×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Hedge Knight
     

The Hedge Knight

4.0 4
by George R. R. Martin, Mike S. Miller (Artist), Ben Avery
 

See All Formats & Editions

Collecting the six issue mini-series adapting Martin's hit novel, bringing the world of a Song of Ice and Fire to life in comic book form.

Night falls over the life of one noble knight and brings the dawn of his squire�s knighthood. Dubbing himself �Ser Duncan the Tall�, The Hedge Knight sets forth to the tourney at Ashford Meadow in search of fame and

Overview

Collecting the six issue mini-series adapting Martin's hit novel, bringing the world of a Song of Ice and Fire to life in comic book form.

Night falls over the life of one noble knight and brings the dawn of his squire�s knighthood. Dubbing himself �Ser Duncan the Tall�, The Hedge Knight sets forth to the tourney at Ashford Meadow in search of fame and glory and the honor of upholding his oath as a knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Unfortunately for him, the world isn�t ready for a knight who keeps his oaths, and his chivalrous methods could be the very cause of his demise.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
This heroic fantasy tale reinvigorates the tired category of sword and sorcery fiction by emphasizing the human angle. Though it's adapted from a story set in the magical world of Martin's popular Song of Ice and Fire novels, it contains very little sorcery, and the swords are less important than the people who wield them. Hulking young Dunk is the squire of an elderly warrior. When Dunk's master dies, he rides on to the next tournament in hopes of winning recognition for his knightly prowess. He acquires a squire of his own, a bald little boy who calls himself Egg, and gives himself the more elegant title of Duncan the Tall. Miller and Crowell are obvious fans of medieval pageantry and delight in details of armor, weapons and other such trappings, but readers are apt to become more involved in Dunk's efforts to be noticed and, in turn, respected, by those around him. He emerges battered but wiser, as his heroes turn out to be simultaneously smaller and larger than he imagined. Everyone, even Egg, is more complicated than they seem, and Martin recognizes that honor is more than ceremony and that heroism comes at a price. The story is chattier than usual for comics, but that's necessary for characters to reflect on what they've done and learned. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976401100
Publisher:
Dabel Brothers Publishing
Publication date:
02/23/2005
Series:
Hedge Knight Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
11 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

An American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, George R. R. Martin is best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. The bestselling series, which began with A Game of Thrones, inspired the popular HBO television series of the same name. The series will conclude with the forthcoming books The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Martin has also published related books set in Westeros, within the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, and has written for the TV series The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and others.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Santa Fe, NM
Date of Birth:
September 20, 1948
Place of Birth:
Bayonne, NJ
Education:
B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971
Website:
http://www.georgerrmartin.com

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Hedge Knight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was going to be a novel so you can imagin how surprised I was when I found out it was a Graphic Novel (take note graphic novels are not the same as a Comic Book). At first I was kinda mad, but After thinking about it I liked the idea that it was a Graphic Novel instead of a 500+ page novel. It was a fresh idea on a hot series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While a decent read by a good author you should be warned that this is not what it apears.I bought this on the premise that it was a book and a prequil but i was mistaken. While technicly a prequil it takes place so far back in time that it is difficult to relate it to the rest of his books. Also it isnt really a book, it is more like a serious Comic Book than a novel or epic. It is HEAVILY illustrated in the manner of a comic book with text in the illustrations etc. While artisticly enjoyable it is not as enjoyable to read and i certainly would not have spent this much on what amounts to a glorified comic book. It is also an extremely short read. I finished it in a couple hours. If you are a collector or a fan of comics go for it but if your looking for a good read save your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Salnkgrl More than 1 year ago
Ben Avery & Mike Miller has done an excellent job adapting GRRM's short story into the graphic novel format. In my opinon the graphic novel version is more enjoyable than original written form. If you you are thinking of buying. Buy it.