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A Feast for Crows ( A Song of Ice and Fire #04)

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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.

A Feast for Crows

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.

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Provides the same pleasures as the three earlier books: deeply involving characters; complicated yet clearly laid out plots; sharply realized settings; language rich in that love of words which is so central to high fantasy." Seattle Times

Review:

"The fourth novel in Martin's popular mega-fantasy introduces new plot twists and characters that continue to flesh out one of the genre's most detailed and intriguing worlds....[H]ighly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is that rare, once-in-a-generation work of fiction that manages to entertain readers while elevating an entire genre to fine literature." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Review:

"Martin's command of English and of characterization and setting remains equal to the task of the fantasy megasaga, which is good because Martin's Song is starting to rival the page count of Robert Jordan's 12-volume Wheel of Time. Good news for readers of robust appetite." Booklist

Review:

"Martin has created a full, rich and interesting world filled with colorful characters....This is a series for adults, not children, and readers expecting clean-cut Harry Potter will find themselves less than comfortable in Martin's world." The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Review:

"[A]n 800-page ride through the amazing geography of Martin's imagination....Start wherever you will (but preferably at the beginning with A Game of Thrones) and you can count on being taken a very willing prisoner by this highest of high fantasy achievements." BookReporter.com

Synopsis:

The fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Martin's landmark series finally arrives to the delight of fans the world over. This is historical fiction that never was, filled with gritty characters, realistic conflicts, heroism, barbarism, defeats and triumphs.

Synopsis:

GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

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 that began with A Game of Thrones. 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.

A Feast for Crows

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.

Synopsis:

THE HIT ORIGINAL SERIES FROM HBO

 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

 

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

 

Includes

GAME OF THRONES

A CLASH OF KINGS

A STORM OF SWORDS

A FEAST FOR CROWS

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS

About the Author

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He has written fantasy, horror, and science fiction, and for his sins spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer/producer, working on 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, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula who think they run the place.

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JT.sbikermama, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by JT.sbikermama)
Ok i have commented on the first two books in this wonderful series not the third one but that is good also i wanted to comment on this one because everywhere i read about it on line said it was the worse one in the series well im here to say they are way off base on this book
i didnt want it to end and it i will definitely read it again and again! If you love the characters that everyone else hates this is the series and book you should read! It delves into some of the characters not all and that is why there is a fifth book in this series it shows how the characters who have done terrible things are redeemed and the ones who have no consciences are not
This fantasy world is awesome and as you read them its almost like you are right there with them as if you can see it all happen right before your eyes!
Read these books you wont be sorry!
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JT.sbikermama, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by JT.sbikermama)
Ok i have commented on the first two books in this wonderful series not the third one but that is good also i wanted to comment on this one because everywhere i read about it on line said it was the worse one in the series well im here to say they are way off base on this book
i didnt want it to end and it i will definitely read it again and again! If you love the characters that everyone else hates this is the series and book you should read! It delves into some of the characters not all and that is why there is a fifth book in this series it shows how the characters who have done terrible things are redeemed and the ones who have no consciences are not
This fantasy world is awesome and as you read them its almost like you are right there with them as if you can see it all happen right before your eyes!
Read these books you wont be sorry!
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Cynthia Burmester, September 13, 2011 (view all comments by Cynthia Burmester)
As the author himself states in the introduction, the prior book was only half the story he meant to tell and this book begins by telling more sides of the same story, which is a good thing. Then it goes on to bring many events to a climax but it leaves out half of the still living major characters from previous books...but that's okay too! Because the stories for this books characters are so wonderfully, fully developed and, best of all, the ones you were wondering about will be featured in his next book! Hopefully those whose ends seemed not quite certain in the last chapters of 'Feast' will have their fates answered quickly in the4 next book. I am trying to wait for it to be in paperback so my collection will match - and hardcopies are heavy for lugging to kid's activities where I do most of my reading. I'm 77th in line for my library's copy. I want a Nook for Christmas. I am in The Race for the Reading of A Dance with Dragons! /angst
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553582031
Author:
Martin, George R. R.
Publisher:
Spectra Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Fantasy - General
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Imaginary places
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
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Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
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Subject:
dragons;dark fantasy;epic fantasy;sword and sorcery;magic users;science fiction and fantasy;adventure fantasy;gritty fantasy;action and adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Song of Ice and Fire
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
October 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1.25 in 1.6 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Provides the same pleasures as the three earlier books: deeply involving characters; complicated yet clearly laid out plots; sharply realized settings; language rich in that love of words which is so central to high fantasy."
"Review" by , "The fourth novel in Martin's popular mega-fantasy introduces new plot twists and characters that continue to flesh out one of the genre's most detailed and intriguing worlds....[H]ighly recommended."
"Review" by , "Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is that rare, once-in-a-generation work of fiction that manages to entertain readers while elevating an entire genre to fine literature."
"Review" by , "Martin's command of English and of characterization and setting remains equal to the task of the fantasy megasaga, which is good because Martin's Song is starting to rival the page count of Robert Jordan's 12-volume Wheel of Time. Good news for readers of robust appetite."
"Review" by , "Martin has created a full, rich and interesting world filled with colorful characters....This is a series for adults, not children, and readers expecting clean-cut Harry Potter will find themselves less than comfortable in Martin's world."
"Review" by , "[A]n 800-page ride through the amazing geography of Martin's imagination....Start wherever you will (but preferably at the beginning with A Game of Thrones) and you can count on being taken a very willing prisoner by this highest of high fantasy achievements."
"Synopsis" by , The fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Martin's landmark series finally arrives to the delight of fans the world over. This is historical fiction that never was, filled with gritty characters, realistic conflicts, heroism, barbarism, defeats and triumphs.
"Synopsis" by , GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

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 that began with A Game of Thrones. 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.

A Feast for Crows

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.

"Synopsis" by , THE HIT ORIGINAL SERIES FROM HBO

 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

 

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

 

Includes

GAME OF THRONES

A CLASH OF KINGS

A STORM OF SWORDS

A FEAST FOR CROWS

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS

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