This is a short post this month, because I spent all of December on one book.
George R. R. Martin — A Feast for Crows. Yes, I spent the better part of December on this installment of A Song of Ice and Fire. Like A Storm of Swords, I felt like it had a few issues, but Martin knows how to throw in surprises that make it all worthwhile. This volume is focused on King’s Landing, especially Jamie and Cersei Lannister. While Cersei is the kind of character I absolutely love to hate, the emphasis on the King’s Landing crew overwhelmed the other characters. The narratives of those at Sunstone, the Eyrie, Braavos, and the Iron Islands were so few and far between that by the time their chapters came back up, I was having trouble remembering what had happened to them 100 pages ago. (I’m focusing on locations rather than character names to reduce the possibility of giving spoilers.) Still, by the end, I was hungry for more, and can’t wait until A Dance With Dragons comes in at the library. Hopefully it won’t take too long. Of course, then I’ll be all caught up and have to wait for the next book with the rest of the populace.