Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms!

Many of you may already know that this is out, but while we wait patiently for The Winds of Winter, George R.R. Martin has released a book comprised of three novellas he wrote some time ago about a hedge knight in Westeros and his diminutive squire.

I picked up a copy last week and can't wait to dig in! Here is a description from the novel's dust jacket:

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, na├»ve 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.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is also beautifully illustrated and only about half the size of the average novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. What's not to love about this?

1 comment:

Bill said...

I also just got a copy, Joe. Looking forward to reading it.