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A squire named Dunk picks up the sword and shield of his dead master and enters a tournament to begin his career as a knight. But Ser Duncan has much to learn about this world of knights and nobles, and as he attempts to find a sponsor who will allow him to enter the tournament, he makes friends and enemies readily. Will Dunk succeed?


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A squire named Dunk picks up the sword and shield of his dead master and enters a tournament to begin his career as a knight. But Ser Duncan has much to learn about this world of knights and nobles, and as he attempts to find a sponsor who will allow him to enter the tournament, he makes friends and enemies readily. Will Dunk succeed?

30 review for The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was surprised by two things. 1, George R. R. Martin can finish a story without killing the protagonist, and 2, George R. R. Martin can finish a story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com There are a few things I know for sure from reading this novel.... The graphics are awesome! .... Prince Aerion is an arsehole to the nth! .... I love Duncan and Egg :) Duncan was a squire for the Hedge Knight Ser Alan, but the old man died. He lived to a ripe old age for a Hedge Knight. Duncan decides he wants to be a Hedge Knight and takes it upon himself to do this regardless of the rules. He also decides he's going to go fight in the tourney at Ashford Mead www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com There are a few things I know for sure from reading this novel.... The graphics are awesome! .... Prince Aerion is an arsehole to the nth! .... I love Duncan and Egg :) Duncan was a squire for the Hedge Knight Ser Alan, but the old man died. He lived to a ripe old age for a Hedge Knight. Duncan decides he wants to be a Hedge Knight and takes it upon himself to do this regardless of the rules. He also decides he's going to go fight in the tourney at Ashford Meadow. On the way he meets a boy named Egg that wants to be his squire boy. Duncan tells him no, but the stubborn boy follows him and so there you have it :) Duncan does everything he has to do to get into the tourney. He also meets a nice woman that does puppet shows, her name is Nymeria, and she told him she would redesign his shield. She does a really good job. Soooo... Duncan and Egg watch some of the challenges and see the horrible Aerion in action! He does some horrible thing that I'm not telling you which is just appalling. Duncan takes Egg away to try to cheer him up. A little later Aerion is hurting Nymeria and in turn, Duncan hurts Aerion, the jerk!! This causes all kinds of problems as you can imagine. There is to be a battle of seven from each side. Let me just say it all works out for the better. I really loved this graphic novel! I figured I would.. I mean.. George R.R. Martin.. come on!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Choko

    *** 4.25 *** I really enjoyed this one! Duncan and Egg were so adorable as a duo and we got to get some background on characters we have heard so much about with some very pleasant graphics. The book covers an episode couple of generations back from the main story and shows us the Targaryon brothers in their true light, however different all of them are from each-other. Sir Duncan the Tall is a character you can really get behind and root for, so I truly enjoyed it:) Egg, the little brother Maest *** 4.25 *** I really enjoyed this one! Duncan and Egg were so adorable as a duo and we got to get some background on characters we have heard so much about with some very pleasant graphics. The book covers an episode couple of generations back from the main story and shows us the Targaryon brothers in their true light, however different all of them are from each-other. Sir Duncan the Tall is a character you can really get behind and root for, so I truly enjoyed it:) Egg, the little brother Maester Aemon reminisced about from time to time, is the same one who becomes the great King Aegon the Fifth, so it was good to see how and why he turned out the way he did. With a mentor like Duncan, it is easy to see why he became so different from the rest of his rotten relatives:) I would recommend this graphic novel to all who love the series and to those who just enjoy a Knight's tale to pass the time!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    4.5 stars. Excellent novella set in the world of Song of Ice and Fire. George R.R. Martin has created one of the best, most well thought out worlds in fantasy history and any chance to revisit it is very, very welcome. Recommended!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ayman Gomaa

