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Dunk & Egg Ride Again

Circle October 6 on your calendar.

My friends at Bantam have just informed me that will be the day that A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS in released in English, collecting all three of my "Dunk & Egg" novellas -- "The Hedge Knight," "The Sworn Sword," and "The Mystery Knight" -- between one set of covers for the first time.

AKo7K comps 18 high

Many of you, of course, will have read the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg in their original appearances in LEGENDS, LEGENDS II, and WARRIORS. But A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS will have a lot more than the three stories. We wanted this to be an illustrated book, so we went to the amazing Gary Gianni and asked him to do some art for us, thinking perhaps we could include seven or eight interior illustrations. Gary turned us down. He loved the stories, he said, but he'd only do it if he could illustrate the entire book, with art on virtually every page.

We said yes, of course, and Gary has been drawing for the better part of two years. Most fantasy fans know Gianni's artwork from his work on PRINCE VALIANT, on the Wandering Star limited editions of SOLOMON KANE and BRAN MAK MORN, and of course for his stunning 2014 ICE & FIRE calendar, but we think A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS may be his best work to date.

This is going to be an amazing book, one I will be very happy to have my name on -- beside that of Gary Gianni, surely among the very best fantasy artists of all time. (And damn it, folks, it is LONG past time that he was nominated for a Hugo).

Comments

grrm
Feb. 11th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Long Time Fan Here
I am still planning for seven books.
Buddy Sanders
Feb. 11th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Long Time Fan Here
Thank you so much for the response! I am extremely excited for all that is yet to come in this story. But some Dunk and Egg is just what I need for now :)
vdevilleneuve
Feb. 12th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Long Time Fan Here
I know at least 10 "news" sites that will make a 10 page article on that statement :).

I would love to see another "Dunk" reference in the next GoT season. Keeping my fingers crossed for that!
viperswhip
Feb. 12th, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Long Time Fan Here
Does Parris stand behind you holding up three fingers when you say two more books? Please say yes, I want the Others in DORNE.
heeltar
Feb. 13th, 2015 03:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Long Time Fan Here
Hi George,

Looking back, do you ever wish that you broke up the books into smaller books? Future books, too?

Seems like it might take a little pressure off.

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