A Feast for Crows (Song of Ice and Fire #4) (UK Ed.) reviews

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"What is dead cannot die"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

George R.R Martin has taken the fantasy genre with it's roughly established rules and ripped them asunder. This continuation of the game of thrones delves into the gutter politics of Kings Landing, the betrayals and intrigue.

He continues with the perspective based chapters and touches upon a number of the characters from previous books. But, as he admits in the appendixes, he did not have enough pages in this volume to deal with more than a few of them. If you are expecting to see detail on John Snow, Arya or even Tyrion, you will be disappointed, but what happens to the other characters more than makes up for this delay.

It is a gripping book that keeps the pages turning and it opens the stage for book 5 in this series with some fantastic ground work. And on the plus side, you can actually pre-order book 5 from Mighty Ape now as well and hopefully have it somewhere in October or November 2009.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"A slow but crucial volume in the Song of Ice and Fire"
4 stars"
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“A Storm of Swords” was an incredibly hard act to follow for George R. R. Martin. As a result, “A Feast for Crows” is a tad disappointing. The volume features half of the series' main characters, thus some of my favourites were absent. This is because Book 4 runs concurrently with Book 5, “A Dance with Dragons.” This book is slow at points, and features many ho-hum chapters. However, it remains a crucial addition to Martin's Song, and has some brilliant highlights, including the introduction of some cool new characters. A Song of Ice and Fire was bound to stumble eventually – this is where it happened. Given the brilliance of the series, however, that is no real bad thing; “A Feast for Crows” still bests many other fantasy novels out there.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Not bad, but not the best"
3 stars"
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Although I am a huge fan of the series, reading this one took almost 4 times as long as reading the other books in the series, because, quite often, it just wasn't as exciting as the other ones. Whilst there are some highly entertaining parts, they are too few, and very far between. I could not help but feel it is just nothing more than a lead up to A Dance With Dragons, but I agree, it is a necessary one.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"kwl"
5 stars"

This product is truly amazing definetley one of the best i have seen in a long long time. Your are sure not to be dissapointed with this product. I Have heard of otherpeople aswell who have just raved about it definetley a thumbs up from me.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Quick delivery!"
5 stars"
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This was a present for my brother-in-law (who has confirmed its really good). I ordered it at 10pm on a Thursday night and he received it, and another one in this series, by 3pm on Friday. Fantastic service Mighty Ape!!

"Awesome!"
5 stars"

Had a lot of fun with this. Really recommend buying this. If you like the fantasy realm and being taken into another dimension then definitely buy this. It is truly a work of art. I have read it so many times now but still am not sick of it. Hope to see this series carry on strongly as I dearly enjoy it!

"A Feast for Readers too!"
5 stars"
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Hig drama and some very unexpected twists. This is a remarkable series altogether. I am reaching for Book 5!