After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. But it's not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters of the Seven Kingdoms gather. Now, 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—emerge from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges of the terrible times ahead. Nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages, are coming together to stake their fortunes...and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors.(from GoodReads)
I'm almost done this series!! Well, at least until the next two books are released. I'm only excited because it's taking me so long to read this and I'm getting behind on other books. For my GoodReads challenge I'm 7 books behind! We can't have that.
Anyway this will probably be a short review because I don't really have anything to add. My feelings are pretty much the same as the third book. I liked it and still think this series can be shorter. Oh well.
What I think is pretty cool is that the fourth and fifth book actually take place at the same time, but each has different characters' perspectives. So you can read them at the same time, except the end of A Dance With Dragons eventually moves into new territory.
I laughed at the end author's note, in which George R.R. Martin says the fifth book will be released a year after the fourth one (in 2005). Yeah that happened.
Otherwise, I am looking forward to continuing on and catching up on the tv series. Better get started!
Rating: 7 out of 10.
FTC: borrowed from my brother
2005/Bantam Spectra/1061 pages