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De Hagenridder (The Tales of Dunk and Egg #1)

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De korte roman De Hagenridder speelt zich af in De Wereld van Het Lied van IJs en Vuur, ongeveer honderd jaar voor het begin van deze grote saga.
Na de dood van zijn meester, een Hagenridder, eigent de jeugdige Dunk zich diens zwaard en titel toe en gaat op weg naar Esfoort, vastbesloten het toernooi te winnen dat daar op de Made wordt gehouden. Een en ander verloopt anders
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Hardcover, 127 pages
Published May 2012 by Luitingh Fantasy (first published January 1st 1998)
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Sophie I believe only the graphic novel version is available for purchase. You can find the story itself in the anthology Legends.
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Amanda
This short story is so refreshing after the marathon that is ASOIAF. When I read this the first time, I had just finished up the first 5 books in a row. I was completely exhausted and not interested in reading anything else anytime soon. About a week went by and I found my curiosity about these prequel short stories couldn't be put at bay any longer.

In The Hedge Knight, we meet Dunk and Egg and go on a journey with them to a tourney. While the original books are absolutely amazing, they can be
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StoryTellerShannon


I have to say that comic books, which are sometimes called graphic novels now, have become more sophisticated. Writers like Moore, Gaiman and Miller, among others, have brought complex and dark realism.



THE HEDGE KNIGHT is more of a medieval knight's tale with a great deal of enriched history to a fantasy world of great complexity.

In this tale, a knight with no lord to follow joins a tourney in the hopes of securing fame and fortune (i.e. winners in medieval tourneys sometimes got to keep the
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Jim
A very interesting prelude to the Song of Ice & Fire series. I really liked the characters & it was interesting seeing the ancestors of other characters I've come to know so well.
Markus Molina
Perhaps, I'm a bit biased, I can admit that. I love Westeros. I love A Song of Ice and Fire. I didn't give every book five stars, so I feel I'm reasonable enough. With that being said, I loved this short story.


My initial fear when I first heard of this story was that neither Dunk nor Egg, the two protagonists, would have anything to do with the main story in ASOIAF. That turns out to be not true, so I just wanted to put that out there. A lot of Daenery's great relatives make appearances and both
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James
Having read all of Martin's Song of Fire and Ice significantly faster than he's writing new ones, and considering he doesn't seem to be making much progress with the next one: four years between the last book and the next, I was at a bit of a loose end for my Westeros fix. Luckily Martin has already published a trio of prequel short stories. Prequel is stretching the definition as this first one is set approximately 100 years before the events of A Game of Thrones but the families and names fr ...more
Yannis Karatsioris
A great one-day read.
In the medieval setting of Westeros -about a century before Ice and Fire- Dunk, the hedge knight, aspires to be acknowledged as equal to other knights of the realm. He takes part in a tournament where renowned knights of the Seven Kingdoms, the Kingsguard and royalty (we get to see Targaryens at play) compete as well.
Amidst the jousting and the acts of bravery on the field, a minor quarrel escalates to a sentence of death, which finds the hedge knight in its center. The tri
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Jeb
Starts out slow, but The Hedge Knight soon finds its footing, and proves itself a worthy addition to the world of Ice and Fire. It can always be difficult writing what is essentially a prequel, as the stakes are often so greatly lowered as to be all but nonexistent. See the Star Wars prequels for example, where knowing how all the characters are going to end up saps all the tension and drama from the work. The Hedge Knight sidesteps all this by setting itself quite a long time before the events ...more
Yvonne Mendez
Now I get the appeal Sansa Stark feels when reading of tales from chivalrous Knights and their brave deeds, even the brutal battle scenes seems magical and romantic. With Dunk aka Ser Duncan the Tall, I get what a "True Knight" is supposed to be like, even though he's nothing more than a Hedge Knight, he is tall and handsome and brave and protects the weak and so dreamy!

The tale is based in the land of Westeros, 100 years before the tales of Ice and Fire began, when the Targaryans were the maste
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Nimrod Daniel
I listened to the audiobook version of The Hedge Knight, and it's worth mentioning that the narrator did a really good job.
The first half was somewhat slow, though it was just the build up for the rest of the story. After the first half the storyline gears up until the very end with lots of intrigues. All in all I can say that I enjoyed reading this short story, and I plan on reading the other dunk and egg's adventures.

