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Festín de cuervos

(A Song of Ice and Fire #4)

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Las circunstancias han forzado una tregua en la guerra de los Cinco Reyes. Los intrigantes miembros de la Casa Lannister intentan consolidar su hegemonía en Poniente; la flota de las Islas del Hierro se congrega para la elección de un rey que restituya la gloria perdida del Trono de Piedramar, y en Dorne, el único de los Siete Reinos que permanece apartado del conflicto, e ...more
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Published December 2007 by Ediciones Gigamesh (first published October 17th 2005)
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Naz
Mummer is kind of an entertainer/actor. They travel in groups to entertain and perform shows.

People in Westeros believe that the god has seven aspect…more

Mummer is kind of an entertainer/actor. They travel in groups to entertain and perform shows.

People in Westeros believe that the god has seven aspects and Stranger is one of the seven aspects of the god according to the "Faith of Seven". People worship it rarely since it is related to death and believed to lead the dead to wherever they go after death.

Silent sisters are kind of undertakers and are sworn to the service of Stranger. They kinda deliver the dead to Stranger.(less)
Aaron (Okuyo) Toponce Ugh. I feel your pain. This book is a HARD read. I feel that this is the slowest and hardest book to get through in the series up through book 5. It's…moreUgh. I feel your pain. This book is a HARD read. I feel that this is the slowest and hardest book to get through in the series up through book 5. It's highly political, with a lot of family posturing. Cersei is clearly the focal point of the book, and if you pay attention, you can see her character actually change (I won't spoil anything). But, her chapters are a snore.

Just get through it. It sucks. I get it, but it is worth it, as some character stories continue at the end of book 5, and you'll be glad you read book 4.(less)

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mark monday
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-modern
Behold: the Ugly Stepchild of A Song of Ice and Fire!
Behold: the Readers of A Feast for Crows: Angry, Sullen, Vengeful!


silly readers. i'm not sure i've ever read such a collection of resentful reviews for one book. one reviewer just decided to repeat the same phrase over and over and over again (sorry Joel, had to say it). another decided to note that "...kids are inherently boring. Kids aren’t clever..." er, wtf?

sigh. i suppose i can understand the backlash. Martin took a long-assed time to
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unknown
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Matt
Jul 02, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The context here is everything.

A Song of Ice and Fire began with the publication of A Game of Thrones in 1996. Thrones introduced us to the land of Westeros, a continent the size of South America but suspiciously similar to medieval England. We followed a handful of characters representing various factions of the Seven Kingdoms, squabbling for the right to sit upon the Iron Throne. Its grittiness, tactility, fully-realized characters, and high stakes (a major character loses a head) gave it a c
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Jayson
(B+) 77% | Good
Notes: It's about people on journeys, spread too thin over too many inconsequential perspectives, with too little of a pay-off.
Madeline
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Hey everyone, George RR Martin here. I thought I'd take some time off from planning my intricate and complex storylines (spoiler alert: everyone has sex with everyone and then kills each other) to introduce A Feast for Crows, the long-awaited fourth installment in my epic fantasy series! You guys are in for a treat, this one is awesome.

So the last book was quite a ride, huh? There was that craziness that was the Weddings of Death, Tyrion killed his father, , Jon Snow finally got cool and is now
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Jayson
(B+) 77% | Good
Notes: A salad course of best-laid plans, travelogues and plots: it’s missing meat, feels short on heat, and fails to hit the spot.
Justin
May 27, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who really, really like the first three books in the series.
Shelves: fantasy
I'm not quite sure what happened, here.

As others have mentioned, Martin slows the pace of the story down considerably in this fourth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, ostensibly writing this as the first half of a two-book volume, with a 3-5 year production time on each. As such, the book is by necessity filled with unresolved storylines, AWOL main characters, and lengthy travelogues where nothing of importance happens. Of course, this draws the inevitable comparisons to another famous fant
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Raeleen Lemay
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
re-read in 2020

Not enough Arya chapters.

