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The Mystery Knight A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms A light summer rain was falling as Dunk and Egg took their leave of Ston. Download for FREE the novella series, Tales of Dunk and Egg by George R. R. Martin. The ebooks are in pdf format: The Hedge Knight. Tales of Dunk and Egg is a series of fantasy novellas by George R. R. Martin, set in the world of .. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
Forbidden to use Ser Arlan's coat of arms, Dunk commissions a puppeteer to paint a new one, while he watches the first day of competition, with Egg on his shoulders.
When Dunk retires into the Fossoways' tent to drink with Raymun, Egg reveals that the puppeteer is being beaten by Prince Aerion. Dunk therefore attacks Aerion; and when the royal guard arrests Dunk, Egg identifies himself as Aerion's brother, Prince Aegon. After meeting Prince Baelor again, Dunk chooses trial by combat rather than mutilation for his attack on Aerion, who demands a 'Trial of Seven' in which two parties of seven knights contend on horseback.
Steffon and Raymun, and later Aegon, promise to acquire Duncan's partisans; and Aerion's brother Prince Daeron, called the Drunken, warns Dunk that his father will have three knights of the Kingsguard fight in the trial. Dunk is met again by Pate, who presents him with a new shield. Steffon sides with the accusers for the reward of a lordship; and Raymun begs to be knighted and fight in Steffon's place. Dunk hesitates, because his own knighthood is dubious, and Lyonel grants Raymun his knighthood.
Finally, Prince Baelor announces that he will champion Dunk himself. In the resulting joust, Dunk is unhorsed by Aerion, but beats him into submission, and Aerion recants his accusation. The fighting costs the lives of both Humfreys; and Baelor himself dies of a blow to the head.
Prince Maekar later offers Dunk a position in his household to train Aegon; but Dunk insists on permission to travel, and takes Aegon as his squire, under his former alias of 'Egg'. Thereafter Dunk and Egg set out to Dorne. The story begins in the Reach with Duncan the Tall sworn to Ser Eustace Osgrey of Standfast, and illuminates several aspects of the feudal system of Westeros. A series of flashbacks narrated by Ser Eustace relate the events of the Blackfyre Rebellion and its conclusion at the Battle of the Redgrass Field.
At the fort of Standfast, Dunk and Ser Eustace's other sworn sword, Ser Bennis the Brown, discover that a dam has been built across the local stream, by peasants in service to Lady Rohanne Webber of Coldmoat. Bennis reacts angrily, cutting the cheek of one of the peasants.
Upon hearing the news, Ser Eustace realizes that Lady Webber will be angered by Bennis's actions against her servants, and orders Dunk and Bennis to train levies from his three villages. For a peaceful solution, Eustace sends Dunk to Coldmoat, where Dunk learns that Lady Rohanne stands to lose her lands to a male cousin if she does not take a fifth husband by the second anniversary of her father's death.
The fighting costs the lives of both Humfreys; and Baelor himself dies of a blow to the head. Prince Maekar, Aegon's father, later offers Dunk a position in his household to train Aegon; but Dunk insists on permission to travel, and takes Aegon as his squire, under his former alias of 'Egg'. Thereafter Dunk and Egg set out to Dorne. Miller, in cooperation with publisher and distributor Marvel Comics.
The first comic was released on June 20, , and the graphic novel was released on June 18, A series of flashbacks narrated by Ser Eustace relate the events of the Blackfyre Rebellion and its conclusion at the Battle of the Redgrass Field. At the fort of Standfast, Dunk and Ser Eustace's other sworn sword, Ser Bennis the Brown, discover that a dam has been built across the local stream, by peasants in service to Lady Rohanne Webber of Coldmoat.
Bennis reacts angrily, cutting the cheek of one of the peasants. Upon hearing the news, Ser Eustace realizes that Lady Webber will be angered by Bennis's actions against her servants, and orders Dunk and Bennis to train levies from his three villages.
For a peaceful solution, Eustace sends Dunk to Coldmoat, where Dunk learns that Lady Rohanne stands to lose her lands to a male cousin if she does not take a fifth husband by the second anniversary of her father's death. Her castellan, the haughty Ser Lucas Inchfield known as the "Long Inch" for his 6-foot 7-inch height , is her most insistent suitor, but she has already refused him. Dunk fails to change the Lady's mind on either the dam's construction or seeking justice for her servant, and Rohanne informs him that Ser Eustace is a former traitor, who supported the usurper Daemon Blackfyre, and has therefore been stripped of most of his lands; whereas she was once in love with his youngest son, who died at Redgrass Field.
Shocked by the news of Ser Eustace's past treason, Dunk returns to Standfast to leave the old knight's service. That night, Ser Eustace's forest is burned, and Duncan recalls Lady Rohanne's threat of "fire and sword" to destroy Standfast. He therefore disperses the levies, and promises to oppose Lady Rohanne himself. At the river, Dunk rides into the ford to parley with Lady Rohanne where the noise of the water will prevent anyone on either bank from overhearing them.