    The Graphic Novel from The hedge knight was special because : First : The drawing was perfect and amazing with its color and everything . Second : not skipping anything from the original novella , 100% like the novel Third : u don't have to read the novella and can go forward to this graphic novel directly , enjoying the drawings + George novella . الرسومات رائعة و لم يتم اختذال اى شئ من القصة الاصلية و من الممكن الاكتفاء بهذة القصة و رسوماتها لتعيش احداث ويستروس قبل قرن من صراع العروش و مغامرات د The Graphic Novel from The hedge knight was special because : First : The drawing was perfect and amazing with its color and everything . Second : not skipping anything from the original novella , 100% like the novel Third : u don't have to read the novella and can go forward to this graphic novel directly , enjoying the drawings + George novella . الرسومات رائعة و لم يتم اختذال اى شئ من القصة الاصلية و من الممكن الاكتفاء بهذة القصة و رسوماتها لتعيش احداث ويستروس قبل قرن من صراع العروش و مغامرات دنك و إيج . My Original Review : https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... To the tale No.2 here we go

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    An entertaining story that takes place before the events of A Game of Thrones, during a time when Westeros was still ruled by the Targaryon Dynasty. It tells the story of a hedge knight that got in over his head while trying to do the right thing. The events in this graphic novel are actually mentioned in The World of Ice and Fire history book and they have a major impact on subsequent events. As far as the art goes, it was nothing ground breaking but did a good job conveying the action in the s An entertaining story that takes place before the events of A Game of Thrones, during a time when Westeros was still ruled by the Targaryon Dynasty. It tells the story of a hedge knight that got in over his head while trying to do the right thing. The events in this graphic novel are actually mentioned in The World of Ice and Fire history book and they have a major impact on subsequent events. As far as the art goes, it was nothing ground breaking but did a good job conveying the action in the scenes. I think I probably would have enjoyed the novella (also called The Hedge Knight) a bit better since the comic format didn't allow for the expansive and descriptive prose Martin is known for. Still, all things considered, this was an enjoyable read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shivam Chaturvedi

    That old man Ser Arlan, everyday at evenfall he used to say, "I wonder what the morrow will bring" The Hedge Knight is probably the most wonderful story to have come out of the decadent land of Westeros, ever. I read it straight after finishing A Storm of Swords and it came through as a much needed respite from the gut-wrenching horrors of that book. Through this story, set approximately a century before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire books, we are transported back into a time when honour a That old man Ser Arlan, everyday at evenfall he used to say, "I wonder what the morrow will bring" The Hedge Knight is probably the most wonderful story to have come out of the decadent land of Westeros, ever. I read it straight after finishing A Storm of Swords and it came through as a much needed respite from the gut-wrenching horrors of that book. Through this story, set approximately a century before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire books, we are transported back into a time when honour and chivalry still mattered to some people and the world was not as full of hopelessness and despair. The most wonderful part about reading it, though, was the fact that having The World of Ice and Fire prior to this, many pieces of the giant jigsaw puzzle that is George RR Martin's universe fe;; into place. Many of the characters who are only mentioned in passing in the main books come alive in these pages. And some important ones too.. guess who? Aemon Targaryen, yes Maester Aemon of the Night's watch, is a young man in this story and still wears the dragon of House Targaryen proudly. And so while the story itself was good, it were these back story elements that really captured my imagination. It felt like it used to when reading and getting all excited about Harry Potter all those years ago! Highly recommended for all ASOIAF readers. Ser Duncan The Tall

