A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin
Finished: August 16th, 2017. Rating: 8/10
“A young, naive but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality, he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.”
While A Song of Ice and Fire is about the politics and wars of kings and queens, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is about Dunk, a hedge knight from Flea Bottom, and Egg, his squire. Rather than being a game of thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is the simple adventures of Dunk and Egg.
However, though the scale is smaller, it is still the same cutthroat, shades-of-grey, twisty-turny world. The unpredictability of George R. R. Martin remains. You never know whose allegiances are where and whether they care more for murderous frenzies or loyal friends. It is George R. R. Martin’s world.
If you like A Song of Ice and Fire, you’ll like A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.