The fourth book of the “A Song of Ice and Fire'' series is a continuation of the previous storyline. Interestingly, however, George Martin decided to write the full story of some characters in one book and the rest in the other, rather than half the stories of all characters as it may prove to be too confusing for the readers to keep track of so many things happening all at once. “A Feast for Crows'' focuses mainly on the stories of characters in King’s Landing, from each character’s own perspective. The main characters are Cercei, Jaime, Tommen, Petyr Baelish, and Margary Tyrell with her companions. If you have read through the previous books, you would probably have little liking for Cercei Lannister as she proved herself to be a selfish, evil character in the book. Nevertheless, I personally sympathize with her fierce feelings to protect her children against all harm; especially after she has lost her dearest and eldest child in the third book. I strongly agree with the statement “A mother is fiercest when it comes to protecting her children.” All Cercei’s actions can be explained by her desire to protect her remaining children. I would rate this book a 4.6/5 in comparison with its prequels as well as similar fictions written by other authors. I would recommend the series, and I look forward to seeing how the other half of the characters are doing in “A Dance with Dragons”.
@tiny_astronaut of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board