A Feast for CrowsPaperback - 2011
The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms back into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.
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“Come at once. Help me. Save me. I need you as I have never needed you before. I love you, I love you, I love you. Come at once"
“He understood the way that you could sometimes fall right into them, as if each page was a hole into another world.”
“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.”
My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.
"Jaime... Tyrion is Tywin's son, not you. I said so once to your father's face, and he would not speak to me for half a year."
"Needle was Jon Snow's smile. He used to mess my hair and call me "little sister," she remembered, and suddenly there were tears in her eyes.” -Arya Stark
“Innocent or guilty, a Lannister pays his debts.”
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After the death of Joffrey in the previous book, Tommen is crowned the new king of Westeros. His mother Cersei attempts to break his wife Margaery’s grasp on him by accusing her of adultery. The tables turn when the High Septon arrests her for the same. Meanwhile, Stannis has come to the aid of the Night’s Watch, where Jon Snow has been elected as the newest Lord Commander. Jon sends Sam, Maester Aemon, Gilly, and her baby to the Citadel in Oldtown. Although Maester Aemon does not make it, Sam arrives at the Citadel by the end of the book to begin his training to become a maester himself. Arya travels to Braavos and joins the Faceless Men. In Dorne, Arianne Martell attempts to crown Myrcella as queen of the Seven Kingdoms because she is older than Tommen and, under Dornish law, age, not gender determines succession. However, her attempt is thwarted by her father, Prince Doran, who punishes her by locking her in a tower.
This one mostly follows Cersei, Jaime, Brienne, the Ironmen, Samwell, and enough Arya to keep you interested. Building towards the next book to be released, and good to read closely if you are a fan of the Lannister's, if only for being such good baddies.
The fourth book in the series of Fire and Ice. Mostly filled with long narrative stretches. Luckily there are a few interesting tidbits that happen throughout. There is definitely a build up for what will be occurring in book 6 when both stories are joined again.
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