Book Review - A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin | Blushing Geek

Book Review – A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin

A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin | Blushing Geek

A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin
Series: A Song of Ice and Fire, #4
First published on October 17, 2005 by Bantam
Fantasy, Adventure
Pages: 1,061
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Crows will fight over a dead man’s flesh, and kill each other for his eyes.

Bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning, the Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne in the name of the boy-king Tommen. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life.

The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow’s Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, returns from the smoking ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles. From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the Citadel.

Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory will go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts.


When I was starting to read this book, I was really confused. I don’t know what’s going on and was digging my brain to recognize who that character was. Oh well, this is what I get for taking this book aside for a month eh? But fortunately for me, all of my senses came back just before finishing its first chapter.  And just like before, I can’t really control myself on comparing the book from its TV series. This is what I get for watching the TV series first than reading the book. Majority of the scenes in the book were portrayed differently in the TV series and worst, wasn’t in the TV series. So I was really glad that I read this book. 

As what I’ve read in the reviews from goodreads, this book isn’t the favorite of the masses. I really don’t know why? Was it because the three favored characters weren’t given a part in this book? Guess what? I really do enjoy this book! Compared to its first three books, this one barely has many characters POV. From what I recall, most of it we’re from Cercei (which I guess the main star of this book), Sansa, Arya, Brienne, Sam, and Jaime. I guess A Feast of Crows has that “girl squad” theme eh?

So let’s explain a bit about that “different” part thing. Another thing that makes this book different from the previous books in the series was that it was shorter compared to the third book, which as I’ve mentioned in my previous review, it was so far the longest book in the series that I’ve read. Also, the third book has so many explosives that you can’t really avoid. This fourth book, considering its number of chapters and pages, still has that itch that I can’t help but scratch. Not full of suspense compared to its previous book but is still very enjoyable. And mind you, it made me hate Cercei even more.

From what I’ve read, this book mainly focuses on narrating what happen after that bloody Red Wedding (which mind you, until now, I’m still grieving), after Tyrion killed his father, after Lady Lysa was pushed to the moon door, after Arya become “no one”, and a little glimpse on what happened to Catelyn (this one actually is my most anticipated part, but unfortunately, GRRM only gave us a little taste in this part) I’ve heard this book is only the first part, and the second part would be on the fifth book, so heck yeah, the fifth book will be my priority this time.

Unlike the previous books, in this one, you’ll learn more about Iron Islands and Dorne (which also makes my “looking forward to the fifth book” more intense) Wanna know why? Haha, read the book ;P

I was really happy with what the characters have become, especially Sansa. Since I’ve talked about Sansa, I guess I’m gonna start with her. Sansa is much different compared to the first book. Here, she’s grown matured, brave and still so pretty (no wonder Pettr always craves for her lips, lol). Arya on the other hand, is still Arya (I guess). I’m not really sure what I recall about her, because she’s only mentioned here just a couple or three chapters. As we all know, Brienne isn’t the most favored character in this book because of her appearance, but I was glad that I’ve got to know more about her in this book, which adds her to my list of admirable characters. Jaime on the other hand is starting to become better than the Jaime that we first know from the first and second book. While Cercei, dang that b*tch. In this book, she’s getting more cunning and twice as conniving than the first three books. Though, I was really glad that in the end, her plan backfired. (insert evil laugh here)

Do I still need to say this? Haha, this book is highly recommended.

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vvb reads
6 years ago

Glad to hear you are liking this series so far. I read the first book in the series. But stopped once I got into the TV series because of the slight differences. So, I am holding off reading until the end of the TV series. Plus I have to put aside a good chunk of time for them.

6 years ago
Reply to  vvb reads

True. I was supposed to stop the book too but waiting for the next season to come out took a year so I decided to binge read all the books from the series that I had 😉

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