with its magnificent action-filled climax, it provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites'
Publishers Weekly

‘Colossal, staggering … Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome'
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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.

Reviews

  • Amazing read

    5
    By Stevmat
    Whilst some may complain this book takes the story towards the viewpoints of lesser-known characters, I do not feel that this is a bad thing. Westeros is a large place with many viewpoints and stories to tell, and to do so with such skill is rare indeed.
  • Don't be put off by reviews!

    5
    By gattaca66
    I'm a late-comer to the series, having watched the first couple of seasons on screen before turning to the books. On-screen it is terrific, beautifully realised, but the books are absolutely epic! Before buying this particular book I read the reviews, and was prepared for some disappointment. Yes, of course I want to know what happens to the 'main' characters, but one of the clever aspects of the series is that characters we were allowed to believe were central can disappear at a sword stroke, whilst others grow into their destiny from relatively minor beginnings. For me, 'A Feast for Crows' adds depth to the plot lines, and enriches the whole experience chapter by chapter. We start to see where new plot lines may develop, and hopefully the introduction of new characters bodes well for the series continuing to build. Just enjoy it!
  • Changed my life

    5
    By Roztt
    Picture the scene......my husband is watching football on our only tv and it turns out I hate football, well what is one to do? We are newly married so you don't want to point out your general dislike of all sports so you take up reading. Needless to say these books have been amazing, I've loved every word and my husband can happily watch football. I think he'd be better off reading the books though!
  • This is great

    5
    By Jihed Tounsi
    I know that it is difficult to go through a book of A song of ice and fire without the characters you have grown to love and loath, but trust me, every page of A feast for Crows is a must. It takes you through the dark twisted and sick mind of Cersei Lannister, Brienne on her quest to honor the oath she swore to Catelyn Stark, Arya landing in Bravos, Sansa learning the game of thrones from none other than Littlefinger, Jamie trying to do things the right and honorable way, Sam the Slayer assuming more resposibility. Also, the chapters that take place in Dorne are very intriguing as the story is being told from different POVs. And last but not least the Iron islands, the election process for who sits the Seastone chair is nothing but epic.
  • A real slog

    3
    By roryt87
    I was absolutely hooked by the preceding books, unable to put them down. But I'm not yet halfway through "Feast" and it feels like I've been reading it for weeks when I've only been reading it for a few days. While Martin's focus on all these 'new' (they're not new, they've just had scarce coverage before now) characters is tedious, I can appreciate his reasons for doing so. Unfortunately, though, it's not very well broken up with the characters we do care about, i.e. Arya, Jaime and - arguably - Sansa. Brienne is tiresome and Cersei's perspective simply elaborates on her superficial, petty, vindictive & vapid nature; fun when she was an outside character, but less so in this instance. The absence of Daenerys, Jon & Tyrion is understandable in that Daeny doesn't have much going on at this point, Jon's story has been picked up by Samwell (who I still can't decide if I care to read about or not) and Tyrion's disappearance serves for some suspense, but their absence is compounded by the absence of Catelyn, along with the loss of so many characters in "Storm". I'm beginning to find it hard to see the point in Martin killing off so many of his characters when their deaths are just left to linger unacknowledged and thus unexplained. Until he touches on Theon, Rob & so many others, the room is going to be piled high with some very large elephants. The saving grace for me is that there is some development being made on the fallen Prince Rhaegar, courtesy of Jaime. Nevertheless, I shall endure as I want to know how it all ends (if he ever finishes the series!) and I've already been told that "Dance" is well worth the tedium of "Feast". Hang in there, readers!
  • Good but not great

    4
    By Heskey time!
    Like everyone else really, a brilliant book but lacking in the main characters. After finishing the last book I was really looking forward to reading more about catelyn still being alive! and would like to have read about tyrions journey in exile but it wasn't there, a plus tho that you get more of a incite into Jamie he's definitely one of the best characters in the series, as for cersei, I honestly don't think it's healthy to hate someone so much for such a long time, Jesus I can't stand her! Overall A good book but a bit of a chore, hopefully the next instalment will be back to it's best !
  • A song of ice and fire - A Feast for Crows

    4
    By Mark Griff
    I have loved this series, but this particular book has felt more like an endurance test than a good read. It's not that this is particularly bad, and I'll fully accept Martin's position if he thinks it's a necessary book to line up all his characters, all I'm saying is the next book really needs to deliver if his faithful readership are going to make it to the end of the saga.
  • It has to be read....

    4
    By Cotter117
    I have read the reviews of the others and most are disappointed that a lot of the main(and in most cases, favourite) characters are not seen in this book. I have also seen a lot of people mention the pointless addition of new characters to the story. I can understand why people feel this way but I can't agree with them. This book broadens the story and gives deeper insight into what's going on in the world. From a simple remark from the Prince of Dorne I concluded that they had planned to bring the dragon lords back to power and believe that Dorne will be the landing point for the army of the unsullied. Also with Littlefinger, his genius is shown as he's has worked a way where the north and the vale can rise up as one through Sansa. Finally with Samwells story we find that Daenerys has been for told to be the one to stop the others, who are definitely on there way back. I think the story will eventually come down to Dany and her dragons versus the others. On a final note, Jaime is one of my favourite characters now. Was good to get a look in on his character.
  • It has to be read

    3
    By ollie_ollie
    I feel this is the book you have to read so things make sense in the future. I'm struggling to get threw this one. Without the favourite characters it's hard to keep reading
  • A bit of a struggle

    3
    By Willowfaye
    I have loved the fire and ice series. So what happened? A feast of Crows just seemed to lose it's way

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