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on 9 March 2014
"Sworn Sword" is a sequel to "The Hedge Knight", a comic book/graphic adaptation of George R. R. Martin novel that bears the same name.
Reading both books, reader will be introduced to the magic world that was beautifully portrayed in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series.

"Sworn Sword" is continuation of the previous book about events that happened almost hundred years before the events pictured in Martin's famous book - "A Game of Thrones".

After Lord Ashford's great tourney, Sir Duncan the Tall, a hedge knight seeking for fame and fortune and his unusual boy squire, Egg will travel the land in search of the puppeteer girl named Tanselle. They will enter the service of Ser Eustace, an older knight and Dunk will have lot of troubles with one of the others Ser Eustace's knights. When this knight will attack a peasant and provoke conflict with Lady Rohanne Webber, some unpleasant truths from the past about Ser Eustace will emerge...

This graphic novel published by the Marvel Enterprises comes in same nice hardcover version like the previous one and was beautifully illustrated by Mike S. Miller. Due to the nice pictures it wouldn't be strange that reader after she/he quickly read the book for the first time, when will read it for the next time spend a lot of time in front of each picture, enjoying the sight of the countless details.

The same drawback as I said for the previous one, mainly for those readers unfamiliar with George R. R. Martin work is level of details related to characters names, houses, their relationships and events from the past. For someone who would just like to enjoy reading a comic book it would probably be frustrating to see how many characters and relationships between them are present. Due to that same suggestion for publisher remains, it would be great to have in third installment as an appendix inclusion of the family tree to be able to keep track of all of the characters.

"Sworn Sword" is another must-read for the Game of Thrones fans, as well for all those who like comic books due to excellent illustrations and story that can be found within.

Although the majority of fans are already familiar with events that preceded Game of Thrones events, for those who aren't these two books and I hope some other that will be published will be great add-on for all of us, loyal fans.

Due to all above-mentioned, I can fully recommend this comic book and I hope that we won't be waiting for its sequel for too long.
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on 4 June 2016
This was an excellent comic book adaptation. The story was great, the artwork was excellent and I very much enjoyed it overall. The only slightly negative thing I could say about this book is that it lacks the brilliant colour work of Crowell (who worked on vol 1). The colours in this volume are still very good but they seem flat and simplified compared to Crowell's work.
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on 3 December 2015
If, like me, you do most of your reading on a Kindle but also have a colour tablet (mine is an ipad mini) it is really worth reading these graphic novels on the ipad. I did not try to read them on the Kindle because most of the joy in this is in the colours of the pictures. The Kindle reading app that I have on the ipad allows you to click on each element of the page which is then enlarged and 'flicking' passes you on to the next element. This is a much simpler tale than Game of Thrones etc but beautiful to scroll through.
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on 13 December 2015
This is a great book.
It is a pre TV series by a long time, so will not mention the characters in the series or books, but it will give you a flavour of the series.

It is a stand alone story, but so far there are two books in this series.
Graphic novels are like comics, but do not be put off they are far better than comics,
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on 25 October 2015
I can only comment on the Kindle version, not the actual content. The format does not suit my Kindle well and I gave up on following the story at page 2. Is it a good story? Don't know and can't be asked to fiddle with it to make the graphics and words properly visible. It should be easy not hard work.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 11 July 2014
The Sworn Sword is the sequel to The Hedge Knight graphic novella set in Westeros 100 years before the events of the Song of Ice and Fire books of GRRM. The story follows the main characters Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg into the Reach, which plagued by a terrible drought, as they serve a beggared lord whose house is on the brink of ruin.

For those of us who can’t get enough of this world it is a quick fix until Mr. Martin decides to bless us with more original content. The story is somewhat lacking, but at least with this medium you don’t have to sink days into it only to come out disappointed. The artwork is of high quality but the story was quite lacking at not even particularly exciting, nor were the characters very convincing.

If you really cannot wait, try this.
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on 29 March 2014
Yes I love Game of Thrones yes I reedily consume almost anything associated with it

But this is quite good in its own right - and very good given its links to THE masterpiece :)

Nice follow on from The Hedge Knight
I look forward to more
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on 22 January 2014
Another brilliant addition to George R. R. Martin's series, a song of ice and fire. Though slower than the last tragic novel it has a more interesting story to it than the first and still entertains the reader.
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on 20 August 2014
Don't buy this for kindle if you need to make the font large in order to read it because it's not possible. My husband was really looking forward to this but can't make the text large enough for him to read - very disappointing
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on 3 April 2014
Personally I think the first book was better so if you haven't read the first buy it before you buy this book, you'll understand the story and characters more. Still a brilliant read though can't wait for the next one to
Come out.
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