By George R. R. Martin
Happening approximately a century prior to the occasions of A video game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the 1st 3 reputable prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A music of Ice and hearth. those never-before-collected adventures recount an age whilst the Targaryen line nonetheless holds the Iron Throne, and the reminiscence of the final dragon has now not but handed from residing consciousness.
Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there has been Dunk and Egg. a tender, naïve yet finally brave hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if no longer event. Tagging alongside is his diminutive squire, a boy referred to as Egg—whose actual identify is hidden from all he and Dunk stumble upon. even though extra unbelievable heroes will not be present in all of Westeros, nice destinies lay forward for those . . . as do strong foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
Featuring greater than a hundred and sixty all-new illustrations via Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must have assortment that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.
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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, 1-3; A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin