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The Mystery Knight is a novella published in 2010 as part of the Warriors anthology, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. It is the third in the series of "Dunk and Egg" stories. Previous stories are The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword.


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The Mystery Knight is a novella published in 2010 as part of the Warriors anthology, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. It is the third in the series of "Dunk and Egg" stories. Previous stories are The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword.

30 review for The Mystery Knight (The Tales of Dunk and Egg #3)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Hirondelle

    The third Dunk&Egg story, and perhaps the most plot filled, and the one with a more obvious connection to the ASOIAF (Set a couple generations in the future). I think reading this helps to figure out a small mystery in the ASOIAF, particularly a ADWD revelation (view spoiler)[namely the three eyed crow. And I do believe we have cameos by Lord Frey here (hide spoiler)] . But my enjoyment of the Dunk&Egg stories is seems to be reverse chronology, I loved the first, liked a lot the second sto The third Dunk&Egg story, and perhaps the most plot filled, and the one with a more obvious connection to the ASOIAF (Set a couple generations in the future). I think reading this helps to figure out a small mystery in the ASOIAF, particularly a ADWD revelation (view spoiler)[namely the three eyed crow. And I do believe we have cameos by Lord Frey here (hide spoiler)] . But my enjoyment of the Dunk&Egg stories is seems to be reverse chronology, I loved the first, liked a lot the second story, but this third story I like with reservations. The writing did not work for me the same way strangely. And while there are some subtle details (view spoiler)[like Dunk not realizing Bloodraven was under disguise as Plumm (hide spoiler)] the final scene seems a bit half-cooked (view spoiler)[ Egg being the egg that hatched into a dragon? Is what he did here as different than what he did at Ashford? Egg has been like this *all* the time. And only thing which changes is that Bloodraven has now noticed him again. Egg is still going north with Dunk. (hide spoiler)]

  2. 4 out of 5

    Yvonne Mendez

    Another delightful tale about Dunk and Egg. The relationship between knight and squire has grown, with Ser Duncan the Tall trying to give guidance and discipline to his young squire and Egg obeying in a smart-ass kinda way in spite of the empty threats of a "clout in the ear." This tale gives us more of the Targaryen history, past rebellions and line of succession. Because of these tales I've been constantly looking at the Targaryen family tree, but it makes no difference, other than a few except Another delightful tale about Dunk and Egg. The relationship between knight and squire has grown, with Ser Duncan the Tall trying to give guidance and discipline to his young squire and Egg obeying in a smart-ass kinda way in spite of the empty threats of a "clout in the ear." This tale gives us more of the Targaryen history, past rebellions and line of succession. Because of these tales I've been constantly looking at the Targaryen family tree, but it makes no difference, other than a few exceptions, they all look and sound the same to me. In this adventure Dunk and Egg find themselves in the middle of a rebellion plot, where the son of one of the bastards of one of the Aegon's wants to be King or was is the brother of the son of one of the bastards? Never mind, you get the point. Lords were plotting to rally behind a pretender and put him on the Iron Throne, meeting in the disguise of a wedding and a tourney. In spite of the many hardships, Dunk remains a true knight, honest, chivalrous, trusting, innocent and so dreamy! At this point he still thinks about having a wife and children, but it looks like his path is taking him to the white cloak of the King's Guard. Time and hopefully one more tale will let us know what happens to this true knight and the future King.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ahmet

    Another excellent story by GRRM! How many eyes has Bloodraven? A thousand eyes, and one.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Terence

    The Mystery Knight is my favorite novella in the Dunk and Egg prequel series to date. Dunk and Egg meet up with some fellow hedge knights and after learning of a wedding feast Dunk decides to come along in hopes of winning some money in a tournament. It's always great to read about Dunk and Egg and this novella is no excexption. The Mystery Knight is a great read for fans of Dunk and Egg and A Song of Ice and Fire.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Siobhan

