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Publisher's Summary

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
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Critic Reviews

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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5 out of 5 stars
By LN13 on 05-07-18

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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4 out of 5 stars
By S DORMEHL on 06-28-18

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Mini on 11-04-15

Great intro to Westeros if u can't face the Epics!

Wasn't expecting a "new" George RR Martin book to come out. Therefore, was intrigued when this appeared just as I was finishing the 5th Games of Thrones book! Expecting rants of "why doesn't he concentrate on final installment" (which I've seen for other "epic" novelists who divert temporarily!). However, it appears that these were written as 3 short novellas well before the "real" Game of Thrones.

Therefore, for fans, they're something new to get a short fix of Westeros. For newbies, it's a great intro to Westeros from 2 character perspective... especially if the huge Game of Thrones book set seems too daunting. This is a great was to "put a foot in the water"... see if you like it.

I was surprised how "fully formed" the world is in George's mind at such an early stage. The history is all there... the houses.... it's an exact world, just a 100 years earlier. Had expected to find a more "primitive" back story to the world with some major differences.

So, great self contained book which gives a good view of what to expect from the main set of books!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-28-17

first time for everything

I loved it, I'm hooked on the whole experience of audiobooks. even more so on these books

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5 out of 5 stars
By Molly on 01-21-16

Beautiful!

Upon finishing all the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, then re-rewatching all the "Game of Thrones" Blu-Rays (including commentary tracks and extras!) and finally watching Comicbookgirl19's amazing "Epic Histories" on YouTube I was feeling extremely deprived, even the Christmas gift of a "Game of Thrones" colouring book couldn't quench my thirst for more Westorosian stories.

Thankfully upon browsing all the George R.R. Martin offerings on Audible I stumbled upon this gem. Now the audiobooks of "A Song of Ice and Fire" somewhat put me off due to Roy Dotrice's narration which I found off putting. Harry Lloyd on the other hand has such a silky, enchanting tone I would honestly buy an audiobook of him reading out every take-out menu ever printed just to hear him speak. I say he should be locked in a room and forced to record all of George R.R. Martin's works and then all other literary works deserving of his soothing tones and masterful delivery. ;)

As to the story, I honestly can't get enough of this world and the history leading up to "A Song of Ice and Fire" is even more intriguing than the series itself. As always Martin has produced engaging, well rounded characters and a well paced story that enriches this fantastic world.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By justanotheramazonian on 10-09-15

Perfectly transformed from the graphic novellas

A welcome return to the world of Westeros, the tale of Dunk and Egg expands on the story of Ser Duncan and Aegon Targaryen originally encountered in A Song of Ice and Fire.

Readers of the series should be mindful that these novellas are nowhere near the size of the series books, but rather are a helpful and enjoyable light supplement to the history of Westeros.

Definitely recommended reading prior to the release of The Winds of Winter and if you watch the TV series, Season 6.

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