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Author: George R. R. Martin Narrator: Harry Lloyd Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Song of Ice and Fire Series Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781101923320
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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 Download and start listening now!


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  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nAlan | 7/29/2020

    " This series of three short stories set in the world of Game of Thrones, but earlier than most of the song of Ice and Fire events. I never really got into Game of Thrones, either in book form, or in the HBO series, but I found this small collection of stories very approachable and enjoyable however it relates to the G O T events. It contains three stories The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight and revolves around a simple hedge-knight, Duncan the Tall, and his squire Egg, who is really a member of the ruling clan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 2/13/2018

    " I limited my experience with Martin's epic to the TV show because I was reluctant to deal with the detail and complexity of his Fire And Ice novels. But this volume seemed approachable, so I jumped in. What a delight! Despite the many characters and exquisite detail of the narrative, it was not the least bit confusing or overwhelming. This was partly due to surprisingly talented writing, but equally to the surprisingly talented narration. The narrator delivered a story worthy of a raconteur. There was never any confusing which of Martin's many characters was speaking, such was the quality of LLoyd's many voices, and his delivery was equal to the talents of a stage actor. I did not want this book to end. Now, sad to say, I suppose I will have to have the entire Fire and Ice audiobooks. You are warned! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 2/20/2017

    " I really liked this book, it gives you some sight into the Targaryens, with a good store line. "

About the Author

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ’90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

About the Narrator

Harry Lloyd is an actor known for acclaimed performances in film, television, and theater including The Theory of Everything, The Iron Lady, and The Riot Club. His television roles include parts in Manhattan, Doctor Who, Wolf Hall, and The Fear, as well as playing Viserys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.