    The Mystery Knight is the third Dunk and Egg story, another fun novella telling the story of Westeros well before the A Song of Ice and Fire storyline started. To completely understand The Mystery Knight, you first need to read The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword. This third story makes references to past events, carries on from events in the prior story, meaning a complete understanding will come from reading the books in order. As each story is a nice short read, adding together to make a sing The Mystery Knight is the third Dunk and Egg story, another fun novella telling the story of Westeros well before the A Song of Ice and Fire storyline started. To completely understand The Mystery Knight, you first need to read The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword. This third story makes references to past events, carries on from events in the prior story, meaning a complete understanding will come from reading the books in order. As each story is a nice short read, adding together to make a single book, I would certainly recommend working through the books in order. I really enjoyed The Hedge Knight, giving it a four-star rating. The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight, however, didn’t quite hit the same mark – hence the three-star rating of this novella. The Mystery Knight was a fun additional read, adding more to the story of Dunk and Egg, but I feel as though it didn’t quite have enough action to keep me entertained throughout. I was intrigued by what was happening, I was following the story, but I was not lost in the world. Overall, this was another fun Dunk and Egg story, but it was not my favourite.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου

    Αυτό που προσωπικά θα κρατήσω από το βιβλίο αυτό, είναι η ιδέα της συντροφικότητας και το πως αυτή αποτυπώνεται μέσα από την σχέση και τις περιπέτειες των Ντάνκαν κι Εγκ. Άλλωστε, νομίζω πως στο σύνολο του έργου του Martin, οι ανθρώπινες σχέσεις είναι αυτές που πάντα βρίσκονται στο επίκεντρο και που ουσιαστικά καθορίζουν τα πάντα, ακόμα και την ίδια την πλοκή των γεγονότων και κατ' επέκτασιν, της ιστορίας της ίδιας. Ένα απολαυστικό ταξίδι, μια πολύ ωραία και προσεγμένη έκδοση, με τις εικόνες που Αυτό που προσωπικά θα κρατήσω από το βιβλίο αυτό, είναι η ιδέα της συντροφικότητας και το πως αυτή αποτυπώνεται μέσα από την σχέση και τις περιπέτειες των Ντάνκαν κι Εγκ. Άλλωστε, νομίζω πως στο σύνολο του έργου του Martin, οι ανθρώπινες σχέσεις είναι αυτές που πάντα βρίσκονται στο επίκεντρο και που ουσιαστικά καθορίζουν τα πάντα, ακόμα και την ίδια την πλοκή των γεγονότων και κατ' επέκτασιν, της ιστορίας της ίδιας. Ένα απολαυστικό ταξίδι, μια πολύ ωραία και προσεγμένη έκδοση, με τις εικόνες που παρεμβάλουν στο κείμενο να μας θυμίζουν άλλες εποχές και καταστάσεις και να συμβάλλουν με τον δικό τους τρόπο στην δημιουργία εικόνων από μεριάς του αναγνώστη, ένα εξαιρετικά καλογραμμένο κείμενο και μια ιστορία που αν και δεν είναι εντυπωσιακή, καταφέρνει να διατηρήσει το ενδιαφέρον ακόμα και του μη μυημένου στους μαγικούς κόσμους του Martin αναγνώστη, μέχρι τέλους.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dani

