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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (original 2013; edition 2017)

by George R. R. Martin (Author)

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin (2013)

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The first story started with some promise. The characters were likeable, the action and conflict were acceptable. The second story was by turns dismal, silly, stupid and then boring. Gave it up there. ( )
  2wonderY | Jun 12, 2019 |
tre racconti abbastanza scorrevoli.
Avrei preferito un seguito.
Si lascia leggere. ( )
  elerwen | May 29, 2019 |
three prequel novellas detailing the adventures of hedge knight Dunk (Sir Duncan the Tall) and his squire Egg (Aegon Targaryen as a boy, who would later become King Aegon V the Unlikely). it lacks the intricacy, and the depth, of the main series, because it's written to be a YA adventure series, not a grim epic, but of its own kind it's a lovely wee thing, with numerous line drawings, a loose meandering structure to suit the subject matter, and a charming relationship between the young man from the slums of King's Landing and the small boy from the Targaryen royal line who learn from each other as they wander from one end of Westeros to the other, 100 years before the events of the main series A Song of Ice and Fire. ( )
  macha | Mar 24, 2019 |
Prequel to A Song of Fire and Ice series. Contents: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight. This takes place nearly a century before the events in a Game of Thorns. Recounts tales when the Targaryen line still holds the iron throne, and the memory of the dragon is still vivid. Here is Dunk and Egg, ahedge knight and his small squire whose identity is hidden from those with whom they come in contact. Great destinies and adventures lie ahead for these two... ( )
  creighley | Mar 5, 2019 |
If you don't already have Hedge Knight, Hedge Knight II, Mystery Knight or Legends 1 and Legends II, this is the collection for you!

For those not already familiar, this book contains 3 novellas about Ser Duncan the Tall and Egg, his squire. The events of this book occur before the Song of Ice and Fire books and GoT TV show, during the reign of the Targaryens. All three take place just after the Blackfyre Rebellion and the battle of Redgrass Field. In other words, it is backstory for the current series and show.

Ser Duncan is destined to be a famous night and is mentioned in GoT as one of the Commanders of the Kingsguard, but at the start of these books he is just barely a hedge knight. Hedge knights are those who have sworn knightly vows but are not nobles and are not in permanent service to nobles. Instead they ride the roads (hedges) of Westeros seeking employment.

In Hedge Knight, Ser Duncan, desperately in need of armor and coin, joins a tournament, not long after he meets a drunken lordling and acquires a squire. 'Egg', his very young squire, says he's a runaway from an Inn, but it is much more complicated than that. Dunk soon gets himself in trouble with knights that are not very knightly and things progress quickly from there. A classic and much loved story for GoT fans, though this is at least the fourth version to see print.

In The Sworn Sword (aka Hedge Knight II) Dunk and Egg return. Ser Duncan is now sworn to a very minor lord who is barely hanging on to his lands through a drought. When a conflict comes up over water rights, Duncan has to get to the truth of who is in the right and work his way through a very difficult situation against impossible odds. Again a lot of what happens here is related to the rebellion and who was on which side.

In Mystery Knight, again Duncan and Egg are on the road, penniless and sucked into another tournament. Mysterious political forces pull them in multiple directions again.

The best parts of these stories is how Martin uses them to tell history, instead of his dry historical tales that sometimes take over his material. Dunk and Egg are living the history and Martin uses the opportunity to show off his mastery of the people, heraldry and history of Westeros. I've been a fan of all of the Dunk and Egg stories and wish there were more. This one is very nicely illustrated (not a graphic novel) and there is a little more material than the graphic novel versions, but the stories are identical to the previous published versions. Great stuff if you are a fan of Game of Thrones or just fans of fantasy in general. ( )
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Gianni, GaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Rayna Golden,
for the cheerful smiles and pretty pictures
-GRRM
For the noble cause and the Ser Dunk in all of us
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The spring rains had softened the ground, so Dunk had no trouble digging the grave.
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Important notice: ISBN-10 8580449731 / ISBN-13 9788580449730 is a compilation of the three tales of Dunk & Egg, published by Leya in February 2014 (see http://geral.leya.com.br/pt/literatura-fantastica/o-cavaleiro-dos-sete-reinos/ )

It seems that a similar title has been used for a Portuguese edition of GRRM's RRetrospective, which is a completely different book even if both happen to include "The Hedge Knight".

ISBN 9896374163 is a completely different book by Saída de Emergência, with ten tales in all, most of them from Dreamsongs I / RRetrospective
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"Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, 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. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals--in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg--whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two... as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits" -- Dust jacket flap.… (more)

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