A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After finishing A Feast for Crows, I came to the realization that Martin had set the bar high for the remaining books written (and to be written) in the Song of Ice and Fire series.
A Game of Thrones introduced us to Martin's world and a giant cast of characters. It set the stage for us, explaining the political system and classes.
In A Clash of Kings, we came to the realization that Martin is god of this series and so kills and brings forth characters as whim takes him--this was a hard lesson to learn. Most of the book was spent explaining war plans and describing battles that commenced.
A Feast for Crows was much more exciting and was a compelling read. I flew through the novel, turning the pages and spending long late nights devouring the book. I think those who simply watch the television show are going to be absolutely horrified by the turn of events that occurred in that novel. I can't wait to hear the fanboy cries of despair on the IMDb board.
I don't want to go into details lest I spoil devout readers, but I would recommend this series simply based on this novel!!! It was fantastic and each point-of-view left me on edge wanting for more. At times I was tempted to skip forward back to the character's narrative I had just completed, on edge and anxious about their future and impending doom.
Martin did a fantastic job with this book. The language, the plot, the tempo, everything wrapped together in a book that will hook you by it's dragon claws. Enjoy!
4/5 stars for a rollicking good read!
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