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The Hedge Knight

(The Hedge Knight Graphic Novels #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  19,258 ratings  ·  776 reviews
Contains an all new exclusive short story by George R. R. Martin! An adaptation of Martin's hit novel, bringing the world of A Song of Ice and Fire to life in comic book form. Night falls over the life of one noble knight and brings the dawn of his squire's knighthood. Dubbing himself "Ser Duncan the Tall," "The Hedge Knight" sets forth to the tourney at Ashford Meadow in ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published February 23rd 2005 by Dabel Brothers Publishing (first published 2005)
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Josh Shriver No not really. If your children are very grown up, and understand adult content maybe. The earliest I would have a child read this book/ graphic novel…moreNo not really. If your children are very grown up, and understand adult content maybe. The earliest I would have a child read this book/ graphic novel is 15 or so. (less)

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Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mohammed Arabey
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeremy التعليق الأول والأكثر ملائمة هنا علي هذا الكوميكس كتبه

هناك مفاجأتان بهذا الكتاب لكل قرّاء جورج آر آر مارتين
1-أنه يستطيع أنهاء قصة دون قتل الأبطال الرئيسية
2-أنه أصلا يستطيع أنهاء قصة

ولكن إن كنت متابع جيد لعالم "أغنية الجليد والنار" ستعرف ما بتلك الرواية المصورة من قبل قراءتها
الشجاعة .. الفروسية .. الوقوف لنصرة البرئ أيا كان قوة الظالم , بل وأيا كانت صلتنا بذلك الظالم

برسوم كوميكس أكثر من ممتازة ستعيش جزء من عالم أغنية الجليد والنار ,قبل أحداث الجزء الأول "لعبة العروش" بحوالي قرن من الزمان
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

There are a few things I know for sure from reading this novel.... The graphics are awesome! .... Prince Aerion is an arsehole to the nth! .... I love Duncan and Egg :)

Duncan was a squire for the Hedge Knight Ser Alan, but the old man died. He lived to a ripe old age for a Hedge Knight. Duncan decides he wants to be a Hedge Knight and takes it upon himself to do this regardless of the rules. He also decides he's going to go fight in the tourney at Ashford Mead
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, fantasy
*** 4.25 ***

I really enjoyed this one! Duncan and Egg were so adorable as a duo and we got to get some background on characters we have heard so much about with some very pleasant graphics. The book covers an episode couple of generations back from the main story and shows us the Targaryon brothers in their true light, however different all of them are from each-other. Sir Duncan the Tall is a character you can really get behind and root for, so I truly enjoyed it:) Egg, the little brother Maest
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
¿Recuerdan el libro El Caballero de los Siete Reinos, la precuela de Canción de Hielo y Fuego que sucedía muchísimo antes del primer libro? Pues bien, ese libro nos contaba tres relatos en los que Dunk, un caballero errante y bastante mediocre en el arte de la caballería, y Dunk, su escudero que esconde un gran secreto, eran los protagonistas.

Ya saben cómo adoro todo el universo de Canción de Hielo y Fuego, así que leer una historia, esta vez en forma de cómic, que se sitúa en un momento en el
4.5 stars. Excellent novella set in the world of Song of Ice and Fire. George R.R. Martin has created one of the best, most well thought out worlds in fantasy history and any chance to revisit it is very, very welcome. Recommended!!!
An entertaining story that takes place before the events of A Game of Thrones, during a time when Westeros was still ruled by the Targaryon Dynasty. It tells the story of a hedge knight that got in over his head while trying to do the right thing. The events in this graphic novel are actually mentioned in The World of Ice and Fire history book and they have a major impact on subsequent events. As far as the art goes, it was nothing ground breaking but did a good job conveying the action in the s ...more
Shivam Chaturvedi
That old man Ser Arlan, everyday at evenfall he used to say, "I wonder what the morrow will bring"

