I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood
Finally I am getting towards the last parts of A Song of Ice and Fire series. I am still not the biggest fan of the series, but I am going to finish it and then watch the tv series.
Book Review: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
Title & Author: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Release Date: October 17 2005
Series: A Song of Ice and Fire
Publisher: Voyager Books
After centuries of bitter strife, the seven powers dividing the land have beaten 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.
I give A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin three out of five hearts because I am not a fan of the series. It is starting to feel like The Lord of the Rings. Way too many things are happening and it could have been a much smaller series.
I still really like Sansa, she is trying to survive and in the mean time make friends with her small cousin. I can feel her struggle. Now she is a young, strong and intelligent woman who can see when she is being lied to and all the flaws of her youth don’t bother me anymore. Not that she isn’t flawed anymore, but she has grown up.
Petyr is still the ugly scamming ass-**** he has been for the entire series. I didn’t like him, he does everything he can to rub me the wrong way.
In the tv series I enjoyed Brienne of Tarth, I do think she said very similar to the book. But I don’t care that much for her. She is brawny and something between a man and a woman. But she tries to be likable.
The story is super epic, but maybe a bit too epic. I think I much rather read something with less world building. For me George could have stopped world building in A Game of Thrones and only add a little bit more information whenever he introduced a new location within Westeros. But right now we have Westeros and Across the Narrow Sea, but within those two locations you have almost ten different locations. It is boring me a bit and I notice I care less about the people introduced in later novels. I only really care for Sansa, Arya and Dani, which I find sad. But there are so many it is impossible to care for all of them.
Overall the series is great and the same goes for A Feast for Crows, but I notice that I rather spend my time on a great standalone than any of these books.
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