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Book Review: A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms By George R.R. Martin
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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Hardcover | Kindle Edition | Audible
Written by George R.R. Martin
Illustrated by Gary Gianni
Bantam Press
Release Date: October 6th, 2015

Dunk was a squire turned knight 100 years before the events in A Game of Thrones. He had just buried his hedge knight before striking out to seek his fortune (or at least a steady roof and meal). He encounters Egg, a weird little bald boy who pushes to become his squire. After naming himself Ser Duncan the Tall (rumored to be related to Brienne of Tarth), they head to a tourney at Ashford Castle, where Dunk has one shot to win or lose his armor, thus ending his short, knightly career. The tourney has competitions between such names as Targaryen, Tully, Lannister, and Baratheon. How could he possibly compete? To top off everything, he gets himself in serious hot water for being chivalrous, plus Egg has a giant secret. And that is just the beginning of A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin.

More below (a few spoilers if you haven’t read yet and plan to).

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Comic Review: A Game Of Thrones #6
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A Game Of Thrones #6A Game Of Thrones #6
Based on the novel by George R.R. Martin
Adapted by Daniel Abraham
Art by Tommy Patterson
Colors by Ivan Nunes
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Mike S. Miller
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: February 29, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

This month in A Game Of Thrones #6 we deal mainly with interpersonal relationships between the characters, helping to feed the already twisting plots. Allies are not always to be trusted, nor are enemies always the most dangerous. George R.R. Martin‘s debut novel is brought to the comic reader in breathtaking fashion.

We begin by seeing Jon Snow humiliating one of his “brothers” of the Night’s Watch. Not his finest hour nor an intelligent move on his part. Luckily, he quickly sees the folly of his ways, just as his father, Eddard Stark, knows that being hundreds of leagues away in King’s Landing is perilous on multiple levels. Surprisingly, he discovers his wife is nearby and being hidden in a most unusual place. Again, not everything is as it seems.

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Geek Gear: Game of Thrones ‘Team Eddard’ Shirt
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The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a Game Of Thrones-themed shirt called “Team Eddard” by GrlizzyBear.

The sale began at Teefury today, Saturday, February 25, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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Top 10 Fantasy and Horror Books Of 2011
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Top 10 Fantasy and Horror Books of 2011

2011 was a big year for doorstopper-sized fantasy novels, particularly A Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin, which is a whopping 1,040 pages. It sold 298,000 copies on its first day alone, which included 170,000 hardcovers, 110,000 eBooks, and 18,000 audiobooks, proving that although ebook sales are catching up, print is still ahead for big releases like this.

Another major series that got a hugely anticipated sequel came in the form of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Wise Man’s Fear, which continues the events of The Name of the Wind and propels Kvothe into an even more compelling situations. Canadian horror also got a few notable entries with Enter, Night and Dead of Winter, both historical fiction novels and both superbly written. Small and mid-sized presses continue to produce some of the best genre fiction out there, and this year proved no exception.

Here’s my picks for the Top 10 Fantasy and Horror Books of 2011.

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Free Read: Excerpt From George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Winds of Winter’
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Author George R.R. Martin‘s book series A Song of Ice and Fire got a major boast in popularity thanks its hit television adaptation, HBO’s Game Of Thrones. The fifth installment in the saga, A Dance with Dragons, which was released this Summer, was one of the most highly anticipated and well-received books of 2011.

Now, the author has posted an excerpt at his website from The Winds of Winter, the next book in the series!

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Geek Gear: Game Of Thrones ‘Winter Is Coming’ Shirt
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Ned Stark

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is a Game of Thrones-themed shirt called “Winter Is Coming” by Faniseto.

The sale at RIPT began today, Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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Video Game Deal: A Game of Thrones – Genesis
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Genesis

Amazon currently has a sale on video game downloads, one of which is for A Game of Thrones – Genesis for only $9.99 (that’s 75% off the list price of $39.99).

The sale on A Game of Thrones – Genesis is part of Amazon’s Year-End Deals in Game Downloads, where you can get at least 70% off on game downloads on titles like Dungeons and Hearts of Iron 3.

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Watch Now: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Sneak Peek
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Game of Thrones Season 2

HBO has debuted a brief behind-the-scenes video from the upcoming second season of their hit adult-oriented fantasy series Game of Thrones and you can watch it here below.

The video focuses on the character of Arya Stark, the youngest daughter of Lord Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) and Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) and quite the bow-wielding tomboy to boot. Actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya on the show, is interviewed on her thoughts about the character, the training she had to go through, and the process of “dirtying” her up for her scenes.

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Comic Review: A Game Of Thrones #1
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Dynamite Entertainment: A Game of Thrones #1A Game Of Thrones #1
Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
Based on the novel by George R.R. Martin
Adapted by Daniel Abraham
Art by Tommy Patterson
Letters by Marshall Dillion
Colors by Ivan Nunes
Covers by Alex Ross, Mike S. Miller
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: September 21, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

George R.R. Martin‘s books are iconic fantasy novels that I hold in the highest regard. A Game Of Thrones #1 was everything I could ever want in an adaptation…and more. Unlike the HBO miniseries of the same name, this comic book delivers a better depth of the book as opposed to trying to make it fit into segmented television programs. Not that I disliked the show, but it was a concise version of one of the greatest fantasy books I’ve ever read.

While it doesn’t quite match up visually to what my mind created while reading the original book, A Game Of Thrones #1 brings a certain depth that many comics are missing today. Through a combination of Tommy Patterson‘s art and Daniel Abraham‘s writing, we get a thorough view of the world of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. From the quick justice of Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell, to the sad straits of Daenerys Targaryen, Princess of Dragonstone, we are shown both the beauty and the horror of this harsh world.

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Check Out This Preview Of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones #1
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A Game of Thrones comic

George R.R. Martin‘s A Game of Thrones, the first novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, is worthy of many re-reads, and now there’s one more way to read it, as it’s getting a comic book adaptation from Dynamite Entertainment!

A Game Of Thrones #1, which adapts the prologue and first three chapters of the novel, will be released September 21, 2011. Check out this 5-pages of the first issue here below, along with the art for the various covers. This new comic book series should hold us over while we wait for the awesome HBO television series adaptation to return for its second season.

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