Last week we got the news that there were no plans for Winds of Winter to be published this year. Now this came as no surprise to most, simply enough there was never any mention of the book coming out this year. George has always said that when the book is finished he will let us know.
However George has now confirmed the release date for the next piece of work. A culmination of the three Dunk & Egg novellas, this time collected into a single illustrated book. Knight of the Seven Kingdoms will be published on October 6th 2015.
The book, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, will collect the three Dunk & Egg novellas that have been previously published: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight.
The book will also be illustrated by Gary Gianni, who has previously worked on the 2014 Ice & Fire calendar. From the sounds of it the art will be as plentiful as it was in The World of Ice and Fire:
We wanted this to be an illustrated book, so we went to the amazing Gary Gianni and asked him to do some art for us, thinking perhaps we could include seven or eight interior illustrations. Gary turned us down. He loved the stories, he said, but he'd only do it if he could illustrate the entire book, with art on virtually every page.
So have you read the Dunk & Egg novellas before? If so do you plan on picking up this book? And if this is your first experience with the Dunk & Egg novellas, how excited are you to finally find them more accessible?