    The best of the prequels so far! ♥ Dunk & Egg's tales are over! :') Review to come.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    I read "The Mystery Knight," the 3rd novella featuring Dunk and Egg, in the Warriors anthology. It was along the same lines as the other two Dunk and Egg stories, and I enjoyed it. In this tale, the hedge knight, Dunk, and his squire, Egg, head to a tournament (to get a free meal!) and end up accidentally getting involved in a big political maelstrom. Again, by reading these books, a fan can learn more of the backstory of Westeros and the history of Targaryen rule. Again, these stories are not e I read "The Mystery Knight," the 3rd novella featuring Dunk and Egg, in the Warriors anthology. It was along the same lines as the other two Dunk and Egg stories, and I enjoyed it. In this tale, the hedge knight, Dunk, and his squire, Egg, head to a tournament (to get a free meal!) and end up accidentally getting involved in a big political maelstrom. Again, by reading these books, a fan can learn more of the backstory of Westeros and the history of Targaryen rule. Again, these stories are not exactly light, but I'd say they're not as grim as the main Song of Ice and Fire series. This jauntier tone is partly a result of Dunk's outlook on life. Dunk is a poor but honorable hedge knight, almost seven feet tall and in his late teens. He thinks about girls and hopes to win just a little bit of gold so that he and his squire can eat--but something always happens and he ends up getting mixed up in things he doesn't entirely understand. He's not ambitious, greedy, or cruel, and his relatively innocent spirit has so far led him both into trouble and out of it. It is interesting to see what Egg learns from Dunk over the course of these stories. I think he'll turn out to be very different from most of his family as a result of squiring for Dunk. You actually get to meet Bloodraven for a minute at the end of this story, which will be interesting for anyone who has read A Dance with Dragons (look online for theories relating to this if you are curious). I am purposefully trying to avoid finding out what happens to Dunk and Egg between the time of these novellas and the time of A Game of Thrones. I'd rather just hope for the best for them in all their adventures. I'll read the next Dunk and Egg tale once it is published.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alayne

    4.25/5 No sabía que existía una tercera parte de estas aventuras hasta unos meses después de terminar La Espada Leal, y por cuestiones de tiempo y ganas, no lo busqué hasta hace unas semanas. Al no haber sido publicado en español todavía, tuve que conformarme con un epub traducido por fans que tenía demasiados errores; apenas se entendía qué estaba pasando y me costó no sentirme incómoda en un principio , eso y todo sumado a los verbos mal conjugados y las faltas de ortografía y gramática me sup 4.25/5 No sabía que existía una tercera parte de estas aventuras hasta unos meses después de terminar La Espada Leal, y por cuestiones de tiempo y ganas, no lo busqué hasta hace unas semanas. Al no haber sido publicado en español todavía, tuve que conformarme con un epub traducido por fans que tenía demasiados errores; apenas se entendía qué estaba pasando y me costó no sentirme incómoda en un principio , eso y todo sumado a los verbos mal conjugados y las faltas de ortografía y gramática me superaron, la verdad. En sí la historia está bien, sigue la misma linea de las dos anteriores, y aunque quizá en un principio no enganche, a partir de la mitad lo hace, pero hasta ahí. El hecho de que no haya disfrutado tanto la historia no sé si se debe a todas estas complicaciones que mencioné o a el argumento en sí, aunque me inclinaría más hacia la primer opción, no descartando la segunda. Así que, resumiendo, podría decir que es la entrega que menos me gustó de estas aventuras. Y me quedaré con las ganas de saber cómo habría sido con una buena traducción, pero qué le vamos a hacer. Egg te amo. Sos lo más.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kaisersoze

    Decidedly better than the second novella in the series of Dunk and Egg, The Sworn Sword, this final outing for Martin's beloved characters from almost a hundred years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire is nevertheless marred by far too many interchangeable characters that only the most rabid of fans will be able to discern, and still takes an awfully long time to set everything up. Yet the characters of Dunk and Egg carry this book on their more than capable shoulders, so much so that t Decidedly better than the second novella in the series of Dunk and Egg, The Sworn Sword, this final outing for Martin's beloved characters from almost a hundred years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire is nevertheless marred by far too many interchangeable characters that only the most rabid of fans will be able to discern, and still takes an awfully long time to set everything up. Yet the characters of Dunk and Egg carry this book on their more than capable shoulders, so much so that the events of The Mystery Knight largely fade into obscurity next to their entertaining interactions. And it is fantastic to see Dunk's growth as a character as compared to who he was in The Hedge Knight. All in all, this is a return to form for Martin and one that I would recommend to his fans - just be ready for long descriptions of knights and feasts and the activities that the former get up to during the latter. 3 Smashed Tourney Lances for The Mystery Knight.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kavita

