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A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ***** (Series *****)
Review: The more I read from Martin in this series, the more I want to read. I've recommended this book around dragonbane and his initial comment is always that Martin kills, maims, and destroys every character he introduces to you, and tries to get you to like. (Not a spoiler, I'm exaggerating a bit.) I think the realism of jeopardy that he introduces to his character is a crucial part of what makes Martin's story so compelling though. This is not one of those stories where your hero puts on his shroud of main character protection and slays monsters, dragons, and defeats armies. This is a "Holy shit, they just killed Wash" suspension series where opposing sides play the deadly political game for keeps! Anything can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of what side they are on. Martin writes three dimensional characters with a great plot in an almost real historical setting. I cant wait for the next installment which he says is about half way done.

Orson Scott Card's review of the book.

All 2006 books in my journal.
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I'm tellin ya, the only person left alive is Kaylee and the Operative! And that's after the FIRST book! :P

Sheesh!

*pbtpbtpbt*



...well, it FEELS like it...
Well as long as Kaylee lives...

Yes, I understand that it could feel that way, and I did feel that way at first myself, but now I see the story isn't about just a couple of characters. It's bigger, and far more involved than that, which I think makes it better, and probably one of the best stories I've read in quite some time.
If you haven't already, you should read the Melanie Rawn "Dragon Prince" series. It's also a big involved continent-spanning epic, but not everyone dies. :)
Man, I read that series ages ago... I also liked the Exiles series that she's supposedly working on now, (She's taking her sweet time with it.) that started with Ruins of Ambria.
I'll read it when she's done. I made that decision based on Dragon Prince and the fact that every time a new book came out, I had to re-read the entire series to remember who was whom. :)
Not a bad idea, It's been a while.