A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)

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In addition to the main events in his Song of Ice and Fire series, Martin has also written a couple of novellas set a century before the events of the series about a fledgling hedge knight.

In the The Hedge Knight readers get to meet Dunk who spends his days traveling from town to town in search of jousting tournaments in an effort to earn some coin as well as notoriety as a mystery knight. Along the way he also gains a most unusual squire in Egg; he also belongs to a very interesting family. The Sworn Sword features the unlikely duo dealing with an issue involving a river during a very hot summer where Dunk meets a vivacious young redhead. In the The Mystery Knight Dunk and Egg once again find themselves at a jousting tournament, but there is a lot more going on here than just a number of knights titling at one another.

In some ways, these stories are on par and perhaps a little better than the lengthy books, for they are simpler, more straightforward and Martin seems to be having more fun in this world when it’s not tied up with the giant, overwhelming series.


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Author George R. R. Martin, Gary Gianni, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Bantam
Publish Date 2015-Oct-06
ISBN 9780345533487
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Issue December 2015
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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