  8. 5 out of 5

    John

    To begin with, I have enjoyed the Song of Fire and Ice from the beginning, and I have been itching for the new book for some time. When I heard there was a graphic novel, I was both interested and disappointed. The first because it was another tale in a very interesting setting. The second because A Feast of Crows had been running late and would rather have had the book instead of the graphic novel. Upon reading the graphic novel, I found all of my fears allayed and that the book does more than To begin with, I have enjoyed the Song of Fire and Ice from the beginning, and I have been itching for the new book for some time. When I heard there was a graphic novel, I was both interested and disappointed. The first because it was another tale in a very interesting setting. The second because A Feast of Crows had been running late and would rather have had the book instead of the graphic novel. Upon reading the graphic novel, I found all of my fears allayed and that the book does more than just add to the setting of the Song of Fire and Ice. I was pleased to find that the novel used figures that had been mentioned in previous book. It allowed me not just to hear about them through other character's accounts and histories, but I was able to 'see' them for myself. The book added further depth to the already expansive world. I also discovered that the novel was based on a short story previously published in an anthology in LEGENDS, edited by Robert Silverburg. The story had been adapted to the comic book format later. Knowledge that the novel was based on a previously published story allayed any frustration I was feeling about Feast. Most importantly though, beyond my obsession with the Song of Fire and Ice, the story was an excellent display of chivalry and character. How the virtues of knighthood of protecting the innocent and poor combat with the corruption that grows among the nobility who make up this same order. The character is taught as a Hedge Knight he is the truest form of a knight, with no other allegiance than to his vows. I highly recommend this book not just for fantasy enthusiasts, but it is also a good moral tale, which is not necessarily straight forward.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    My first graphic novel. It was fun! And it was cute. Well, it was cute when it wasn't gross at least. It was something different for sure. Not a format I want to read too regularly.. But it is something I will pick up in the future, to change it up every once in a while. I will no longer fear graphic novels; I'm no longer a GN virgin. The story was interesting, the artwork was well done. Not much else to say. Four stars. My first graphic novel. It was fun! And it was cute. Well, it was cute when it wasn't gross at least. It was something different for sure. Not a format I want to read too regularly.. But it is something I will pick up in the future, to change it up every once in a while. I will no longer fear graphic novels; I'm no longer a GN virgin. The story was interesting, the artwork was well done. Not much else to say. Four stars.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Carmen

    I'm glad I read this and by doing so entered the world of the Hedge Knight. Knights who fought where needed or where they felt they had to. They sometimes thrived, sometimes starved, but seemed to always be a minor part of the universe. Duncan is one of them trying to make it in the world and he finds himself trapped in a family feud . I truly enjoyed seeing the beginnings of Ser Duncan (Dunk) the Tall and the future King Aegon (Egg) V. I think somehow I went back to the times when I was a tiny I'm glad I read this and by doing so entered the world of the Hedge Knight. Knights who fought where needed or where they felt they had to. They sometimes thrived, sometimes starved, but seemed to always be a minor part of the universe. Duncan is one of them trying to make it in the world and he finds himself trapped in a family feud . I truly enjoyed seeing the beginnings of Ser Duncan (Dunk) the Tall and the future King Aegon (Egg) V. I think somehow I went back to the times when I was a tiny cog watching old movies about knights on lazy Sunday afternoons going totally nuts about justing. For some weird reason it also reminded me of Heath Ledger in "A Knight's Tale" I'm ready for the second volume.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stepheny

    This was just awesome. I am thrown back into Westeros. Sure, it's a hundred years before the events of the Song of Ice and Fire series, but still...it's Westeros. The artwork in this was incredible and I really enjoyed the story. It was by far the wordiest comic I have ever read....Leave it to GRRM to turn a comic into a novel. Ha! But, there was a lot of story to be told. And once again, there are just soooooo many characters I found myself tripping over them and trying to figure out who were b This was just awesome. I am thrown back into Westeros. Sure, it's a hundred years before the events of the Song of Ice and Fire series, but still...it's Westeros. The artwork in this was incredible and I really enjoyed the story. It was by far the wordiest comic I have ever read....Leave it to GRRM to turn a comic into a novel. Ha! But, there was a lot of story to be told. And once again, there are just soooooo many characters I found myself tripping over them and trying to figure out who were brothers, uncles, sons, nephews, foes or friends. I look forward to reading more of this series though and obviously the novellas that the graphic novels are based on. I definitely recommend this to all GRRM fans!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chompa

