Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I've got less than 50 pages left in A Game of Thrones and I'm already buying up the rest of the series. I know I'm late to jump on the George R.R. Martin train, but better late than never, right? His writing is compelling, the ASoIaF world imaginative, and I'm dying to catch up. Even with just the information provided in book 1, I'm excited to read the prequel novellas and given the extras, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is one of those books I'll have to own in hardcover.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Cover Title: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Series: A Song of Ice and Fire, Prequel
Author: George R. R. Martin
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: October 6, 2015

Book Description (from Amazon):

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, na├»ve 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 (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. 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.


Mary Jane said...

I'm "waiting on" this one, too! October couldn't come fast enough.

Check out my WoW

Sofia T said...

Yeeeeeeeees!! I have no other words for this book, it's bound to be awesome :)

Barb said...

What a beautiful book. I have all 5 already published, but haven't started them yet. I love the cable series and hope to start the first book this winter (for some reason, these books feel like winter reads for me). Thanks for sharing!

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Great pick it is a gorgeous book but I am really not a fan of big books they just take too long for me to read through but I do read some big books but I have to be in the mood for them. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Krystianna Straley said...

Great pick! I love Game of Thrones so much.
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian