Reader Review: My least favourite of the Song of Ice and Fire series so far. But all the rest have been 5* and this is only just behind, so 'least' is relative. Less happens in this book than the others, which is why I think it seemed slower, and although it contains Arya, one of my favourite characters, I couldn't quite see why she ends up doing what she does in the place she does it. Hopefully all will become clear by the end of the series...
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.
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A Feast for Crows
She could hear the dead man coming. The slow, measured tread of footsteps went before him up the steps, echoing amongst the pillars of the purple marble hall.
"Your Grace," said Ser Barristan Selmy, the Lord Commander of her Queensguard, "there is no need for you to suffer this."
"There is." Dany’s voice was firm. "He died for me." She clutched her lion pelt more tightly. Underneath her sheer white linen sleeping tunic covered her only to mid-thigh. She had been dreaming when Missandei woke her, dreaming of a house with a red door, and there had been no time to dress.
"Khaleesi," said her handmaid Irri, "you must not touch the dead man. It is bad luck to touch the dead."
"Unless you have killed them yourself," said Jhiqui, her other handmaid. She was bigger-boned than Irri, with wide hips and heavy breasts. "That is known."
"It is known," Irri agreed.
Dany paid them no mind. Dothraki were wise where horses were concerned, but they could be utter fools about much else. They are only girls, besides. Her handmaids were of an age with her; women grown to look at them, with their black hair, copper skin, and almond-shaped eyes, but children all the same. Khal Drogo had given them to her, who was her sun-and-stars. Drogo had given her the pelt too, the head and hide of a hrakkar, the white lion of the Dothraki sea. It was too big for her and had a musty smell, but it made her feel as if Drogo were still near her.
Grey Worm appeared first, climbing the steps with torch in hand. His captain
Title: A Feast for Crows January 24, 2014 My least favourite of the Song of Ice and Fire series so far. But all the rest have been 5* and this is only just behind, so 'least' is relative.
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Number of Comments: 4 Rating(s) 3 Review(s)
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Reviewer: A reader from UK
Less happens in this book than the others, which is why I think it seemed slower, and although it contains Arya, one of my favourite characters, I couldn't quite see why she ends up doing what she does in the place she does it. Hopefully all will become clear by the end of the series...
January 24, 2014
My least favourite of the Song of Ice and Fire series so far. But all the rest have been 5* and this is only just behind, so 'least' is relative.
June 26, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from SEATTLE, WA USA
I see what he's doing here. I just wrapped up this book. It's not the fastest in the series, but it's pretty necessary for the story.
April 10, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from NEWBURGH, NY USA
Sir Jorah and Danerys' relationship has been one of the reasons I am still reading a Feast for the Crows. I love the way she develops as a character in the series, forever changing and growing, but still innocent at heart. A Feast for the Crows is a hard book to put down once you start reading it because you want to know what's going to happen to your favorite characters.
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