A novella originally published August 25, 1998 in the Legends anthology, edited by Robert Silverberg Set in the world of the Song of Ice and Fire series eighty nine years before the events of the main cycle, the story relates the adventures of Dunk eponymously called Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg.
The Hedge Knight A novella originally published August in the Legends anthology edited by Robert Silverberg Set in the world of the Song of Ice and Fire series eighty nine years before the events of the main
This short story is so refreshing after the marathon that is ASOIAF When I read this the first time, I had just finished up the first 5 books in a row I was completely exhausted and not interested in reading anything else anytime soon About a week went by and I found my curiosity about these prequel short stories couldn t be put at bay any longer In The Hedge Knight, we meet Dunk and Egg and go on a journey with them to a tourney While the original books are absolutely amazing, they can be quite [...]
I have to say that comic books, which are sometimes called graphic novels now, have become sophisticated Writers like Moore, Gaiman and Miller, among others, have brought complex and dark realism THE HEDGE KNIGHT is of a medieval knight s tale with a great deal of enriched history to a fantasy world of great complexity In this tale, a knight with no lord to follow joins a tourney in the hopes of securing fame and fortune i.e winners in medieval tourneys sometimes got to keep the armor and hors [...]
A very interesting prelude to the Song of Ice Fire series I really liked the characters it was interesting seeing the ancestors of other characters I ve come to know so well.
I never knew how much I needed this until now I have missed westeros so much and this was such a great way to see it from a different perspective and time Dunk and Egg are the duo we deserve, I love them and their dynamic so much This story felt so meaningful and I truly adored it, looking forward to seeing what these two get up to
Perhaps, I m a bit biased, I can admit that I love Westeros I love A Song of Ice and Fire I didn t give every book five stars, so I feel I m reasonable enough With that being said, I loved this short story.My initial fear when I first heard of this story was that neither Dunk nor Egg, the two protagonists, would have anything to do with the main story in ASOIAF That turns out to be not true, so I just wanted to put that out there A lot of Daenery s great relatives make appearances and both the p [...]
Having read all of Martin s Song of Fire and Ice significantly faster than he s writing new ones, and considering he doesn t seem to be making much progress with the next one four years between the last book and the next, I was at a bit of a loose end for my Westeros fix Luckily Martin has already published a trio of prequel short stories Prequel is stretching the definition as this first one is set approximately 100 years before the events of A Game of Thrones but the families and names from We [...]
Welcome one and all to The Hedge Knight book one of the remarkable prequel series to A Song of Ice and Fire The Hedge Knight focuses on Dunk a young man whose master, friend, and mentor Ser Arlan of Pennytree has recently died Dunk finds himself at a crossroads wondering if he should become a hedge knight like Ser Arlan or join a city watch for a simpler stable life and future Dunk decides to be a hedge knight Dunk the Lunk as Ser Arlan affectionately called him took the moniker Ser Duncan the [...]
A great one day read In the medieval setting of Westeros about a century before Ice and Fire Dunk, the hedge knight, aspires to be acknowledged as equal to other knights of the realm He takes part in a tournament where renowned knights of the Seven Kingdoms, the Kingsguard and royalty we get to see Targaryens at play compete as well.Amidst the jousting and the acts of bravery on the field, a minor quarrel escalates to a sentence of death, which finds the hedge knight in its center The trial of t [...]
I really love ASOFAI so this biased review should be taken with a pillar of salt.Loved it More knights of Westeros and a jousting tourney made for a great read This is the first of three novellas about Aegon Targaryen aka Egg and his squiring for Ser Duncan a hedge knight.Fun read and an absolute must for fans of the series Not sure why I waited so long.
Aha If this was meant to prove something it would certainly be that I m doomed to sink deeper and deeper into the world of A Song of Ice and Fire This short novella carries everything I loved in the series Starting with the romanticism and the silky smooth narrative, then the complex characters, great plot and the serenity that hovers when you finish up a great story.
First story in the Dunk and Egg s series, where we meet the two main characters In this short novella we got a bit of everything that makes Martin s books so good, including a small portion of epicness.
A very nice piece of art about Chivalry, Nobility, Courage, Prowess and Passion The accidents taking place here are about 100 years before what we read in A Song of Ice and Fire I really liked it and did love the spirit it was written with as it goes in complete harmony with the other books and with The World of Ice and Fire.This story is about how Dunk Ser Duncan the Tall met Egg Aegon V afterwards the Son of Maekar I and the Brother of Maester Aemon and How they started their journey in the wo [...]
Fans of George R R Martin s most loved series, A Song of Ice and Fire, are always looking for tales set in the world we adore so much Being such a fan myself, The Hedge Knight was a must read.The Tales of Dunk and Egg take place around one hundred years prior to the complicated story known as A Song of Ice and Fire The Hedge Knight is the first of the prelude stories These tales are not a necessity to understand the main series, but they re a lot of fun for those fans who wish for a little bit [...]
