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It'll grow on you!!,
This review is from: A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) (Hardcover)
I'll be honest and say, intially, I was a little let down by this book, especially after the unbelievable standard by the previous novels in the series. A lot of chapters failed to offer much and added little to the main plots. Even though the final 150 pages-or-so pick up the pace, the book felt much slower than its predecessors .
However, after realising where the book fits into the rest of the series, there are plusses to it. Personally, I think my expectations were too high after a Storm of Swords which was possibly one of best books I've ever read. There was always going to be an aftermath of the huge events from that book, and that is exactly what Feast for Crows is. It's obvious that events are moving in a new direction so Martin therefore has to lay down new foundations for the storylines to come. What is evident, whilst the pace is slow, is that the **** is going to hit the fan in the sixth and seventh book as all arcs converge.
In many ways, this book will probably serve as a filler to link the first half of the series to the second.