Mini Review: A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS by George R.R. Martin

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first 3 short stories in the Tales of Dunk & Egg, taking place about a hundred years before the events in A Game of Thrones.


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A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS
George R.R. Martin

Series:Β The Tales of Dunk & Egg #1-3
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages: 355
Release date: October 6th 2015

A young, naΓ―ve 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.

Featuring more than 160 illustrations by Gary Gianni, one of the finest fantasy artists of our time, this beautiful volume will transport readers to the world of the Seven Kingdoms in an age of bygone chivalry.


THE HEDGE KNIGHT


I loved The Hedge Knight. It is a wonderful introduction to Dunk, the kind of man he is, and what values he holds. Egg is pretty much the highlight for me, with his sass and determination. There are also little bit of ASOIAF history throughout the story, which only make this even more interesting.


THE SWORN SWORD


The Sworn Sword is a little harder to get through. The progression of Dunk and Egg’s relationship is really nice, though, as they’re more used to each other. This kind of feels like an interlude/excuse for Martin to really delve into Westeros history, while kind of side-lining his main characters.


THE MYSTERY KNIGHT


Finally, The Mystery Knight is the perfect ending to this anthology. Dunk and Egg have come a long way since their first introduction, and the loyalty and respect they have for each other really shines through in this story. There is also a lot of action and twists in this novella, as well as the appearance of a really cool ASOIAF character. The last few passages in particular are wonderful, and I loved every single bit of it.


⭐⭐⭐⭐


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