Thursday, July 13, 2017

*Review* A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

Genre: Fantasy
Published: October 17, 2005
Pages: 1061


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.


I really need to start putting holds on this books before I finish the one before it. Although that doesn’t really matter anymore, because there’s only one more. I should probably actually start watching the show eventually.

I can’t decide if I like Cersei or not. Seeing as Tyrion is one of my favorites, I feel as if I’m betraying him by liking her. But I still silently cheered over some of her actions. Even if I think she’s a crazy bitch.

Maybe my issues are because it didn’t have enough Tyrion or Daenerys. Or maybe because there was just way too much damn filler in this one. I mean, there’s a whole lot of awesome stuff going on. But there’s so much boring crap that I’m pretty sure I actually zoned out because I’d have to go back and figure out what I missed.

Sansa is becoming much more of someone I can tolerate. I might have even started to like her a bit by the end of the book. I haven’t decided that yet either.

Anyway, I feel like there’s a wave going on with these books. It’s pretty much a pattern by this point. Odd number books are SUPER EPIC AND I LITERALLY CANNOT PUT THEM DOWN BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH IS GOING ON and even numbers are really awesome but there’s always something about them that makes them just a bit not as great as the last book. And it’s only barely a 4 platypire rating.

I kinda don’t want to continue the series if only because there’s only one more book. I mean, what if it ends in a way I’m not okay with?! And I’ve heard there are things in the show that are different… but I really liked how they were in the books. I am torn. I’ll probably eventually get to it, but I’m putting this on hold for now.

4 Platypires - Joood - Hooligan

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About the Author

George R.R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ‘90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

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