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.
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"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)
Von BikerJoe Am hilfreichsten 05.07.2016
The magic of Westeros
It is hard to be a fair judge of "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms", if you are an avid reader of "A Song of Ice and Fire". George Martin manages to pull you immedfiately into the magic of Westeros, where chivalry, honour and courage struggle with corruption, intrigue and vile meanness. Of course, this book does not have the epic breadth of a "Game of Thrones", but the ingredients are all there. It is great storytelling, even if it does not quite match the quality of "A Song of Ice and Fire". By comparison the story is quite harmless and straight forward, it is a simple tale, not unlike a fairy tale.
Dunk, a squire to an old hedge knight, takes the sword of his dead master and decides to become a hedge knight of his own. Dunk is tall and strong, perhaps not overly smart, but more chivalrous and honest than most of his more noble born colleagues. His strong sense of honor and right or wrong leads him immediately into trouble. He beats up a Tarrgaryen prince, who is abusing and hurting a young and beautiful puppeteer girl. As a consequence, he is offered a choice, to lose his hand, tonque and foot or a trial by combat.
This is not the only misfortune Dunk stumbles into, but luckily he finds a young squire, Egg, who decides to follow him into peril, if necessary. The strong, but decent and honest Dunk and his outspoken and smart squire remind me a little bit of Don Quijote and Sancho Pansa.
Nice and harmless fun for the fans of "A Song of Ice and Fire"
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Von Anna Am hilfreichsten 02.09.2017
Tolle Kurzgeschichten im Reich von GoT
Dieses Buch hilft gut bei der Überbrückung der schrecklich langen Wartezeit bis zur neuen GoT Staffel und dem neuen Buch. Berührend und charakterstark geschrieben. Ein "must-read" für alle großen Fans der Saga.