A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows

George R.R. Martin
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  • ISBN
    9780553582024 / 055358202X
  • Title A Feast for Crows
  • Author George R.R. Martin
  • Category Fantasy
  • Format
    Mass Market Paperback
  • Year 2006
  • Pages 1048
  • Publisher
    Bantam Books
  • Imprint Bantam USA
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 107mm x 41mm x 175mm


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 strongwill 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.

Publisher Description

HBO s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series.

The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne.

The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow s Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, returns from the smoking ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles.

From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the Citadel. As plots, intrigue and battle threaten to engulf Westeros, victory will go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts.

"Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best.... [He] is a tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting plotter and a deft and inexhaustible sketcher of personalities.... This is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.“ ”Time Magazine "“The only fantast series I'd put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkein's ”The Lord of the Rings . “It's a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don't read fantasy . If you're new to the series, you must begin with Book 1, A Game of Thrones. Once you're hooked . you'll be like the rest of us fans, gnawing your knuckles until book 5 Marta Salij, ”Detroit Free Press“ THE MOST impressive modern fantasy, both in terms of conception and execution, is George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. A masterpiece that will be mentioned with the great works of fantasy. ”Contra Costa Times“ ”Long-awaited doesn t begin to describe this fourth installment in bestseller Martin's staggeringly epic Song of Ice and Fire.“ ”Publishers Weekly“ ”Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant.“ Robert Jordan ”Such a splendid tale and such a fantistorical! I read my eyes out.“ Anne McCaffrey”""Fantasy fans will feast!“ ”Associated Press""

Author Biography

George R.R. Martin is a critically acclaimed author most widely recognized for his“New York Times” bestselling fantasy novel series, “A Song of Ice and Fire”.? A recipient of numerous Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards (among other accolades), he has worked in television as well, contributing scripts for such programs as “Twilight Zone” and “Beauty and the Beast”.? His novel, “A Game of Thrones”, will be adapted and air as an HBO original series in 2011.

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  • I'm only half way through at the moment, but I'm completely engrossed by A feast for crows. It follows on from A Storm of Swords with out a glitch - with a bunch of interesting new characters! Loving it!

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