Tap to unmute

The Sworn Sword: Dunk & Egg #2 Explained (Game of Thrones prequel)

Share
Embed
  • Published on Nov 26, 2022

Comments • 936

  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  2 years ago +168

    To get a free audiobook on Audible, select the Premium Plus trial here: www.audible.com/asx

    • Jack Daws
      Jack Daws 25 days ago

      on audiobook is her name pronounced Roe-Han or Roe-Anne, because you have just shook me to my core 💀

    • LukasLambs
      LukasLambs Year ago

      A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms has been one of if not my favorite reads ever!

    • Robert Lust
      Robert Lust Year ago

      Hey dude I would join your book club but I watch Longmire and I saw how people talked about Of Mice and Men so maybe I'll just listen to you talk about books what I'm bored

    • Roger Trace
      Roger Trace Year ago

      I guess I'm pretty off topic but does anyone know a good site to watch new movies online ?

    • Starr Child
      Starr Child Year ago

      @Jack Ellis I'm sorry, I have epilepsy and I typed that just as a fit was coming on

  • xamzx
    xamzx 2 years ago +1474

    It is also interesting to mention that Rohanne is an ancestor of Jamie and Dunk is an ancestor of Brienne, so you could say they reunite in some way after so many years

    • Isabella Jensen
      Isabella Jensen 24 days ago

      Also, Rohanne's great-grandson kills Egg's grandson

    • Gay Poo Eater
      Gay Poo Eater Month ago

      @Vincent '_' oh really? Ots been so long since Ive read them. I didn't realize it was an open thing.

    • Vincent '_'
      Vincent '_' Month ago

      @Gay Poo Eater but wasn't Robert chosen to be king because he has Targaryen blood so really he wasn't a secret targ

    • Gay Poo Eater
      Gay Poo Eater Month ago

      @BattyButtercup Robert was secret Targ, so you never know.

    • Theodore Botman
      Theodore Botman Month ago +2

      @HealingChurchPotluck It's pretty much been confirmed, 4 characters in the story are related to Dunk, the two "known" ones are Brienne and Hodor.

  • Antrayen
    Antrayen 2 years ago +2080

    I like it when a story has two likeable characters in conflict.

    • Gholam Da Pantaloon Sniffer
      Gholam Da Pantaloon Sniffer Month ago

      Literally GRRM'S signature haha 😂

    • Westphalian Empire
      Westphalian Empire Month ago

      Why TF is this whole reply section so respectful

    • Hannah W
      Hannah W 2 months ago

      I don't >:(

    • suumcuique
      suumcuique 3 months ago

      @Antrayen What is the name of said author?

    • Sean Kelley
      Sean Kelley 4 months ago +2

      @Niles Butler damn you really gotta search for racist undertones lmao, considering there’s way worse and actual racism depicted in asof. Homie lotr was a tale of good vs evil with lore arguably 10x as deep as anything Martins ever done, they don’t compare

  • Ichabod Strange
    Ichabod Strange 2 years ago +2758

    "George RR Martin wants to write ten or twelve Dunk and Egg books."
    *Press x to doubt*

    • Notribad's vault
      Notribad's vault 27 days ago

      Well, he certainly WANTS to.

    • david lewis
      david lewis 7 months ago

      @Raelur he doesn't get points for writing and expanding the narrative like a kickstarter company with infinite stretch goals that comes back 6 years later saying 'yeah we bit off more than we can chew' half of being a great writer is knowing what to leave out.

    • Philip Sandberg
      Philip Sandberg 7 months ago

      @Ben Boggs Elden Ring?

    • Ghost InYourAttic
      Ghost InYourAttic 8 months ago

      If he was healthy I'd believe he could do it but I think death would come first. Hard to write when he's under the pressure to keep at the same level

    • Auzie
      Auzie 10 months ago

      """"Wants"""""

  • LARKIN
    LARKIN Year ago +718

    Rohanne is Quaithe, everyone that goes missing in the series is Quaithe of course. 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Chirag Gowda
      Chirag Gowda Month ago

      @Marcin Krz you hilarious basta*d

    • Kevin W
      Kevin W Year ago +7

      @Marcin Krz her name is Quaithe Adultwoman and she works at a business castle

    • Marcin Krz
      Marcin Krz Year ago +10

      @C.o.R (Lex) Winds of Winter = Quaithe

    • C.o.R (Lex)
      C.o.R (Lex) Year ago +13

      Gerion Lannister = Quaithe

    • Marcin Krz
      Marcin Krz Year ago +22

      @Caleb Winfield Quaith is a time travelling fetus

  • Nhan Thomas Nguyen
    Nhan Thomas Nguyen 2 years ago +1528

    Most of Rohannes husbands: died in battle or because of plauge
    3rd husband: *CHICKEN BONE*

    • PrionIron
      PrionIron 2 months ago

      People have died of dumber things even in modern times. I'm inclined to believe this was a genuine accident.

    • Doodlebug43
      Doodlebug43 6 months ago

      Sounds similar to what happened to Claudius Drusus. He died trying to swallow an entire pear

    • Tanner Jablowski
      Tanner Jablowski Year ago

      @Greg McGregginton holy shit you are so confused it hurts to watch.

    • Kool-Aid Man
      Kool-Aid Man Year ago

      @Tanner Jablowski
      Your name is Tanner, no wonder you have such a chip on your shoulder

    • MysticDragonWolf
      MysticDragonWolf Year ago +1

      Chicken bone can kill
      If they're sharp, they can puncture the intestines as they're working their way down. If they're really long, they may not even make it past the stomach.
      It’s as likely to die of it today as you were back then, the difference being the services were mostly reserved for the rich who had doctors as part of their staff
      But even with a doctor, once swallowed, there was no way to free that bone as surgery was a rare skill back then

  • Kris Calkins
    Kris Calkins 2 years ago +330

    I liked when Egg and Eustace were debating the merits of the Blackfyre Rebellion with Egg saying "The sword was not the kingdom."

    • MaxxVII
      MaxxVII 2 days ago

      The rebellion started cuz some people saw an intelligent, educated and diplomatic dude inheriting the throne and decided that the guy with the cool sword was actually better suited to rule.
      It's kinda funny. Aesthetic created generational wars

    • DesolatedChild018
      DesolatedChild018 24 days ago +1

      It’s interesting… I wonder if Egg see, or maybe grew to see, that it isn’t The Iron Throne either. The kingdom is its people. That’s probably a view he would subscribe to.

