NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND BUZZFEED
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
“Stirring . . . As Tolkien has his Silmarillion, so [George R. R.] Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales. They succeed on their own, but in addition, they succeed in making fans want more.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Pure fantasy adventure, with two of the most likable protagonists George R. R. Martin has ever penned.”—Bustle
“A must-read for Martin’s legion of fans . . . a rousing prelude to [his] bestselling Song of Ice and Fire saga . . . rich in human drama and the colorful worldbuilding that distinguishes other books in the series.”—Publishers Weekly
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Can't hear the reader
I have enjoyed the rest of the books but the man that reads this book whispers so often it's impossible to hear him. The moment you turn up the volume to hear what he whispers he starts to yelling. It's a good book, but I regret that I bought it on audio the reader is just the worst.
SPEAK UP. PLEASE!!!
I am an avid audio reader/listener of the Game of Thrones books. And watcher of the show itself. I've loved books all my life, and as of the past few years my eyes don't work as well, so I know my way around the audiobook world and it's narrators. Roy Dotrice, has always been wonderful in the GoT series. I was so excited about this prequel, only I can barely understand when the narrator speaks the part of the main character Duncan!?!? He's so quiet and mumbly. Then another character I'll be able to to hear. I tried listening on another device, so I know it's not me. I don't know how I will ever get through a book the main character speaks in such a dull and droll tone, I can hardly parse it....🙁 Please Redo, a lot of money for what I'm guessing is a good book in there somewhere ....
A knight of the seven kingdoms
Couldn't stop listening. GRRM does such a great job!