The Hedge Knight is probably the most wonderful story to have come out of the decadent land of Westeros, ever. I read it straight after finishing A Storm of Swords and it came through as a much needed respite from the gut-wrenching horrors of that book. Through this story, set approximately a century before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire books, we are transported back into a time when honour a
Jul 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
To begin with, I have enjoyed the Song of Fire and Ice from the beginning, and I have been itching for the new book for some time. When I heard there was a graphic novel, I was both interested and disappointed. The first because it was another tale in a very interesting setting. The second because A Feast of Crows had been running late and would rather have had the book instead of the graphic novel. Upon reading the graphic novel, I found all of my fears allayed and that the book does more than ...more
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Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm glad I read this and by doing so entered the world of the Hedge Knight. Knights who fought where needed or where they felt they had to. They sometimes thrived, sometimes starved, but seemed to always be a minor part of the universe. Duncan is one of them trying to make it in the world and he finds himself trapped in a family feud . I truly enjoyed seeing the beginnings of Ser Duncan (Dunk) the Tall and the future King Aegon (Egg) V. I think somehow I went back to the times when I was a tiny ...more
Nov 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
My first graphic novel. It was fun! And it was cute. Well, it was cute when it wasn't gross at least. It was something different for sure. Not a format I want to read too regularly.. But it is something I will pick up in the future, to change it up every once in a while. I will no longer fear graphic novels; I'm no longer a GN virgin.

The story was interesting, the artwork was well done. Not much else to say. Four stars.
Jun 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
100 before the events of "Game of Thrones", A squire learns what it means to be a knight.
تدور أحداث الرواية المصورة قبل قرن كامل من أحداث "لعبة العروش"، عن "دَنك" الشاب حامل سلاح الفارس "أرلان". "أرلان" الذي تبدأ الرواية بوفاته، ليس بالطرق الشنيعة الملتوية التي يحبها المؤلف "جورج مارتن"، ولكنه موت طبيعي هادئ. يفكر "دنك" فيما عليه أن يفعله بعد موت معلمه، ويقرر أن يحمل سلاحه وشارته ويدّعي أن "أرلان" قد نصّبه فارساً قبل وفاته. ثم سرعان ما يقابل الصبي "إج" الذي يرجوه أن يكون حامل أسلحته، وأن يصحبه إ
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was just awesome. I am thrown back into Westeros. Sure, it's a hundred years before the events of the Song of Ice and Fire series, but's Westeros.

The artwork in this was incredible and I really enjoyed the story. It was by far the wordiest comic I have ever read....Leave it to GRRM to turn a comic into a novel. Ha! But, there was a lot of story to be told. And once again, there are just soooooo many characters I found myself tripping over them and trying to figure out who were b
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a graphic novel presentation of Martin's prequel novella for his Song of Fire and Ice. In other words, a comic book that takes place before Game of Thrones.

I enjoyed the story and the themes. It was very interesting to see the houses represented in an earlier time with at least one character who is mentioned in the regular series.
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Muito bom! Mas eu preferiria estar lendo Winds of Winter.
3.5 Stars -

I am still a relative noob to Martin's Song of Ice & Fire series. I've read the first three books in the series, and loved them. I can't wait to read the 4th and 5th! So when I saw that my podunk library actually had this graphic novel, I snatched it up. Yoink!

I love Martin's world, and I want more of it. More more more! But, I can only say that I just liked this. Well, maybe a little more than "just liked" but I felt like it was missing something. There were a lot of characters
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This was a quick read and I was able to finish in less than a day. If I were to try to describe this book to someone, I think it would end up sounding very boring! It really says something that the author can bring all the elements together to make the book so good! This was an intensely character driven book so it's good that I was invested in Dunk from the start. He's young, has a good heart, and is very much the underdog. I don't know why the author decided to make the book so short. I think ...more
"Someone was screaming, high and terrible... like a cloud passing before the sun... against the bleak grey sky swayed a tall tall prince in black armor with only half a skull."