    • Mysterey101
      Mysterey101 2 years ago +43

      Eustace: Yea. . well, how about I kick your ass!
      *Ser Dunk the Tall has entered the chat*

  • Alias Fakename
    Alias Fakename 2 years ago +587

    My favorite line from this story is the one about where Dunk says the dammed river is named after Osgrey's castle so it belongs to Osgrey. Rohanne's response is thus:
    "Okay and? There are no Manderlys along the Mander, no Gardeners tending the Highgarden. And Casterly Rock is lousy with Lannisters."

    • EpicDepartment19
      EpicDepartment19 Month ago

      @hectic scone is this a certified Ted DiBiase moment?

    • hectic scone
      hectic scone 6 months ago +21

      @Benson Fang money money money money moooneeey
      (mooooneeeey)

    • Benson Fang
      Benson Fang Year ago +68

      “Lousy with Lannisters” yet she marries one

    • Vanilla X
      Vanilla X 2 years ago +80

      She’s just spitting facts

  • Harry Tucker
    Harry Tucker 2 years ago +474

    It's crazy that reading this story, with the 1vs1 battle in the river amidst the blazing forest for this random peasant land in the middle of nowhere, felt more intense than the entirety of the Game of Thrones season 8. 😂
    I just got chills learning that Rohanne is the great grandmother of the Lannisters of GoT.

    • david lewis
      david lewis 7 months ago

      the night is dark and full of errors
      Seriously, I still ponder this to this day. To fight a DEFENSIVE battle, who puts their artillery AHEAD of their infantry?

    • TrueYellowDart
      TrueYellowDart 7 months ago +1

      Indeed. Because great stories are more likely to have good characters and not just “neat stuff” happening. The best stories have both.

    • skizzik121
      skizzik121 Year ago +3

      "Here is a hedge knight that yearns to be a hedgehog"
      - Ser Lucas the Longinch

    • Harry Tucker
      Harry Tucker 2 years ago +24

      I'm just saying my personal opinion: my heart was in my chest for Dunk, the Osgreys and Rohanne during that fight and the prelude to it.
      The most intense reaction I had from season 8 was defeated laughter.

    • Tarumpaw
      Tarumpaw 2 years ago +3

      Yeah I get it s8 was bad. But no you're overreaching. There were a few intense scenes.

  • Alan Reese
    Alan Reese 2 years ago +650

    Unless it is already revealed in canon, the answer to any ASoIaF mystery is "It was Bloodraven."
    So who set the forest on fire? It was Bloodraven.

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas 5 months ago

      @Fatema Abdulrahman I frequently thinks that the series should be called "Everybody Hates BloodRaven"!

    • Walrus Armageddon
      Walrus Armageddon 9 months ago

      Ah, yeah. Well, whenever you notice something like that, Bloodraven did it.

    • Oscar Wind
      Oscar Wind 9 months ago

      The Last Hero? He was Bloodraven.

    • Jon Hauge-Evaldsson
      Jon Hauge-Evaldsson Year ago

      @Niranjan RajeshWell, it's a theory. I think Bloodraven is cold, smart and ruthless enough to do it. Maybe in the next Dunk and Egg or in Winds of Winter we will have some more clues.

    • Niranjan Rajesh
      Niranjan Rajesh Year ago +2

      @Jon Hauge-Evaldsson i thing its a bit too much to say that bloodraven killed all of the targs who impeded aegins road to the throne just because the son/song of ice and fire would emerge from his line. It makes the story a bit more shallow. Yes baelor was more compassionate and preferred to help his enemies get back up than execute them,but i dont see that as a good enough reason for bloodraven go assassinate him through sorcerous means. I dont think its ever implied that Bloodraven killed people on the same side.

  • lluewhyn
    lluewhyn 2 years ago +192

    My favorite story of his. You actually left out my favorite part, where Dunk tries to take the blame for the injured peasant and cuts his own cheek with a blade to attempt to technically satisfy Rohane's demand for blood to resolve the conflict peacefully.

    • Blue is Not a Warm Colour
      Blue is Not a Warm Colour 4 months ago +13

      Yeah gotta love the balance between realism/complexity and earnest simplicity the Dunk stories bring. This is probably my favorite as well.

  • FireplaceEmbers
    FireplaceEmbers 2 years ago +769

    In a world where George R R Martin will never finish his books...we must be thankful for Alt shift X GoT episodes. Praise be.

    • Orestes
      Orestes 7 months ago

      @david lewis dont care anymore

    • david lewis
      david lewis 7 months ago

      @Orestes it's not? April of 2022, still waiting... for the six book... in three monthes, Dance turns 10 years old, should we throw a party?

    • Cowboy Hank
      Cowboy Hank Year ago +4

      Honestly, I think there's a very real chance he'll never finish them. He's old, they're not his favorite series to write, he's clearly suffered from writer's block for the past years and he's said he's lost some of the passion and motivation after the show butchered the ending

    • Orestes
      Orestes 2 years ago

      Grateful that this is not 'that' world..

    • books from Windblown
      books from Windblown 2 years ago

      @miggieless s adter i am done with fifth book then history of Targaryen dynasty then lotr, I don’t care how long will it take me to finish it because it’s COVID-19

  • King Sosa
    King Sosa 2 years ago +375

    This man chose a kiss over a horse? I pray I’m never that down bad in my life.

    • Argos2297
      Argos2297 4 days ago

      @Greywolf757 It wouldn't be stealing he had to kill Longinch for the horse.

    • Dan iel
      Dan iel 2 months ago

      This the choice a man with no hoes gonna make. Do you know how expensive a horse was in medieval times? Its like getting a free car

    • Greywolf757
      Greywolf757 3 months ago +2

      @Some Orc Lad Forcing an unlucky farmer's daughter to kiss you ain't a classy move, but neither is stealing a horse. Dunk wouldn't do either, most likely.

    • Owen
      Owen 4 months ago +3

      ​@King Sosa Of course Dunk was down bad, did you not read any of these books? He was young, stupid, confused, and hurt; the kiss with Rohanne and the braid slice was a defining moment for his character. Everyone who has read the books refers to this moment fondly. Him leaving the person who crossed him with a kiss, a bob-cut, and regret is a defining moment of the story.

    • Arya Pourtabatabaie
      Arya Pourtabatabaie 7 months ago

      Dunk the lunk, thick as a castle wall, thirsty as a pig

  • jlshel42
    jlshel42 2 years ago +466

    “It’s too hot to die.” -Dunk
    For some reason, my favorite line of the story

    • allancg
      allancg 2 years ago +3

      @Bakthi Hapuarachchi me too, I say a lot "its to hot to move" or "to work" or to "do something"

    • jlshel42
      jlshel42 2 years ago +8

      @iateabagelonce :(

    • iateabagelonce
      iateabagelonce 2 years ago +19

      Like... like when Dunk (assumingly) dies in the tragedy at Summerhall... in a fire........ which is really hot........................................

