Broken man speech by Septon Meribald as well. A Feast for Crows seems so different because of the pacing and absence of some of our favorite characters. Much of the story is happening concurrently with A Dance of Dragons, and the two books are much better if read with a more streamlined timeline (The Boiled Leather read through). The two books were originally meant to be one, until the story grew too large for GRRM to make that work. The pacing of that part of the story is natural given the whirlwind of the first three books.