The Sworn Sword : The Graphic Novel Hedge Knight No. 2, Paperback Book

The Sworn Sword : The Graphic Novel Hedge Knight No. 2 Paperback

Part of the A Game of Thrones series

3.5 out of 5 (6 ratings)

Description

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 graphic novel 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.

Collecting The Hedge Knight II: The Sworn Sword numbered 1-6, this special edition comes packed with over 25-pages of bonus material!

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, chiefly Illustrations (colour)
  • Publisher: Amazon Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781477849293

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This is the second graphic novel created from the novellas that Martin wrote as prequels to Game of Thrones. At the beginning of this book (which begins two years after the previous stories), Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg are now in the temporary service of the elderly knight Ser Eustace. The land is in the middle of a drought and the stream belonging to Ser Eustace has suddenly dried up. Too suddenly. Duncan means to look into it, but Ser Bennis who is also in the service of Eustace cautions Duncan to leave well enough alone. You can guess what happens - Duncan decides to check into it anyway and Bennis tags along to keep an eye on him. But Bennis is no honorable knight, and they have barely begun their inquiry before things get out of hand. Now Duncan must decide who is telling the truth and who is lying.This one has a very interesting storyline that did not end up where I thought it would. The artwork is every bit as good as the first book. I am still relatively new to reading GNs, so when I rate them, I rate them as a separate genre combining scores for story and characterization with scores for art - I would give this a 5 for the art and a 4 for the story, so that becomes a 4.5 for my final score. This is highly recommended if you like graphic novels - you can read this as a completely separate entity from the Song of Fire and Ice series and still enjoy the story, but if have a love for that series, as I do, then you will get so much more out of it. Of course, now I am left waiting for the third one!

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The Sworn Sword: The Hedge Knight II: Graphic novel. Ser Duncan and his squire Egg have a modest place with Ser Eustace, whose limited holdings come under further threat when the Spider Lady nearby dams his stream for her own crops during a drought. Unfortunately for Ser Duncan, very few people in his world are honorable, and even those that are by their own lights have a code of honor that has little to do with justice or fairness. Again, the sexual coercion (very young girl married, serially, to older men) is offscreen, and Ser Duncan’s relationship with the Lady is a bit trope-resistant although Martin-consistent (in that he ends up being a jerk and doesn’t know it). I’m hooked on Martin’s crapsack world, is the problem, though I think I don’t need more prequels/histories; I will just try to find out what horrible things happen to the characters I care about.

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i first read George R.R. Martin in the anthology Legends. i love Dunk &amp; Egg. i also love fantasy anthologies. i would never normally read the fantasy series by these authors because they are more than 10 volumes or just feel like it because the books are so very long. anthologies give me a chance to read their work.<br/><br/>anyway, i did enjoy the graphic version of the stories.<br/>i plan on reading all of the Song of fire and ice series this way. but my goodness those GN's are taking forever to make.

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i first read George R.R. Martin in the anthology Legends. i love Dunk &amp; Egg. i also love fantasy anthologies. i would never normally read the fantasy series by these authors because they are more than 10 volumes or just feel like it because the books are so very long. anthologies give me a chance to read their work.<br/><br/>anyway, i did enjoy the graphic version of the stories.<br/>i plan on reading all of the Song of fire and ice series this way. but my goodness those GN's are taking forever to make.

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i first read George R.R. Martin in the anthology Legends. i love Dunk &amp; Egg. i also love fantasy anthologies. i would never normally read the fantasy series by these authors because they are more than 10 volumes or just feel like it because the books are so very long. anthologies give me a chance to read their work.<br/><br/>anyway, i did enjoy the graphic version of the stories.<br/>i plan on reading all of the Song of fire and ice series this way. but my goodness those GN's are taking forever to make.

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