Thursday, 12 June 2014

A Feast for Crows (review)

by George R.R. Martin

A Song of Ice and Fire
A Storm of Swords
A Dance with Dragons

We had one king, then five. Now, all I see are crows, squabbling over the corps of Westeros.
Lord Rodrik Harlaw, called the Reader

A very enjoyable reading as always, but this time I could not give 5 stars as had happened in the previous books of the series. A little because for much of the book doesn't happen anything special, a little because I just didn't like the idea of only talking about half of the characters, a little because there are so many POV that, although I really liked some of the new ones, it gave me the impression that the thing that was a beautiful particularity of the saga (the story only told from the point of view of some people) is losing importance. However, as I said, this still remains a very good book!



"Dragons," said Mollander. He snatched a withered apple off the ground and tossed it hand to hand. "Throw the apple," urged Alleras the Sphinx. He slipped an arrow from his quiver and nocked it to his bowstring.

Silence is a prince's friend. Words are like arrows. Once loosed, you cannot call them back.
Doran Nymeros Martell
(Page 46)

Maester Aemon would no doubt understand. Before he had lost his sight, the maester had loved books as much as Samwell Tarly did. He understood the way that you could sometimes fall right into them, as if each page was a hole into another world.
(Page 103)

In the game of thrones, even the humblest pieces can have wills of their own. Sometimes they refuse to make the moves you've planned for them.
Petyr Baelish, called Littlefinger
(Page 477)

Ser Hyle: I never dreamed that keeping an inn could be so deadly dangerous.
Septon Meribald: It is being common-born that is dangerous, when the great lords play their game of thrones.
(Page 782)

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