Title: A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four
Author: George R.R. Martin
Pages: 784 pages
Source: Amazon Book Page
Rating 3 Stars
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.
I was …disappointed. This book for some reason to me just DRAGGED on. I persevered because I am a fan and I HAVE to know how this all ends. When I got the end of the book where the little excerpt from Mr. Martin explaining why book 4 and 5 are technically all book 4…I almost ripped my eyes out. I understand the concept and I know I will love books 4 AND 5 overall [when I finally start and finish book 5] but as of right now after just book 4. I’m upset. There was a lot of back and forth between characters that were important but nothing about the characters you WANTED to hear from. Yes, I know, it’ll all be in book 5 and I’ll probably love it to death but book 4 set me up for a huge ball of excitement and then just left me hanging. Honestly besides that it was a good book and I look forward to the 5th. The only other thing I would complain about is that it just felt like it took forever to conclude.
Would I recommend this?
Yes, but mostly because I want you to get to book 5 and that’s it.