A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four

Kobo ebook | November 8, 2005

byGeorge R. R. Martin

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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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THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESFew 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 t...

George R. R. Martin was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on September 20, 1948. He began writing at an early age, selling monster stories for pennies to neighborhood children. Martin received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University. In 1986, he signed on as a story editor for "The Twilight Zone" at CBS Television in Hollywood. Martin has since returned to writing on a full-time basis and has won m...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 8, 2005Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down I loved this book as much as the previous three. I can't wait to see where each character will end up when the story is finally all told.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worst of the series. Still a great book ''A Storm of Swords'' is tough to follow. However ''A Feast for Crows'' features some of the least interesting story lines in the series. But it is necessary to build for events to come. Still a great read overall. Recommended if youre into the books or the show.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This whole series is amazing, almost following the show to a t. Such minor differences that you will not be disappointed in either!
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still good I really enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great The story keeps getting thicker and more captivating. Cannot wait to see this massive story concluded. Not for the faint of heart though.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series Of the 5 least fav but still great
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Feast for crows Longest speed bump in the series, glad that's over. Don't expect any excitement here, just drawn out character development. I will still read the fifth though.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating! All I want to do is read. The people, the atmosphere it pulls you in and never leaves you.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book in the series I was astonished to read the reviews for A Feast For Crows, many complaining about the odd choice of character narrators. I found affc rather refreshing and enjoyed seeing westeros through cersei and brienne's eyes (amongst others). While I did miss daeny and her dragons the goings on in this novel more than kept me occupied.. That said, there were a few small annoyances in the repetition and introduction of new words and phrases, no doubt readers get bored of 'groats' and 'nuncles' by the books end. All told A Feast For Crows is another splendid and extraordinary addition to the song of ice and fire series.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Series.... This is one of the BEST series I've read in a long time & HBO is doing a wonderful job with the tv series. Read the books before seeing the tv series!
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Martin's first flounder We all know the author had massive troubles with this fourth and later on fifth instalment. This book should never have been written. POV characters no one cares to read first hand are in this book. No one cares about Aeron Damphair. No one cares about Brienne. No one cares about Asha. No one cares about Victarion. No one cares about Areo Hotah. Cersei's chapters are a chore to get through. Jaime's are ok if you can stomach the amount of garbage you have to wade through. This feels like it was written by a ghost writer. Where the inspiration of the previous books?! Yes it is setting up the plot of the remainder of the series so we need new characters but we just don't care about them enough. Give us Tyrion, Dany, Jon and Bran. Do yourself a favour and skip this and just read A Dance With Dragons after A Storm of Swords. Read the summary for this book.
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting, but slow Definitely the slowest read so far in the series, and tons of new characters to learn, etc.. but still worthwhile in the long run. I enjoy the Arya sub plot more than anything else in this installment
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An other winner As with the last book, I couldn't stop reading this book. And I'm on to the next one.
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth reading till the end I was extremely bored during most of the first three quarters but the last bit I couldn't stop reading. I'll be starting the fifth book soon enough!
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A feast for crows Unequivocally accepted by many fans as an installment offering less than expected elucidation than hopes for; in retrospect Martin offers a wonderous focus upon the women of westeros. Likewise, Martin gives introduction to Dorne, and among my favourite characters Hotah annd Prince Dorne. Up until the remaining two hundres pages A Feast for Crows stands as a significant amd necessary installment for subsequent installments.
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Finished! Not my favourite in the series!
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait to read the next one These books just get better and better!!
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Least favorite. Cersei, Princes of Dorne, Brienne, yawn....At least it had Arya. Dance of Dragons is much more rewarding. All the great characters in that one.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feast for crows As always, Martin's books leave one wanting more. This one is no different. It fills in and furthers one's knowledge of the main characters. Carry on George and some hurry wouldn't hurt!
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A storm of crows Disappointing, falls short of the first books in the series.
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it Martin continues to give us a place to go after work and school. And its a vivid place indeed.
