Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let readers share their excitement for books coming out soon, and the novel I’m eagerly awaiting is A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Sure, these three novellas by George R.R. Martin have been published for a while now, but I’ve never gotten around to reading them and love that they are collected all in one place.

a knight of the seven kingdoms
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Tales of Dunk and Egg

Publisher: Harper Voyager (October 6, 2015)

Length: 368 pages

“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 was 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.

Featuring more than 160 illustrations by Gary Gianni, one of the finest fantasy artists of our time, this beautiful volume will transport readers to the world of the Seven Kingdoms in an age of bygone chivalry.


George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and FireA Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, and The World of Ice & Fire (with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson). As a writer-producer, Martin has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Purchase the novel at Amazon.

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  1. IMHO, it’s a fine fantasy, but lacks the mythological depth of Ice and Fire. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

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  2. I actually pre-order this 😛 ASOIAF is my favorite series ever, but I haven’t read any of the Dunk and Egg stories.

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  3. Yeah, I’d probably read this once the collection is out in one handy book. What else am I gonna do while waiting for Winds of Winter? 😛


  4. Yes! I have this pr-ordered and went with the actual physical copy to see if the art is worth it. The ebook was pretty pricey too, so just seemed worth it to pay a bit more.

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