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Long-awaited doesn't begin to describe this fourth installment in bestseller Martin's staggeringly epic Song of Ice and Fire. Speculation has run rampant since the previous entry, A Storm of Swords, appeared in 2000, and Feast teases at the important questions but offers few solid answers. As the book begins, Brienne of Tarth is looking for Lady Catelyn's daughters, Queen Cersei is losing her mind and Arya Stark is training with the Faceless Men of Braavos; all three wind up in cliffhangers that would do justice to any soap opera. Meanwhile, other familiar faces—notably Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen—are glaringly absent though promised to return in book five. Martin's Web site explains that Feast and the forthcoming A Dance of Dragons were written as one book and split after they grew too big for one volume, and it shows. This is not Act I Scene 4 but Act II Scene 1, laying groundwork more than advancing the plot, and it sorely misses its other half. The slim pickings here are tasty, but in no way satisfying. (Nov.)
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In the fourth volume of Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga, the evil king is finally dead-and trouble is starting to brew.
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I'm reading all of these books in a row. I'm about 20% into it. I think the problem people had is the wait for it to come out. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by TADykstra
This book is definitely a calm period between big conflicts (in fact the next one is, too).
I honestly did not miss the missing characters in this book (Dany, Jon,... Read more
Its not as bad as everyone says, but I'm giving it 3/5 because its following up A Storm of Swords, probably the best book in the series besides the first one, in my opinion. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Peter Garofolo
Be prepared for lots of characters you are not familiar with, and lots of characters you don't really care about. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jared Leonardi
Fantastic book, a little difficult to get into it if you're not planning to read more than a couple chapters at a time.Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
Even though most of the main characters are absent from this one, it's still as engrossing(possibly more) as the others. It was never easy to out it down and do other stuff.Published 7 days ago by Vipul Sharma