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Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.
A Feast for Crows
It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . 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.
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"Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best.... [He] is a tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting plotter and a deft and inexhaustible sketcher of personalities.... This is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien." (Time)
"The only fantast series I'd put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings…. It's a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don't read fantasy…. If you're new to the series, you must begin with Book 1, A Game of Thrones. Once you're hooked…. you'll be like the rest of us fans, gnawing your knuckles until book 5” (Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press)
“THE MOST impressive modern fantasy, both in terms of conception and execution, is George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.… A masterpiece that will be mentioned with the great works of fantasy.” (Contra Costa Times)
I love this series!!!! I don't like the fact that Mr. Dotrice changed his voices for several of the characters! His voices changed drastically for Aria for one! Just don't like the change in voices!!!!!!
I look forward to hearing of lady Brianna and Jamie
There is a series
It was definitely better the second time around. If you watch some of the youtube theory videos it will help piece the whole story together because George R.R. Martine gives you a lot of information.
It would have been better if the voices had stayed the same as the rest of the series. It is like a TV show that changes all the actors from season to season. very disappointed
I read a few reviews before I started listening myself, and I was dreading to changes to Roy's performance. But honestly, they weren't nearly as bad as I thought they would be. Yes, he changes the way he says some names. Yes, he changes the way a few beloved characters sound. But it doesn't detract from the experience. I should mention, however, that in the first few chapters in which Sam is the main character, I cringed each and every time he said "jill-y" as opposed to "gill-y." But that's the only thing that jarred me out of westeros and back to real life, and even then, I got used to it by the end.
I love the series and Roy's telling of it. was a little concerned when he changed some of the characters voices like peter balish and even changing the pronunciation of his name from petar to Peter. just a couple things like that but overall still a great story and an excellent telling.
I love Roy and I understand it was years between books 3 and 4 & 5 and other issues, but why didn't someone in the production of the latter two say hey here is how you pronounced the names before and here is a sample of the voices.
Other than the above issues, I loved the book and the narrater. If you can get past the Kat now Kate type stuff, then it shouldn't bother you too much. Just live in this book.
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