    The third in the Dunk & Egg series, this book is a true delight from start to end. The book starts off with the two journeying on their way to The Wall, when they meet some knights on the way who tell them about a tourney. Seeing the chance to earn some money, Dunk & Egg make their way there and get embroiled in all sorts of adventures. This book is my favourite of the three so far. As usual, I loved Egg's stubborn cheekiness and Dunk's straightforwardness. This story was far more complic The third in the Dunk & Egg series, this book is a true delight from start to end. The book starts off with the two journeying on their way to The Wall, when they meet some knights on the way who tell them about a tourney. Seeing the chance to earn some money, Dunk & Egg make their way there and get embroiled in all sorts of adventures. This book is my favourite of the three so far. As usual, I loved Egg's stubborn cheekiness and Dunk's straightforwardness. This story was far more complicated than the previous two and involved a lot more intrigue. With spies, politics, intrigue, murders, weddings, jousting and feasting, this was a page turner. The twists and turns were awesome and the ending was excellent. Now to sit and wait for the fourth book!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    It was a good continuing adventure of Dunk & Egg right on par with the Hedge Knight. It takes place just a year or so after that story, not terribly long after the second, so about a century before the main series. Well worth reading.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Liam

    My least favourite of the three to be honest, but still gooood! I love westeros so damn much!!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl Hall

    I think this might have been my favourite Dunk & Egg novella, although this might be because I am interested by the Blackfyre rebellion. Dunk and Egg have quickly made it to my list of fave ASOIAF characters and I await the next short story almost as much as The Winds of Winter.

  15. 4 out of 5

    krishna Fūjin

    3.5* It would be much better if Goodreads adds half star as well in their rating system.

  16. 4 out of 5

    terpkristin

    This is so far the last story published in the Dunk and Egg world. As a whole, I thought the stories were pretty enjoyable. I liked seeing some of the history of Westeros through Dunk's eyes, seeing events that are referenced in the main A Song of Ice and Fire books. That said, of the three stories, this one was my least favorite (granted, 4 stars is pretty good, considering I trend low on ratings). The Hedge Knight tells the story of a diversion Dunk and Egg take while en route to Winterfell and This is so far the last story published in the Dunk and Egg world. As a whole, I thought the stories were pretty enjoyable. I liked seeing some of the history of Westeros through Dunk's eyes, seeing events that are referenced in the main A Song of Ice and Fire books. That said, of the three stories, this one was my least favorite (granted, 4 stars is pretty good, considering I trend low on ratings). The Hedge Knight tells the story of a diversion Dunk and Egg take while en route to Winterfell and the North. Tired of sleeping on the road, and hopeful to make a little money, they attend the wedding feast for Lord Ambrose Butterwell. As a knight, Dunk takes part of the festivities including the tournament. But all is not as it appears and Egg realizes that the event is a setup to try to incite another rebellion, like the Blackfyre Rebellion. The problem I had with this story is a problem I remember having when I first started reading A Game of Thrones. There are a lot of characters, all with backstory and many with similar-sounding names. And there is so much going on, it can be hard to follow, especially in the span of such a short story. Though I read the ending of the story twice, I still can't tell you who exactly was the lead schemer in the plot, or why they thought they were entitled to the throne. It had to do with sons of Blackfyre, I believe, but exactly the tie was confusing. Also, the ending seemed a bit too convenient. When Bloodraven shows up, it's hard to say where he came from...why was he so close (geographically) to the event? And just who IS Glendon Ball? So yeah, it was not my favorite story of the three. I think my favorite was probably The Sworn Sword. That one felt the most concise, with well-defined characters and motivations for each character. It didn't feel like it relied on too much past knowledge, like this one seemed to. On a completely separate note, it's interesting to see Martin use some conventions here that have made their way into the main Westeros books. One major thing I noticed was how Dunk talks to himself. It reminds me of how Reek talks to himself in A Dance With Dragons. "His name is Reek, it rhymes with weak" compares well with "Dunk, such a lunk..." I'm looking forward to the next Dunk and Egg story. I want to see how they get back to King's Landing and hopefully see Aemon come into the story.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ish Healy

