Wednesday, June 01, 2005

[Blog Entry] A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows

Thankfully, the fourth book in George R. R. Martin’s epic cycle is finally done. After being a year and a half overdue.

Martin apparently faced the same problem Robert Jordan had when writing his books: the story grew in the telling. A Feast for Crows has escalated into more than 1,500 pages that it would really be a printing nightmare to churn out such a book, especially as mass-market paperbacks. So Martin has decided to cut the book into two (making the series seven books to complete instead of just six), but instead of leaving readers with a cliffhanger, Martin opted to cut half the characters rather than half the story. Points of view which aren’t tackled in this book will be covered in the next novel, A Dance with Dragons, which thanks to this edit, is half done.


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