A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.jpg
US cover for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Author George R. R. Martin
Country United States
Language English
Series A Song of Ice and Fire
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publisher Bantam Books
Released October 6, 2015
Media Type Collection of novellas
Pages 355
ISBN 978-0-345-53348-7
(See the References and Notes section for additional editions and their respective ISBNs)

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a collection containing the first three Dunk and Egg novellas by George R. R. Martin.[1] The collection was released on October 6, 2015.[2][3]

Content

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms contains the first three Dunk and Egg novellas:[1]

Release

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.[1]

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.[1] Therefore, the book contains more than 160 illustrations by Gary Gianni throughout the entire book.[2]

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.[4] These editions of the book, however, do not contain the artwork.[1]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Not a Blog: "Dunk & Egg"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Not a Blog: Dunk and Egg Ride Again
  3. Not a Blog: Dunk & Egg are HERE
  4. Brazilian publisher LeYa published O Cavaleiro dos Sete Reinos, ISBN-13 9788580449730, 416 pages, in February 2014, for instance.

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