A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)

Alternate covers can be found here.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 t...


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TitleA Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
ISBN9780553582024
Author
Release DateMar 28th, 2017
PublisherBantam Books
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages1,061 pages
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy
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Reviews A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)

  • j
    2009-11-24
    A highborn maid of three-and-ten, with a fair face and auburn hair. A highborn maid of three-and-ten, with a fair face and auburn hair. A highborn maid of three-and-ten, with a fair face and auburn hair. A highborn maid of three-and-ten, with a fair face and auburn hair. A highborn maid of three-and-ten, with a fair face and auburn hair. A highborn maid of three-and-ten, with a fair face and auburn hair. A highborn maid of three-and-ten, with a f...
  • mark monday
    2011-09-13
    Behold: the Ugly Stepchild of A Song of Ice and Fire! Behold: the Readers of A Feast for Crows: Angry, Sullen, Vengeful! silly readers. i'm not sure i've ever read such a collection of resentful reviews for one book. one reviewer just decided to repeat the same phrase over and over and over again (sorry Joel, had to say it). another decided to note that "...kids are inherently boring. Kids aren’t clever..." er, wtf? sigh. i suppose i can unders...
  • Matt
    2011-07-02
    The context here is everything. A Song of Ice and Fire began with the publication of A Game of Thrones in 1996. Thrones introduced us to the land of Westeros, a continent the size of South America but suspiciously similar to medieval England. We followed a handful of characters representing various factions of the Seven Kingdoms, squabbling for the right to sit upon the Iron Throne. Its grittiness, tactility, fully-realized characters, and high s...
  • Justin
    2008-05-27
    I'm not quite sure what happened, here.As others have mentioned, Martin slows the pace of the story down considerably in this fourth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, ostensibly writing this as the first half of a two-book volume, with a 3-5 year production time on each. As such, the book is by necessity filled with unresolved storylines, AWOL main characters, and lengthy travelogues where nothing of importance happens. Of course, this draws...
  • Madeline
    2012-06-15
    Hey everyone, George RR Martin here. I thought I'd take some time off from planning my intricate and complex storylines (spoiler alert: everyone has sex with everyone and then kills each other) to introduce A Feast for Crows, the long-awaited fourth installment in my epic fantasy series! You guys are in for a treat, this one is awesome.So the last book was quite a ride, huh? There was that craziness that was the Weddings of Death, Tyrion killed h...
  • Kelly
    2008-05-09
    Dear George,How do you do this lovely May morning? I'm terribly sorry to bother you, but I really did think that I must in good conscience warn you of this problem I have. You see, I know many people who read these books and absolutely adore them. Legions of fans. I'm sure you know that. Really, the books are quite high quality and quite enjoyable and whatever you need to do to get them to stay at that quality, please do it.... within reason. It ...
  • Candace
    2016-05-17
    Although this epic fantasy has me captivated, I have to say that 'A Feast for Crows' didn't hold as much appeal for me as the earlier books. That being said, it is still an extremely well-written story. I have no doubt that the new characters, places and events will serve to further the plot.While hearing Cersei's viewpoint was somewhat enlightening, it got tiresome. Cersei is as cold and cruel as Joffrey was. Being "stuck" in her mind was tortur...
  • StoryTellerShannon
    2011-11-17
    Whew, this is a tough book to review simply because it doesn't follow on the expectations of the readers after A STORM OF SWORDS. Now some people are already saying that the book is horrible and a great letdown and others go to the other extreme and hold faithfully that it's just as good as the previous books. I don't feel either take is fair or accurate. To be fair, yes, the book doesn't move like the previous books, especially a STORM OF SWORDS...
  • Kim
    2008-02-09
    George R. R. Martin is a blowhard.I mean that with respect, I suppose. I guess any author that got me to read over 2400 pages of his writing garners some respect, right? A smattering, maybe? I don’t know, maybe it’s because I was raised Catholic, or maybe it’s my sense of follow through or maybe just the fact that I’ve invested so much time in this damn series… whatever. I’m here, I’ve finished book #4. Yay.Okay, so the reason I’m...