    This is a graphic novel presentation of Martin's prequel novella for his Song of Fire and Ice. In other words, a comic book that takes place before Game of Thrones. I enjoyed the story and the themes. It was very interesting to see the houses represented in an earlier time with at least one character who is mentioned in the regular series. This is a graphic novel presentation of Martin's prequel novella for his Song of Fire and Ice. In other words, a comic book that takes place before Game of Thrones. I enjoyed the story and the themes. It was very interesting to see the houses represented in an earlier time with at least one character who is mentioned in the regular series.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    3.5 Stars - I am still a relative noob to Martin's Song of Ice & Fire series. I've read the first three books in the series, and loved them. I can't wait to read the 4th and 5th! So when I saw that my podunk library actually had this graphic novel, I snatched it up. Yoink! I love Martin's world, and I want more of it. More more more! But, I can only say that I just liked this. Well, maybe a little more than "just liked" but I felt like it was missing something. There were a lot of characters, a 3.5 Stars - I am still a relative noob to Martin's Song of Ice & Fire series. I've read the first three books in the series, and loved them. I can't wait to read the 4th and 5th! So when I saw that my podunk library actually had this graphic novel, I snatched it up. Yoink! I love Martin's world, and I want more of it. More more more! But, I can only say that I just liked this. Well, maybe a little more than "just liked" but I felt like it was missing something. There were a lot of characters, a lot of knights and sigils and relationships. I was already familiar with many of the houses shown in this, although the individual knights and men weren't familiar, but I still felt like the connection wasn't really there for me between them and who they were. Like they were just names and a litany of stuff and deeds and whatnot, but I didn't know them, so it meant little... A is B's son, who is C's brother, who was supposed to squire for D until D died when they fought E at the battle of FGH against the IJKs. That sort of thing works in prose, especially novels so intricate and detailed and awesome as Martin's Ice & Fire books, because one can take the time to give that history and detail and show the reader what they need to know. But here, the format limits the way that the story can be told, so rather than seeing the connections for ourselves by the careful wording and subtle guidance of the story, we're told of them outright through Dunk, and the artwork presumably fills the gaps. But without the connections (or a cheat-sheet), I kept forgetting the Targaryen Who's Who... All their names are incredibly similar, and without the history and the story, there was nothing for me to really latch onto to connect the name to the person and the deed. Aegon, Aerion, Daeron, Baelor, Maekar, Daemon... O_o This is not the best graphic novel I've read, but this kind of intricate story doesn't strike me as the best candidate to be adapted to this format. Simply because graphic novels do require a different telling than prose. I do plan on reading the short story at some point in the future, and I imagine that it will work better for me. That being said... I DID like this for what it is. I enjoyed meeting Dunk and Egg, and I rooted for Dunk to succeed, and for Egg to be able to squire for him. I enjoyed the little bit showing why there are two different Fossaway sigils. I liked seeing familiar names and only wish that there was more about the "side" characters in this whose descendents become the "main" characters in the novels. I liked that feeling of 'the more things change, the more they stay the same'. I did like the artwork that accompanied the story. I thought that it was very well done, and fit the story well. I didn't much care for AMOK's artwork depicting the characters at the back though. Those pieces were OK, but seemed to be awkward and to me lacked finish and life. Just my opinion. Anyway, overall, this was enjoyable... I prefer the books, but given the choice of either reading this or not, I'm glad I did.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    This was a quick read and I was able to finish in less than a day. If I were to try to describe this book to someone, I think it would end up sounding very boring! It really says something that the author can bring all the elements together to make the book so good! This was an intensely character driven book so it's good that I was invested in Dunk from the start. He's young, has a good heart, and is very much the underdog. I don't know why the author decided to make the book so short. I think This was a quick read and I was able to finish in less than a day. If I were to try to describe this book to someone, I think it would end up sounding very boring! It really says something that the author can bring all the elements together to make the book so good! This was an intensely character driven book so it's good that I was invested in Dunk from the start. He's young, has a good heart, and is very much the underdog. I don't know why the author decided to make the book so short. I think a lot more could have been done with it. I really liked Dunk and Egg and would have liked to read more of their adventures. I highly recommend for fans of GRRM!

