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

  • Title: The Hedge Knight
  • Author: George R.R. Martin
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  • 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.

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    1. George R.R. Martin

      George R.R Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines amateur fan magazines Martin s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21 The Hero, sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue Other sales followed In 1970 Martin received a B.S in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude He went on to complete a M.S in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972 1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973 1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976 1978 He wrote part time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher In 1975 he married Gale Burnick They divorced in 1979, with no children Martin became a full time writer in 1979 He was writer in residence at Clarke College from 1978 79 Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986 In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co Supervising Producer He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992 93 Martin s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico He is a member of Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America he was South Central Regional Director 1977 1979, and Vice President 1996 1998 , and of Writers Guild of America, West uscmillan author george

    449 thoughts on “The Hedge Knight”

    1. 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 [...]

    2. I have to say that comic books, which are sometimes called graphic novels now, have become more sophisticated. Writers like Moore, Gaiman and Miller, among others, have brought complex and dark realism. THE HEDGE KNIGHT is more 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 a [...]

    3. 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.

    4. 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!!

    5. 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 [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. 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 more stable life and future. Dunk decides to be a hedge knight. Dunk the Lunk as Ser Arlan affectionately called him took the moniker Ser Dun [...]

    8. 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 tri [...]

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. 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.

    12. 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 jo [...]

    13. Fans of George R. R. Martin’s most loved series, A Song of Ice and Fire, are always looking for more 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 [...]

    14. 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 more. Lots of action, a great little story. On to the next one in the Tales of Dunk and Egg :)

    15. 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 more 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 maste [...]

    16. 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 more cool stuff like Children of Forest, Valyria Before the Doom, or Asshai? Anyway I liked it and I will keep reading a [...]

    17. 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 l [...]

    18. 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 [...]

    19. 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 [...]

    20. 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!

    21. 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

    22. The Hedge Knight (The Tales of Dunk and Egg #1), George R.R. Martinشوالیه پرچین خواب

    23. Ό,τι πρέπει για τους φανατικούς αναγνώστες του Martin που θα γνωρίσουν από την αρχή έναν αγαπημένο τόπο τους, ανακαλύπτοντας και κάποιες μικρές αλήθειες που ίσως αγνοούσαν.

    24. 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 Thr [...]

    25. 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 Se [...]

    26. 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 w [...]

    27. 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 th [...]

    28. No pensé que llegara a gustarme tanto algo tan cortito. Me gustó mucho leer sobre Targaryen vivos, en sus mejores momentos como reyes de Poniente. A veces odiaba a Dunk, pero terminé queriéndolo un poquito. Cada día te quiero/odio más Martin. 5 de 5.

    29. 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.

    30. Once I start reading this during lunch break, I can't stop! I'm excited to read more, it's the feeling I get when I first read AGoT.

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