Although, the best part of this book were the two (or were there more?) occasions when people are telling Cersei about very serious things that are happening, and she is making evil plots in her head and she actually physically laughs aloud like a maniac and when the people are like "Your Grace, how can you laugh?" she's just like uuhhh oh shit what do i say

I'm really going to miss her in A Dance with Dragons. (I just checked, and she does have two chapte
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
The book was better than the first time around. I didn't like the narrator on this one so it ruined it the first time around. I still didn't love it but I was glad to have Arya & Brienne 😊



"Death is not the worst thing," the kindly man replied. "It is His gift to us, an end to want and pain. On the day that we are born the Many-Faced God sends each of us a dark angel to walk through life beside us. When our sins and our sufferings grow too great to be borne, the angel takes us by the hand to l
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Kelly
May 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dear George,

How do you do this lovely May morning? I'm terribly sorry to bother you, but I really did think that I must in good conscience warn you of this problem I have. You see, I know many people who read these books and absolutely adore them. Legions of fans. I'm sure you know that. Really, the books are quite high quality and quite enjoyable and whatever you need to do to get them to stay at that quality, please do it.

... within reason. It has come to our (the masses') attention that perha
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• Lindsey Dahling •
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bitchin
I’m aware I’m in the minority when I say this was my favorite book of the series, BUT JUST HEAR ME OUT.

Things I liked:

1. You get to hang out at King’s Landing A LOT.
Cersei Lannister is despicable and I love her with all my heart. I send the Lannisters my love (and they send it back because they don’t want it).

2. Daenerys isn’t in it.
I’m aware I’m also in the minority in enjoying her absence, BUT COME ON. Lady has three dragons and STILL no idea how to cross the ocean and take back “her” throne.
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Candace
Although this epic fantasy has me captivated, I have to say that 'A Feast for Crows' didn't hold as much appeal for me as the earlier books. That being said, it is still an extremely well-written story. I have no doubt that the new characters, places and events will serve to further the plot.

While hearing Cersei's viewpoint was somewhat enlightening, it got tiresome. Cersei is as cold and cruel as Joffrey was. Being "stuck" in her mind was torture. She was constantly scheming and manipulating. H
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Shannon
Whew, this is a tough book to review simply because it doesn't follow on the expectations of the readers after A STORM OF SWORDS.

Now some people are already saying that the book is horrible and a great letdown and others go to the other extreme and hold faithfully that it's just as good as the previous books.

I don't feel either take is fair or accurate.

To be fair, yes, the book doesn't move like the previous books, especially a STORM OF SWORDS. There are simply not the same level of WHAM BAM
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Petrik
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-ebooks
A Feast for Crows was quite good but it’s far below the incredible standard set by the previous three books.

I’ve mentioned in my previous review that A Storm of Swords could truly be the height of Martin’s writing career and I still stand by that statement confidently. Unfortunately, there’s a huge chance that this book will be the other way around by being the lowest point of the series. There’s a lot of circumstances to consider here. If I’ve waited 5 years before I read this book, I definitel
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Mark Lawrence
Mar 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From a place of love, since I enjoyed the book a lot on my 2nd try.








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Kim
Feb 09, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People with lots of time or patience
Shelves: fantasy


George R. R. Martin is a blowhard.


I mean that with respect, I suppose. I guess any author that got me to read over 2400 pages of his writing garners some respect, right? A smattering, maybe? I don’t know, maybe it’s because I was raised Catholic, or maybe it’s my sense of follow through or maybe just the fact that I’ve invested so much time in this damn series… whatever. I’m here, I’ve finished book #4. Yay.



Okay, so the reason I’m grumpy is that it took me 480 pages to get into this. Which left
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Netts
Jul 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Are you kidding me? This volume should have been called A Test of Patience. Where do I even start? First, there is a conspicuous dearth of crows (as in Nightwatch or anything at or beyond the Wall). There is also little feasting but by now I've grown tired of Martin's exhaustive medieval menu descriptions, so that's a relief. Curious about Jon Snow and The Others? Bran and that three-eyed crow? Tyrion's escape? The dragons!? Well, forget it. They don't make a single appearance. Instead we get to ...more
Sean Barrs
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 4-star-reads
There’s only one problem with this book, and that’s the point of view characters. As a reader I’ve grown somewhat used to things like this:

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There are massive pacing issues with the most recent (ha! that’s a joke) two books of the series, and I mean massive. There’s a whole lot of nothing in this one. Cersei’s chapters are excruciating to read. That’s not surprising considering she is probably the least likable of cha
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Lyn
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How do you follow up after an epic throw down, a no holds barred monster truck rally demolition derby Hulkamania caged grudge match?

By doing something different.

George R. R. Martin’s third Song of Ice and Fire book, A Storm of Swords was this epic Andre the Giant kegfest. Many fans have lamented and complained about the fourth book, A Feast for Crows, first published in 2005. It’s not exciting enough, not enough INYERFACE!! action and we don’t even get to hang out with some of the cool recurrin
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Kai
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, to-buy
“Words are like arrows. Once loosed, you cannot call them back.”