  15. 5 out of 5

    S.

    "Someone was screaming, high and terrible... like a cloud passing before the sun... against the bleak grey sky swayed a tall tall prince in black armor with only half a skull." Yes, I admit, the first time I saw the book in the bookstore I screamed in my head 'stop writing these stories and please finish The Winds of Winter!' However, my pain for the original books aside, this is a really good story, I really enjoyed it! And to be fair, this appeared as a novella c.2005, so it's not really a new "Someone was screaming, high and terrible... like a cloud passing before the sun... against the bleak grey sky swayed a tall tall prince in black armor with only half a skull." Yes, I admit, the first time I saw the book in the bookstore I screamed in my head 'stop writing these stories and please finish The Winds of Winter!' However, my pain for the original books aside, this is a really good story, I really enjoyed it! And to be fair, this appeared as a novella c.2005, so it's not really a new story. Set about a hundred years before the original series, the story follows Dunk, a hedge knight (a knight without a Lord), and Egg, also known as Aegon - one of the Tagaryen Princes who later ascends the Iron Throne. He's also the Egg that Maester Aemon used to talk about! And I've just realized that he is also (view spoiler)[Jon's great-great grandfather! At least in the books, in the TV Show I think they skipped a generation and he's just Jon's great grandfather. (hide spoiler)] The plot itself is strong enough, but that's not really why I loved the story so much. I loved the story because of the lore and history that it gives us about the Seven Kingdoms and in particular on the Tagaryen family. They're my favourite house, some my favourite characters are Tagaryens, and they have such an interesting history and relationships with one another. I also enjoyed that the characters were all thought out and established. It also made me realized that, although he has his shortcomings, GRRM is a good writer. This particularly stood out to me as I am watching the TV Show at the moment, and the more they move away from the source material, the more clear it becomes that for the most part the writing is lacking, and that the greatness was in GRRM's story and words. Egg stole the story for me, but I expected that from what I heard and knew of the character and his life. We meet him as a child, for whom the Iron Throne is even further than a far away dream because he is the fourth son of the ruling king's fourth son. Can't get further on the line of succession, and yet it's great to read his story and realize that this hot-headed young prince eventually become King Aegon V! And Dunk is pretty great too; he clearly has a set standard of morals that he refuses to break, and he's a really good knight that protects those in need. And again, so interesting to see how this hedge knight would eventually become Lord Commander of the Knigsguard when Aegon takes the throne. So while I may complain that the original series is not yet finished, I do enjoy learning more about Westerosi history and the complicated relationships of its people. I didn't read the novella format of the story but the graphic novel was good, no complains here. The art I enjoyed and it had no weird panel transitions as it sometimes happens with fantasy books adapted into graphic novels.

  16. 5 out of 5

    C.T. Phipps

    THE HEDGE KNIGHT is one of those books which I actually thinks works better as a comic book. Mostly because it's a series of short-stories that are fairly easy to translate to graphic novels. Also, much of the story benefits from visual depiction of Westeros during its heyday under the Targaryens. George R.R. Martin's prose is not lost in comic book form and I think everyone should pick this up and its sequel to enjoy the adventures of Dunk & Egg. The story takes place roughly a hundred years bef THE HEDGE KNIGHT is one of those books which I actually thinks works better as a comic book. Mostly because it's a series of short-stories that are fairly easy to translate to graphic novels. Also, much of the story benefits from visual depiction of Westeros during its heyday under the Targaryens. George R.R. Martin's prose is not lost in comic book form and I think everyone should pick this up and its sequel to enjoy the adventures of Dunk & Egg. The story takes place roughly a hundred years before A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE with the Targaryens in decline (no dragons, a few rotten eggs--no pun intended) but not ruined yet. Indeed, the kingdom is peaceful with no enemies in sight and only arrogant blowhards threatening Smallfolk to make things worse. Dunk (Ser Duncan) is the titular hedge knight, basically a commoner mercenary knighted by a legitimate knight, that has just lost his master. Honestly, he was never actually knighted and is a fraud but he's a good hearted soul who just wants to make his way in the world. Dunk heads to a tournament where he picks up a peculiar shaven-headed boy named Egg who is far more intelligent than him. Also, Egg is a good deal better mannered than his cover story of being an innkeeper's assistant. While enjoying puppet show at a tournament, Dunk ends up pounding a (wildly hated by his own family) prince that triggers a mass brawl. This triggers his road to greatness as he's eventually listed as one of the Kingsguard (despite being something of an idiot). I liked this story a great deal and the art is beautiful. I think the Targaryens get a bit too much credit with Westeros being so much nicer under their rule than their successors but that was Martin's goal from the beginning. He's always been Team Dragon. It also makes numerous digs at more traditional fantasy that works well. 4.5/5

