A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
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.
Many, many people have said this was their least favorite GoT book. I can understand why, but I also really enjoyed it, as I have all the other books. Note to self: don’t attempt to read this book when you’re not planning to have at least several days of nothing to do, but read. Otherwise it might take you nearly two months to read it…
Dany and Tyrion and Jon aren’t viewpoint characters in this book, which makes it a little sad I suppose. But I enjoyed having Cersei as a new viewpoint character, even if I was only convinced that unlike Jamie, there’s really nothing to like about her. She’s about as kind and good as her son, Joffrey.
I would love to have Loras and/or Margaery Tyrell as viewpoint characters at some point. I hope this happens.
I found the Brienne storyline and the Dorne storylines less exciting, but necessary.
All in all, this was a good addition to the series, but I’m looking forward to the next book, which has a large focus on Dany, Tyrion, and John. Unfortunately, I need a little break. I don’t think I can stand to read the same book for another two months again. Plus, then that’s the end of the series as it is now. Got to break up my wait time to the next installment…