The Tales of Dunk & Egg

Discussion in 'Game of Thrones (ASOIAF)' started by zeberdee, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    Just downloaded them. I think I'm going to start reading tomorrow. Has anyone else read them? How do they compare to the ASOIAF books? Do we get any further insight into the world and history of Westeros or are they just independent stories? I always see them referenced on westeros.org in the prophecies and theories posts so I figure they have to have some link. Hopefully they're a good read.
  2. colonel_forbin

    colonel_forbin New Member

    no but i was also thinking about reading them when i have time, probably over christmas break. i need anything to quell not knowing whats going to happen for 5-7 years. wish he would write these things after he's written the rest of the series.
  3. Larry Sura

    Larry Sura Tuyuq. Fratzy

    i've only read one. but it shows a little more history. it's is referenced some in the current series.
  4. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    They're good. A little more lighthearted, move at a faster pace, but still have some more intense moments.
  5. Khaleesi

    Khaleesi New Member

    They're an easy read and it's interesting to learn a more in-depth history behind ASOIAF.
  6. Larry Sura

    Larry Sura Tuyuq. Fratzy

    khaleesi, bro?
  7. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    There are stranger decisions made by users on TMB.
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  8. Wad of 100s and Magnums

    Wad of 100s and Magnums ND, Lakers, Dodgers, 49ers, USMNT

    Read the first one. It was pretty good, haven't got around to reading the other two.
  9. WC

    WC Bad Company, 'til the day I die.

    sounds like christmas list material
  10. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia triple beam lyrical dream

    I have read the first one. It just provides a good bit of backstory and history. For example (and this is a really small detail) you learn why there are Red Apple Fossaways and Green Apple Fossaways.
  11. dcon79

    dcon79 ignis aurum probat

    Where did you download them from?
  12. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    demonoid
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  13. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    just finished The Hedge Knight. I really enjoyed it. good characters, good story.

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    I saw the reveal coming as soon as he said he had purple eyes (I suspected it even from the name Egg and Maester Aemon's stories, but wasn't sure if the timeline matched up.)
  14. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    finised all three this weekend. I really enjoyed them. gave great insight into the history of the realm, the Blackfyre Rebellion, and the Great Bastards. I wish there was more.
  15. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    It was probably more of a surprise originally, since it was written before the release of book 2. Too many hints now.
  16. kentucky_dawg

    kentucky_dawg Fan of: Georgia :\

    Would these be better to read before AFFC, or wait until after ADWD? I heard that the backstory and history definitely help clarify things in ADWD.
  17. ned's head

    ned's head New Member

    I read them after DWD. it didn't really shed much light on the backstory for me, but they were decent reads. I would personally read all of the books before the novellas, because they were so much better to me.
  18. DaveGrohl

    DaveGrohl Visiting is pretty, visiting is good

    ned's head

    :roll:
  19. Dolorous_Ted

    Dolorous_Ted New Member

    hah,NedsHead was my name on realm of the mad god...
  20. Phil Weston

    Phil Weston I coach youth soccer.

    where can one get them? just finished book 5 and am not ready to leave westeros yet
  21. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    I downloaded them off demonoid. if you're looking for paperback copies, they're part of collections by various authors - Legends, Legends II & Warriors.
  22. ChileanNole

    ChileanNole New Member Staff Member

    I wanna get them so bad but I want them on paper....
  23. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    Do you have and aversion to e-media or is it you just want the author to get their share?
  24. ChileanNole

    ChileanNole New Member Staff Member

    I just wanna have it in my collection of fantasy books...I will get an e-reader soon enough but I'm still old school when it comes to books
  25. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

  26. ChileanNole

    ChileanNole New Member Staff Member

  27. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

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    I feel like if he ever writes all these they'll be super depressing. I just put it all together. They all die in a fucking fire.
  28. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

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    would be worth it to see Rhagaer be born and find out about the tragedy of summerhall imo
  29. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    I definitely want him to get there. Hopefully we find out whether he gets that far or not.
  30. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    Just finished them. Really enjoyed them.

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    It's nuts how Dunk gets fucked up pretty bad [injured] in each one.
  31. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    So do you guys think Dunk was really knighted?
  32. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

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    Not by the old man, but he will have to when he takes his vows in the Kingsguard, right?


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    I really want to know if he is Brienne's grandfather. She painted his arms on her shield after remembering a shield she saw in her father's hall.
  33. Arrec Bardwin

    Arrec Bardwin The purest of hebrews

    Was trying to save these to last me until book 6, but just blew threw all 3 in a day and a half.
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  34. LT8

    LT8 New Member

    Just did the exact same thing. Pretty good, little quick reads.
  35. GBG_24

    GBG_24 Y'all ready to smash some fruit?!?

    So, I tried to find the tales of dunk and egg on my nook color last night, and I couldn't find them. Does anyone have a copy that I could dl somehow? Also, I'll need to be told what I need to dl it and transfer it to my nook.
  36. zeberdee

    zeberdee the city is my church

    demonoid has them.
  37. kentucky_dawg

    kentucky_dawg Fan of: Georgia :\

  38. DannyO'brienIsOurSatan

    DannyO'brienIsOurSatan Formerly Canefin561

    Just read them and they are fantastic, only problem I have is that I want more. It was tough to keep track of names though, just more overwhelming because there were more names that I was pretty unfamiliar with in short books.

    Couple questions

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    Why does Aegon eventually try to hatch the eggs? Does that vision by John the Fiddler (Can't remember his actual name) play in to Egg starting the fire to hatch the dragons, or is the vision just that Dunk will eventually be the head of the kingsguard for the dragon, Egg?

    Why does Bryden Rivers get sent to the dungeons eventually?

  39. DannyO'brienIsOurSatan

    DannyO'brienIsOurSatan Formerly Canefin561

    Also these just gave me a taste of GoT now I want more, this sucks.
  40. DannyO'brienIsOurSatan

    DannyO'brienIsOurSatan Formerly Canefin561

    Anyone who wants them just pm me.
  41. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    Everything about summer hall is pretty vague.
  42. DannyO'brienIsOurSatan

    DannyO'brienIsOurSatan Formerly Canefin561

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    I think he was knighted, Dunk isn't one to lie about something like that. Yes, his morals do become stronger with Egg, and his adventures but imo no he didn't lie about being knighted.
  43. Phil Weston

    Phil Weston I coach youth soccer.

    i just want more of them. and everything. fantastic.
  44. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! We will kill them all.

    The fourth installment of the tales was supposed to come out last November. Guess what. It has been delayed.
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  45. Jesse Palmer

    Jesse Palmer Hair Product & Roses

    Just finished. I was very impressed w George's ability to shorten stories/tales down.

    While I wish he spent his time writing the new books, I gotta say, these tales were awesome.
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  46. Where can I find The Tales Of Dunk and Egg series? Preferably for a tablet.
  47. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    Torrance is the only way without getting the collections that i know of
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  48. jorge

    jorge THROB FOR COB

    Theres a number of torrance on the free sites still. It'll download in .PDF and at least on apple you can opt to open that in iBooks.
  49. RockHardEnis39

    RockHardEnis39 Fan of: Driver's wife's tits

    I have the MOBI of it in my email still if anyone wants it.
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  50. Ace Boogie

    Ace Boogie Top lad

    Started reading The Hedge Knight again yesterday, love these novellas.

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