I miss reading his books, so this is a great find All the old favorite house names brought to life again, House Targaryen, House Baratheon and many Lots of action, a great little story On to the next one in the Tales of Dunk and Egg
Now I get the appeal Sansa Stark feels when reading of tales from chivalrous Knights and their brave deeds, even the brutal battle scenes seems magical and romantic With Dunk aka Ser Duncan the Tall, I get what a True Knight is supposed to be like, even though he s nothing than a Hedge Knight, he is tall and handsome and brave and protects the weak and so dreamy The tale is based in the land of Westeros, 100 years before the tales of Ice and Fire began, when the Targaryans were the masters of t [...]
I ve missed reading anything about Westeros so much I read A Dance with Dragons in June Haven t seen anything on Game of Thrones since then except for reading threads on westeros This was a super cool introduction to Westeros, again There are some problems but they are always welcome.This was only about Jousting, Knighthood, and swordplay Couldn t they write anything about cool stuff like Children of Forest, Valyria Before the Doom, or Asshai Anyway I liked it and I will keep reading all three [...]
I listened to the audiobook version of The Hedge Knight, and it s worth mentioning that the narrator did a really good job.The first half was somewhat slow, though it was just the build up for the rest of the story After the first half the storyline gears up until the very end with lots of intrigues All in all I can say that I enjoyed reading this short story, and I plan on reading the other dunk and egg s adventures.What I d probably remember from the book is the following quote Dunk the lunk, [...]
Martin shows that, at heart, he s a soppy old romantic like the rest of us with this witty, lighthearted and sometimes exciting adventure of a poor knight Dunk That s Ser Duncan the Tall to you determined to prove his worth in the troubled world of Westeros ruled over by the Targaryens a slightly crazy royal dynasty, full of both the most noble and the most viscous examples of mankind Dunk, of course, comes face to face with both kinds in this story which is perfectly tooled to be readable as a [...]
Starts out slow, but The Hedge Knight soon finds its footing, and proves itself a worthy addition to the world of Ice and Fire It can always be difficult writing what is essentially a prequel, as the stakes are often so greatly lowered as to be all but nonexistent See the Star Wars prequels for example, where knowing how all the characters are going to end up saps all the tension and drama from the work The Hedge Knight sidesteps all this by setting itself quite a long time before the events in [...]
Want to satisfy your A Game of Thrones craving Here is your next book A graphic novel set a hundred years before Ned Stark and company, it tells the tale of a Hedge Knight I like if for too many reasons, but in short Mike S Miller and co s artwork is phenomenal Second of all, this is the first George RR tale in awhile told from the bottom ie not a nobleman, but a knight risen from Flea Bottom Five stars
Well, I ve finally read some Martin, at Scott Andrews insistence It was a very good story, despite the horse abuse Complex characters, a slow build, some good surprises along the way, and a resonant ending I m not going to run out and read the ASOIAF series, but maybe I ll consider Armageddon Rag I ve read some early Wildcards stuff too
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It s almost 4 30 on the morning and there s a heavy storm brewing outside, while I m writing this review just after finishing the Novella Must say, I m lucky to be able to enjoy this story in such perfect ambiance.Imagine Westeros, without any war raging through it s heart, either cold or bloody In such time when Westeros was all about kings and princes, about castles and towns, about tourneys and festivals and about myths and memorirs of dragons, 89 years prior to the events of A Game of Throne [...]
This was really fun and I m kind of mad at myself as a Martin fan for not checking it out sooner If you like A Song of Ice and Fire Game of Thrones at all, you should do yourself a favor and read the The Hedge Knight and its two soon to be three sequels.The Hedge Knight is a hundred ish page novella that takes place in Westeros the same world as ASOIAF , approximately ninety years before the events of A Game of Thrones It is the first in a series of novellas that follow the adventures of Ser Dun [...]
This novel is set in the same universe as the Game of Thrones series, though the action takes place a century before As such, it draws the inevitable comparisons to Game of Thrones, so I thought I might start my review there.The world of Game of Thrones is, magic excepted, a simplication of our own world We have telecommunications telephone networks, internet, mobiles, etc The Game of Thrones world has ravens, and communicate between castles by attaching messages to their legs We have the world [...]
Set in the same world as George R.R Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Hedge Knight is the first in a series of short stores and graphic novels about Ser Duncan the Tall, or Dunk, and his squire Egg The Hedge Knight, and the other stories in the Tales of Dunk and Egg are set about a hundred years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.As mentioned, The Hedge Knight is the first in this series and follows Dunk as he enters the Tourney of Ashford, following the death of his old maste [...]
No pens que llegara a gustarme tanto algo tan cortito Me gust mucho leer sobre Targaryen vivos, en sus mejores momentos como reyes de Poniente A veces odiaba a Dunk, pero termin queri ndolo un poquito Cada d a te quiero odio m s Martin 5 de 5.
Oh, how I miss George s writing from this time period Edited properly to be precise and engaging Something I think he lost in the last 2 main books.
Once I start reading this during lunch break, I can t stop I m excited to read , it s the feeling I get when I first read AGoT.