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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George R. R. Martin

Narrated By: Harry Lloyd

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2015

Duration: 10 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND BUZZFEED • 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.
 
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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  • Kevin M.

    love this story, Harry Lloyd did an outstanding job narrating, only fitting that someone from the show did more work for the seven kingdoms. I once listened to this whole story driving from DFW to el paso, 10 straight hours :). 5 stars

  • Alex G

    Great stories, all three of them. I still want to know what happened to Tanselle Too-Tall... Can’t wait for the next set of stories revolving around Dunk

  • nab6215

    It is only because I play World of Warcraft that I know the knightly armor, blades, staves, etc. There is no explanation so you just have to know. However, there is an explanation of what makes good armor from bad. I do enjoy the combat, but I enjoy the relationship between Dunk and Egg more. Egg is getting bigger and a little more rebellious. I wonder if Dunk will be able to keep his squire reigned in in the next story. *The setting is the same as HBO's Game of Thrones but takes place hundreds of years earlier.

  • Shawn K

    Enjoyed it! 'Twas my first audio book. Dunk, thick as a castle wall.

  • Hernan A

    Awesome book, Dunk and Egg are such great characters

  • Ben Spears

    Great!

  • Joyce Taylor

    This book epitomizes the reason I love fantasy novels. I look forward to sequels which I hope will follow. I almost always purchase a bound copy of the book to read along as I listen to the audiobook. This makes my reading experience doubly enjoyable.

  • Anonymous

    This is a very good audio book. I recommend it to anyone that enjoys Game of Thrones, but also have children that might be listening.

  • Nathaniel Haro

    One of the best audio books I ever listen to and I can't wait for the series to continue. The narrator is amazing

  • Samuel Eilers

    This was one of the greatest books I've heard on Audiobooks. Between the reader and the story itself it create a vivid picture in your mind that is sure to give you plenty of entertainment. Also it give you an insight into the story and events that happened before the story in Game of Thrones. It's simply amazing.