Dunk and Egg

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Dunk and Egg stories are an ongoing series of novellas written by George R. R. Martin, set in the world of his Song of Ice and Fire, set as prequels to the Novel. The stories relate the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall, who later became a legendary member of the Kingsguard, and his esquire Egg, who later became the King of the Seven Kingdoms.

Three novellas have appeared so far: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight and there are plans for there to be 6 to 12 such stories.[1] The published stories deal with Aegon, known as Egg, in his youth being the squire to Duncan, a hedge knight. Starting with their meeting eighty-nine years before the events of the main Novel (208AC) and intended to cover a long period.


The Three novellas that have appeared so far are:

Planned Instalments

The author has said that he would like to write a number of these stories (varying from six to twelve from interview to interview) covering the entire lives of these two characters. A fourth instalment, currently untitled, has been announced by Martin as in the planning stages. It will feature Ser Duncan the Tall and Egg at Winterfell, where they will meet the "She-Wolves". It will be published in a new anthology he is co-editing with Gardner Dozois, titled 'Dangerous Women'. Martin announced on his 2011 national book tour that the Dunk and Egg series will be collected into a book and published by Bantam Spectra.

References and Notes

  1. Harte, Bryant (July 12, 2011). "An Interview with George R. R. Martin, Part I". indigo.ca. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. http://blog.indigo.ca/fiction/item/512-an-interview-with-george-r-r-martin-part-one.html. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  2. Legends, ISBN 978-0006483946 (Paperback, 2011 Edition); ISBN 978-0002256674 (Paperback, June 1999 Edition); ISBN 978-0812566635 (Mass Market Paperback, September 1999 Edition); ISBN 978-0765300355 (Paperback, 2001 Reissue); ISBN 978-0007385034 (Paperback, 2010 Edition); ISBN 978-0312867874 (Hardcover, 1998 Edition) and several other Hardcover printings, some of them limited editions.
  3. Dreamsongs Volume II, ISBN 978-0553806588 (Hardcover); ISBN 978-0553385694 (Paperback)
  4. Hedge Knight Graphic Novel, ISBN 978-0785127246 (Second Edition, 2007, Marvel); ISBN 978-0976401100 (First Edition, 2005, Dabel Brothers)
  5. Legends II, ISBN 978-0007154364 (Paperback, 2011 Edition); ISBN 978-0812575231 (Mass Market Paperback, 1999 Edition); ISBN 978-0007154357 (Paperback, 2004 Edition); ISBN 978-0007305094 (Paperback, 2008 Edition); ISBN 978-0007154340 (Hardback, 2003 Edition); ISBN 978-0606186476 (Turtleback, 1999 Edition)
  6. Legends II: Dragon, Sword and King, ISBN 978-0345475787 (Paperback); ISBN 978-1435291133 (Library Binding)
  7. The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword, ISBN 978-0785126515 (2009 TPB); ISBN 978-0785126508 (2008 Hardcover)
  8. Warriors, ISBN 978-0765320483 (Hardcover)
  9. Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0765360267 (Mass Market Paperback)
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