    • jlshel42
      jlshel42 2 years ago +5

      @Bakthi Hapuarachchi oh wow. I grew up in Texas in the US, reminds me of mowing the lawn from April to October (our summer)

    • Bakthi Hapuarachchi
      Bakthi Hapuarachchi 2 years ago +20

      I live near the equator and this quote is relatable as hell

  • Haedox
    Haedox 2 years ago +694

    I was watching your old vid on Bolt-On yesterday since I’ve been re-reading. Crazy how much you’ve improved and continue to. Love these all so much!!!!!

    • Gerard Jagroo
      Gerard Jagroo Year ago

      @Sarah Connor Now look what you did!
      I had no intention to go to his channel and now you made me all curious!

    • Thorfinn
      Thorfinn 2 years ago

      🦊

    • Sarah Connor
      Sarah Connor 2 years ago +4

      @YEE SPAGHETTI SAUCE if youd have seen what I seen.... youd understand the caps...

    • YEE SPAGHETTI SAUCE
      YEE SPAGHETTI SAUCE 2 years ago +2

      @Sarah Connor alright bro, just chill out lmao

    • Sarah Connor
      Sarah Connor 2 years ago +6

      @YEE SPAGHETTI SAUCE OMG DO NOT GO TO HIS CHANNLE DONT!!!!!! DO IT!!! HE PUTS HIS X-vid IN MANY COMMENTS AND HIS CONTENT IS PURE HELL. MAY GOD HERSLEF ERASE MY FUCKEN MEMORY OF THAT AXLE CHANNLE

  • mist
    mist 2 years ago +253

    Never noticed Rohanne had such a interesting life love learning from this channel

    • Willy Mo
      Willy Mo Year ago

      She’s old nan.

    • O G
      O G 2 years ago +4

      That’s what make these Dunk & Egg stories so great

  • Mysterey101
    Mysterey101 2 years ago +84

    Wow I never Rohanne was Tywins grandmother. . This gives completely new perspective to The Sworn Sword and present day Lannisters overall. Thanks altshiftx!

  • Everardo Alvarez
    Everardo Alvarez 2 years ago +583

    “The Author G.R.R.M. Has talked about writing ten or 12 more Dunk & Egg Novelas”
    I like the enthusiasm but let’s get get Winds of Winter first chief

    • joking
      joking Month ago

      he's got the spirit

    • Loki_L_
      Loki_L_ 4 months ago

      @sdfaf I am still hopeful for Winds, like you said more surprising things have happened, but I think that if something doesn't change about the way he handles all his extra projects, Dream is highly doubtful to ever come out.
      He loves the distract himself with many other projects, which as a creative person I empathize with, fresh ideas can generate passion much easier than a story you've literally been working on and workshopping for several decades. If you asked me to work on a story I only half completed 8 years ago(4 years ago even) I'd want to drive a pen through my throat.
      Either his work ethic needs to see some changes, or he needs to hand off the series to someone else to finish, because if he never finishes ASOIAF, his legacy will be tarnished; if not fully, then greatly.

    • Loki_L_
      Loki_L_ 4 months ago

      Im more than happy for GrrM to write more Dunk & Egg after Winds, but goddammit I need to know what happens with the battle of ice! I NEED TO KNOW GEORGE!!!!

    • david lewis
      david lewis 7 months ago

      @Arya Pourtabatabaie very telling

    • Arya Pourtabatabaie
      Arya Pourtabatabaie 7 months ago

      It's just kind of ominous to me that the last book came out in 2011. I fear he got an iPhone around then and has been aimlessly scrolling through social media ever since, with all creative impulses snuffed out. I know I'm projecting.

  • Sleven
    Sleven 2 years ago +305

    "Maybe they inherited her political skill..
    except for Jaime..
    and for Cersei when she's drunk..
    and Tyrion in the last three seasons of a strangely surreal TV adaptation"

    • lluewhyn
      lluewhyn 4 months ago +1

      @T K Books: After leaving King's Landing Tyrion becomes more sinister and cunning.
      Show: After leaving King's Landing Tyrion becomes a Saint and a moron.

    • Niranjan Rajesh
      Niranjan Rajesh Year ago +1

      @indra le fulgurant yea the show made her look smart with her hatching a devious plot to rid herself of all her enemies by wildfire. Im pretty sure that in the books it'll be her going mad and using wildfire as a last resort

    • travisbe916
      travisbe916 Year ago +1

      @deg1studios Jamie is starting to learn the game, but he's still more direct about it. He's figuring out how to make peace while leading an army.

    • indra le fulgurant
      indra le fulgurant Year ago +5

      @deg1studios to be fair, it's pretty much a part (the other part was Cersei) of why Jaime had wanted to become a Kingsguard, he don't like politic.

    • deg1studios
      deg1studios Year ago +23

      Jaime isn't so politically dumb. He just doesn't really care much about it.

  • TrueYellowDart
    TrueYellowDart 2 years ago +16

    I can’t overstate how great the Dunk and Egg stories are. They enrich and are in turn enriched by the main Ice and Fire storyline. But with (generally) smaller stakes at play, we get to learn more about those that are not tied to Great Houses and even learn more of the common folk Sworn Sword is the best of the three because it’s the furthest away from larger Westerosi politics, able to focus wholly on its characters as they learn nuanced life lessons.

  • Hunter Allison
    Hunter Allison 2 years ago +132

    Its nice to the romantic tension between Rohanne and Dunk kind of comes alive later. Rohanne being Jaimes ancestor and Dunk being Briannes Ancestor. Is it coincidence or sometype of magical love bond for those two to come together

    • aishah
      aishah 18 days ago

      @Tanner Jablowski it is a deconstruction of the classic fairy tale tho bc brienne is the beast and jaime the beauty

    • Ziortza
      Ziortza 5 months ago +3

      @Tanner Jablowski dude it’s been 5 books and you’re still not familiar with the concept of an unreliable narrator? Wow! Turns out Jaime finds attractive other women apart from Cersei even if he keeps denying it in his thoughts! Who would have thought that this man who is not very emotionally intelligent might struggle with this! And yea of course! Of course George’s plan for Brienne’s story is to have her have yet another unrequited love! Im sure both Jaime’s and Brienne’s stories and whole characters revolving about romantic love will end up with that! Just pals being friends! Gosh and Im so sure that this man who fucking loves romance wants to reverse the old time super well known classic fairytale of the handsome knight who falls in love with the huge strong ugly woman! Like of course!! Aren’t we all *so* tired of hearing that tale! Fuck yea dude I’m sure they’re only friends and that’s there all they ever be you’re so smart and know how to read so well god bless

