- Hardcover: 152 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (June 18, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785126503
- ISBN-13: 978-0785126508
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,497,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sworn Sword (Hedge Knight II) (v. 2) Hardcover – June 18, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
That said, Martin's two short stories - Tales of Dunk and Egg - are brilliantly written and thoroughly enjoyable romps through Westeros. The plotting isn't as Machiavellian, owing to the slow pace, but it's a vastly entertaining window into the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, and is a good primer to get someone who is unfamiliar to the books an idea of how the world works (although they may be slightly lost amidst the backstory.)
The Sword Sword is the second Tale of Dunk and Egg, and arguably contains more of the signature scheming, plotting and carefully paced reveals of the main novels. However, I enjoyed The Hedge Knight (the first short story) more, if only because I enjoy the entire tourney 'scene' in Westeros, and Martin writes it exceptionally well.
Even though this is the short story presented in graphic novel format, I believe there is no real loss of the detail or depth when compared to the written version. In fact, certain scenes benefit from the graphical medium.
The art is uniformly well done and serves the story well.
All in all, a must have for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire - especially if you like graphic novels!
Luckily, my husband (who I bought them for) is a fan of graphic novels in addition to being a fan of the author. So, it turned out to be OK.
I just wanted to say for anyone not already aware, these are GRAPHIC novels. :)
Husband enjoyed them, and is looking forward to the third installment (if it ever gets published...) :P
It's not a bad story as such, but there's so much extraneous narration, so many dozens of offstage characters who never become more than names -- even if you've recently read the first volume -- that you're likely to wonder if you've missed something. It's almost as if this were the third volume in a series, not the second, and that the middle volume was never published -- maybe never written. If you *bleep* over that half of the book, the remaining half makes a passably interesting episode, and that's about all.
Whether you are a fan of the Fire and Ice novels or not, this graphic novel is a good read. The artwork is clean and easy to follow and the story moves at a good pace.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was less impressed with this than the other RR Martin Books wich are related in contentPublished 5 months ago by fixin2fixit
Loved it but then again GRRM's tales of valor never disappoint.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a 60 year old reader, I was not expecting a graphic novel. This book is more for kids than older adults who need Large Print to read books published in this manner. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Irene Byrd
My boyfriend loves GOT, and this is the perfect addition to the collection. Kinda hard to find, but this is to perfect to pass upPublished on March 4, 2014 by Terri
Can't wait to read the third one. Loving both the art and story of these. Gives a nice back story of some important characters mentioned in the Song of Fire and Ice Series.Published on February 10, 2014 by Andrew
George Martin got us used to great political plots, huge background, smart and ruthless characters, bloody encounters. In short: the perilous fight in the Game of thrones. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by Anibal Madeira