    Author: George R.R. Martin Genre: Novella, Fantasy Rating: A Set in the same world as George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, “The Hedge Knight” is the first in a series of short stores (and graphic novels) about Ser Duncan the Tall, or Dunk, and his squire Egg. “The Hedge Knight,” and the other stories in the Tales of Dunk and Egg are set about a hundred years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire. As mentioned, “The Hedge Knight” is the first in this series and follows Dunk as he Author: George R.R. Martin Genre: Novella, Fantasy Rating: A Set in the same world as George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, “The Hedge Knight” is the first in a series of short stores (and graphic novels) about Ser Duncan the Tall, or Dunk, and his squire Egg. “The Hedge Knight,” and the other stories in the Tales of Dunk and Egg are set about a hundred years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire. As mentioned, “The Hedge Knight” is the first in this series and follows Dunk as he enters the Tourney of Ashford, following the death of his old master, Ser Arlan of Pennytree. Dunk was an orphan from Flea Bottom who entered into Arlan’s service as a boy, and was knighted by Arlan shortly before his death. While on his way to Ashford Dunk encounters a boy, Egg, at a tavern, who sneaks away in order to enter into Dunk’s service and act as his squire. Not all is as seems with Egg, however, and his true identity is one that alters the course of Dunk’s life. I really liked this story. The complexity of it is nothing like that of the books from which it is conceived, and within the story Martin reveals a lot more of the world in which it’s based. It’s rather nice reading something and not finding yourself constantly questioning just what’s going on and who’s plotting what and who’s going to die next. Actually, that point alone is really nice – the mantra for A Song of Ice and Fire fans is to not get attached to any of the characters because you don’t know when they’re going to die, but with Dunk and Egg this isn’t the fact. The story just follows the point of view of Dunk and, if you’ve read Martin’s novels you already know how he dies, and it certainly isn’t at Ashford. This certainty doesn’t make “The Hedge Knight” any less exciting, it’s just more of a comfortable journey. You get to know the characters and you get to get attached to them, without that little voice inside your head screaming at you saying ‘this is going to end badly.’ Really, when it comes down to it, “The Hedge Knight” is something that I didn’t know I could expect from Martin. http://ishreviews.blogspot.ca/2012/06...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Učitaj se!

    U trećoj priči - 'Zagonetnom vitezu' - Dunk i Egg na putovanju na sjever sretnu nekoliko lutajućih vitezova koji su se zaputili na svadbu lorda Butterwella, te ih pozovu da pođu s njima. Isprva oklijevajući, Dunk i Egg ipak svrate u zamak lorda Butterwella, nakon što otkriju da se tamo u čast mladenaca planira održati viteško nadmetanje, čija je nagrada za pobjednika vrlo vrijedno zmajsko jaje. No, osim viteškog nadmetanja, Dunk otkrije da se u zamku sprema još nešto - urota protiv kralja Sedam U trećoj priči - 'Zagonetnom vitezu' - Dunk i Egg na putovanju na sjever sretnu nekoliko lutajućih vitezova koji su se zaputili na svadbu lorda Butterwella, te ih pozovu da pođu s njima. Isprva oklijevajući, Dunk i Egg ipak svrate u zamak lorda Butterwella, nakon što otkriju da se tamo u čast mladenaca planira održati viteško nadmetanje, čija je nagrada za pobjednika vrlo vrijedno zmajsko jaje. No, osim viteškog nadmetanja, Dunk otkrije da se u zamku sprema još nešto - urota protiv kralja Sedam Kraljevstava i preuzimanje Željeznog prijestolja. Na nesreću, čini se da zamak vrvi od urotnika, a Dunk je među malobrojnim vitezovima koji u to nisu upućeni. Da stvar bude gora, Eggovo porijeklo ovdje se pokaže kao još gora sreća, a ne spas kao što im je to bio u dosadašnjim prilikama, te se Dunk nađe u naizgled bezizlaznoj, i po život opasnoj, situaciji u kojoj mora izvući Egga i sebe iz košnice pune urotnika, ujedno se trudeći nekako spriječiti (ili barem odgoditi) i samu urotu... Ovu kratku priču, čija radnja se zbiva stoljeće prije događaja opisanih u 'Pjesmi leda i vatre', pročitala sam u zbirci 'Vitez sedam kraljevina', koja sadrži sve 3 Martinove kratke priče o Dunku i Eggu. Sve tri priče iz ove zbirke pustolovne su avanture, maštovite i pune iznenađenja, te nerijetko duhovite. Iako je svaka pustolovina ujedno i priča za sebe, sve 3 su povezane, kako glavnim likovima, tako i kronološkim slijedom. U svakoj priči upoznajemo neke drugačije, ali jednako osebujne likove: od arogantnih povlaštenih prinčeva i nemilosrdnih, ali pravednih, vladara, do srčanih vitezova koji svoj poziv shvaćaju i više no ozbiljno, ali i onih koji iza svog viteštva skrivaju svoje razbojništvo i kojekakve druge poroke. Dunk i Egg u tom su društvu poput žita u kukolju, jedinstveni i različiti od sredine u kojoj se kreću: Dunk kao vitez koji još (možda i jedini) drži do časti, hrabrosti i pravde; te Egg koji je također takav, ali za kojega je biti takav još čudnije uzimajući u obzir sloj društva kojem pripada. Dužu recenziju cijele zbirke možete pročitati na FB stranici ili Imaginariju.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jaz