    • Tanner Jablowski
      Tanner Jablowski 10 months ago +1

      @JCV he gets turned on multiple times throughout the story when he sees female nudity (including specifically women that he sees as trashy whores), *every* character says brienne has nice eyes (even freakin Cersei), and he didn’t “go after” Brienne. He went *with* her because told him that she could lead him to Arya. The first thought he has when he sees her is how old and haggard she looks and how.. you know.. a giant piece of her face has been bitten off. And he is utterly indifferent to how these things affect his evaluation of her

    • JCV
      JCV 10 months ago +4

      @Tanner Jablowski i mean. the subtext is pretty clear between them i think. it’s also a nice subversion of the beauty and the beast trope, and it’s clear that Jaime’s attracted to her even if he calls her ugly, because there are tons of times when he also thinks of her in a very romantic way (getting turned on in the baths at Harrenhal, dreaming of her naked, constantly remarking about her sapphire eyes). There’s also the whole theme of what it means to be a knight, and Jaime’s whole arc throughout the fourth book is about him breaking out of his and Cersei’s toxic relationship, ultimately deciding to go after Brienne. Like they probably won’t have a romantic fairytale ending where they get married and have tons of babies, but the tension is there

    • Tanner Jablowski
      Tanner Jablowski Year ago +3

      @Ziortza anyone want to know what childish denial looks like?

  • Jay B
    Jay B 2 years ago +74

    8:06 Anakin 😂 “From my point of view the loyalists are evil!”
    Dunk: “Then you are lost!”

  • Vyceros
    Vyceros Year ago +66

    Rohanne's reputation as a "monster" reminds me of Tyrion when Oberyn and Ellia Martell visit Casterly Rock to see this devil in flesh, an imp with a tail but instead come to see a normal baby. "He's not a monster", he told Cersei "He's just a baby".

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas 5 months ago

      @Benson Fang Like great-grandmother, like great-grandson!

    • Benson Fang
      Benson Fang Year ago +5

      She’s Tyrion’s great grandma.

  • Meme Lord
    Meme Lord Year ago +34

    Like the theory about Rohanne planning everything from the jump BUT you forgot to include the part where Dunk had to slap some humility into Rohanne with Egg's boot to even get to that duel (she was just going to steamroll them with an army originally lol)

  • Adam Williams
    Adam Williams 2 years ago +173

    Doesn't matter how long the video is, if I see ASX, I click.

  • Goal
    Goal 2 years ago +106

    George has that magic touch when writing powerful female characters.

    • Greywolf757
      Greywolf757 3 months ago

      @Tanner Jablowski You may be one of those people that will never be happy with how women are represented, no matter how they are written.

    • Greywolf757
      Greywolf757 3 months ago

      @C. W. When were women not represented as human? They may not have been main characters, but they did exist in stories for the last 4000 years.

    • C. W.
      C. W. Year ago +5

      I was about to comment: Yeah, because he writes women as people, duh! Well, HE obviously knows that if he states it in interviews...
      Lately I've come to realize how messed up it is to grow up with barely a representation of your gender as truly human and any function beyond being decorative in most media.

    • Tanner Jablowski
      Tanner Jablowski Year ago

      Thanks for making roll my eyes and then cringe

    • anti ghastly
      anti ghastly Year ago +9

      For real. I realised lately most of my favorite characters in asoiaf are female. Like, all the characters are great but I just love the arcs Arya, Brienne and Cersei the most

  • TheLetterM
    TheLetterM 2 years ago +14

    I love how you expanded on the story by giving us the additional context of what happens to Rohanne according to TWOIAF. Great video as always Mr. Schwi... I mean Shift.

  • ChesterTester
    ChesterTester 2 years ago +20

    Let's go!! Love these videos so much! You honestly get better and better with each one and exceed my expectations every time!

  • Roger Rennenger
    Roger Rennenger Year ago +4

    Another excellent analysis, as one could expect from this channel. I'd like to add my 2 cents on the fact that Ser Bennis gets away with what he stole, when he tied up Stoops and his wife. I like that George opted not to have him detained and pay for his crimes, but rather show that shady people often escape justice, much like they would in real life. Perhaps they will cross paths in future stories, but I prefer this as a last encounter. It would imply that once Egg is King, the reward on Ser Bennis's head will make his life of banditry and outlawry much more difficult. With cutthroats hunting him behind every bush, his brown pants would match nicely with his shield! Thanks for sharing the video.

    • Greywolf757
      Greywolf757 3 months ago

      How would anyone know what he looked like? It's not like Egg had his picture to show people. He could just live under a fake name.

  • Dkanski
    Dkanski 2 years ago +66

    I can’t decide if I love the preparation behind alt shift x or the concise literary analysis of alt shwift x.

    • Mysterey101
      Mysterey101 2 years ago +2

      I cant believe I'm just now learning of Alt Schwift X 😳

    • Alt X (OgersHaveLayers)
      Alt X (OgersHaveLayers) 2 years ago +13

      @Severian They are clearly two different people.One is called "Alt Shift X" the other "Alt Schwift X" you have to be a complete idiot not see it.

    • Severian
      Severian 2 years ago +13

      @Alt Shift X I can't believe Alt Shift is having a conversation with himself. That's some Odin shit right there.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  2 years ago +51

      @Alt Schwift X Upload👏more👏frequently👏

    • Alt Schwift X
      Alt Schwift X 2 years ago +40

      CONCISE👏LITERARY👏ANALYSIS👏

  • Justin
    Justin 2 years ago +27

    I highly recommend the audiobook of A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. They are very well written stories and Harry Lloyd does a fantastic reading of the book.

    • Cant be Tamed
      Cant be Tamed Year ago

      For the first five minutes, I thought Harry Lloyd was Tom Hiddleston.

    • Mattycakes
      Mattycakes 2 years ago +1

      His voice was made for narrating Planetos.

    • Aidan Suguitan
      Aidan Suguitan 2 years ago +2

      I so love his voice on that one. I wish Iain Glenn would also do more audiobooks. A lot of the GoT cast had great voices for audiobooks and voice acting

    • Mysterey101
      Mysterey101 2 years ago +4

      Never thought I would enjoy that actor in anything else after he so convincingly played up the worst aspects of Viserys

  • jon lelis
    jon lelis 2 years ago +182

    i'm hoping this get adapted to a series

    • Galymzhan kyrykbaev
      Galymzhan kyrykbaev 2 years ago

      nah. ASX did it better

    • ufiCz
      ufiCz 2 years ago +2

      @Laurence Mort WTF man ? They changed so much in earlier season, despite their promise to do true adaptation of GRRM books, that was the main reason why Martin stop working on that show. They cut out whole plots, cut out important characters and i could go on. Run out of source material ? How could they ? They didn't even start to adapt source material they had .........
      So excuse about they run of source material is dumb as f***, BECAUSE THEY HAD WRITER, who could write them authentic character dialogs and base story plots for every episode, but they fu** Martin over so he left and i don't blame him. He wanted adaptation, they made "fan" fiction which he don't like in any form ! And we saw result when below avarage writers try to continue story of genius .......

