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Book Review – A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire, #4
Pages: 1,060
First Published: October 17, 2005 by Bantam
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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.


After my so-called vacation, I was bombarded with so many things that I need to work and promises that needs to be fulfilled. I’ve been planning to read atleast one book from this series each month eh? But because of so many commitments, I skipped this book last month. And I am really really not happy about it.

When I was starting reading this book, I was really confused. I don’t know what’s going on and was digging my brain to recognize who was that character. Oh well, this is what I get for taking this book aside for a month eh? But fortunately for me, all of my senses came back just before finishing its first chapter.  And just like before, I can’t really control myself on comparing the book from its TV series. This is what I get for watching the TV series first than reading the book eh? Majority of the scenes in the book was portrayed differently in the TV series and worst, wasn’t in the TV series. So I was really glad that I read this book. (which I will always recommend that you will too *wink)

As what I’ve read in the reviews from goodreads, this book isn’t the favorite of the masses. I really don’t know why? Was it because the three favored characters weren’t given a part in this book? Guess what? I really do enjoy this book! Compared to its first three books, this one barely has many characters POV (so rest assured, no side effect of “too overwhelming” feeling will be encountered from this book). From what I recall, most of it we’re from Cercei (which I guess the main star of this book), Sansa, Arya, Brienne, Sam, and Jaime. I guess A Feast of Crows has that “girl squad” theme eh?

So let’s explain a bit about that “different” part thing. Other thing that makes this book different from the previous books in the series was that, it was shorter compared to the third book, which I mentioned in my previous review, that it was so far the longest book in the series that I’ve read. Also, the third book has so many explosives that you can’t really avoid. The fourth book, considering its number of chapters and pages, still has that itch that I can’t help but scratch. Not full of suspense compared to its previous book but is still very enjoyable. And mind you, it made me hate Cercei even more.

From what I’ve read, this book mainly focuses on narrating what happen after that bloody Red Wedding (which mind you, until now, I’m still grieving), after Tyrion killed his father, after Lady Lysa was pushed to the moon door, after Arya become “no one”, and a little glimpse on what happened to Catelyn (this one actually is my most anticipated part, but unfortunately, GRRM only gave us a little taste in this part) I’ve heard this book is only the first part, and the second part would be on the fifth book, so heck yeah, the fifth book will be my priority this time.

Unlike the previous books, in here, you’ll going to learn more about Iron Islands and Dorne (which also makes my “looking forward to the fifth book” more intense) Wanna know why? Haha, read the book ;P

I was really happy on what the characters have become, especially Sansa. Since I’ve talked about Sansa, I guess I’ll gonna start with her. Sansa in here is much different especially compared to the first book. In here, she’s grown matured, brave and still so pretty (no wonder Pettr always craving for her lips, lol). Arya on the other hand, is still Arya (I guess). I’m not really sure what I can recall about her, because she’s only mentioned here just a couple or three chapters. As we all know, Brienne isn’t the most favored character from this series because of her appearance, but I was glad that I’ve got to know more about her in this book, which adds her to my list of admirable characters. Jaime on the other hand is starting to become better than the Jaime that we first know from the first and second book. While Cercei, dang that b*tch. In this book, she’s getting more cunning and twice as conniving than the first three books. Though, I was really glad that in the end, her plan backfired. (insert evil laugh here)

And oh, I almost forgot. Haha, one of the things that I also like about this book was that, those chuckling worthy rated-x scenes is not abundant in this book, so say hurray for a peaceful read!

Do I still need to say this? Haha, this book is highly recommended.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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