It’s seems that whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or not, escaping the mention of it has been a futile exercise as of late. It’s not too bad for myself as I’m a massive lover of the books and have really enjoyed the TV adaptation (bar the last series perhaps), but I do feel somewhat for the seemingly scant remainders of the population who really couldn’t care less for the hype. It’s these people I want to offer my apologies to today, as the book I’m reviewing for this post is A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin. Whilst it’s not actually a part of the A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones for the TV watchers), it is set within the same world.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, also known as The Tales of Dunk and Egg #1-3, can be seen as a prequel of sorts to A Song of Fire and Ice. It follows the adventures of Dunk, a man who is trying to prove himself as a knight of worth, and his young squire, Egg. It seems a fairly typical medieval picture, except for one thing; Egg is actually short for Aegon, as in Aegon Targaryen of the royal line and future King of the Seven Kingdoms. The pair travel through Westeros, conscious of the weight of the truth upon them and the need to keep their secret secure, for not all are fans of the Targaryens, and Egg just might be the perfect opportunity to cause some unrest.