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A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
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May 24, 2012

it was amazing
Read from May 11 to 24, 2012

This entire series is a monumental study of power. Fans will know that each novel explores the coveted crown from a different point of view. Feast‘s principal themeis easily reflected by the adage “Uneasy rests the head that wears the crown.” In this novel, power, the true fragility of one in a position of power is brought to light. No one can rule in complete security. There is always intrigue, suspicion, betrayal and angst. And in the end, a crow will feast upon kings and beggars alike.

There are a couple of things about the fourth installment of the series that make it different from the other books. First and foremost, a flurry of new characters are thrown into the mix. Our newest narrators include Ser Arys Oakheart, the member of the Kingsguard assigned to protect Princess Myrcella in Dorne; Arianna, princess of Dorne; and Pate, a novice at the Citadel.

Also, while the story is still told via the narrators, now the chapter titles have been switched up a bit. Instead of the chapter being named ‘Oakheart’, it’s titled ‘The Soiled Night’. It’s almost as if Martin is emphasizing certain personality shifts in the characters. This is especially evident when it comes to Sansa Stark/Alayne and Arya Stark/Cat of the Canals.

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