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The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel (A Game of Thrones) [Kindle Edition]

George R. R. Martin , Ben Avery , Mike S. Miller
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

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In this comic book/graphic novel adaptation set one hundred years before the events in George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Sworn Sword follows the adventures of Ser Duncan and his squire, Egg, as they quest for honor and glory in the Seven Kingdoms.

After the deaths, surprises, and heroics in The Hedge Knight, Dunk and Egg continue their journey in search of the fair puppeteer Tanselle. Along the way, the elderly knight Ser Eustace takes both men under his charge, alongside another knight—and this one promises trouble. Peace is ever elusive for Dunk and Egg, as they are soon embroiled in the schemes of local nobility, while a darker, greater thread threatens to unravel long-held truths of the Battle of Redgrass Field.

In classic George R.R. Martin fashion, heroes and villains are never clear-cut, and political alliances threaten to slice the deepest. Yet one path lies ahead for Dunk and Egg: onward toward destiny. Join them as they venture along a now-familiar world but in a time all-new!

Collecting The Hedge Knight II: The Sworn Sword #1-6, this special edition comes packed with over twenty-five pages of bonus material!

This graphic novel features panel-by-panel viewing to enhance small-screen reading. Kindle Panel View is available on Kindle devices and apps (on touchscreens, simply double-tap a panel). Be sure to read the easy-to-follow instructions when you first open the comic.



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About the Author

George R.R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ’90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he's allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

Ben Avery is a lead writer and editor with Kingstone Comics. His comic book career began when he was selected by George R.R. Martin to work as the script adaptor of the comic book fantasy miniseries The Hedge Knight, based on novellas by the New York Times best-selling author. After that, he went on to co-write/co-create the critically acclaimed Lullaby and The Imaginaries for Image Comics, co-create and write the children's literature inspired fantasy The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles, develop and write the historical epic Kingdoms for Zondervan, and the sequel miniseries The Hedge Knight II, published by Marvel Comics. Javier Saltares is a well-respected comic veteran with long creative stints at both Marvel and Dark Horse Comics with such projects as Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight. In The Book of God he delivers a masterful performance in illustrating a divinely historical process.

Mike S. Miller is a veteran comic book artist, working on comic books ranging from Superman to Wolverine. Mike is also the cofounder and art director for Alias Enterprises and Cross Culture Entertainment.


Product Details

  • File Size: 363202 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Jet City Comics (January 21, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DP5H0IC
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,965 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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I'm a GOT/ASOIAF junkie, and had sought out the three "Dunk & Egg" stories in print after finishing "A Dance of Dragons." To be honest, it was "The Mystery Knight" (D&E #3) that got me to read "A Game of Thrones." I didn't even know it was a story in the same world until midway through, and by the end, I was hooked.

The 3 (so far) "Dunk & Egg" tales take place a few generations before the events of A Game of Thrones- and they cover life in the fall out of the Targaryen schism known as the "Blackfyre" rebellion. Long story short, some Targ bastards got legitimized upon their King/Father's death, and an uprising for the Iron Throne happened. The Blackfyres lost, leaving the question of "Did you support the Black or the Red [Dragon]?" to be a dangerous political statement in its own right.

15 years after that uprising, its affects are still felt across Westeros.

The first 2 Dunk & Egg tales were made into graphic novels, and these editions are great. #1, the Hedge Knight introduces you Dunk & Egg and #2, the Sworn Sword, is a bit of standalone adventure. From what I understand, George RR Martin has plans for more of these, and they tend to be a bit more stand-alone in nature than his other writing.

In short, if you like the politics and intricacy of Westeros, but long for something a little less grim (but no less bittersweet), READ THESE. Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) is what Sansa Stark would call a "true knight," and would make good pals with the likes of Ned Stark, Davos Seaworth, and Brienne of Tarth.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Get the paper edition May 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great story and art, but the kindle fire edition is WORTHLESS unless you use a magnifying glass. I had assumed I could just flick and enlarge, but not so. Get the paper edition of this. Don't bother with the kindle
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected...better January 23, 2014
By Jez1er
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If you like graphic novels and like GOT, this is the perfect marriage. I expected more action but got a great story with a satisfying ending. can't wait for the next Dunk and Egg story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An adventure July 26, 2014
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I think I like The Sworn Sword (The Hedge Knight 2) a little better than the first one. The first one was great and it did an awesome job of setting up the story but now we get to enjoy a real adventure with Dunk & Egg.