Yes, I admit, the first time I saw the book in the bookstore I screamed in my head 'stop writing these stories and please finish The Winds of Winter!' However, my pain for the original books aside, this is a really good story, I really enjoyed it! And to be fair, this appeared as a novella c.2005, so it's not really a new
C.T. Phipps
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, fantasy, grimdark
THE HEDGE KNIGHT is one of those books which I actually thinks works better as a comic book. Mostly because it's a series of short-stories that are fairly easy to translate to graphic novels. Also, much of the story benefits from visual depiction of Westeros during its heyday under the Targaryens. George R.R. Martin's prose is not lost in comic book form and I think everyone should pick this up and its sequel to enjoy the adventures of Dunk & Egg.

The story takes place roughly a hundred years
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, in-czech
Původně jsem počítala s tím, že od Martina přečtu jako první něco docela jiného, ale čert to vem. Holt místo Hry o trůny jsem nejdříve dorazila tuto prequel povídku předělanou do podoby komiksu.

Sto let před první notou Písně ledu a ohně se panoš Dunk rozhodne po smrti svého pána, sera Arlana, stát se rytířem. V hostinci na cestě se dozví o turnaji pořádaném nedaleko a tu samou noc se potká s chlapcem Eggem, který se chce stát Dunkovým panošem.

Jde o skutečně epický příběh. Krátký ale epický. Ja
Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Since I am hair-tearing-out desperate to get back into Martin's world in the form of a thousand-page novel, I thought this was going to be a mere sad peek that would leave me aching. But this was a lot better than I expected, a nice story with all the usual suspects; young knight standing up for honor, evil member of the reigning family that you wish would just get a fierce kick in the pants - if you've ever wanted to punch Joffrey Baratheon in the nose, this ought to get you all fired up. It ha ...more
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
GRRM writes his own fanfiction. And amazingly enough, virtue is rewarded, vice is punished, and, um, only a few sympathetic characters die? I liked it!
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the chronicles of the errant and clumsy knight, Dunk and his squire of sorts, the smart mouthed little bald headed Egg. They have adventures and try their best to not get killed in a world that really, really wants to kill them. Quick and great read, and the art in this graphic novel is very good. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, give this a look. You might enjoy it!

Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read the short story a couple of years ago and loved it. This graphic novel adaptation is super amazing. Ben Avery does a great job at pacing and exposition and enlivening Mike Millers artwork. This is a beaut.
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The graphic novel adaptation of the first of George R.R. Martin's Dunk & Egg novellas, not only stays true to the originally written story but gives it life with fantastic renderings of all the characters, the locales, and the action. Drawn by artist Mike S. Miller and livened by colorist Mike Crowell, "The Hedge Knight" gives both "Game of Thrones" book and show fans a great look into the history of the Seven Kingdoms by seeing the beginnings of two individuals, Ser Duncan (Dunk) the Tall a ...more
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all A Song of Ice and Fire fans and those who love chivalry stories
Ok, I have loved the Dunk and Egg stories for long (and The Hedge Knight is my favorite) but reading it in graphic novel form just took me to the next level.

I have the two first volume of A Game of Thrones graphic novel and I must say it was just blah. Maybe because I was not really into the artwork in AGOT. The one for THK is more superior. I am not well-versed in this stuff but I feel like the drawings really bring the characters into life. So many scenes were very well translated - I laughed
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
An enthralling tale set 100 years before the events of a Song of Ice and Fire, when the "Dragons" were plentiful and the Targaryen line was full of able bodied young possible heirs (this is Master Aemon's group, though he is studying at the Citadel for this tale). The story is set around a young Hedge Knight hoping to do well at a tourney that is being attended by a whole flock of Targaryens. If you've read the other books you might have an idea of how that might go. Read it. It's a quick tale t ...more
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was awesome! A hundred years before 'Song of Ice and Fire', the Targaryens rule. A hedge knight named Dunk goes to his first tournament. On the way there, he meets two strange boys - one too drunk and one called Egg, who was too eager to be a knight's squire.

Nicely written, funny and with plot twists I didn't see coming. Daeron Targaryen had a small role, but is now one of my all times favorite minor characters and definitely the funniest. I hope to see more of him in the next Dunk and Egg
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