This took me - compared to it's prequels - "only" a month to read. As always, there were chapters that I enjoyed more than others. Sometimes so intruiging I did not want to stop reading, other times I wondered why in seven hells someone would bother wasting their time writing such pointless words.

Here's the list of POV's from most to least liked:

Cersei
Sansa
Arya
Jamie
Samwell
Arianne Martell
Aeron Greyjoy
Asha Greyjoy
Areo Hotah
Arys Oakhea
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Nick
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this as much as the others. Still a great book.
Charlotte May
“In the game of thrones, even the humblest pieces can have wills of their own.”

4.5 stars rounded up!

Another fantastic instalment in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Sparrows have flocked to Kings Landing and created uproar! No one is safe - even the royals.

“How much can a crown be worth, when a crow can dine on a king?”

Jaime and Cersei become estranged from one another, he is sent to reclaim lands for the crown while Cersei attempts to rule through her son, and remove his new Queen.

“Quee
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Ahmad Sharabiani
A Feast for Crows: (A Song of Ice and Fire #4, Part 1 of 2), George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows is the fourth of seven planned novels in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by American author George R. R. Martin. The novel was first published on October 17, 2005, in the United Kingdom.

The War of the Five Kings is slowly coming to its end. Stannis Baratheon has gone to the aid of the Wall, where Jon Snow has become the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

King Tommen Baratheon,
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Ryan
Mar 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fully prepared to be disappointed by this book, for several reasons. First of all, the last book, A Storm Of Swords, ended with a very large cliffhanger and I knew that it was a cliffhanger that wasn't going to be fully explained/explored in this volume.

Additionally, I knew that in general the story was not going to feature the characters that I was most interested in (namely Daenerys, Theon, Tyrion, and especially the whole issue of Jon and the Night Watch). That being said, the volume wa
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Collin
Aug 01, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Completists
Shelves: fantasysci-fi
I feel like giving this book 3 stars is being harsh to my man, George Martin, but I'm trying to separate the truly great books in this series from the merely good ones.

Bottom line: fans of the series waited too long for this and therefore were in a position of being impossible to please once this finally came out. This coupled with the facts that numerous spoiler chapters had been available online for years and that George cut his original manuscript in 2 to produce this and the subsequent (as o
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Lazaros
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: epic/high fantasy lovers
“History is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging. What has happened before will perforce happen again.”


I think this may be my favorite novel in the series. Not because it was the best but because I felt so connected to the story, more than I have ever felt before while reading this series. And while I can admit that the plot was poorer in comparison with its predecessors and there weren't all of the characters we've grown accustomed to reading about, I still feel like M
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April
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I have a hole where my heart should be, she thought, and nowhere else to go."

// God, this book. George R.R Martin writes so beautifully. Beginning this I did miss Tyrion's, Daenery's, and Jon's POVs, but this book was exceptional even without them. Cersi despite not liking her in the show I actually grew to love her parts. Especially her writing to Jaime for help and reading his response in turn had to be my favorite.
Melanie
1.) A Game of Thrones ★★★★★
2.) A Clash of Kings ★★★★★
3.) A Storm of Swords ★★★★★


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“In the game of thrones, even the humblest pieces can have wills of their own. Sometimes they refuse to make the moves you've planned for them.”

A Feast for Crows is my least favorite in this series, but this prologue and ending chapter give me life, I swear. GRRM is such a genius a
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Jason Koivu
I know "winter is coming," but this book honestly felt more like a Spring clean.

A story of such lengths as the epic A Song of Ice and Fire has to have down time and much of A Feast for Crows is down time. George R.R. Martin ties up loose ends, sets up new story lines and essentially does administrative style organization in an attempt to keep his mammoth machine rolling. He does it admirably, and yet it can't help but lack the pep, surprise and all around thrill of his previous three books.

In h
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Manuel Antão
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2005
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.


Unimportant Sub-Plots: "A Feast for Crows" by George R. R. Martin



The thing that astonishes me, continually, is the fans who cannot see it and, in some cases, cannot even perceive that the quality has fallen off disastrously as he got mired in unimportant sub-plots. He reminds me of a story told by one my bosses I used to have a long time ago. This guy was head director. When I started working in that department I found none of the rest
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George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,
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