A feast for crows - George R.R. Martin

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      Martin, George R. R. More books by this author
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      The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne
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      PS3563.A7239 F39 2005
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      Martin, George R. R.
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      "A Bantam Spectra book"--T.p. verso
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      In the fourth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the kingdom exists in a state of perilous equilibrium following the death of a monstrous king, a regent ruling in King's Landing, and few claimants to the Iron Throne, until new conspiracies and alliances begin to erupt in the Seven Kingdoms.
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      Automatically Yours - Adult Titles 1997-98 (And Ongoing)
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Booklist Reviews 2005 November #2

The crow is the traditional scavenger bird of the medieval battlefield, and this fourth volume of Martin's monumental Song of Ice and Fire is appropriately named. King Robert is dead. His widow, Ceris, occupies the Iron Throne, surrounded but not supported by her relatives. Outlaw leader Robb Stark is also dead, and what he has left behind aren't kindred noblemen and -women but warlords and bandit chiefs, all squabbling over the pieces of the Seven Kingdoms that they anticipate grasping. Martin confesses that he could not find room to continue all the characters of the preceding series entries--A Game of Thrones (1996), A Clash of Kings (1999), and A Storm of Swords (2000)--and that those neglected here will be seen next year in A Dance with Dragons. Martin's command of English and of characterization and setting remains equal to the task of the fantasy megasaga, which is good because Martin's Song is starting to rival the page count of Robert Jordan's 12-volume Wheel of Time. Good news for readers of robust appetite. ((Reviewed November 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2005 July #1

First previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/03, the fourth book in Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series finally arrives. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

LJ Reviews 2005 November #2

As the dead king's widow, Cersei Lannister rules as Queen Regent in King's Landing, but her regency is far from secure. Though a few legitimate claimants to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms still exist, many have died and new threats arise. With the death of Balon, King of the Isles, his remaining brother, the leader of a fanatical religious cult of the Drowned God, seeks Balon's throne and, after that, the Iron Throne. Rebellions, bandit raids, and unexpected enemies beset the land as only destruction looms in the future. The fourth novel in Martin's popular mega-fantasy (A Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords ) introduces new plot twists and characters that continue to flesh out one of the genre's most detailed and intriguing worlds. A must-purchase for libraries owning the series, this panoramic fantasy adventure is highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 7/05.]

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LJ Reviews 2002 December #1

In the fourth volume of Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga, the evil king is finally dead-and trouble is starting to brew. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

LJ Reviews 2003 May #2

A Game of Thrones. A Storm of Swords. And now A Feast of Crows, the continuation of Martin's epic fantasy series. With the bad old king dead, who will occupy the Iron Throne? Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2005 October #1

Long-awaited doesn't begin to describe this fourth installment in bestseller Martin's staggeringly epic Song of Ice and Fire. Speculation has run rampant since the previous entry, A Storm of Swords , appeared in 2000, and Feast teases at the important questions but offers few solid answers. As the book begins, Brienne of Tarth is looking for Lady Catelyn's daughters, Queen Cersei is losing her mind and Arya Stark is training with the Faceless Men of Braavos; all three wind up in cliffhangers that would do justice to any soap opera. Meanwhile, other familiar faces--notably Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen--are glaringly absent though promised to return in book five. Martin's Web site explains that Feast and the forthcoming A Dance of Dragons were written as one book and split after they grew too big for one volume, and it shows. This is not Act I Scene 4 but Act II Scene 1, laying groundwork more than advancing the plot, and it sorely misses its other half. The slim pickings here are tasty, but in no way satisfying. (Nov.)

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