    • books from Windblown
      books from Windblown 2 years ago

      @lane cress or that could never happen

    • jon lelis
      jon lelis 2 years ago

      @Nunya Biznes yeah. Not gonna deny that. Lol

    • Nunya Biznes
      Nunya Biznes 2 years ago

      They might just ruin it.

  • JD Bennett
    JD Bennett 2 years ago +20

    Saw the thumbnail and clicked immediately. Absolutely makes my day to watch these. Can’t wait till you can cover Winds of winter. Keep up the great work!

  • Ali Almuhanna
    Ali Almuhanna Year ago +8

    My favorite moment in this story is when Dunk mouthes “clout in the ear” at Egg, and Egg grins at him ! 😆 I love it !

  • Damian P
    Damian P 2 years ago +214

    GRRM: Here's my life's work, with a rich backstory full of characters and relationships yet to be told.
    D&D: Okay, hear me out. Cersei gets killed by a brick!

    • david lewis
      david lewis 7 months ago +1

      @Sit-ins For sithis this comment needs more likes and should be in a book somewhere.

    • Sit-ins For sithis
      Sit-ins For sithis Year ago +7

      Pro tip: finish your life’s work BEFORE you sell it.

    • Ryan Dempsey
      Ryan Dempsey Year ago +5

      Maggie the Frog: you get bonked on the head by rocks

    • sdfaf
      sdfaf 2 years ago +7

      Lol

  • jlshel42
    jlshel42 Year ago +3

    So, there was…1) Tyland Lannister who supported Aegon II, then became Hand of Aegon III 2) Rohanne’s Lannister husband handing out gold to help elect Aegon V 3) Tywin, a former Hand, giving orders to kill baby Aegon and lastly 4) Tyrion, also once Hand, briefly part of “Aegon’s” crew in Essos. Hmm…Handsy Lannisters and Aegons have quite a history.

  • MariaVosa
    MariaVosa 2 years ago +4

    I was not aware of Rohanne's story after the Sworn Sword. Fascinating. Really looking forward to your video on the Mystery Knight. That will have to include a lot of conspiracy details...

  • Louis Roy
    Louis Roy 2 years ago +3

    I hadn’t caught on Rohanne’s family tree. Thanks! I always felt like the Sworn Sword was the weaker of the 3 stories, because the other 2 are so badass and directly tied into much greater events. Thank you for spelling out its importance to me!

  • A W
    A W 2 years ago +99

    “I would sooner be the dragon’s friend.” She tried the ring on her finger. It was too big even for her thumb. “Dragon or no, I must have Bennis of the Brown Shield.”
    “No.”
    “You are seven feet of stubborn.”
    “Less an inch.”
    She gave him back the ring. “I cannot return to Coldmoat empty-handed. They will say the Red Widow has lost her bite, that she was too weak to do justice, that she could not protect her smallfolk. You do not understand, ser.”
    “I might.” Better than you know. “I remember once some little lord in the stormlands took Ser Arlan into service, to help him fight some other little lord. When I asked the old man what they were fighting over, he said, ‘Nothing, lad. It’s just some pissing contest.’”
    Lady Rohanne gave him a shocked look, but could sustain it no more than half a heartbeat before it turned into a grin. “I have heard a thousand empty courtesies in my time, but you are the first knight who ever said pissing in my presence.” Her freckled face went somber. “Those pissing contests are how lords judge one another’s strength, and woe to any man who shows his weakness. A woman must needs piss twice as hard, if she hopes to rule. And if that woman should happen to be small… Lord Stackhouse covets my Horseshoe Hills, Ser Clifford Conklyn has an old claim to Leafy Lake, those dismal Durwells live by stealing cattle… and beneath mine own roof I have the Longinch. Every day I wake wondering if this might be the day he marries me by force.” Her hand curled tight around her braid, as hard as if it were a rope, and she was dangling over a precipice. “He wants to, I know. He holds back for fear of my wroth, just as Conklyn and Stackhouse and the Durwells tread carefully where the Red Widow is concerned. If any of them thought for a moment that I had turned weak and soft…”
    Dunk put the ring back on his finger, and drew his dagger.
    The widow’s eyes went wide at the sight of naked steel. “What are you doing?” she said. “Have you lost your wits ? There are a dozen crossbows trained on you.”
    “You wanted blood for blood.” He laid the dagger against his cheek. “They told you wrong. It wasn’t Bennis cut that digger, it was me.” He pressed the edge of the steel into his face, slashed downward. When he shook the blood off the blade, some spattered on her face. More freckles, he thought. “There, the Red Widow has her due. A cheek for a cheek.”
    “You are quite mad.” The smoke had filled her eyes with tears. “If you were better born, I’d marry you.”

    • TrippyTheShroom
      TrippyTheShroom 3 months ago

      @Man Manman No joke, I'm hoping he has his comeuppance in a later story.

    • Man Manman
      Man Manman 8 months ago +3

      After what Bennis did in the end they should've just handed him over.

    • MT Lacunae
      MT Lacunae Year ago +8

      Aye, and if pigs had wings and could breathe fire, they'd be as good as dragons.

    • Curtis Jackson
      Curtis Jackson Year ago +4

      Such melancholy, much wow

    • skizzik121
      skizzik121 Year ago +15

      Honestly this is one of the best written passages in all of the ASoIaF world.
      I can't help but read it in Harry Lloyd's voice acting as well

  • Tanner Jablowski
    Tanner Jablowski Year ago +4

    Wow. I just finished listening to the audiobook of this series for the third time in a row last night (Harry Lloyd AKA Viserys does such an astounding job), so I hopped onto X-vid to relisten to Alt Shift X’s review of The Hedge Knight. I fell asleep to it and was thinking I really hope he does all three. I had no idea this was already out. Merry Christmas to me

  • Prince Procrastinate
    Prince Procrastinate 2 years ago +2

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Tales of Dunk and Egg, they are a breath of fresh air compared to the main books and more wholesome. I'd in some ways prefer to see these novellas completed over the main series (I doubt GRRM will actually finish ASOIAF), would be nice to have one of his Westeros based tales tell a completed narrative.

