A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

George R. R. Martin

language: English

Publisher: Bantam

Publishing date: Oct 6, 2015

Words: 105055
Pages: 399

Description:

NEW YORK TIMES *****BESTSELLER • **NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY *LOS ANGELES TIMES *AND *BUZZFEED • *****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, naïve 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. Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, *A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms* is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet. Praise for *A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms***  *** “Readers 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.”**—*Booklist***  *** “The real reason to check out this collection is that it’s simply great storytelling. Martin crafts a living, breathing world in a way few authors can. . . . [Gianni’s illustrations] really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion.”**—*Tech Times Review “Readers who already love [George R. R.] 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.”**—*Booklist***  *** “The real reason to check out this collection is that it’s simply great storytelling. Martin crafts a living, breathing world in a way few authors can. . . . [Gary Gianni’s illustrations] really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion.”**—*Tech Times About the Author George R. R. Martin** is the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—*A 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.