    De los tres cuentos, este es el mejor, no hay dudas! Personalmente en un comienzo no me convencía mucho nada Ser Duncan repitiendo constantemente: "Dunk el Tocho, la mollera tan dura como la muralla de un castillo" "Tanselle La Giganta era su nombre, pero no era tan alta para mí" pero creo que el personaje crece a la par de los libros y en este ultimo fue muuuucho mas llevadero. Nada para decir de Egg, que es un niño pero no lo parece. Mientras leía estos cuentos me daba nostalgia pensar en l De los tres cuentos, este es el mejor, no hay dudas! Personalmente en un comienzo no me convencía mucho nada Ser Duncan repitiendo constantemente: "Dunk el Tocho, la mollera tan dura como la muralla de un castillo" "Tanselle La Giganta era su nombre, pero no era tan alta para mí" pero creo que el personaje crece a la par de los libros y en este ultimo fue muuuucho mas llevadero. Nada para decir de Egg, que es un niño pero no lo parece. Mientras leía estos cuentos me daba nostalgia pensar en lo grandes que fueron los Targaryen y lo que queda de ellos en ASOIAF...(Vuelvan!!) Espero que haya mas cuentos de Dunk & Egg en un futuro cercano!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Aditya Ravindran

    This is my combined opinion about 3 books: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight It is very soothing to read a story that is free from chaos of the present-day Westeros. The story-telling in this is as good as any book from A Song of Ice and Fire. Short and interesting, and some crumbs that you can easily connect to the present. Characters are simple and easy to relate to. Also love the point that I don't have to wait for a sequel to enjoy a real good story. George R R Martin's This is my combined opinion about 3 books: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight It is very soothing to read a story that is free from chaos of the present-day Westeros. The story-telling in this is as good as any book from A Song of Ice and Fire. Short and interesting, and some crumbs that you can easily connect to the present. Characters are simple and easy to relate to. Also love the point that I don't have to wait for a sequel to enjoy a real good story. George R R Martin's trademark attention to detail is evident. Must read for every fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, a good read for those who are not.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lucile

    I just LOVED that last story ! The plot is really intense between the different Targaryen heirs, and we can fully understand the tension inside this large family. A war between Dragons, who wouldn't love that ? :D I won't spoil, but the mystery is kept until the final twist and I liked it (compared to the 2 other stories). Dunk is better than ever, and I quite admired him for his loyalty, honesty and big-heart. Plus, Egg is just hilarious and is more implied in this story because of his origins, I just LOVED that last story ! The plot is really intense between the different Targaryen heirs, and we can fully understand the tension inside this large family. A war between Dragons, who wouldn't love that ? :D I won't spoil, but the mystery is kept until the final twist and I liked it (compared to the 2 other stories). Dunk is better than ever, and I quite admired him for his loyalty, honesty and big-heart. Plus, Egg is just hilarious and is more implied in this story because of his origins, and gain in confidence (besides is more direct than ever !). It's a really enjoyable reading for the ones who love Game Of Thrones. If you're interested about Targaryens, you have to read it ;)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shey