  17. 5 out of 5

    Marty

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Very enjoyable graphic novel with excellent art that worked perfectly for the story. I would have liked it more if I wasn't expecting something awful to happen to someone every page, but it managed to avoid the predictable gloom of Game of Thrones. GRRM writes heroic characters very well and it's enjoyable to finish a story where there seems to be a point to the effort. Very enjoyable graphic novel with excellent art that worked perfectly for the story. I would have liked it more if I wasn't expecting something awful to happen to someone every page, but it managed to avoid the predictable gloom of Game of Thrones. GRRM writes heroic characters very well and it's enjoyable to finish a story where there seems to be a point to the effort.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Since I am hair-tearing-out desperate to get back into Martin's world in the form of a thousand-page novel, I thought this was going to be a mere sad peek that would leave me aching. But this was a lot better than I expected, a nice story with all the usual suspects; young knight standing up for honor, evil member of the reigning family that you wish would just get a fierce kick in the pants - if you've ever wanted to punch Joffrey Baratheon in the nose, this ought to get you all fired up. It ha Since I am hair-tearing-out desperate to get back into Martin's world in the form of a thousand-page novel, I thought this was going to be a mere sad peek that would leave me aching. But this was a lot better than I expected, a nice story with all the usual suspects; young knight standing up for honor, evil member of the reigning family that you wish would just get a fierce kick in the pants - if you've ever wanted to punch Joffrey Baratheon in the nose, this ought to get you all fired up. It has certainly cemented my status as a whole-heartedly green apple Fossoway girl all the way.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Isis

    GRRM writes his own fanfiction. And amazingly enough, virtue is rewarded, vice is punished, and, um, only a few sympathetic characters die? I liked it!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Che Adventure

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  21. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    This is the chronicles of the errant and clumsy knight, Dunk and his squire of sorts, the smart mouthed little bald headed Egg. They have adventures and try their best to not get killed in a world that really, really wants to kill them. Quick and great read, and the art in this graphic novel is very good. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, give this a look. You might enjoy it! Danny

