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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)
Seit 1987 lebe ich in den USA, seit 12 Jahren in Virginia.Hoere deutsche Buecher um mit deutscher Literatur auf dem laufenden zu bleiben.
This is not the Roy Dotrice from the first three books. He changed some of the characters' voices. High born people sound like street urchins and others sound like a drunk Winston Churchill. The story continues but is definitely feathered out into many unfinished subplots. Of course, I will buy the next book the see the story come to a conclusion; and that's what this book feels like: just a teaser and a bridge book to the next one.
Yes, but I personally enjoyed reading the other books in the series more than I did listening, but still wasn't bad. Mainly because it is easy to get lost since it is sometimes difficult to understand what is being said because of the jargon.. Sometimes I had to read the chapter summaries online in order to keep up, especially on the chapters where George Martin introduces whole new plot lines and characters. It can be difficult to understand what is being said.
Yes, but it was annoying how he pronounced many of their names incorrectly.
That is pretty impossible with a book this length Amazon.
I enjoyed this book and someday will revisit it and hopefully catch any subtle sub plots I may have missed. I enjoyed the voice changes.
No, I typically do not revisit books.
I have to, he narrates the series.
There was a noticeable change in the way Dotrice narrates the book. He has changed the way names and places are pronounced and his voices are not consistent from book to book. If, like me, you are listening to the books in succession it can be distracting.
I don't know why they didn't review the old audio books prior to making this one, but so many of the voices and names changed between the previous books and this one, that it became highly disappointing.
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