A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)
- Publish Date: 2015-10-06
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: George R. R. Martin
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â¢Â NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES ANDÂ BUZZFEED â¢Â 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. Martinâs 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, naÃ¯ve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivalsâin stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Eggâwhose 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 isnât deadâyet.
Praise for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
âReaders 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.ââBooklist
âThe real reason to check out this collection is that itâs simply great storytelling. Martin crafts a living, breathing world in a way few authors can. . . . [Gianniâs illustrations] really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion.ââTech Times
âStirring . . . 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.ââKirkus Reviews (starred review)
âPure fantasy adventure, with two of the most likable protagonists George R. R. Martin has ever penned.ââBustle
âA must-read for Martinâs 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.ââPublishers Weekly