  22. 5 out of 5

    Derek

    I read the short story a couple of years ago and loved it. This graphic novel adaptation is super amazing. Ben Avery does a great job at pacing and exposition and enlivening Mike Millers artwork. This is a beaut.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    The graphic novel adaptation of the first of George R.R. Martin's Dunk & Egg novellas, not only stays true to the originally written story but gives it life with fantastic renderings of all the characters, the locales, and the action. Drawn by artist Mike S. Miller and livened by colorist Mike Crowell, "The Hedge Knight" gives both "Game of Thrones" book and show fans a great look into the history of the Seven Kingdoms by seeing the beginnings of two individuals, Ser Duncan (Dunk) the Tall and t The graphic novel adaptation of the first of George R.R. Martin's Dunk & Egg novellas, not only stays true to the originally written story but gives it life with fantastic renderings of all the characters, the locales, and the action. Drawn by artist Mike S. Miller and livened by colorist Mike Crowell, "The Hedge Knight" gives both "Game of Thrones" book and show fans a great look into the history of the Seven Kingdoms by seeing the beginnings of two individuals, Ser Duncan (Dunk) the Tall and the future King Aegon (Egg) V, who impact the series even a century later. The story begins with Dunk burying his mentor Ser Arlan Pennytree before taking his arms and horses to the Tourney at Ashford Meadow in an attempt to win a place in a lord's house by winning a tilt and becoming a champion if only for a little while. Unfortunately Dunk finds himself broiled in a family feud, but this family happens to be the dynasty of the dragonkings--the Targaryens. Not only does Dunk find his temporary squire to be a Prince, but he punches and kicks Egg's older (cruel) brother Aerion which could either leave him dead or maimed. Dunk's fate comes down to a unique form of trial by combat, which has ramifications not only for him but knightly families and the realm itself. Of the work surrounding the graphic novel itself, I can only praise the work of Miller and Crowell who not only brought into visual life Dunk and Egg but so many other historically important characters in very consistent way throughout the entire book. It is hard to find fault with the work of these two men save with pointing out a few continuity errors, which unfortunately happen in every graphic novel. If anything after viewing their work I'm tempted to find more graphic novel either man has worked on given the good quality of work each put in this book. If you're a fan of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" world and haven't gotten this book yet I recommend you get it; if you're a television fan of "Game of Thrones" I highly recommend you get this book to see how the ancestors of some of your favorite and least favorite characters interacted while also seeing the Targaryens on the throne.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ana

    I wanted to give graphic novels a try and what better way than to start with a George R R Martin creation! I inhaled this book and wanted more. So I’m thinking about getting the book version - A Knight of Seven Kingdoms, and just returning the 2 other graphic novels that I borrowed from the library. I love GoT but I’m not a HUGE fan. But, this book did get me all excited all over again and I had to stop myself from buying the graphic novels, the book and the audiobook. Yes I’m crazy. Thank you Je I wanted to give graphic novels a try and what better way than to start with a George R R Martin creation! I inhaled this book and wanted more. So I’m thinking about getting the book version - A Knight of Seven Kingdoms, and just returning the 2 other graphic novels that I borrowed from the library. I love GoT but I’m not a HUGE fan. But, this book did get me all excited all over again and I had to stop myself from buying the graphic novels, the book and the audiobook. Yes I’m crazy. Thank you Jesus for giving me self control 😂 As usual, with George R R Martin’s stories, I have a slightly difficult time remembering characters - because most of his stories start out with quite a few 😂. So google was my friend. And there were a couple of page flips back and forth 😂 I wanted the whole Targaryen family tree right next to me as I read the book. JK! It wasn’t that bad but it makes me want to connect the characters from GoT and this book. If you’re a GoT fan, you’ll probably want to get a copy of this or you might already have one in your shelf! If you don’t, get one! Rumors are, they’re going to make a tv series out of this book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Silvana

    Ok, I have loved the Dunk and Egg stories for long (and The Hedge Knight is my favorite) but reading it in graphic novel form just took me to the next level. I have the two first volume of A Game of Thrones graphic novel and I must say it was just blah. Maybe because I was not really into the artwork in AGOT. The one for THK is more superior. I am not well-versed in this stuff but I feel like the drawings really bring the characters into life. So many scenes were very well translated - I laughed Ok, I have loved the Dunk and Egg stories for long (and The Hedge Knight is my favorite) but reading it in graphic novel form just took me to the next level. I have the two first volume of A Game of Thrones graphic novel and I must say it was just blah. Maybe because I was not really into the artwork in AGOT. The one for THK is more superior. I am not well-versed in this stuff but I feel like the drawings really bring the characters into life. So many scenes were very well translated - I laughed a lot on Dunk's thickness and Egg's antics. I felt like leaping with joy when Baelor first appeared. I wanted to cry at ... certain scenes. And so on. One mistake I noticed was that Sunfyre was supposed to be golden, not red. Anyway, if you want to read Dunk & Egg for the first time or if you have read it but want a copy as part of your collection, go get this graphic novel. It's worth every dragons, silvers and coppers.