What I'd probably remember from the book is the following quote - "Dunk the l
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Hamad Al-Failakawi
Aha... If this was meant to prove something; it would *certainly* be that I'm doomed to sink deeper and deeper into the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. This short novella carries everything I loved in the series. Starting with the romanticism and the silky-smooth narrative, then the complex characters, great plot and the serenity that hovers when you finish up a great story.
Liam
This is a very different book to those of the main series, but in many ways it tops them. It doesn't have the scale, action or political intrigue of its big brothers, but it does have a clearer and more cohesive vision. It's refreshing to read about a character as humble and likeable as Duncan, too - the big-picture characters of ASOIAF are brilliant, but they don't really frame a window into the lives of the commoners. Perhaps their experiences would be too mundane to read about in ASOIAF, wher ...more
Alex
Martin shows that, at heart, he's a soppy old romantic like the rest of us with this witty, lighthearted and sometimes exciting adventure of a poor knight (Dunk - That's Ser Duncan the Tall to you) determined to prove his worth in the troubled world of Westeros ruled over by the Targaryens a slightly crazy royal dynasty, full of both the most noble and the most viscous examples of mankind. Dunk, of course, comes face to face with both kinds in this story which is perfectly tooled to be readable ...more
René
This novel is set in the same universe as the Game of Thrones series, though the action takes place a century before. As such, it draws the inevitable comparisons to Game of Thrones, so I thought I might start my review there.

The world of Game of Thrones is, magic excepted, a simplication of our own world. We have telecommunications: telephone networks, internet, mobiles, etc. The Game of Thrones world has ravens, and communicate between castles by attaching messages to their legs. We have the w
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Kavita
Confession #1 - I have neither read the GoT books nor seen the show.

Confession #2 - I have absolutely no idea what the entire GoT stuff is about and what the characters are.

Confession #3 - This is my first GRRM book.

So this review and my experience of this book was etched on a completely blank slate, without any of it being coloured by the series. I don't know what the world would become, what the characters would become or who is related to whom. I read this as a standalone story and this is a
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Didi
Once I start reading this during lunch break, I can't stop! I'm excited to read more, it's the feeling I get when I first read AGoT.
Ish Healy
Set in the same world as George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, “The Hedge Knight” is the first in a series of short stores (and graphic novels) about Ser Duncan the Tall, or Dunk, and his squire Egg. “The Hedge Knight,” and the other stories in the Tales of Dunk and Egg are set about a hundred years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.

As mentioned, “The Hedge Knight” is the first in this series and follows Dunk as he enters the Tourney of Ashford, following the death of his
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Florian Pekazh
В света на "Песен за огън и лед" един странстващ...Да, точно така! Действието в романа се развива около стотина години преди събитията, екранизирани от HBO в Game of Thrones.

Докато всички фенове на поредицата очакват шестата книга, Джордж Мартин пусна прелюдия към същинската история. Действието се развива през погледа на сър Дънкан Високия и скуайъра му Ег, във времената когато Таргариените властват над шест кралства и съвсем малко остава докато крал Дерон Втори присъедини и Дорн. Написана доста
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Lisa
I love spending time in Westeros, even if it's 100 years before the Westeros I know and have become obsessed with.

Knighted by his old master, a hedge knight, moments before his death, Dunk sets off to join the lists with nothing but some old armour, a couple of horses, some hope and a cheeky new squire he's picked up along the way to get him through. Once at the tourney Dunk discovers how difficult it can be to be a true knight, though the true identity of his squire, Egg, could come in handy.

