George R. R. Martin just announced that he’s finished writing A Feast for Crows, the fourth volume in his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. George R. R. Martin is my favorite writer currently working, and A Feast for Crows is the book I’m most looking forward to reading.
It’s been a long wait. The third volume in the series, A Storm of Swords, came out in 2000, so lots of people have been waiting five years for this. I didn’t discover the series until the fall of 2001, and didn’t read A Storm of Swords until January 2002, so I’ve only been waiting a comparatively easy three and a half years.
The bad news is that A Feast for Crows won’t feature many of the major characters, including Jon, Daenarys, Tyrion, and Bran. Their storylines are being bumped back to the next volume, A Dance with Dragons. For more on this, read George R. R. Martin’s explanation.