A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
A century before A GAME OF THRONES, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros…
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.
Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg.
A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals...more
I used to teach high school English and I'm not ignorant of what teens get up to by any means, but I'd be uncomfortable and would not let my own teen-aged children read it.(less)
They are stand alone stories. As such, they are self contained. Everything you need to know is within the story itself. This is not fan fiction.(less)
Notes: It’s about obstinate idealism, social mobility, and how knightly ambition means stumbling into other people’s drama.
A memorable friendship
Dunc and Egg make a wonderful pair. Ser Duncan is not only a knight in name, but also one in deed. This is something increasingly rare in the seven kingdoms. There are few true knights and even ...more
I’m currently in the middle of collecting all the books within A Song of Ice and Fire in hardcover format. Honestly speaking, unlike The World of Ice and Fire and Fire and Blood, I didn’t have a lot of interest in reading this book; I treated it as a completionist read or a diversion while I wait for the release for The Winds of Winter. This is also why I'm happy that this book ended up being such a ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed these three novellas. It was great to return to Westeros, one hundred years before the events of ASoIaF. We follow Dunk, a hedge knight risen up by an old knight with no heirs. He gets himself a squire named Egg, who unbeknownst to him is Prince Aegon - one of the Targaryen Princes.
“Oak and iron guard me well, or else I’m dead and doomed to hell.”
We see Dunk get himself into all kinds of scrapes, including a trial of seven as well ...more
This book contains 3 novellas about the adventures of Dunk and Egg. A hedge knight and his squire seeking higher status. Martin is known for his tendency to add in a bunch of plot ...more
George R. R. Martin provides some backstory and depth to his wildly popular Song of Ice and Fire series with this collection of three novellas about Dunc and Egg: a hedge knight and his squire.
The events in the three related and sequential novellas take place a hundred years before A Game of Thrones and there is still a Targaryen on the iron throne and the memory of the last dragon is still alive in and old man’s memory.
First published all together in 2013, with some snazzy ...more
Ser Duncan the Tall: "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" by George R. R. Martin
The Knight has three novellas. To wit:
The Hedge Knight
The Sworn Sword
The Mystery Knight
I’ve read these three novellas previously when they came out in the three different anthologies: Legends I, Legends II, and Warriors. Having read these stories separately before, I was interested to see them put together as one whole piece, where Martin’s suspicious tendency ...more
I didn't want to, you see? Really I didn't.
I don’t like encouraging bad behavior. I did not want to be a part – however infinitesimally ...more
I never really planned to read this until I discovered it at the library a few days ago and picked it up. I told myself why not read something short by GRRM for once.
This book is a collection of three novellas, set in the Seven Kingdoms, a century before A Game of Thrones, while the Targaryens are still the ruling House in Westeros.
Dunk, Ser Duncan the Tall, a hedge knight and his squire Egg, Aegon Targaryen (little ...more
"The story offered here takes place about a hundred years prior to the events described in A Game of Thrones"
This was my major concern before picking this up as I have yet to read the Game Of Throne Series (I have watched all the seasons diligently) but still did not want any thing spoiling my enjoyment of reading this series. So you can absolutely pick this up and enjoy the ...more
I had picked up a fantasy book a few weeks ago that I hoped would satiate my current reading desires, but alas no. So I turned to George R.R. Martin. He's always a good bet. I like his writing style and I'm familiar with the world he's built. Sure, there's such a small amount of fantasy in his work that, aside from mention of dragons in this particular book, it could almost be called ...more
I just love Dunk & Egg! I just finished reading the two graphic novels of The Hedge Knight and I had no idea this was the book form with a third story of the duo! I just put it on hold at the library because it's George R.R. Martin :) And a friend from GR told me after the fact what it was!
I know there has to be more to it then the graphic novels, but it seems like the book was the same. I loved the first two stories in this book, and the graphic novels. ...more
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a collection of three stories set in Westeros, the same fictional lands as featured in A Song of Ice and Fire series, but set over one hundred years previously. This just exemplifies that no-one can world build like Martin can world build! The in-depth knowledge of the land and the familial and ancestral history of the multitude of characters portrayed ...more
These three novellas take place roughly one hundred years before A Game of Thrones. So all the characters we know and love (and love to hate) have yet to be born, the Targaryens still sit on the Iron Throne, and the small folk are exploited by the nobles (so that much isn't different). Instead of seeing Westeros through the eyes of ...more
One Hundred years before the events of the Game of Thrones timeline there was a hedge knight named Ser Duncan. Ser Duncan finds ...more
Having said that (I hear the collective groan), there's one problem I find with these incredible actor/narrators:
Sometimes they actually whisper when the scene calls for whispering.
I hate it. I have my audiobook going, I'm either in ...more
... and his sharp-tongued little squire, Prince Aegon of House Targaryen, nicknamed Egg for obvious reasons (look at his name, and then look at his bald head):
The stories themselves are old favourites in the ASOIAF fandom, no need to describe or review them, and besides we all know everyone bought this edition ...more
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms book is a prequel story of A Song of Ice and Fire.
This book contains three novels:
The Hedge Knight
The Sworn Sword
The Mystery Knight
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms book is more for the young readers. I really like this book, it isn't good as A Game of Thrones but it is very enjoyable to read.
This book is more smaller to compare the five books because it only has two protagonists whereas the ...more
I absolutely adore ASOIAF, but even I realise that sometimes GRRM can ramble on a bit, especially during the big history dumps. This book is made up of three separate adventures though, ...more
Mmm…that new book smell.
Lucky me, this was outstanding! I can honestly say I enjoyed it more than the rest of the series. I instantly fell in love with the two main characters and was on the edge of my seat ...more
Rounding off the three ...more
Okay, that's maybe a tad bit overdramatic but I have been hyped for these novellas for a long time. I am veeeerry invested into the world of ice and fire, and learning about the history of Westeros and all the shit that paved the way for the ...more
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a compilation of the first three Dunk and Egg short stories by George R. R. Martin that have previously been available in separate anthologies. I have been wanting to read these for years, and have just not hunted down copies of the separate anthologies yet. Now that they are conveniently packaged together, I figured there was no excuse. And as an added bonus, the art ...more
Let me start by saying that I didn't enjoy Gianni's illustrations; the proportions were off in a lot of them and I generally didn't much like his style. This didn't have ...more
Book V in the A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE series seemed long to me. Plot elements that took up a ton of pages didn't seem to further the overall series story at all, and could have been cut altogether without affecting anything but the book's length. I think that was GRRM working through the comprehensive world he's built up over the course of that series. There is just so much information in that series that there are things he must address, and, for me, at least, that took away from the ...more
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Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, ...more