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The novel was vrows published on October 17 in the United Kingdom, with a United States edition following on November 8 ; however, it appeared ahead of the publication date in several UK bookshops. Its publication was preceded by a novella named Arms of the Krakenwhich its the first four Iron Islands chapters together. Arms of the Kraken was published in the August edition of Dragon Magazine.
Another chapbook featuring feaxt Daenerys Targaryen chapters was published for BookExpoalthough these chapters were subsequently moved into the fifth volume, A Dance with Dragons. Like its predecessor A Storm of SwordsA Feast for Crows was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel, one of the two most prestigious awards in science fiction and fantasy publishing, s it lost out the ballot to Robert Charles Wilson’s Spin.
A Feast for Crows was also the first novel in the sequence to debut at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, a feat among fantasy writers only previously achieved by David EddingsRobert Jordan and Neil Gaiman. Due to complexities that arose during the writing process, A Feast for Crows only includes some of the POV characters from the past novels, as well as some new characters who appear only briefly.
The remaining characters return in A Dance with Dragonsthe fifth book. A Feast for Crows picks up the tale where A Storm of Swords leaves off and runs simultaneously with events in the following novel, A Dance with Dragons. The War of the Five Kings seems to be winding down. Lord Tywin Lannister is dead, murdered by his son Tyrion in his flight from the city.
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The novel spans several months of the year AC. In the city of Oldtowna young novice of the Citadel named Pate steals a master key from one of the maesters fot sells it to a mysterious man tor himself the Alchemist. Shortly after receiving his payment, Pate collapses in the street.
In the city of King’s Landingthe funeral of Tywin Lannister is held. To Cersei’s distaste, Lord Mace Tyrell tries to use the occasion to put himself forward for the position of Hand of the King and get one of his retainers from Highgarden installed on the small council.
Cersei rebuffs him and asks her uncle Kevan to serve as Hand. Kevan says he will accept only if Cersei steps down as Regent and returns to Casterly Rock as Tywin’s heir. Cersei furiously refuses him and Kevan leaves to help his son Lancel rule his new castle of Darry in the Riverlands.
Eventually, she names the biddable Harys Swyft the Hand and fills the rest of the small council with her minions, including Gyles Rosby as master of coin, the sellsail Aurane Waters as grand admiral, and the disgraced ex-maester Qyburn as master of whisperers.
He is to take Maester Aemon back to the Citadel in Oldtown by sea and research the Others in the archives there. The information may be essential in a possible war to come. The wildling girl Gilly and the singer Dareon will accompany them as well. Jon is busy rebuilding the Night’s Watch following the attack on Castle Black and the battle beneath the Walland is concerned over Melisandre ‘s plans to burn the captive Mance Rayder in an attempt to resurrect stone dragons. Sam, Aemon, and Gilly take ship across the narrow sea for the Free City of Braavosbut Aemon’s health begins to fail him.
Gilly cries throughout the journey, and Aemon reveals that she was forced to swap her baby with Mance’s at the Wall again to avoid Melisandre’s fires. In Braavos, Aemon’s health takes a turn for the worse and they miss the ship that was supposed to take them south.
Dareon makes money singing, but constantly spends it on wine and prostitutes, leaving the group stranded. Dareon also hears rumours in the city of a three-headed dragon in Meereen. Aemon comes to believe that Daenerys fulfills the prophecy of the prince that was promisedreasoning that the wording of the prophesy did not specify the gender of the leader. He resolves to travel to Meereen, and the Summer Islanders agree to take them south to Oldtown as part of the journey.
At sea, Aemon dies of natural causes. His last instructions to Sam are to tell the maesters of the Citadel what has happened and make them understand they must send aid to Daenerys. Gilly and Sam become lovers along the way. Brienne of Tarth continues her quest to find Sansa. She is found by Podrick PayneTyrion’s former squire, and agrees to let him accompany her.
They pass north through the town of Duskendalewhere they encounter the Tyrell army under Lord Randyll Tarly and are joined by an old acquaintance of Brienne, Ser Hyle Hunt. Brienne’s explorations take her along Crackclaw Pointwhere she kills several of the now-scattered Bloody Mummersand to a septry in the estuary of the River Trident.
The Elder Brother of the septry tells her that he found Sandor Clegane dying under a tree and learned that he had been with Arya Stark, who fled towards the coast. Brienne’s pursuit takes her to Maidenpool and the Saltpansbut she can find no sign of Arya. Her group runs across the remnants of the brotherhood without bannerswho take her captive.
Thoros of Myr tells her that Beric Dondarrion died, giving up his borrowed life to save another.
They take her to the undead Catelyn Stark, whom they name ‘Lady Stoneheart’. Catelyn believes that Brienne has betrayed her gor allowing Jaime to go free without returning with her daughters. She offers Brienne a chance to redeem herself by killing Jaime; when Brienne refuses, Stoneheart orders her, Podrick, and Hunt hanged.
As they dangle on the noose, “[Brienne] screamed a word. Paxter Redwyne’s fleet of the Arbor arrives at Dragonstone and the castle is put under siege, whilst Mace Tyrell leads his army south to invest Storm’s End and feasf the pretensions of Stannis’s loyalists in the south once and for all. Cersei has the High Septon murdered so that he can be replaced by someone loyal to her, but the newcomer turns out to be a zealous martinet who has the support of the war-refugees that now throng in the city.
