A FEAST FOR CROWS by George R R Martin is 1039 pages in length in paperback form. This is #4 in A Song Of Fire And Ice Series.

Brief Description:

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.

My Review:

I had a hard time reading this one and possibly it was because I have read the series back to back.  It was not the writing or the content, it was just me.  I like learning about all the characters and possibly because only half of them were in this book and the next book will have the other half of the characters story.  It didn’t make me want to read one more chapter like the last three.

It seems we were left hanging a lot more in this book to, as to what is going to happen to the main characters.  I have waited so long for Cersei to get what was coming to her and she is left hanging in the balance as well.  Or maybe not, that just might be the end.  I suppose it could go either way.  It does seem that Jaime is finished with her machinations though.  For that I am very glad.

I am glad that Samwell  has matured too.  He is someone that came from being a real coward to someone that is having a bit of swagger.  Not a lot yet, but still he is not as frightened as he was.  I am sure he could go up against his father now.

Sansa is still not one of my favorite characters, but I do understand some of the things she does.  I think Littlefinger will control her for a while longer.  You can definitely see the change in him.

I am giving this one 4 out of 5 because I could put this book down and not have to get right back to it.  All of the characters have so much depth and then when they die, it upsets you or at least it does me.


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