Sunday, 29 March 2015
Kim's Review : Hedge Knight (Song of Fire & Ice)
George R R Martin's "Hedge Knight" is a prequel to his best selling series - "A Song of Ice & Fire" popularly known as "A Game of Thrones".
This Graphic Novel illustrated by Martin Avery and Miller Crowell is a collectors / fan's delight. Set 100 years before the Popular series.
The main character in this set of 3 prequel Graphic Novels is "Dunk" later "Ser Duncan the Tall" who grew up in Flea Bottom, squired for the Hedge Knight - Ser Arlan of Pennytree, proclaimed himself a Hedge Knight and progressed to Lord Commander of the Kingsguard under Aegon V. the next 2 books in this series are The Sworn Sword & The Mystery Knight.
If you loved the books, you will love these graphic novels which cover a few stories that are only mentioned in passing in the main novels. A bit of a historical background, you could call it.
The art work is beautiful and realistic rather than over-stylised and the story moves forward linearly through the eyes of Duncan (so no moving back and forth between character perspectives, in these books)
If you are a fan, do pick these up. I'm waiting to order the next 2 in the series.
Rating : 4.5/5 (-0.5 for leaving me waiting indefinitely)
Also see my reviews of :
1. A Game of Thrones
2. A Clash of Kings
3. A Storm of Swords (Steel & Snow, Blood & Gold)
4. A Feast for Crows
5. Dance with Dragons (Dreams & Dust, After the Feast)