A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: Being The Adventures Of Ser Duncan The Tall, And His Squire, Egg by George R. R. MartinA Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: Being The Adventures Of Ser Duncan The Tall, And His Squire, Egg by George R. R. Martin

A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: Being The Adventures Of Ser Duncan The Tall, And His Squire, Egg

byGeorge R. R. MartinIllustratorGary Gianni

Hardcover | October 6, 2015

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND BUZZFEED • Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.
 
Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
 
Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.

Praise for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

“Readers who already love Martin and his ability to bring visceral human drama out of any story will be thrilled to find this trilogy brought together and injected with extra life.”Booklist

“The real reason to check out this collection is that it’s simply great storytelling. Martin crafts a living, breathing world in a way few authors can. . . . [Gianni’s illustrations] really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion.”Tech Times

“Stirring . . . As Tolkien has his Silmarillion, so [George R. R.] Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales. They succeed on their own, but in addition, they succeed in making fans want more.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Pure fantasy adventure, with two of the most likable protagonists George R. R. Martin has ever penned.”Bustle

“A must-read for Martin’s legion of fans . . . a rousing prelude to [his] bestselling Song of Ice and Fire saga . . . rich in human drama and the colorful worldbuilding that distinguishes other books in the series.”Publishers Weekly
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tutt...
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Title:A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: Being The Adventures Of Ser Duncan The Tall, And His Squire, EggFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.6 × 6.5 × 1.2 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Series This is one of the best series I have ever read. I highly recommend them. Very action packed and intricate as all the characters eventually come together. I could not put them down
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it another example of GRRM ability to world build
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Love all the stories in this amazing world
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Great story and very well written!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Absolutely loved it, the world is so rich and wonderful
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well received Bought this as a gift for a big fan of G.R.R. Martin. It was well received and the recipient highly enjoyed it. I may have to get myself a copy now!
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it Great story and well written
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it & lessens the wait time Love the story and illustrations. And something to read to while waiting for next book in the serise #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This was a fantastic pre-Game of Thrones time story. Fans of ASOIAF should welcome this addition with open arms, and it lessens the sting of having to wait for Winds of Winter.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Good Book From George RR Martin It was a more straightforward/linear story than the books from the Song of Ice and Fire series. I found that part of what makes those books so good is that messy, complicated integration of multiple story lines weaving through one another with characters that often have goals that are in direct opposition to other characters. While this book was still a good read it only came from one point of view and so lacked that complexity and lifelike feel. It was more like a traditional story about a knight and his travels.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting addition I cannot get enough of Game of Thrones/Song of Fire and Ice so I enjoy these stories that flesh out more of the history. Such a rich world that I enjoy all additions to it
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting addition I cannot get enough of Game of Thrones/Song of Fire and Ice so I enjoy these stories that flesh out more of the history. Such a rich world that I enjoy all additions to it
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Three in one Three novellas disguised in one tome. I thought this was one, distinct novel, and didn't realize that it was just Martin's three previously published Dunk and Egg stories; one of which I read four years ago. Oh well. Of the three, my favorite was the second novella, "The Sworn Sword", in which Dunk & Egg blunder into a rivalry between two minor houses as they fight over a stream during a drought. It hays a number of twists and turns, and a great fight scene between Dunk and one Ser Longinch. The weakest of the three stories was the third one, "The Mystery Knight", as I felt it had too many moving parts, and far too many characters to try and keep track of. This was actually the story I had previously read, but it was so forgettable then, that I barely remembered it this time around. I did learn more about these two interesting characters, and do hope Martin furthers their stories, but ultimately want the author to complete the next volume of "A Song of Ice And Fire".
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Interesting Addition to George RR Martin's Universe It was a more straightforward/linear story than the books from the Song of Ice and Fire series. I found that part of what makes those books so good is that messy, complicated integration of multiple storylines weaving through one another with characters that often have goals that are in direct opposition to other characters. While this book was still a good read it only came from one point of view and so lacked that complexity and lifelike feel. It was more like a traditional story about a knight and his travels.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms While this is not as engrossing and fantastic as the main series, A Knight is a wonderful addition with an interesting pre-story.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent addition love the original books, great to add to the history. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent excellent drawings, very cool to see westoros under targaryen rule
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love this book! If you like Game of Thrones and love the Targaryens, then you will love this book! The detail in this novel is amazing and since it takes place 100 years before the current GoT events, reading about the history is so intriguing. Each page kept me so interested, wondering what would happen next! Duncan and Egg are the cutest duo, love them! It's also a great read in between seasons of the show if you feel like your missing GoT and want some action to still keep you in touch with Westeros. :))
