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Quest Of Thrones Winners Announced

The Quest of Thrones, Bantam Spectra’s internet scavenger hunt to promote A Feast for Crows, has now finished. The winners of the first and second place prizes have been announced.

AFfC eBook Available Now

A Feast for Crows is now available from for immediate dowbload. Choose between the Microsoft Reader eBook format and the Adobe Reader eBook format.

Emerald City Reviews AFfC

Cheryl Morgan of Emerald City has published a positive review of

A Feast for Crows in issue #122 of her long-running webzine.

A Feast for Crows UK Bestseller

Following last week’s news that A Feast for Crows was #10 on the Sunday Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, this week the series is up one place to #9, right behind Robert Jordan’s Knife of Dreams.

George R. R. Martin Headlines Locus

Locus Magazine, the premiere trade magazine for the SF/F industry, will be publishing an interview with GRRM and, presumably, one or more reviews of A Feast for Crows in its 538th issue (available in November). George is featured on the cover.

A Feast For Crows UK Bestseller

According to the Sunday Times, A Feast for Crows debuted on the UK hardcover fiction bestseller list at #10, despite the data representing only the early, pre-embargo sales through the 15th. Next week’s list should provide a better picture of where the novel really stands in relation to other bestsellers.

Brief review of A Feast for Crows

This is a very brief review of A Feast for Crows (UK edition now available, US edition forthcoming), and will be followed up by a more thorough review in the days to come.

AFfC Official UK Release

Today is, of course, the official release date for the UK edition of a A Feast for Crows. If you haven’t already gotten the book (it has, after all, been out early from as well as several British bookstores), its definiely time to order now.

A Feast for Crows Dispatching?

Word is flying that has begun to ship copies of A Feast for Crows to customers who have pre-ordered it. Currently, the listing at seems to confirm this, as it now indicates that the novel is now "usually dispatched within 24 hours". If you’ve been holding off on ordering, this may well be the time to do it if really is delivering the book prior to the official release on the 17th.

GRRM Mentioned on C-SPAN

C-SPAN’s Book TV aired a panel program featuring several book reviewers, titled NYT Great Read in the Park: Book Reviews and Publishing (RealVideo stream available).

ASoS Limited Edition Artwork

Subterranean Press has posted several of the interior illustrations, produced by Charles Vess, that will be gracing their A Storm of Swords limited editions.

New AFfC Synopsis has a new synopsis for A Feast for Crows, one that seems to be rather more accurate about what this book entails compared to previous ones. You can find the new one here, as the synopsis on the hardcover page has yet to be updated.

AFfC Chapter Breakdown

Here’s a LiveJournal posting which claims to have some very interesting information about A Feast for Crows, primarily a breakdown of the chapters that it contains. At this time, we are unable to verify whether it is entirely accurate or not, but as there are ARCs out there it may very well be, and it does match with the details we do have so far. Don’t click on the link if you want to avoid spoilers!

We’ve been informed that the breakdown is authentic, except it contains an error: when you see a single POV with two back-to-back chapters, it should in fact just be one.

Last Call for the Quest of Thrones

September 16th is the last day to sign up for the Quest of Thrones, Bantam’s Internet scavenger hunt game. Don’t miss out on great prizes, such as a copy of A Feast for Crows as well as items from Bantam’s various partners in the game (including Fantasy Flight Games, Testors, DB Pro, and Guardians of Order).

New Audiobook Reader

Recently, word has been going around that Roy Dotrice was not going to be the reader for the A Feast for Crows audibook, after having done an excellent job on the prior three volumes. Another voice actor, John Lee, is now attached to the novel.

To confirm this news, and learn a little more about the change, we contacted Mr. Dotrice and he responded with the confirmation, as well as some extra information regarding how it came about that he would not be reading the book.