A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven KingdomsA Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1-3) by George R.R. Martin, Gary Gianni
Published by Bantam on October 6th 2015
Pages: 355
My Rating: five-stars

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.
Illustrated by the amazing Gary Gianni who is known for his work on PRINCE VALIANT, the Wandering Star limited editions of SOLOMON KANE and BRAN MAK MORN, and of course for his stunning 2014 ICE & FIRE calendar.

After finishing the available books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series a few years ago, and in the time between seasons of the Game of Thrones television series this book was the perfect extra helping of Westeros that I needed.

The two main characters are extremely likable and I enjoyed following along with their adventures. If you’ve read any other ASOIAF books or even only watched the tv show you’ll slide right in with the world of Westeros with all the heraldry, geography, and social classes.

George R. R. Martin is an excellent storyteller. Don’t miss this fun and short trio of stories.

This was book number 11 of 52 for 2017.