Monday, July 15, 2013

Quick Review: "A Feast for Crows" by George R.R. Martin

From Goodreads:  With A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth volume of the landmark series that has redefined imaginative fiction and stands as a modern masterpiece in the making.

After centuries of bitter strife, the seven powers dividing the land have beaten one another into an uneasy truce. But it's not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters of the Seven Kingdoms gather. Now, 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—emerge from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges of the terrible times ahead. Nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages, are coming together to stake their fortunes...and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors.

My Thoughts:  Holy cow! There were some major cliffhangers at the end of this book!  I definitely can't wait to pick up the next book.

This installment was probably one of the more difficult of the series because there were a lot of new characters, many of whom I did not care about.  A lot of my favorite characters weren't featured in this book so at times it was a little hard to stay interested.  However, there were a lot of crazy things happening in the story that kept me wanting more.  A character I really loved died and a character I really hate may be getting paid back for all their evil doings so there are some exciting things to look forward to in the next book.

In addition to new characters, there were a lot of new conspiracies and really neat new settings.  I am curious to see what happens in these new locales and how each of the new conspiracies play out.  A Feast for Crows did take me longer to get through but I still think it is a really important part of the Song of Ice and Fire series and like all of the books, left me wanting more!  4 stars.

This book is a part of my personal collection.

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