‘Martin has not only raised the bar for writers of epic fantasy but pushed and stretched the boundaries of the novel itself’
The fourth volume in the greatest fantasy series of the modern age, A Feast for Crows marks a new chapter in the battle for the Iron Throne: one where new voices step forward to tell their part in the saga. This two-volume edition is a masterclass in everything that makes a Folio edition so irresistible, with each detail thoughtfully designed and crafted with passion and finesse. For any fan looking to dive into the adventure of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, there can be no finer reading experience.
Bound in three-quarter blocked cloth with a printed and blocked cloth front board
Set in Vendetta with Esmeralda as display
840 pages in total over two volumes
12 full-page and 4 double-page spread colour illustrations in total
Printed in black & gold throughout
17 illustrated chapter openers and 18 illustrated house sigils
18 family trees in volume two
Blocked and printed slipcase with printed illustration inside
10˝ x 6¾˝
‘The Folio Society's splendid new editions of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series are masterpieces of the bookmaker’s art’
George R. R. Martin
Series artist Jonathan Burton has provided 12 full-page colour illustrations as well as four spectacular double-page spreads, while the interior of the slipcase hides an ominous image of Aeron Greyjoy, a priest of the Drowned God. Burton has also created a set of unique chapter-opener motifs, one for each point-of-view character, while the binding captures the conflict of a world torn apart by magic and ambition. Family trees and genealogical tables have been updated for this edition to reflect new alliances as well as births and deaths.
‘We were king’s men, knights, and heroes . . . but some knights are dark and full of terror, my lady. War makes monsters of us all.’
Thoros of Myr
The war of the five kings is over, leaving the ambitious Lannisters as the power behind the throne. Yet Cersei, ruthless to her very core, still sees enemies in every shadow. With her son Tommen to protect, she will use all of the powers at her disposal to see the Lannisters roar to victory. Arya’s lonely quest has at last led her to the Faceless Men, a cult of assassins who dedicate each killing to a hungry god. But what they ask of her may be too much. If she is no longer Arya Stark, then who is she? Meanwhile, in the distant Eyrie, Sansa Stark is learning the dance of treachery and deceit that could be her key to survival in this lethal game of thrones ...
‘It has captured the imaginations of millions for the same reason the archetypal dramas of Homer, Sophocles or Shakespeare have lasted for millennia.’
Acclaimed for its battles, bloodshed and political manoeuvring, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ is also celebrated for Martin’s cast of memorable characters. Illustrating such fan favourites as Tyrion, Arya and Brienne is no mere joust in the park, but series artist Jonathan Burton has captured wildfire time and again in his work on this special collection. From the full-colour illustration of Victarion Greyjoy leaping, axe in hand, into the fray, to the thoughtfully designed symbols at the beginning of each chapter, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Burton had travelled the kingdoms of Westeros himself. With a spectacular binding representing Littlefinger’s conquest of the mighty House Arryn, this edition of A Feast for Crows will be the last standing on the battlefield.
George R. R. Martin is a celebrated author of fantasy, horror and science-fiction stories and novels. He began publishing short stories in science-fiction and fantasy magazines in the early 1970s, and his first novel, Dying of the Light, was published in 1977. Martin went on to work as a television scriptwriter in the 1980s, before – discouraged by the limitations of the medium – he returned to writing fiction, beginning work on the epic fantasy series for which he is best known, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, inspired by medieval England’s Wars of the Roses. The first instalment, A Game of Thrones, was published in 1996; the fourth volume (A Feast for Crows, 2005; Folio 2021) and fifth volume (A Dance with Dragons, 2011; Folio 2022) earned Martin best-seller status. The winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, Martin has also received three Emmy Awards for his work as a producer on the HBO adaptation of his ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ novels, Game of Thrones.
‘[Illustrating ‘A Song of Ice and Fire series’] became much more involved than I ever imagined with the universe of characters, costumes, settings and creatures all needing to be interpreted in an original way whilst being true to the book. I threw myself into this world 100% and relished its rich and strange visual atmosphere, bringing together medieval romanticism, dark drama and chilling horror. Delicious.’
Jonathan Burton has worked as an illustrator since 1999, after graduating with an MA from Kingston University, London. He has been awarded two silver medals from the Society of Illustration in New York and two Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts, and has received the Overall Professional Award for 2013 from the Association of Illustrators. For The Folio Society he has also illustrated Cover Her Face by P. D. James, Nineteen Eighty-Fourby George Orwell, and the entire Hitchhiker’s series, and all books in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. He lives in Bordeaux, France.
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