Before he enters the stream, Ser Eustace suggests that Dunk should kill Lady Rohanne at this meeting. Instead, Dunk offers his own blood to Lady Rohanne by slicing his cheek. This pays the debt for the wounded peasant; and for the claim that Lady Rohanne had the forest burned, she demands an apology or vindication, and all agree upon trial by combat between Dunk and Ser Lucas, to be fought in the stream as the only neutral ground present.
In the fight, Dunk is nearly outfought by Ser Lucas, but drowns him and nearly drowns himself, but is resuscitated by Lady Rohanne's maester. When he awakens, Dunk learns that Ser Eustace and Lady Rohanne are now married, to reconcile their debts. Before Dunk leaves, Rohanne offers him her finest mare to make amends; and when he refuses, Lady Rohanne insists that he take something to remember her by, and he pulls her into a passionate kiss, and takes a length of her hair as a keepsake.
Thereafter he and Egg ride to the Wall. During the journey Dunk befriends three other itinerant knights: The wedding is set at Whitewalls and Lord Frey arrives with his four-year-old heir, Walder Frey , and his fifteen-year-old daughter, who weds Lord Butterwell.
Egg becomes increasingly suspicious when he sees that most of the competitors belonged to the rebel party. During the wedding Dunk is drafted by John the Fiddler to carry the bride to the bedchamber. Dunk does so and later hears from John that the latter once saw Duncan himself, in a dream, in the armor of the royal guard.
Dunk enters the first match of the joust under the name of 'Gallows Knight' for a new shield acquired after the loss of his own ; but is defeated in the first tilt by Ser Uthor Underleaf, known as the Snail Knight for his sigil. Duncan later gives Underleaf his armor and horse as forfeit, and Underleaf informs Dunk that someone bribed him to kill Dunk in the final tilt.
Before the jousting continues, word spreads through the castle that the dragon egg is missing, and the blame is placed on Ser Glendon Ball, who is imprisoned by Peake. In search of the absent Egg, Duncan is wounded by Alyn Cockshaw, who claims to have bribed Uthor Underleaf, and throws him into a well. Maynard Plumm comes to Duncan's aid, and it is discovered that Plumm is one of Bloodraven's many spies or possibly Bloodraven himself , and that John the Fiddler is the eponymous son of Daemon Blackfyre.
Dunk finds Egg in the sept with the cowering Lord Butterwell, who on discovering Egg's true identity is terrified for his life. Lord Butterwell's son-in-law Black Tom Heddle tries to kill Egg to incite a war, and is killed by Duncan, who thereupon tells Egg to flee with Butterwell.
To download time for Egg's escape Dunk confronts the younger Daemon Blackfyre, and accuses Gorman Peake of falsely charging Ball with the theft of the dragon egg. Daemon allows Ball to prove his innocence in trial by combat, in which Ser Glendon soundly defeats Daemon. For surrendering to Bloodraven without a fight, Lord Butterwell is spared his life and allowed a tenth of his wealth; but his fortress is forfeit to the Iron Throne and torn down. Bloodraven, at Egg's request, gives Dunk the gold to ransom his armor.
When Dunk asks Bloodraven what became of the dragon egg, Bloodraven tells Dunk it was taken by an agent of his implied to be one of the performing dwarfs at the wedding. Martin 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.
In he talked about working on the fourth novella, which was originally to be included in the anthology Dangerous Women , and a year after that it and the three previously published Dunk and Egg tales were to be collected and published in the U. As of late , work on the story has been postponed while Martin completes The Winds of Winter. In April , Martin also announced that he had roughed out another Dunk and Egg story with the working title The Village Hero which would be set in the Riverlands.
He noted that he was not sure which of these two would be completed first. In A Storm of Swords , Prince Oberyn Martell remarks that "In the days of the Targaryens, a man who struck one of the blood royal would lose the hand he struck him with": In A Feast for Crows , Brienne has her shield painted with arms that match Dunk's, copied from a shield in her father's armory.
In the same novel, Brienne arrives at an inn owned by a possible descendant of Black Tom Heddle.
Aemon mentions that when he went to the wall, "He [Egg] sent me north aboard the Golden Dragon, and insisted that his friend Ser Duncan see me safe to Eastwatch".
In A Dance with Dragons , the memories of Ser Barristan Selmy reveal that the sons of Aegon V, as well as Aegon himself, had chosen their own wives, rather than accept matches for political advantage. According to Ser Barristan Selmy, this stimulated resentment and treason amongst the lords, and ultimately caused the "tragedy of Summerhall".
The novellas were adapted as graphic novels:. Martin wrote in that film or TV adaptations of the novellas are being discussed. He suggested that because HBO owns the TV rights to the setting of Westeros if not to the characters of the novellas , it would be preferable to have HBO adapt the novellas as well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy ". Publishers Weekly.
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