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QBD’s 25 Books of Christmas: #8

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Our Elves are delving into the world of Westeros with this addition to their Christmas wishlist!

Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals – in stature if not experience.Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg – whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king.

Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lay ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.

A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS brings together for the first time the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire, set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory.

Featuring more than 160 illustrations by Gary Gianni, one of the finest fantasy artists of our time, this beautiful volume will transport readers to the world of the Seven Kingdoms in an age of bygone chivalry.

Perfect for lovers of Game of Thrones and fantasy fiction.

ARYA HUNGRY? BECAUSE DINNER IS COMING . . .

In the Game of Scones all men must dine...

Game of Scones Jacket-detailGame of Scones is a spoof recipe book created in homage to the hit series that we all love. Full of recipes created in homage to the knights and renegades, liars and honest folk who wage war to control the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, this spoof cookbook will bring the Iron Throne right into your kitchen.

The struggle for the Iron Scone has begun and chaos reigns throughout the Seven Kingdoms. Appetites are rising and kings, queens, knights, liars and honest men battle it out as they play the Game of Scones.

Jammy Lannister, by right of birth, blood and dough, has laid his claim to the Iron Scone of Westeros: join him as he fights his way through the kitchen, encountering edible desserts and baked goods including Unsullied Soldiers (without nuts), Brienne of Tart, Jaime and Cersei's Family Mess and Tyrion's Shortbread.

Stylishly designed, each page is loaded with visual and textual references, plus loads of insider gags that fans will love.

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Journey around Westeros with Dunk and Egg

We know all George R R Martin fans have been waiting interminably for the new book in the Game of Thrones series, and apparently it is coming...

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...just not yet.

In the meantime he has released a tantalising new adventure to keep us in touch with the world of Westeros, A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms. Taking place 100 years before the events in Game of Thrones, it follows the story of Ser Duncan the Tall, a lowly hedge knight seeking his fortune through brave deeds. Luckily, or perhaps unluckily, he unwittingly takes a Targaryen princeling to squire - Aegon. Together on their journeys across the seven kingdoms, he tries to teach 'Egg' some knightly ways, and Egg tries to teach 'Dunk' some courtly manners, often with dubious results.

downloadLessons from a Hedge Knight:
* Hedge Knights serve where they will for causes they believe in
* Do what your told or you'll get a clout in the ear
* "A squire must keep a courteous tongue"
* Treat ladies with respect
* "Sit and eat and listen and might be you will learn some things"
* "A squire needs be strong" This may involve seeing something gory, or physical labour.

The adventures of Dunk & Egg have everything you have come to expect from a George R R Martin fantasy work- knights, chivalry, entitled lords, dragon eggs, damsels in distress and action galore. If you have never read any of the Game of Thrones novels, don't worry- this book can be read as a one off! (and it's much less gory). Perfect for dipping your toe in the water.

Father’s Day GOT Madness

With the popularity of George RR Martin's Game of Thrones series growing ever higher and the complex relationships contained within, it was inevitable that some witty people would relate it to Father's Day.

For your enjoyment here are a few of the best travelling the internet at the moment. We have (of course) omitted anything too unseemly or spoiler-filled but you get the idea...

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Game of Thrones holds a Guinness World Record!

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The fifth season of the Game of Thrones series was one for the record books- literally. The HBO series has entered the 2016 edition of the Guinness World Records after hosting the “largest TV drama simulcast” seen so far.

The second episode of season five, “The House of Black and White”, was aired in a whopping 173 countries and territories around the world simultaneously on April 20th, in a bid to crack down on illegal downloads. This edged out CSI, which previously held the record, broadcasting in 171 countries on March 4th.

Receiving an official certificate on behalf of the show was Maisie Williams, who plays fan favourite Arya Stark. “I'm so pleased for Game of Thrones to be a part of Guinness World Records, I'm going to tell my step brother as he gets the book every year for Christmas. I can't wait to see the look on his face!”.

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