  • King Cobra
    King Cobra 2 years ago +3

    I fucking love Rohanne. Thanks for sharing this story.
    On the Lannister thing, maybe Tywin got his wits and political prowess from her and his ruthlessness and subterfuge from Gerold.

  • Stevrontario
    Stevrontario 2 years ago

    These video essays you're making are a feast for the eyes, ears, and mind. You really crystallize what makes this series/world so special to us. Credit also of course to Mike S Miller. I'm not a graphic novel guy but I think I've got to have these

  • FlyingCarrot
    FlyingCarrot 2 years ago +9

    Have you ever thought of doing one of these videos on the Mistborn Series? I really enjoy your explanations

  • TheRealPianoFairy
    TheRealPianoFairy 2 years ago +1

    I love the Dunk and Egg stories. They give me this Don Quixote vibe of exploration and adventures. If anyone is aware of any other similar novels, please feel free to recommend them!

  • fobudomh
    fobudomh 2 years ago +394

    I wish George RR Martin aged like Baby Yoda.

    • Fajar Setiawan
      Fajar Setiawan Year ago

      Your great great grandson would be the only one who can read the complete series

    • Juniper Rodley
      Juniper Rodley 2 years ago

      @Rosco Jenkins IK

    • Rosco Jenkins
      Rosco Jenkins 2 years ago +2

      @Juniper Rodley haha I agree. My joke is that if GRRM lived much longer then his books would come out once every 50 years

    • Juniper Rodley
      Juniper Rodley 2 years ago +3

      @Rosco Jenkins Listen if this is what we get from a few years between books, I'd love to see what George could do with a got damn century

    • Karl Franz , Emperor of Man, Defiler of the Dark
      Karl Franz , Emperor of Man, Defiler of the Dark 2 years ago +26

      @Nischay always pay his debt a lannister does.

  • Ada Sad
    Ada Sad 2 years ago +40

    "Takes a lock of her hair"
    Dunk: chops of half a braid

    • vasillisTh
      vasillisTh 7 months ago

      Yeah, it seemed like Dunk cut the whole thing.

    • Jon Hauge-Evaldsson
      Jon Hauge-Evaldsson Year ago +3

      I think he got more than a kiss as well...

  • MrDaDaDah
    MrDaDaDah 2 years ago

    The amount of analysis you fit in these videos is truly on another level. I love watching you breakdown a story

  • Red Admiral Of Valyria
    Red Admiral Of Valyria 7 months ago +2

    When you think about it though aegon the "unworthy" legitimized ALL his basterds, meaning even IF daeron was illegitimate, his father (to the best of my knowledge) never exactly said "everyone, BUT you daeron. You a basterd"
    Meaning even if he was a basterd aegon unwittingly legitimized him, & he was the ELDEST one if the "Great basterds"

    • Lord Mathis Rowan
      Lord Mathis Rowan 6 months ago +3

      no....since Daeron wouldn't be his bastard.
      He would be the bastard of Aegons wife and whoever the father is (probably Aemon)
      If Aegon really is the father of Daeron, he woudn't be a bastard.

  • Tristan Wilson
    Tristan Wilson 2 years ago +139

    “Martin said he wants to write 10 or 12 books”. Like that’s ever gonna happen😂

    • Josh Brown
      Josh Brown 3 months ago

      @TrippyTheShroom i wasn't comparing the two I was using him as an example that It can be done having complex characteristics and not needed 10+ years per book.
      GRRM HAS STATED he finished wind's years ago and was just doing final touches
      I love GRRM but he's shown his cards and refuses to update his fan base, he's in his 70's he's set for the rest of his life and has also said these books are his story and if people don't like it that's to bad so I don't think it's all that stressful.
      I wish it wasn't true but he's taking every opportunity to avoid finishing the series and honest I don't blame him. No matter what he writes people will be unhappy because of how shitty the last 2 seasons went

    • TrippyTheShroom
      TrippyTheShroom 3 months ago

      ​@Josh Brown As if you could give information over opinion either, saying "he has got his money and has no motivation anymore" is as rooted in opinion than anything I've said. Sanderson is a great author, from everything I've heard anyway given I've never read any of his books, but comparing the two is pointless. GRRM's series is full of absurdly interconnected plotlines that make it almost impossible to parse out as an author (even if he did get himself there to begin with).
      I constantly hear and see people online dog on GRRM for taking a long time to release his books but I often wonder on how Tolkien would've been had Return of the King not been finished, yet the Peter Jackson movies existed. Would Tolkien change anything, would the reception of the movies change his outlook on the story he had in his head, would he listen to the criticisms of very elements and tinker with it, what would be different about Lord of the Rings in that situation.
      That's exactly whats happening to GRRM this very day. His story exploded in popularity and because of two piss poor writers, people thrashed the show and to a large degree him as well. Due to this extreme surge of popularity, he now has a whole wave of a fanbase, more or less, trying to rush him to finish the series before he dies just so they can get the "true ending" due to how badly the shows end was received. I can't even begin to imagine the stress on the guy, regardless of how much money he has sitting in the bank. Say its opinion and disagree, I couldn't care less, but I refuse to believe that with as much work and effort GRRM has put into the series that he's lost interest in finishing the books (or that they're finished like you claim).

    • Josh Brown
      Josh Brown 3 months ago

      @TrippyTheShroom wanna give information instead of opinion cause I'd love to be proven wrong

    • TrippyTheShroom
      TrippyTheShroom 3 months ago

      ​@Josh Brown And a year later its still incorrect.

    • Josh Brown
      Josh Brown 3 months ago

      @TrippyTheShroom I wrote this a year ago the only thing I said that was not correct is the TV show is now out

  • Paul Mc1
    Paul Mc1 Year ago +1

    Thank you for covering D&E. Your vids always help me reframe the story and I feel I can enjoy the story even more with the new viewpoint. Please do book 3!!

  • d007ization
    d007ization 2 years ago

    I must say I prefer this kind of storytelling over laying out all the details in a neat way. I'm not sure if it's possible to tell the stories of the lives and deaths of Dunk and Egg in an as satisfying way as just hearing about their earlier lives and then to unspectacularly hear of their greatest achievements.

  • Eric McLean
    Eric McLean 9 months ago +1

    Egg was real harsh on those he considered to be traitors but this made him change his perspective slightly. Loyalty is cool but these Lords HAVE to pick the winning side. Eustace wouldn't have chose to back Daemon if he knew how powerful of a force Bloodraven was. People had issues with Daeron(being a nerd and marrying a brown woman) but the rebellions changed after people knew how he got down.

