All men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned
I read A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms for the N.E.W.T.s read-a-thon, I needed something by an author I like and wasn’t all too long. It was as much fun to read these three short stories as it was the rest of A Song of Ice and Fire.
Book Review: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
Title & Author: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release date: August 25 1998
Series: The Tales of Dunk and Egg
Publisher: Dabel Brothers
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 – in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg – whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS brings together for the first time the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory.
I give A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin four out of five hearts because these are very cute stories in a world I already knew.
Dunk starts out as a hedge knight and over the course of the three short stories grows into his own and a real knight.
It was nice to hear some of the familiar names of A Song of Ice and Fire, but they mostly have nothing to do with each other because there is so much time between the two series.
If you like A Song of Ice and Fire, go ahead and read A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. If you have never read the main series, still read this. They are short stories, pretty fun and well written.
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