  • Netts
    2011-07-11
    Are you kidding me? This volume should have been called A Test of Patience. Where do I even start? First, there is a conspicuous dearth of crows (as in Nightwatch or anything at or beyond the Wall). There is also little feasting but by now I've grown beyond tired of Martin's medieval menu descriptions so that's a relief. Curious about Jon Snow and The Others? Bran and that three-eyed crow? Tyrion's escape? The dragons!? Well, forget it. They don'...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2014-01-17
    There’s only one problem with this book, and that’s the point of view characters. As a reader I’ve grown somewhat used to things like this:So, when I'm just given things like this instead it’s bound to disappoint: There are massive pacing issues with the most recent (ha! that’s a joke) two books of the series, and I mean massive. There’s a whole lot of nothing in this one. Cersei’s chapters are excruciating to read. That’s not sur...
  • Rohisa
    2016-06-20
    Abandoning at 80% and here's the reason why...Because NOTHING HAPPENS*****SPOILER ALERT*****: Nothing happens. And then nothing else happens, and then some more nothing, and WAIT HERE'S A TWIST: it's nothing.I can't even give you a spoiler alert, because there's nothing to spoil. NOTHING HAPPENS. Character go on quests...that they never complete, get close to completing, and are in no way ever even close to the right path. Characters train and pr...
  • Collin
    2007-08-01
    I feel like giving this book 3 stars is being harsh to my man, George Martin, but I'm trying to separate the truly great books in this series from the merely good ones.Bottom line: fans of the series waited too long for this and therefore were in a position of being impossible to please once this finally came out. This coupled with the facts that numerous spoiler chapters had been available online for years and that George cut his original manusc...
  • Laz
    2013-12-20
    “History is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging. What has happened before will perforce happen again.” I think this may be my favorite novel in the series. Not because it was the best but because I felt so connected to the story, more than I have ever felt before while reading this series. And while I can admit that the plot was poorer in comparison with its predecessors and there weren't all of the characters we've gro...
  • Ryan
    2008-03-31
    I was fully prepared to be disappointed by this book, for several reasons. First of all, the last book, A Storm Of Swords, ended with a very large cliffhanger and I knew that it was a cliffhanger that wasn't going to be fully explained/explored in this volume.Additionally, I knew that in general the story was not going to feature the characters that I was most interested in (namely Daenerys, Theon, Tyrion, and especially the whole issue of Jon an...
  • April
    2016-11-26
    "I have a hole where my heart should be, she thought, and nowhere else to go."// God, this book. George R.R Martin writes so beautifully. Beginning this I did miss Tyrion's, Daenery's, and Jon's POVs, but this book was exceptional even without them. Cersi despite not liking her in the show I actually grew to love her parts. Especially her writing to Jaime for help and reading his response in turn had to be my favorite.
  • Kai
    2015-04-03
    “Words are like arrows. Once loosed, you cannot call them back.”This took me - compared to it's prequels - "only" a month to read. As always, there were chapters that I enjoyed more than others. Sometimes so intruiging I did not want to stop reading, other times I wondered why in seven hells someone would bother wasting their time writing such pointless words.Here's the list of POV's from most to least liked:CerseiSansaAryaJamieSamwellArianne...
  • Melanie
    2014-06-24
    1.) A Game of Thrones ★★★★★2.) A Clash of Kings ★★★★★3.) A Storm of Swords ★★★★★#readASOIAF Read-Along - Hosted by Riley from Riley Marie, Elizabeth from Liz Loves Literature, and Kayla from BOOKadoodles. ♥ “In the game of thrones, even the humblest pieces can have wills of their own. Sometimes they refuse to make the moves you've planned for them.” A Feast for Crows is my least favorite in this series, but t...
  • Jason Koivu
    2015-05-14
    I know "winter is coming," but this book honestly felt more like a Spring clean.A story of such lengths as the epic A Song of Ice and Fire has to have down time and much of A Feast for Crows is down time. George R.R. Martin ties up loose ends, sets up new story lines and essentially does administrative style organization in an attempt to keep his mammoth machine rolling. He does it admirably, and yet it can't help but lack the pep, surprise and a...
