A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) book summary

Date Published: October 17, 2005

A Feast for Crows:

TL;DR Summary

In the aftermath of war, the crows gather to feast on the remnants of a shattered realm. "A Feast for Crows" unveils a Westeros scarred by conflict, where the War of the Five Kings has left a power vacuum. The Iron Throne, though occupied, is far from secure. In the south, the ambitious and cunning Cersei Lannister grapples with the challenges of ruling and the shadows of her past.

The Riverlands bear the brunt of war's devastation, while in the Vale, intrigue and ambition take flight. The Iron Islands, restless and rebellious, seek a new leader, and in Dorne, the sun-scorched land thirsts for vengeance. As old players fall, new ones rise, each hungry for power, but in the game of thrones, the price of ambition is often blood.

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A Feast for Crows:


Epic Fantasy
High Fantasy
Political Intrigue
Sword and Sorcery

A Feast for Crows:

Main Characters

Cersei Lannister: The Queen Regent, driven by ambition and paranoia. Her attempts to consolidate power in King’s Landing lead to her downfall.

Brienne of Tarth: The Maid of Tarth, valuing honor and duty. Her relentless search for Sansa showcases her unwavering loyalty.

Jaime Lannister: The Kingslayer, seeking redemption. His efforts to restore order in the Riverlands reflect his evolving sense of honor.

Sansa Stark (Alayne): The hidden Stark, valuing survival. Under the guise of Alayne, she learns the art of court politics in the Vale.

Arianne Martell: The Dornish princess, driven by passion and pride. Her plot to crown Myrcella Baratheon reveals her desire for Dornish autonomy.

A Feast for Crows:


Power and Manipulation: Cersei’s maneuvers in King’s Landing epitomize the dangerous dance of politics and the cost of missteps.

Identity and Disguise: Sansa’s transformation into Alayne and Arya’s training with the Faceless Men delve into the fluidity of identity.

Honor and Redemption: Jaime’s actions in the Riverlands and Brienne’s quest highlight the search for purpose and redemption.

Legacy and Vengeance: Dorne’s thirst for revenge and the Ironborn’s ambitions underscore the lasting impact of past actions and the desire for retribution.

War’s Aftermath: The devastation in the Riverlands and the Sparrows’ rise in King’s Landing reflect the societal scars left by the War of the Five Kings.

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