    This wraps up the Tales of Dunk and Egg novella. Probably my second fave of the trilogy (The Hedge Knight being my top favorite), but still enjoyed reading it. There were some lines that felt repetitive since The Sworn Sword, like Ser Duncan's "clout in the ear" remarks and "died in the spring" or the Great Spring Sickness mentions. I do like how the characters have developed here, especially Egg. The ending was good and it reminded me of the ending of A Storm of Swords, teehee!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Niksa Perovic

    I really enjoyed the book. Compared to A Song of Ice and Fire, writing is more tale-like, and your heart will not be ripped out by velociraptors whenever you get attached to a character. At least not yet-more stories about Hedge knight and his squire are to be published soon.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Mystery Knight (The Tales of Dunk and Egg #3), George R.R. Martin

  25. 5 out of 5

    Adi

    This is probably the best Dunk and Egg story. I liked how tense it became at one point, and I also liked the ending.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Angela Bernabeu

    3.5

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    The Mystery Knight, the third novella in the Tales of Dunk and Egg series, is probably my favorite. There’s just something so fun about seeing Westeros like this after having lived in Martins’ A Song of Ice and Fire series for so long. All of the events in this series have long slipped into history, if not into legend, by the “present day”. It’s a different Westeros, one in peace (albeit threatening to break out into war), but it’s also the exact same Westeros. Still filled with petty humans sup The Mystery Knight, the third novella in the Tales of Dunk and Egg series, is probably my favorite. There’s just something so fun about seeing Westeros like this after having lived in Martins’ A Song of Ice and Fire series for so long. All of the events in this series have long slipped into history, if not into legend, by the “present day”. It’s a different Westeros, one in peace (albeit threatening to break out into war), but it’s also the exact same Westeros. Still filled with petty humans supporting or betraying their petty legacies, their human concerns, their selfish needs. It’s still full of complicated people who intereact in complicated ways (which is my favorite part of reading Martin). I feel sort of guilty using that word: fun, in this context. Because even though I’m having fun, for fuck sure none of the characters are, especially poor Dunk, our hero. Dunk and Egg are making their haphazard way across the seven kingdoms of Westeros, and with an idea of going north to the Wall, are waylaid at a wedding. Egg senses something amiss right away, but Dunk is mostly concerned with making a good impression on his fellow knights (including the hedge knights). He would like to be perceived as something other than Dunk the Lunk, Dunk the Absolutely Ginormous. And like the tournament at Ashford, he somehow manages to blunder into a situation that’s much more complex and dangerous than he or Egg at first realized. I don’t want to say too much because: spoilers, but I will say that the twists and turns of the plot were equally as satisfying as the dialogue, the atmosphere, and the subtle character work, as well as Martin’s constant dwelling on themes that threaten to punch you in the feels when you’re least expecting it. Can’t wait for the fourth novella to come out (when????), as it’s called The She-Wolves of Winterfell, and duh excitement because WINTERFELL. [4.5 stars]

  28. 4 out of 5

    Hardeep Singh

    This story actually deserves five star no matter what. The previous two were just an introduction to the relationship of Duncan and Egg with a little plot story in it though they were an interesting read while this story actually got a rich plot with some twists and a lot of introduction to other characters of the seven kingdoms that connects other books in the Song of Ice and Fire.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Etienne

    Excellent roman dans lequel on suit encore une fois Dunk et l'oeuf dans leurs aventures. Une bonne intrigue et la beauté tout comme la complexité de l'univers de Georges R. R. Martin font de ce court roman un plaisir de lecture.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Imogeneblue

    Probably my favourite tale from the Dunk and Egg series. Good to finally get an inside look at the Blackfyre supporters! Really interesting story.

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