  26. 5 out of 5

    ทixi৳ท

    I’ve read this story once, but I wanted to reread it now in exceptionally comic form. I really liked the drawings and the colors. They were detailed and beautiful. The illustrator drew the characters very well. It was good to read again about Dunk’s rehearsal and his thoughts, but I think the book is still more detailed in terms of descriptions and train of thought. I have to say that most of the Targaryen family members are the devil themselves... there are very few of them who are truly kind. I’ve read this story once, but I wanted to reread it now in exceptionally comic form. I really liked the drawings and the colors. They were detailed and beautiful. The illustrator drew the characters very well. It was good to read again about Dunk’s rehearsal and his thoughts, but I think the book is still more detailed in terms of descriptions and train of thought. I have to say that most of the Targaryen family members are the devil themselves... there are very few of them who are truly kind. This part was also my favorite in the book, so I liked it the best in the comic as well. “A hedge knight is the truest kind of knight, Dunk. Other knights serve the lords who keep them, or from whom they hold their lands, but we serve where we will, for men whose causes we believe in. Every knight swears to protect the weak and innocent, but we keep the vow the best.”

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    An enthralling tale set 100 years before the events of a Song of Ice and Fire, when the "Dragons" were plentiful and the Targaryen line was full of able bodied young possible heirs (this is Master Aemon's group, though he is studying at the Citadel for this tale). The story is set around a young Hedge Knight hoping to do well at a tourney that is being attended by a whole flock of Targaryens. If you've read the other books you might have an idea of how that might go. Read it. It's a quick tale t An enthralling tale set 100 years before the events of a Song of Ice and Fire, when the "Dragons" were plentiful and the Targaryen line was full of able bodied young possible heirs (this is Master Aemon's group, though he is studying at the Citadel for this tale). The story is set around a young Hedge Knight hoping to do well at a tourney that is being attended by a whole flock of Targaryens. If you've read the other books you might have an idea of how that might go. Read it. It's a quick tale that will leave you wanting more from Targaryen and Hedge Knight alike.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Aleksiel

    This was awesome! A hundred years before 'Song of Ice and Fire', the Targaryens rule. A hedge knight named Dunk goes to his first tournament. On the way there, he meets two strange boys - one too drunk and one called Egg, who was too eager to be a knight's squire. Nicely written, funny and with plot twists I didn't see coming. Daeron Targaryen had a small role, but is now one of my all times favorite minor characters and definitely the funniest. I hope to see more of him in the next Dunk and Egg This was awesome! A hundred years before 'Song of Ice and Fire', the Targaryens rule. A hedge knight named Dunk goes to his first tournament. On the way there, he meets two strange boys - one too drunk and one called Egg, who was too eager to be a knight's squire. Nicely written, funny and with plot twists I didn't see coming. Daeron Targaryen had a small role, but is now one of my all times favorite minor characters and definitely the funniest. I hope to see more of him in the next Dunk and Egg's adventures.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ivy

    Not bad. RIP the horse killed by Aerion and Prince Baelor. Aerion reminds me of Viserys (?). Good start to the graphic novel version. Can't wait to see Dorne. Would recommend for any Song of Ice and Fire novel series fans and Game of Thrones TV series fans. Not bad. RIP the horse killed by Aerion and Prince Baelor. Aerion reminds me of Viserys (?). Good start to the graphic novel version. Can't wait to see Dorne. Would recommend for any Song of Ice and Fire novel series fans and Game of Thrones TV series fans.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Fabiano

    Actually REALLY enjoyed it- nice tale of redemption, and how with the Targaryen's, good ones were few and far between. Actually REALLY enjoyed it- nice tale of redemption, and how with the Targaryen's, good ones were few and far between.

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