A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin & Gary Gianni

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

By George R.R. Martin & Gary Gianni

  • Release Date: 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 746 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND BUZZFEED • 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.
 
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.

Praise for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

“Readers who already love Martin and his ability to bring visceral human drama out of any story will be thrilled to find this trilogy brought together and injected with extra life.”Booklist

“The real reason to check out this collection is that it’s simply great storytelling. Martin crafts a living, breathing world in a way few authors can. . . . [Gianni’s illustrations] really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion.”Tech Times

“Stirring . . . As Tolkien has his Silmarillion, so [George R. R.] Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales. They succeed on their own, but in addition, they succeed in making fans want more.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Pure fantasy adventure, with two of the most likable protagonists George R. R. Martin has ever penned.”Bustle

“A must-read for Martin’s legion of fans . . . a rousing prelude to [his] bestselling Song of Ice and Fire saga . . . rich in human drama and the colorful worldbuilding that distinguishes other books in the series.”Publishers Weekly

Reviews

  • $15 for 350 pages

    1
    By Yo ma yo ma
    Not worth it, very short for the price
  • Beautifully written

    4
    By Lots of slots
    The story is a good one but not terribly compelling or a real page turner. That being said, the writing is just short of poetic. The pictures George RR Martin paints are so clear you can almost smell the sweat and dung. And it is delightful to have so many wonderful graphics to illustrate what the author sees. I do recommend it especially for fans.
  • Want More!

    5
    By mike_a_trivisonno
    This was a great book. Would like to read more about Duncan and Egg and their travels through Westeros.
  • Decent

    4
    By Roskind
    If you're reading this you've obviously read GOT. I gave it 4/5 because of GRRM, he's a fantastic author who makes it hard to put anything he writes down, but this didn't have the unpredictability of GOT. All together, good book, nice that it falls in GOT realm.. just kinda lacks the GOT part
  • It makes you wish you was a knight!

    5
    By jndrgrn78
    Great read and well written makes me wish I'd been born to be a knight!
  • Terrific!

    5
    By PabCort
    Such a cool book and they way it's written, hard to describe but it is a wonderful read.
  • More Than I Was Expecting

    4
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    4.5 stars I'm a fan of Game of Thrones, but I haven't read any of A Song of Ice and Fire. I thought I would check out this prequel before diving into the main books. I really liked it, way more than I was expecting, especially the further I got. All the main family names that everyone is familiar with are there, but the characters are new. I love Dunk and Egg. I recommend this book to fans of historical reads with knights, battles, sword fights and such. And the friendship between Dunk and Egg is great, venturing on bromance. I'll definitely be reading more from this universe.
  • Wanted more...

    4
    By Levi E
    I enjoyed the read to the extent that I was disappointed it ended so quickly. Felt the price too high for the length. A fun read though for GOT fans.
  • Great book to get you by, while waiting for GOT #6 to come out.

    5
    By DrLikes
    Great story that I couldn't put down.
  • Good plot

    5
    By Ustler
    Love Dunk and Egg although it was hard for me to follow who some of the other characters. Cute, quick read. Still eagerly waiting next GoT book though