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)
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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.
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.