Captain Tuttle’s #CBR4 Review #47 – A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
Book 4 – the War of the Kings is pretty much over, since pretty much all the “kings” are dead. Stannis is still alive, but he’s gone North to help out Jon Snow, the new Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. He’s made it back from north of the Wall, without most of his troops, who were decimated by the White Walkers (who aren’t very nice).
Our main characters are scattered all over Westeros and the East, everyone running away from or after pretty much everyone else. Most people want to kill the other ones, even some of the ones that are already dead (after a fashion). This is the book where I started to really lose track of everyone – not only because everyone was so scattered, but because Martin keeps adding more and more characters. He may have deleted some (I won’t say killed, see above), but it’s not a case of 1-out, 1-in here. In fact, some thought to be long dead may be alive, and may be making their way back to Westeros.
See? It hardly makes sense, and yet it’s still freaking compelling storytelling.