A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
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.
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.
long-awaited doesn't begin to describe this fourth installment in bestseller martin's staggeringly epic song of ice and fire. Speculation has run rampant since the previous entry, a storm of swords, appeared in 2000, and feast teases at the important questions but offers few solid answers. As the book begins, brienne of tarth is looking for lady catelyn's daughters, queen cersei is losing her mind and arya stark is training with the faceless men of braavos; all three wind up in cliffhangers that would do justice to any soap opera. Meanwhile, other familiar faces-notably jon snow, tyrion lannister and daenerys targaryen-are glaringly absent though promised to return in book five. Martin's web site explains that feast and the forthcoming a dance of dragons were written as one book and split after they grew too big for one volume, and it shows. This is not act i scene 4 but act ii scene 1, laying groundwork more than advancing the plot, and it sorely misses its other half. The slim pickings here are tasty, but in no way satisfying. (nov. ) copyright 2005 reed business information.