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 book in the epic fantasy series, which began with A Game Of Thrones.
An intriguing read, George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows is a thrilling and captivating fantasy novel. In this novel, Martin takes readers on an exciting journey into the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
So come along and check out everything you need to know about A Feast for Crows!
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- A Game of Thrones Official Description
- Our Overview
- Our Review
- Frequently Asked Questions
A Feast For Crows
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 strong will 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.
“Most have been forgotten. Most deserve to be forgotten. The heroes will always be remembered. The best. The best and the worst. And a few who were a bit of both.”George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows picks up shortly after the events of the previous book, A Storm of Swords, with the realm of Westeros still in the midst of a civil war known as the War of the Five Kings.
Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne following the death of her husband, King Robert, and the arrest of her brother, Tyrion, who is believed to have killed their father, Tywin Lannister. Despite this, Cersei’s grip on the throne is fragile as she faces numerous challenges, including the return of her estranged brother, Tyrion, who has escaped to the Free Cities in Essos.
Meanwhile, Brienne of Tarth is searching for Sansa Stark, who has been on the run since the death of her father, Eddard Stark. Catelyn Stark, Sansa’s mother, has tasked Brienne with finding her daughter. Brienne’s journey takes her across Westeros, where she meets several other characters, including Podrick Payne and the Hound, and must confront her own past and the concept of loyalty.
Samwell Tarly and Gilly, who have fled the Wall and the Night’s Watch, are traveling to the Citadel in Oldtown in hopes of finding a way to defeat the White Walkers and save the realm. Along the way, they encounter numerous challenges and make some unexpected allies.
Petyr Baelish, known better as Littlefinger, is also furthering his own goal of sitting on the Iron Throne. In A Feast For Crows Baelish who has murdered his wife Lysa Arryn and named himself Protector of the Vale.
The Ironborn, led by Euron Greyjoy from the Iron Islands, are also causing trouble, as they seek to conquer and plunder the mainland of Westeros. Their actions lead to conflict with the mainland.
Finally, the city of King’s Landing is in the midst of rebuilding after being devastated by war and plague. The rebuilding effort is led by Kevan Lannister, who is attempting to restore order to the city and the realm as a whole.
A Feast for Crows is yet another fantastic addition to George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. The book continues the beloved complex and multifaceted story that began in the first three books, and expands on the political and personal struggles of the characters introduced in the series.
One of the cornerstones of the novels is the depth and complexity of the characters. Martin is known for his ability to create fully-realized, three-dimensional characters, and A Feast for Crows is no exception. The main characters are believable and realistic. They have their own complex flaws and weaknesses. Even the secondary characters are well-developed and add significant depth to the story. The character development in this book is especially interesting to follow, as we see the characters grappling with their own personal demons and making difficult choices that shape the course of the story.
Overall, this novel is an amazing addition to the series. It’s a strong follow-up from the legendary A Storm of Swords, which presented the legendary Red Wedding.
Our rating: ★★★★★
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the correct order of Game of Thrones Books?
The branching canons and miscellanies of genre fiction are commonplace to some fans but the unusual running order of A Song of Ice and Fire has been known to put off newcomers to the series. Have no fear though, the publishing order of the books is still the most sensible reading order.
Here are all the books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series in (publishing) order:
- A Game of Thrones (1996)
- A Clash of Kings (1999)
- A Storm of Swords (2000)
- A Feast for Crows (2005)
- A Dance with Dragons (2011)
- The Winds of Winter (unreleased)
- A Dream of Spring (unreleased)
What is A Feast for Crows about?
A Feast for Crows follows a number of different storylines set in the fantasy world of Westeros. The book explores the continuing struggles of our returning character Cersei Lannister, who has taken control of the Iron Throne following the death of her husband, King Robert. It also follows the journey of Brienne of Tarth, who is searching for Sansa Stark, who had escaped shortly after the Red Wedding, and the adventures of Samwell Tarly and Gilly, who are traveling to the Citadel in Oldtown.
Is A Feast for Crows suitable for all ages?
As with all books in this series, this novel has some pretty gruesome scenes and some very heavy topics. The books are for mature audiences.
How long is A Feast For Crows?
Depending on publication, the book is around 860 pages, spanning across 72 chapters.
What is the best Game of Thrones book?
Call us biased, but the Red Wedding was too iconic not to bring Storm of Swords to the top of the list!
What seasons does A Feast For Crows follow?
The fifth season of Game of Thrones largely followsA Feast for Crows. Although, some elements carried over into the sixth season.