Th
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Brandon Baker
Oh, how I miss George's writing from this time period. Edited properly to be precise and engaging. Something I think he lost in the last 2 main books.
Nermin
Oct 06, 2012 Nermin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every single ASoIaF fan
i love George Martin( although he's very cruel from time to time) I love anything that is ASoIaF related. I love Targaryens. I had suspected it for a long time and now I'm certain of it:) Targaryens are just awesome. It'd be great if they the sat Iron throne again and I'm pretty sure they will. Short this book may be, but it was much much more enjoyable than 1000+ page 'A dance with Dragons'
Profundus Librum
Nem érzem, hogy a szerző bármelyik írásának olyan nagy szüksége lenne még különösebb beharangozóra, kedvcsinálóra. De nehogy szó érje a ház elejét! Ajánlom ezt a könyvet mindenkinek, aki szereti az izgalmas, véres lovagi történeteket, ahol – a főszereplőkön kívül – nincs igazából jó és rossz, mindenki csak a saját boldogulásáért küzd. Akit érdekel, mi történt Westeroson a Targaryen-ház bukása előtt néhány évtizeddel. Akik kíváncsiak rá, abban az időben melyik Házak voltak szövetségben, „barátság ...more
Rhaella
El caballero errante cuenta la historia de un joven llamado Dunk, quien vivio en los tiempos del rey Daeron Targaryen, 90 años antes de los sucesos de Cancion de Hielo y Fuego. La prosa de Martin sigue igual de maravillosa y aunque la historia es sencilla y corta, ¡me encanto!... .a traves de Dunk se puede ver la vida en Poniente (westeros) con los ojos de un pobre muchacho del lecho de pulgas de Desembarco del Rey, un hombre sin tierras ni titulos, un don nadie. Dunk sueña con ser caballero y s ...more
Ceecee
Jul 07, 2013 Ceecee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ASOIAF fans
Recommended to Ceecee by: ASOIAF fans
**THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD**





The Hedge Knight
takes places a hundred years, some say, eighty-nine years, before the events of A Game of Thrones takes place. In it, we are whisked through the Seven Kingdoms through Dunk, a hedge knight, who after the death of his master and sort of foster father, seeks to be a champion in the Ashford Tourney. He meets Egg, whom we all know as brother to Maester Aemon and grandfather to Mad King Aerys. And Dunk will become Ser Duncan the Tall, one of the most loved
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John Molina
What a fun book. I hadn't read any books from George R.R. Martin in a while and I must say this novella did not disappoint. The novella centers around the story of Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg (aka Aegon Targaryen). The novella is an amazing adventure story, as well as a tale of friendship and loyalty. Ser Duncan, after the death of his beloved mentor Ser Arlan, elects to fight in a tournament with thoughts of gold in his mind. Soon enough though, Duncan is not fighting for gold, but h ...more
Todd Burnett
Nice as a short. Good as a prequel to the main series (which I haven't read). To be honest, it's an awesome read for people who like medieval fantasy, with engaging characters and an excellent environment. The only thing that I was unhappy with was the absolute mass of characters in such a short read which made it difficult for me to remember who was who, however with the heraldic symbolism and colorful scenery, I'm sure this would be perfect to render into a TV series.

Though I wouldn't give it
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Shivani Singh
As always, captivating. It goes back 100 years and you get read about Tywin Lannister's parents and Baratheon's ancestors, Tyrells and of course, when the Targaryens were rulers. Novellas that you will burn through in a couple of hours, especially after the standard Martin's works that we're normally used to. Still, enough to help you hang on for the much awaited sequels.
Sophie
Yes good. More pls.

In this story we find out how the Fossoways became two colors of apple, where Brienne got her shield design from, and other tidbits of info relevant to the main ASOIAF story, but this is a fun story in its own right. Dunk and Egg are great characters and I can't wait to read more of their adventures.
Niksa Perovic
I really enjoyed the book. Compared to A Song of Ice and Fire, writing is more tale-like, and your heart will not be ripped out by velociraptors whenever you get attached to a character. At least not yet-more stories about Hedge knight and his squire are to be published soon.
Kaisersoze
A perfectly serviceable return to the world of Westeros that sets up two engaging characters some 85 years before the events of A Game of Thrones (the echoes of which affect that series). Martin's usual high quality writing is present, as he effortlessly weaves the tale of a squire who becomes more than he ever bargained for, and the young boy with a secret who helps him get there. All the pomp and ceremony of a tournament is laid out like a sumptuous banquet - even if Martin gets bogged down in ...more
Nicolás Díaz
While George RR Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" deals in morally grey characters, struggles of power and unconventional plot twists, The Tales of Dunk and Egg show us the world of Westeros under the more conventional fantasy tropes. The first in the series titled "The Hedge Knight" presents chivalrous knights, honorable kings, wicked foes and most importantly, a classic tale of the good-natured underdog who succeeds despite opposition. Ending a tale both satisfying and timeless, as well as set ...more
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George R. R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,
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