This graphic novel is beautifully illustrated just like the first one and kept me entertained throughout. Afterwards I looked for the final adaptation (The Mystery Knight) only to realize that that novella hasn't been adapted yet! This was disappointing but I did some research and it does seem like they are planning to complete the trio (hopefully soon).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Dunk and Eggs! January 23, 2014
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Beautifully drawn and immensely entertaining. All GRRM fans will enjoy this graphic retelling of The Sworn Sword. Adults and kids alike will be dream into the world of ASOIF. Enjoy
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing graphics novel for fans and newcomers alike April 23, 2014
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The art is really cool. While I definitely recommend reading the novellas first, this is still a great graphic novel with a cool story and awesome art. A must have for any serious ASOIAF fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Sean
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Anyone who is a true Game of Thrones fan will enjoy these graphic novels. They tell the story of Dunk and his young squire Egg (who later becomes King Aegon V). The Dunk and Egg story is a great prequel to the days before Robert's Rebellion when the Targaryens were still in full power. Aegon V (Aegon the Unlikely) served as King of the Seven Kingdoms 2 reigns before his grandchild Aerys II (The Mad King), last of the Targaryen Kings. This book and Part I (The Hedge Knight) follow "Dunk the Lunk" a young Hedge Knight who came from humble beginnings as a orphan from Flea Bottom in Kings Landing serving as squire to another Hedge Knight. When he passed, Dunk took his sword and shield and the oath of Knighthood. Dunk would rise and later be known as Ser Duncan the Tall (as he was over 7ft.) all the way to a Knight of the Kingsguard under Aegon V. Dunk and Egg's friendship was so strong that Aegon would later name his first born child Duncan Targaryen (Prince of Dragonflies).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding sequel to the Hedge Knight December 18, 2014
Format:Paperback
Excellent follow-up to "The Hedge Knight." The first trade was good; this one is outstanding. The art, pacing, dialogue and overall story are wonderful. It's wordy for a comic (meaning: if you are tired of trades that you can read in 30 minutes, this is for you).

The story takes place about 80 years before the events of "Game of Thrones." It deals with the fall-out of a brief Targaryen civil war about a dozen years after it happened. The main character is Dunk, the Hedge Knight, and his squire, Egg. Both are good characters, but Egg is particularly interesting (based partly on who he is but especially on who he becomes).

To enjoy this, you must read the first trade. If you like "Game of Thrones" and comics, you will love this.

Final thought: what is the best way to prepare someone to rule one day? Think on it.
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Published 4 days ago by yossy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a gift for my daughter's boyfriend and he is thrilled with it!!
Published 9 days ago by Dorothy A. McGinley
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sequel
Has all the components I loved in the graphic novel adaptation of the Hedge Knight: great art, fun plot, and fast pace.
Published 11 days ago by Eric Beyle
5.0 out of 5 stars This has filled the void between books/seasons!
This is a wonderful story. If you like game of thrones you will love this medium. Rich story and a fun fast paced plot are sure to entertain.
Published 11 days ago by Dracar Noir
5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't know that it was in "comic book" fashion and was not...
Very well presented. I didn't know that it was in "comic book" fashion and was not disappointed. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read... nice additional background for GoT
The tale of Ser Duncan and Egg the squire is a fun, ripping yarn that fills out a bit more Targaryen history.
Published 13 days ago by A. Tarrant
5.0 out of 5 stars Sworn Sword graphic novel
Well written and beautifully drawn, a must for ASOIAF fans!
Published 14 days ago by tarnation
2.0 out of 5 stars The sworrn sword
I returned this book not taking note that it was a graphic novel . I do hope you gave me credioit for the book i returned! Susan Isler
Published 16 days ago by susan Isler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
if you read the Song of Ice & Fire series i suggest you read these "prequels"
Published 16 days ago by jrcondon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I was told it was great. I don't know myself because I bo it as a gift
Published 17 days ago by Elana F. Hodge
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George R.R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid '90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he's allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.



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