A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) - George R. R. Martin 8.70   392

Hugo Award nominee 2006, Locus Award nominee 2006, British Fantasy Award nominee 2006.

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. The war of the Five Kings has finally ground to an uneasy halt, with House Lannister and their allies the apparent victors. But all is still not well in the land...

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.

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.

”Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best... [He] 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.”
– Time Magazine

”The only fantast series I'd put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings… It's a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don't read fantasy… If you're new to the series, you must begin with Book 1, A Game of Thrones. Once you're hooked… you'll be like the rest of us fans, gnawing your knuckles until book 5” – Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press

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Release date October 2005
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A Song of Ice and Fire :: Series

Series contains 7 primary works and has 8 total works.

George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J. R. R. Tolkien’s, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years.

Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world.

Related series A Song of Ice and Fire (related works)
Related series A Song of Ice and Fire: The Graphic Novels
Related series A Targaryen History
Related series The Targaryan Dynasty

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) 8.98   700
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) 8.92   519
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) 9.02   463
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) 8.70   392
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) 8.70   228
The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6) 9.14   67
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 8.16   37

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November 22, 2007
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It's true that A Feast for Crows misses a tiny bit it's other half, The Dance with Dragons, which haven't yet been published.. But there's nothing wrong with this first part, Martin is The Master. The story is great, the characters get even more interesting. My only critique is that the wait between the books of Song of Ice and Fire is waaaay too long.

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October 15, 2007
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A Feast for Crows is the fourth book of A Song of Ice and Fire. This book isn't quite as good as the three previous books, but it's a great book. As almost everybody knows George R.R. Martin had to split this book into two parts, because if he'd put all the material into this book, it would've been too big to publish. This split is easy to notice, because many important and interesting characters are missing. That's why this book isn't as excellent as the previous books. If you enjoyed reading the three previous books, you should read this book. It's an interesting fantasy book.

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