A Feast for Crows Book Four of A Song of Ice and Fire Hardcover – Nov 8 2005
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I do not like this new style. After finishing Crows and (at the point) getting about halfway through Dragons, I certainly feel that the pace of the story is much slower. And in an intricate and highly detailed story, it can be difficult to go back and think to yourself while reading Dragons, 'ok, this happens when blankedy-blank happens in Crows'.
There are a few websites out there run by what I can only assume to be dedicated superfans, who have stitched the timeline of the two books together for other readers. If you are willing to read Crows and Dragons simultaneously, these sites outline the sequence of chapters from the books to give you a chronological timeline.
I enjoyed A Feast for Crows but not nearly as much as I enjoyed A Storm of Swords. Then again, how could you top a book that contained both the Red and the Purple Weddings?!
A lot of new, seemingly unimportant characters are introduced in this one, from The Prophet, and The Captain of the Guards to The Reaver, The Iron Captain, The Drowned Man and the Queenmaker. While I'm sure they will contribute to the breadth of the story later on, as I was reading, it felt like filler. It was difficult to keep track of everyone and I missed the heavyhitters who were saved for Dragons, like Dany.
For me, this has been the weakest of the series - for the sole reason that a lot of the main characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow are absent. That said it was still interesting to know more about such important characters as Brienne of Tarth, Sansa Stark, Samwell Tarly, Asha and Victarion Greyjoy of Pyke, and rising star Margaery Tyrell.
An interesting feature in this book was the presentation of certain events where the reader is privy to certain events unknown to the characters themselves, such as the meeting of Lady Olenna Redwyne and Cersei. Additionally, enough hints are presented to really pique an interest in events to come! Maester Aemon’s mention of Daenerys Targaryen as the one, Lady Genna’s talk with Jaime about Tyrion, Petyr Baelish’s pronouncement about the ‘game of thrones’ … all point to wild winds of change.
I have to make a special mention of the House of Black and White in Braavos, the temple of the Faceless Men, where we spend some time along with Arya Stark - the house was gorgeous, its people very mysterious, and that section left quite an impression.
Overall, there is a prevailing sense of grittiness and violence - including violence of language and sexual violence - that encompasses this book. As Jaime reflects at one point, “This is a time for beasts, for lions and wolves and angry dogs, for ravens and carrion crows.”
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reading the series, much richer detail than HBO - still enjoying both though.
Delivery within 2 days, nice hardcover book is always a treat to hold.
Great book, decent price!
Book is a little to large.
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Still a great book even though I prefer all of the other book of the series.Published 7 months ago by Julien-Pierre P. Fortin
Thousands of people love these stories with good reasonPublished 8 months ago by Marlene Stoyanovich