The hunt for the next Game of Thrones continues at HBO as early consideration is given to Dunk and Egg
Variety (among others) is reporting (here) on the early development of ideas around a prequel to Game of Thrones. The next step for HBO after the conclusion of eight series of GoT is becoming a saga in its own right. We’ve had statements around no sequels, and no sign of a spin-off. There was also the idea of a prequel called Bloodmoon and it made the pilot stage before cancellation. On the plus side, there is one prequel on its way (as of today), House of the Dragon.
While this may all chaotic from outside, we suspect the desire here is to have more than one series on the books at any one time. There’s a lifecycle to any series, and it makes sense to have a second series lagging behind even a successful one, so it can step into the breach as and when the first ends its story.
Who are Dunk and Egg?
If you’ve not read the books, you won’t know much about the characters being discussed. To find out, you need to read A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Published in 2017, this pulls together three novellas into one book. The blurb is:
Almost a century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros…
In an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and recollections of the last dragon have not yet passed from living memory, a 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 kept hidden: for in reality he is Aegon Targaryen, and one day he will be king. Improbable heroes though they be, great destinies lie ahead for Dunk and Egg; as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
Definitely interesting, and a 4 and 1/2 star rating from over 5,000 votes. If you want to know more, the book is widely available from all the usual booksellers.