Waiting on Wednesday: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin

Posted July 8, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. MartinA Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin
Series: A Song of Ice and Fire
Published by Random House Publishing Group on October 6th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Epic, Short Stories (single author)
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345533487
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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 (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. 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.   Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn't dead--yet. From the Hardcover edition.

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Why I’m Waiting…

After waiting four years and counting for the George R. R. Martin’s next entry into his best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, I figure A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a nice consolation prize. True, it’s no Winds of Winter, but I guess it’s better than nothing. Maybe a fire will be little under Martin’s bum to finish the 6th installment now that fans of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones, adapted from ASoIaF, were left hanging with that heart-wrenching finale. One can dream… Until then, these three short stories can warm the cackles of my heart-broken soul.

About George R. R. Martin

George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey.He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin’s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: “The Hero,” sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue.

In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern. In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.

Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.

Martin’s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (he was South-Central Regional Director 1977-1979, and Vice President 1996-1998), and of Writers’ Guild of America, West.

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