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Description

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros....

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.

Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg, as do powerful foes, royal intrigue and outrageous exploits.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms brings together for the first time the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire, set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory.

©2015 George R. R. Martin (P)2015 Penguin Random House LLC

Critiques

Praise for A Song of Ice and Fire: "In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best...tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting." ( Time Magazine)
"An absorbing, exciting read...Martin's style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages." ( The Times)
"The sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads.... Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias." ( Guardian)
"Colossal, staggering.... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world.... The writing is always powerful...." ( SFX)

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  • LN13
  • 07/05/2018

Great Book

Great stories, very well put together with a nice flow.

I would love a continuation of the series to the point of him becoming Sir Duncan the Tall of the Kingsguard

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  • Tasman
  • 26/04/2016

okay but nothing compared to the series of books

keep with the orginal series, this book is okay but pretty dry compared with all 5 other books.

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  • Ami
  • 03/12/2018

10 stars

One of the best audio books i have ever listened, the story keeps getting and better and better as time passes.

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  • Vusi
  • 17/11/2018

Egg reminds me so much of Arya!!!

This book is absolutely amazing, George R. R. Martin did once again what he does best, if you wanna know Ser Duncan the Tall’s(mentioned a few times in TGOT TV show) childhood as well as that of King Aegon V Targaryen, this is the book for you...
Enjoy😘

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  • Paula
  • 28/07/2018

It's okay

I had read the series a long time ago, and only now did I decide to listen to this story. In a way, I liked it and was disappointed too. I liked it because the book brings all the elements of the series (intrigue, betrayal, conflict of interest, power search ...), but at the same time all this is presented in a second plan, since the story is centered on the attempt of a poor young man guarantee his space in the world, and be recognized as Knight.

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  • S DORMEHL
  • 28/06/2018

The reading is a bit childlike for the material.

The reading is too innocent and more fitting to a teen adventure. There are free readings online if this series that I enjoyed slightly more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20/05/2018

Perfect

This book was really entertaining and harry loyd was an incredible narrator. Recommend buying it

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  • La-Lloyd
  • 11/05/2018

Not as gripping as the original series...

Tge story was okay. Sometimes found myself wondering about other things while listening. expected more from the story.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 05/02/2018

awesome

an awesome tale, awesomely told by the narrator. I look forward to more of such.

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  • Ji Gittins
  • 26/06/2017

really enjoyed both the story & way it was told

Really entertaining narration and a really good story. I look forward to the next installment and am now going to search for other books narrated by Harry Lloyd, his variety of accents and the way he switched from one to another was impressive

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  • BikerJoe
  • 05/07/2016

The magic of Westeros

It is hard to be a fair judge of "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms", if you are an avid reader of "A Song of Ice and Fire". George Martin manages to pull you immedfiately into the magic of Westeros, where chivalry, honour and courage struggle with corruption, intrigue and vile meanness. Of course, this book does not have the epic breadth of a "Game of Thrones", but the ingredients are all there. It is great storytelling, even if it does not quite match the quality of "A Song of Ice and Fire". By comparison the story is quite harmless and straight forward, it is a simple tale, not unlike a fairy tale.

Dunk, a squire to an old hedge knight, takes the sword of his dead master and decides to become a hedge knight of his own. Dunk is tall and strong, perhaps not overly smart, but more chivalrous and honest than most of his more noble born colleagues. His strong sense of honor and right or wrong leads him immediately into trouble. He beats up a Tarrgaryen prince, who is abusing and hurting a young and beautiful puppeteer girl. As a consequence, he is offered a choice, to lose his hand, tonque and foot or a trial by combat.

This is not the only misfortune Dunk stumbles into, but luckily he finds a young squire, Egg, who decides to follow him into peril, if necessary. The strong, but decent and honest Dunk and his outspoken and smart squire remind me a little bit of Don Quijote and Sancho Pansa.

Nice and harmless fun for the fans of "A Song of Ice and Fire"

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anna
  • 02/09/2017

Tolle Kurzgeschichten im Reich von GoT

Dieses Buch hilft gut bei der Überbrückung der schrecklich langen Wartezeit bis zur neuen GoT Staffel und dem neuen Buch. Berührend und charakterstark geschrieben. Ein "must-read" für alle großen Fans der Saga.

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  • Edd Woolner
  • 19/03/2016

OK if you have a long drive.

Story lines were a bit mixed, but went on for long enough while driving from Austria to the south of France.

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