  • Rajeev
    Rajeev 2 months ago

    When story ended it felt like a normal adventure, but after learning about its implications on the future on main story it almost became soo much interesting. Thanks for making the video.

  • FaZe_Buendia
    FaZe_Buendia 6 months ago

    Great Video!! Another interesting thing to add regarding this particular story compared to the other 2 Dunk & Egg tales is that the other 2 were about big and/or well-known events/conflicts.
    The Mystery Knight is basically the story of the 2nd Blackfyre Rebellion and the Hedge Knight is an account of the death of the Prince of Dragonstone, Heir to the Iron Throne. Then the Sworn Sword is about some petty dispute amongst some minor lords. I'm sure part of the reason for such a drastic change is to show that not all money is made competing in tourneys or working for the rich and powerful; they take on work as hired swords for smaller lords as well. I've always thought this seemingly insignificant event in Dunk & Egg's life is important somehow, why else write about it? I think you've come the closest to answering that question for me!

  • Kent Foster
    Kent Foster 11 months ago

    I love how GRRM sets up stories across different books like I would’ve had no idea about Rohan marrying a Lannister if it weren’t for this video connecting the dots for me (that’s also why I love this channel)

  • petey po
    petey po 2 years ago

    Please please please, more of this. I love listening to you summarize stories like this 😍

  • Tanner Jablowski
    Tanner Jablowski Year ago +1

    Something this video is missing is what Eustace gave up to try to save what he cared most for, but still lost in the end
    He went to war for the black dragon because he hoped doing so could result in his ancestral lands being returned to him. His side lost the war though and his sons were killed, leaving him not only without his family land but also without ant children to leave that land to even if he could have gotten it back.
    ...except his daughter was spared and allowed to become a silent sister as part of the terms of his surrender to the Targeryen throne.. but she refuses to speak to him so his surrender got him nothing but his life.
    Well his life is miserable now. His wife committed suicide after their sons were killed, his daughter won’t talk to him, and his family name is about to be snuffed out forever after 1,000 years of serving as marshals of the northmarch.
    The man feels such immense weight and shame bearing down on him it’s impossible to even put into words. He wasn’t a bad person. He didn’t do anything wrong. He tried to do right by his family but a lot of bad luck left him utterly destroyed with absolutely nothing left to live for except the remorse for getting his sons killed. His sons have been dead for like fifteen years but he still visits them at their burials and talks to them on an almost daily basis. Every time he opens a new cask of wine he visits them and pours out a drink for them. He sits alone, drunk, staring into the fire at night reliving the war in his mind, not because of the bloodshed but because of everything it cost him. When he finds an extremely old worn shield while digging through old family trinkets Dunk notices that he holds it like it’s a newborn child.
    Egg tells Eustace he should at least be happy that the king let him keep his life. Eustace calls the king’s mercy poison. He says he’d be better off if he had been exiled or executed.
    The man is utterly tormented by regret and the shame of failure. He might be the most depressed character I’ve ever known. It’s heartbreaking listening to him.

  • Enzo Bodean
    Enzo Bodean 2 years ago +3

    I’d like to say that the episode you did on The Hedge Knight led me to buy the book (tkot7k) and all the graphic novels. Your work is dope, brother.

  • Dylankobe24
    Dylankobe24 2 years ago +1

    Yo, Shifty. Have you ever thought about covering "real life" lore? i.e. Historical happenings like the Rise and Fall of Rome. I know you tend to stick to novels, short stories, etc. and you have covered some other older writings on your alt channel. However, as a long-time viewer and lover of your ASOIAF videos, I'd love to see how you'd cover some of these historical events. Maybe since you like to do content based off of books/TV, you could read a historical writing or two and relay events in that way. Then maybe relate those things to the fiction that we all so love to hear you cover. Just a thought, keep up the lovely content.

  • Shadow Knight
    Shadow Knight Month ago

    I'm so glad that you made videos on these 3 novellas. There's so much that just went over my head after reading them, but you sum them all up extremely well.

  • Nathan Christman
    Nathan Christman 2 years ago

    Just finished this novella and halfway through The Mystery Knight. Keep doing what you're doing Alt, you simply are the best at it

  • Matthew Terlaga
    Matthew Terlaga 2 years ago +1

    Glad to see you’re back to making videos, love this channel been a subscriber for a while, I hope you do the third dunk and egg story as well.

  • Justin
    Justin 2 years ago +2

    Great coverage as always, it's simply a pleasure to watch your videos

  • Merritt Animation
    Merritt Animation 2 years ago +63

    In this episode of the Adventures of Dunk and Egg, the gang unintentionally plays matchmaker.

  • Matt Adams
    Matt Adams 2 years ago +1

    Thank you so much for doing The Sworn Sword, I'll be waiting for episode 3 of this mini-series!

  • Kristian Nüsser
    Kristian Nüsser 2 years ago +1

    This is such a fantastic show/channel - It would be so awesome if you did more fantasy series like Game of Thrones. Maybe Malazan Book of the Fallen or The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie or something similar. The shows you make about books are the best IMO.

  • EthansReviews2000
    EthansReviews2000 2 years ago

    Great video, you guys should do Brandon Sanderson‘s “stormlight archive” book series next. It’s an amazing story.
    Brandon Sanderson is a really interesting author in general and is good at building large intricate storylines like Game of Thrones. Definitely check him out, I would love a video from you on him.

  • Pedroalí Tovar
    Pedroalí Tovar 2 years ago +1

    About Rohanne, it's really curious that most of the redheads politically connected to the series are seen as evil women. There you have Rohanne, Melisandre, Lady Danelle Lothston "The Mad", Melony Piper ... I think somehow all these ladies are related: Melisandre said that when she was sold as a slave her name was Melony; Lady Lothston was related to blood magic (just as Mel is related to fire magic); Melony Piper was a passionate woman (and has the same name that Melisandre said she had as a child), and in a way also Rohanne, who no one knows what happened to her, and who was a smart woman, full of intrigue and secrets; just like all the strong, redheaded, mysterious women I mentioned earlier. Is it possible that all these women are actually one person over time? Hope we can find out ...
    It is theorized that like in the show, Melisandre is older than she appears to be, being centuries old. And Lady Lothston practiced magic to stay young, so ... It's quite a matter

  • חע חעחע
    חע חעחע 2 years ago

    amazing video, as usual! cant wait for the third book to be explained

  • TheOnlyElle
    TheOnlyElle 2 years ago

    Beautifully narrated as always, Alt

  • Andrzej Kopalnia
    Andrzej Kopalnia 2 years ago +1

    My word, yet another splendidly made video, X.
    I, unfortunately, am one of the readers who misses a lot of the details, so every one of your videos is much appreciated!

