A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
|A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms|
US cover for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
|Author||George R. R. Martin|
|Series||A Song of Ice and Fire|
|Released||October 6, 2015|
|Media Type||Collection of novellas|
(See the References and Notes section for additional editions and their respective ISBNs)
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms contains the first three Dunk and Egg novellas:
The original intent was to publish all Dunk and Egg novellas in a series of anthologies, as was done for the first three tales. After that, all the stories would have been collected in one big book. However, by the time The Mystery Knight was released, it became clear that the stories were too long, and that there were going to be too many, so the original plan could not be followed. A series of Dunk and Egg collections have been planned instead.
The title The Hedge Knight was the first title that was considered for the first collection. But since there already was confusion between The Hedge Knight novella, and The Hedge Knight graphic novel, this title was not chosen for the collection. The first collection was then titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms instead.
Because A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms consists of previously-published material, additional content was added for those readers who had previously bought the anthologies containing the three original Dunk and Egg tales. Therefore, the book contains more than 160 illustrations by Gary Gianni throughout the entire book.
In several other languages than English, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms had already been published before October 2015, as several publishers acquired the rights to the novellas and did not wish to wait. These editions of the book, however, do not contain the artwork.
References and Notes