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid little book for fans. 3 short novellas packed into one book. A bit more lighthearted fare than the Song of fire and ice series. Probably a more entertaining book for fans of the main novels instead of a casual reader. Fairly short, finished it in about 1 day.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!!! I love anything and everything that George RR Martin writes, he is truly the best author on the planet.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Great pre-novel for the main GoT series! Loved it!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Fun, exciting read to help tide me over till Winds of Winter. Dunk and Egg are such a lovable duo
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Pretty good, but I didn't enjoy this as much as the series certainly.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great surprise! I didn't think Martin would be able to make me care about characters and stories that have no direct impact on the outcome of his current saga, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed these tales and the characters within. A great read whether you are into the main series or not!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Enjoyable This book contains three short stories which are all great. These stories are quite light when compared to the books in the main story, but this book is still a great way to read about the world of Westeros.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I'd never read the Tales of Dunk and Egg, so when I heard they were being combined into this novel, I was really excited. I love the asoiaf world, and these stories did a really good job of showing us the peasant side of everything, as well as expanding the world a little bit more. I absolutely love Dunk and Egg, and I can't wait to read more of them! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :) Great little stories of Dunk and Egg :)
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Cool Needless to say, I didn't enjoy it as much as the series. However, it was a very interesting read and gave away a little more of Martin's world. I definitely recommend reading it for anyone who has already read the ASOIAF series.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! A great little back story to game of thrones. Worth the read.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Book 6, but don't be put off.... First and foremost, this isn't the next Ice and Fire book. In fact, it takes place about 80 years before the series even begins. This book is a collection of 3 short stories that were originally published in 1998, 2003, and 2010. Now, they get their own book. So, that means that Martin wrote these between books 2 and 3, between books 3 and 4, and between books 4 and 5. They are quite great and worth reading. Hopefully more of these collections will come out, as I expect Martin will have worked on a story between books 5 and 6, between books 6 and 7, and more after that. Great stuff, even though it may not be what you were waiting for.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from doesn't work well on the Kobo Aura Very enjoyable read but my only complaint is that it freezes my Kobo Aura. Tried several times to reset and reload but the book still freezes the Kobo probably because of all the illustrations. Works well on my laptop though. Nice to have more Seven Kingdoms background to read while waiting for the next GoT book to come out.
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You need this Book ★★★★1/2 (only the next book in the series would get the extra half star) Full disclosure I am a GRRM apologist! I will defend his honor and put myself in front of any foe who wishes to challenge his creative process. A sort of Hedge knight if you will. This is not a new story but more of a fleshed out retelling of the adventures of The Hedge Knight Dunk and is intelligent beyond his years’ squire Egg. SPOILER ALERT….. NAH YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHO EGG IS. If you are like me, you will devour any short story/graphic novel/artists interpretation and play any game of The Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) and this is no exception. It’s a 100 years before the events of The Game of Thrones when the Targaryens still hold the Iron Throne and Dunk and Egg begin a journey of friendship, dangerous exploits and don’t forget the royal intrigue that is the backbone of Westeros. Even if you have read these tales before in whatever format this is a must have to any GoT collection. Why are you not reading this book yet?
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AKnight of The Seven Kingdoms -George R.R. Martin A very good story of wanting to become a night and finding a way to become one , even with not much learning how to fight with sord and lance and the rest of wepons used by fighting Knights . Having a squire Related to the King and you need to keep the secret is a hard thing to do when you go about your busness at towns and torments.losing all you goods of a Knight , so your not one no gear no horse so are you a robber now or does better thing happen .
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay but want more Yep, i want more Camber style. Give it tome baby. 100 character review required? No problem amigo.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A SOIAF Must If you're a fan of the series this is obviously a must. Pretty awesome that you can buy them in one spot-volume now. Looks like it's time for a reread for this guy.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes! Just, classic G.R.R. Martin. Westeros, on a smaller scale.
Date published: 2015-08-26

Editorial Reviews

“Readers who already love [George R. R.] Martin and his ability to bring visceral human drama out of any story will be thrilled to find this trilogy brought together and injected with extra life.”—Booklist   “The real reason to check out this collection is that it’s simply great storytelling. Martin crafts a living, breathing world in a way few authors can. . . . [Gary Gianni’s illustrations] really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion.”—Tech Times “Stirring . . . As Tolkien has his Silmarillion, so [George R. R.] Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales. They succeed on their own, but in addition, they succeed in making fans want more.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Pure fantasy adventure, with two of the most likable protagonists George R. R. Martin has ever penned.”—Bustle “A must-read for Martin’s legion of fans . . . a rousing prelude to [his] bestselling Song of Ice and Fire saga . . . rich in human drama and the colorful worldbuilding that distinguishes other books in the series.”—Publishers Weekly