  • Kriegerdammerung
    Kriegerdammerung 2 years ago +2

    Hey, Alt is the man!! Every second of this video is well made!! Keep it up, mate!!!

  • Exorikk
    Exorikk 2 years ago

    Great video as always. Can't wait to see the next one!

  • Woody
    Woody 2 years ago +882

    "Hahahahaha"
    -Lyonel "the laughing storm" Baratheon

    • C.o.R (Lex)
      C.o.R (Lex) Year ago

      @Benson Fang Lyonel's relation to the ASOIAF Baratheons isn't actually known. Ormund is their grandfather, and Ormund was Lyonel's heir, but it's never explicitly said that he was Lyonel's son. If Lyonel's daughter was his only child, it'd make sense to pass to a cousin or nephew or something.

    • Benson Fang
      Benson Fang Year ago +6

      So that’s where Bobby b got his laugh greeting from. Also where Renly’s sense of humor comes from. Their great grandfather.

    • Bluenades
      Bluenades Year ago +15

      XD
      -Lyonel “the laughing storm” Baratheon

    • Galymzhan kyrykbaev
      Galymzhan kyrykbaev 2 years ago +12

      Hahahahaha

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  2 years ago +231

      Truly one of the great ASOIAF quotes

  • Tibor Balázs Kalmár

    I read the Dunk and Egg stories a few years ago and my memory is probably a bit faded...but as I recall at the end of The Sworn Sword he got that infamous wound across his face which he inflicted on himself in order to resolve an argument between Rohanne and Eustace. Can anyone confirm this?

    • Elvenoor MG
      Elvenoor MG 2 months ago

      I've just read that and yes - he did cut his cheek to satisfy Rohanne.

  • ColdHands
    ColdHands Year ago

    This story made me laugh so hard when Dunk comes back to deliver the news that she wants Bennis' nose. Dunk says something to him about going to her to let her cut his nose off and he says "Bugger that! If I wanted to chop my nose off I'd do it myself." Idk why but I laughed really hard at it.

  • David Lev
    David Lev 3 days ago

    It’s also interesting to note that because Dunk beat the Longinch in the trial by combat, that would mean that Eustace’s claim that she burnt the wood was true and Rohanne’s claim that she didn’t was false…

  • oberstul
    oberstul 2 years ago

    Yes, we want and NEED the last story with Dunk and Egg, too. Outstanding job.

  • Benjamin Levine
    Benjamin Levine Year ago +1

    I find it amusing that Dunk and Egg met Twyin's grandmother and Dunk specifically flirted with her. I feel that that would have embarrassed Twyin greatly.

  • Paulina 13
    Paulina 13 2 years ago

    when i read the book description of the book a while ago i was doubting it but i ended up loving it, i just really love targaryens and their friends (:

  • Branej al’Sanik
    Branej al’Sanik 2 years ago +1

    Have you ever read The Wheel of Time? I finished it recently, and was wondering if you’d ever read it, and if so, if you’d at some point like to make a few videos on some theories. It’s a spectacular series-and Robert Jordan was friends with George R.R. Martin!

  • Sam Rosenberg
    Sam Rosenberg Year ago

    That's one of the many things that showcases what a great storyteller George RR Martin is. I love that the "magical" religious ceremony that Ironborn use to revive the drowned is just CPR.

  • das butte
    das butte 5 months ago

    FYI the audio book by Harry Lloyd is amazing I wish he did all the GOT books.

  • Stannis Baratheon
    Stannis Baratheon 2 years ago

    Excellent, as always. Thanks so much for your work.

  • Birdz
    Birdz Year ago

    My head canon i like to believe is that Rohanne ended up leaving Gerold and finding Dunk and they boned & had a kid/kids. Becuz of Brienne is meant to be a descendant of Dunks, than he clearly would have had to had children with someone. Also I like to believe that if any King would have given a Kingsguard leave to sire a child, it would have been Egg giving Dunk the thumbs up

  • ardin salim
    ardin salim 2 years ago

    imo this is the best dunk & egg novel, lady rohanne is such interesting character. she made this book more special than the other 2.

  • FName LName
    FName LName 2 years ago +1

    AltShiftX's videos are so damn good I even watch them until the slap at the end

  • Agent326
    Agent326 2 years ago

    8:26 Don’t forget, Daemon’s mother, Daena the Defiant was actually passed over for Viserys II. So the argument could be made that Viserys and thus by extension, Aegon IV, and Daeron II shouldn’t have even been kings in the first place.

  • GboSaurus
    GboSaurus 11 months ago

    I’ve been obsessed with “Fire and blood.” I have learned that I should not trust not to trust everything you see. What if it’s “Fire or blood?” I see a lot of the grayish characters a constant duality based on human logic and society not wanting to change. At the end Daenerys a dragon she’s fierce her will is Fire. While the Jon is the Blood. Kings conquer through blood. This whole world is about blood magic. Traditionally it’s practiced with fire and blood just like the Bible where they would sacrifice lambs.

  • floworcrash
    floworcrash Year ago

    I love your channel. They should make a live action Dunk and Egg show.

  • Kseni_Vely
    Kseni_Vely 2 years ago

    Maybe George RR Martin won't ever finish the main books, but he seems quite interested in developing "the world" and with that we'll have a lot of stories like these for Alt to keep narrating 🤗❤️

  • Rusu Nicolae-Octavian

    Much apreciatted. Please, do The Mistery Knight!

  • Yonatan Amitai
    Yonatan Amitai 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for your videos man, you're amazing and your content is beautiful.

  • The Tales of Elbek
    The Tales of Elbek 2 years ago

    what a video, man ! i really enjoyed the tales of dunk and egg, very interesting and funny. when are you going to post the mystery knight part ?

  • DarkSpider324
    DarkSpider324 Year ago

    Thanks to both videos i got audible and im enjoying the read. But id still love your version of the mystery knight

  • Oisin Doyle
    Oisin Doyle Year ago +3

    Please do part three!!!

  • Patrick Allen
    Patrick Allen 2 years ago +37

    Been a while since Ive seen a new GoT video. Glad to have ya back.

    • Interceptor
      Interceptor 2 years ago

      This isn't a GoT video, tho. 😉

  • Gary Herman
    Gary Herman Year ago

    Disappointed he won't allow this to be made into a series. I can totally see these stories as a "kung fu" type series. 8 episodes (maybe 30 min) for each novella. It could be amazing!

  • daveRG93
    daveRG93 5 months ago +1

    Gosh, does anyone else feel this would make for an epic side-quest in some witcher 3 or other medieval type rpg?