A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

355 pages

English language

Published Oct. 6, 2015 by Bantam Books.

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4 stars (10 reviews)

"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 …

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Once upon a time, when I heard that GRRM was writing stories that took place years before the events in A Song Of Fire And Ice, I grumbled that he should be focused on finishing the The Winds of Winter.

I was wrong.

You won't find Starks in these stories, but it was still delightful to step back into the world of Westeros with Dunk and Egg. I enjoyed reading their adventures in the riverlands and visiting places that we haven't seen in the other books. This was a fairly quick read, and once I started, I really couldn't put it down.

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Love the two main characters, Dunk and Egg. Their loyalty to one another, expressed frequently, adds richness to Westeros that isn’t often found in the Ice and Fire novels. They get into all kinds of trouble, big and small, that points to larger forces at work that set the scene for A Game of Thrones. Recommended if you’re a fan of the novels or even either of the TV shows. I don’t know if it stands alone if you’re not already familiar with the stakes.

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