  • Dan Schwent
    2013-01-29
    The throne of the Iron Isles is contested. Queen Cercei conspires to keep King Tommen's young queen from influencing him. Jaime Lannister adjusts to having only one hand. Sam Tarly and Gilly head south. Brienne quests for the missing Stark daughters. Littlefinger holds the Vale. A lot of stuff happens in Dorne. Arya Stark continues being one of the more interesting characters in fantasy...After a years-long void, the Song of Ice and Fire returns....
  • Becky
    2011-01-09
    This book was fantastic. These books are so amazingly good. I love them. I can't wait until after I read A Dance with Dragons. Then I can join the hordes of people standing outside GRRM's house, looking at their watches and tapping their feet impatiently while they wait for the 6th book in the series. I haven't experienced that wait yet. I will be one of you soon... Squeee! Anyway... so, A Feast for Crows. I was talking about the awesomeness. So ...
  • Evan Leach
    2012-02-12
    A Feast for Crows, book four of the stellar Song of Ice and Fire saga, is widely maligned as the runt of the series to date:This is partly because of the strange circumstances surrounding the book’s publication. Martin cranked out books two and three in just under two years, from February, 1999 to November, 2000. But then trouble arose. Book four grew bigger and bigger. Years passed. As the book approached 2,000 pages, Martin realized the book ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2014-06-21
    By now you all know I’m reading the box set and not giving a real review until I’m done with the hole batch and yada, yada, yada. That being restated, in place of a review (which would be all: “Why do people not like this one? I mean, yeah, book 3 was nearly impossible to beat, but this one was damn solid writing. Not to mention, how many authors can start a freaking remodel of a series and make it work like this? Also, who would have ever...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2015-05-10
    طيب ,خلصت الجزء الثالث 10 مايو 2015وقبله الأولو الثانيوفي ليلة 10 مايو 2014 كنت قررت أبدأ في الرابع الجو كان به رياح وغائما بعض الأيام منذ أعياد الربيع أثناء قراءتي للأجزاء الماضية حتي شعرت وكأنها لعنة "أغنية الجليد والنار" والشتاء الطويل ,تلك الظاهرة به...
  • Roya
    2014-12-22
    (Bitching rant below. Avoid if you hate that sort of thing I guess. Do what you want though. I'm not your mom.)When I began this book last month, I was surprised to see that none of the chapters focused on my favourite characters. Most of the POV characters were secondary characters or I hadn't heard of them before. It still seemed exciting, so I tried to look forward to the change. The previous book was the best in the series for me. Why couldn'...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2015-08-07
    AGH I'M SO TORN WHAT TO RATE THIS. Honestly it's probably 3.5. There was so much boredom and annoyance and grinding of teeth and I felt, as a whole, the book didn't feel complete. Apparently this and A Dance with Dragons were all ONE book? But it got split into two? (Thank the bookish gods.) But I still firmly believe that every and any book should feel like a completely book in itself. A Feast of Crows felt like a filler. Also it ditched ALL my ...
  • Selene
    2016-05-23
    I've decided to read the fourth book A Feast for Crows and the fifth book A Dance with Dragons chronologically rather than in publication order.
  • Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
    2014-03-28
    I know, I know....this is the ugly stepchild of the whole series. I get it, I do. Many of our beloved characters simply aren't featured much in this book. Before we get our panties in a bunch let's think about that for a second. If they weren't in the book that means..........................Mr. Martin couldn't kill them off!!! See? There is always an up side to everything. To be completely fair, however, at this point Mr. Martin could write Hodo...
  • Karen
    2014-07-24
    5 STARSI'm not going to write a long review on this one. Just know that I am deeply involved in the story. Fabulously creative writing. Happy about a few turn of events, deeply troubled by others, and utterly shocked by a few as well. Needless to say I must finish the series. I do love the fact that the books differ from the HBO series. Can't even imaging what's coming...Well, other than winter. On to book 5!
  • Melissa Rudder
    2008-06-06
    George R. R. Martin's A Feast for Crows (of the Song of Fire and Ice series) suffers from MBSS, or Middle Book in a Series Syndrome. It lacks the addictive excitement and intrigue necessary for early books and the catastrophes and closures I'm looking forward to from later books. It's just a link in the chain. My initial response to it reminds me of my initial response to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix . I trust in the ...