Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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.
Title: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Series: A Song of Ice and Fire, Prequel
Author: George R. R. Martin
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, 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 (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.
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