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not my favourite in the series ... ... but let's be honest, if you've read the first three you're going to read it anyway. I don't fault GRRM for anything here, I think it's a necessary lull in the action, especially after the events of Book 3. All I'm saying is that it's a bit slow.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHY EVEN HAVE THIS BOOK I bought the 4 book package, and enjoyed the first 3 books. The 4th book was of no relevancy. When I got to page 977 it stated "hey, wait a minute!'. I did not forget to write about the other characters. The author felt he should do it in 2 book. To be continued. Well I felt this was a way to get us to buy 2 book about the ending. I am very disappointed WHY!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from still great strays away from most of the POV's you're used to and introduces new, but is necessary for the introduction of new areas of Westeros.
Date published: 2012-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as many crows as one would expect? A Feast For Crows is the fourth novel in A Song of Ice and Fire series from George R. R. Martin. When your going through this novel you start to realize that it is only following the exploits of half the characters and primarily the ones surrounding King's Landing. This novel is interesting because your starting to get to know a group of new characters that you've only heard of in pasting by the other characters. It's going to be interesting reading A Dance with Dragons so I can see the story from the other characters point of views with knowing how some of the events will play out surrounding them. I did enjoy this novel, if your a fan of the series, it continues to deliver better then you'd anticipate. If your new to the series, start from the beginning and enjoy the ride.
Date published: 2012-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Feast of Crows Amazing. I heard a lot of people didn't like this book because many of the fan favorite characters weren't in it. I still loved it and couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A murder of crows An apt title for this book. Lots of death and destruction. It felt less like war (and the previous 2 books) and more like plotting and vengeance. That said, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Since I had previously read other reviews that warned me some of my favourite characters would not be narrating in this book, but back again in book 5, I wasn't disappointed with A Feast for Crows. It definitely advanced the plot, wasn't too slow (albeit a bit slower than the previous 3), and I can't wait to see where the series goes next! Definitely worth reading, if for no other reason than to move on to book #5! Enjoy.
Date published: 2012-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The interlude of crows and sparrows A chapter a night before bed and months after the last book, I have finally caught up with the series. Let my wait for "A Dance with Dragons" officially begin! As always, Martin does not hold back, from his plot development and twists, to the fanaticism, necromancy, and sex involved. It still remains very character-driven - old and new, or ones reborn under different names, titles and purposes, cross paths aplenty. Kingdoms too mentioned casually in earlier installments come into focus and play greater parts in the unfolding story. With the war coming to an end but conflicts and plotting still ever present, this book felt very much like an interlude to bigger things to come. Martin has laid a great foundation for the sparring and sorcery that is just inevitable. I actually wished he had never included his little note at the end of "A Feast for Crows." It would have given less of a reason for readers to complain about the long wait, although I do fully understand that close to 6 years (and counting!) is too wide a gap to endure for a book that had supposedly been written as a part of this installment but had to be split because of its sheer volume. Nevertheless, while some have lost hope, I remain a fan. Think of your loyal fans Mr. Martin, especially those who have waited for half a decade, and get it published! At least there is the upcoming HBO tv adaptation of "A Game of Thrones," premiering April 17, to tide us over. It looks very promising and with Martin involved in it too, it might serve as a reminder that there is more work to be done.
Date published: 2011-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wounderous Book For ALL! I thought this was a very riveting book and along with the series I would like to read that too. A feast for crows is a great book that should be reconized by all. George R.r. Martin is a great author and maybe my faverite! I recommend this book to everybody.
Date published: 2008-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good I loved this one as I did the others, but the story isn't done. WHERE IS THE SEQUEL?
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting, but too depressing I finished to read all available books (4). Very interesting, I cannot deny it, but too depressing - all positive heroes are dying, evils are winning. I hope that in the future parts good fellows (who still alive) get the revenge. Sure, I will read the future parts too - it's too interesting just to avoid it.
Date published: 2007-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can't wait for the next one! I counted down the days before this book came out. I'd read all the previous books in the series at least twice and couldn't wait to hear more about Arya, Jon, Jamie, and the rest. The book takes up right after "A Storm of Swords", and actually the first few chapters overlap a bit. So many revelations occured in the story that I don't know how I'm going to wait for the next one. The only down side to this latest sequel is that Mr. Martin had to leave some of the more interesting characters out of this book, and instead put their sides of the story in the next volume. According to him, the book was getting too long to make it printable. However, the plus side is that we won't have to wait too long for "A Dance with Dragons" since about half the book is already written. Savour this book.
Date published: 2006-05-30