Here is an excerpt from my review of my #32 book, A Feast of Crows, by George R. R. Martin, on my blog, xoxoxo e. I hope to slow down my pace a bit while I read A Dance of Dragons (yeah, right), because who knows how long we’ll have to wait for the next one:
A Feast of Crows, the fourth book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, is in a very different tone from the previous thrill-a-minute and bloody good (figurative and literally) A Storm of Swords. Its pace is a bit more leisurely, more in common with the first book in the series, A Game of Thrones, than either Storm or A Clash of Kings (book two) — with one significant difference. A Feast of Crows focuses on the women of Westeros, and how difficult it is for them to attain or maintain power in the primarily misogynistic medieval society they live in. The book follows both male and female characters in different parts of the kingdom, but the women, both familiar and new, provide the most interest and intrigue.