As explained at the end of this, the fourth book in the series, George R.R. Martin chose to focus on the Kings Landing area and the characters associated with that region. Book 5 (“A Dance With Dragons”) will pick up the stories of the other characters that I missed in this book (i.e. Tyrion, Dany, Jon Snow and a few others).
I had a hard time getting thru a few hundred pages in the middle of “Feast” ….those pages REALLY dragged. But….once I got through the quicksand, the pace picked up again and I was disappointed that it ended.
I downloaded “A Dance With Dragons” (book 5) on my Nook already and will start reading it soon. With over 1,000 pages, it will take me a very long time (especially if I run into quicksand along the way). There is talk of a sixth book, but, I do not know when.
As always, as you read “A Feast for Crows” don’t expect anyone you like to live. This, once again, is a brutal book with a magnificent scope of adventure.