He offers to speed up Tommen’s coronation and forgive the crown its debts to the Faith if Cersei will restore the Faith Militant. Cersei agrees, to the horror of Grand Maester Pycelle. In the EyrieLittlefinger is confronted by several of the lords of the Valewho are unhappy with him becoming their de facto ruler after the death of Lady Lysa Arryn.
One of the lords, whom Littlefinger bribed ahead of time, breaks custom by baring steel during the meeting. Littlefinger uses the insult to turn the tables on the lords, who eventually allow him to remain Lord Protector of little Lord Robert Arryn for the next year.
Afterwards, Littlefinger discusses the deception with Sansa who is posing as his bastard daughter, Alayne Stone and is impressed at how quickly she picks up on the subtleties of his scheme.
He reveals to her that if something should happen to little Robert, the Eyrie and the name Arryn will pass to Harrold Hardynga distant nephew of the house, and if Harry and Sansa were to wed, that would give her an army with which to reclaim Winterfell. Whilst Sansa thinks on this, the weather is worsening, a sure sign that winter is almost upon the Seven Kingdoms, and the household of the Eyrie crosw to the Gates of the Moon at the base of the mountain the Eyrie rests on.
Sansa also becomes a new mother ifa for sickly Robert Arryn. Jaime departs King’s Landing to crowe end the siege of Riverrunwhere the Z and Lannister besiegers are still defied by Lord Crosw Tully’s uncle and castellan, Brynden the ‘Blackfish’. Jaime has the captive Edmure brought down from The Twins and promises not to harm him and to allow the smallfolk of the castle to remain if Brynden surrenders.
After a lengthy siege, in which Edmure is made to stand on a gibbet in a failed attempt by the Freys at a threat, Brynden refuses Jaime’s terms of surrender.
Jaime cuts Edmure down and negotiates a surrender with him, as he is the true lord of the castle. Edmure is returned to Riverrun, but delays his surrender for half a day, slipping his uncle out one of Riverrun’s water gates, past the Lannister siege. Furious, Jaime has Edmure sent under heavy guard to Casterly Rock. Emmon Frey takes his appointed place as Lord of Riverrun. Shortly after the siege has ended, snowflakes start falling across the Riverlands.
Jaime realizes that there will be no time for another harvest. The Seven Kingdoms will suffer harshly in what is to come. The ironborn strike hard along the coast of the Reach, conquering the Shield Islands and virtually blockading the mouth of the Honeywine and the route into Oldtown. Furious, Margaery Tyrell and her brother Loras ask Cersei for aid, but Cersei is reluctant to give it.
She gives permission for Lord Redwyne to take his fleet home and destroy the ironborn, but only once Dragonstone is taken. Loras leads an assault on the castle and takes it, but is reported grievously injured in the process. Margaery’s protestations vex Cersei, causing her to doubt her future role as Tommen’s wife. She conceives a plan to ruin Margaery by framing her to the Faith for sleeping with one of Cersei’s guardsmen. Unfortunately the plan backfires when the new High Septon has the guardsman scourged to ensure the truth of the matter, and he confesses about Cersei’s many improprieties as well.
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The Faith arrests both Cersei and Margaery. Kevan Lannister is recalled to take over as Regent and Hand. Cersei’s summons for Jaime to return and defend her go unanswered. Mace Tyrell lifts the siege of Storm’s End barely weeks after it began to race back to the capital and learn the fate of his daughter, whilst Randyll Tarly marches on the city from the north.
Meanwhile, Aurane Waters absconds with the newly-rebuilt royal fleet. Sam’s ship reaches Oldtown, barely evading the ironborn reavers. They learn that the ironborn have raided and seized territories on the Arbor and failed an attempt to burn the city harbor of Oldtown.
Sam goes to the Citadel, but is intercepted by Archmaester Marwyn. Marwyn reveals that the other archmaesters will not be impressed or moved by Sam’s revelations about Daenerys. When Sam asks how Marwyn knows that he was coming, Marwyn reveals that the Citadel has some of the ancient Valyrian obsidian candles, through which they could see things from afar.
Marwyn states that nearly two centuries ago the maesters helped kill the last of the dragons to rid the world of magic forever, but now it is returning. Marwyn departs immediately for Slaver’s Bay, telling Sam to study hard and fast, for the Wall will need his services.
Sam is left in the company of two students, Alleras the Sphinx and a boy named Pate. There Arya is inducted into the ranks of the Faceless Men as a novice. She learns that the Faceless Men are not simply a band of skilled assassins, but also a religious sect dating long before the Doom of Valyria.
They consider their assassinations to be holy sacraments to their god of death. As Faceless Men must have no true identity, Arya assumes the role of ‘Cat of the Canals’ and becomes a familiar sight on the streets of the city. However, her old identity occasionally slips through.
She hides her sword Needle rather than discarding it and later kills Dareon for forsaking his vows to the Night’s Watch. The priests of the House of Black and White strike her blind by some means, but it is unclear whether this is part of her training or punishment for her transgressions. Following the death of King Balon Greyjoya kingsmoot is summoned by Aeron DamphairBalon’s youngest brother and the most respected priest of the Drowned God. With Theon Greyjoy a prisoner of the Boltons at the Dreadfortthe strongest candidates are Balon’s brothers Victarion and Euron Crow’s Eyewho has just returned from reaving in the east.
Asha GreyjoyBalon’s daughter, also tries to claim the Seastone Chair in spite of her sex. The moot is deadlocked between the three until Euron reveals his plan to seize control of Daenerys’s dragons through the use of magic and so rule Westeros. The moot crowns Euron king, and Asha disappears with her ship northwards.