The Mystery Knight: Dunk & Egg #3 Explained (Game of Thrones prequel)

  • čas přidán 1. 10. 2023
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    What happens in The Mystery Knight, Dunk and Egg’s third adventure? What is the Blackfyre conspiracy with John the Fiddler, Lord Peake and Lord Butterwell? What do we learn about Bloodraven, Maynard Plumm, prophecy, and future Dunk & Egg tales like The She-Wolves of Winterfell?
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    0:00 Dunk & Egg
    1:05 Perilous Times
    2:42 Lords & Hedge Knights
    4:52 Whitewalls
    6:22 Conspiracy
    8:45 Jousting
    10:57 True Knights
    12:51 Storm
    14:58 Sept
    16:51 His Father’s Son
    19:32 Bloodraven
    21:52 Maynard
    24:41 Prophecy
    26:55 Future

Komentáře • 0

  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  Před 2 lety +170

    Get a free audiobook with a Premium Plus Audible trial:
    The Mystery Knight graphic novel art by Mike S. Miller:

    • G filmer
      G filmer Před 2 lety +1

      My bets on who the young queen that'll overthrow Cersei is Arianne Martell and Aegon "Young Griff" technically is a younger brother but Jaime arriving in KL only to be stuck in The Red Keep and besieged kills Cersei to prevent her from blowing up KL makes more sense.

    • Javid Seyad Ahmed
      Javid Seyad Ahmed Před 2 lety

      I read they dropped House Of The Dragons and are only producing Dunk n Egg and that story about the children of the forest.

    • G filmer
      G filmer Před 2 lety +1

      @Javid Seyad Ahmed The Children of The Forest series was called Blood Moon and it was about The Long Night.

    • Albee Bestre
      Albee Bestre Před 2 lety +1

      Please make more ASOIAF related videos

    • Puffin
      Puffin Před 2 lety +1

      Are you Q Tetra X?

  • Glidus
    Glidus Před 2 lety +3752

    Bloodraven: Treason is no less vile because the traitor proves a craven.
    also Bloodraven: lord butterbutt lmao

    • Beren
      Beren Před 2 lety +65

      Eyyyyyy, nice to see you here, angry boy!

    • Whiskers Kibou
      Whiskers Kibou Před 2 lety +73

      i was commanded, not begged, to like this comment

    • Past Life
      Past Life Před 2 lety +31

      Guys, I think it’s Internet Historian.

    • Wisdom Manari'
      Wisdom Manari' Před 2 lety +8

      Oh hey Glidus

  • LukasLambs
    LukasLambs Před 2 lety +317

    If I had a nickel for every time Dunk threatened to give Egg a “clout in the ear” I’d have enough money to fund a third blackfire rebellion.

    • Jon Stark
      Jon Stark Před 11 měsíci +24

      It seems that Third blackfyre rebellion has happened without ur funding good ser

  • chinya
    chinya Před 2 lety +2109

    Maester wearing Egg's old hat is a very important detail.

    • El capitain Adel
      El capitain Adel Před 2 lety +76

      I think it has a relation with the three eyed raven or the night king

    • jlshel42
      jlshel42 Před 2 lety +114

      I think it's adorable

    • tga
      tga Před 2 lety +70

      it's the direct cause of the tragedy of summerhall

    • Bruh Moment
      Bruh Moment Před 2 lety +48

      Spoiler alert:
      It foreshadows the death of The Night King, at the hands of Wolverine Stark

    • Min Ahm
      Min Ahm Před 2 lety +3

      explain pls dont get it? :/

  • Cynical Optimist
    Cynical Optimist Před 2 lety +1132

    You forgot to mention HOW Ser Glendon Ball ( [edit] or rather Ser Glendon FLOWERS, assuming that Ser Quentyn even was his father) won the trial by battle;
    Dunk told him to use a *tourney* lance, which was longer than the *war* lance that Daemon used and thus would reach it's target quicker.
    That was a trick Dunk had learned from prince Baelor in his own trial way back in his first book, The Hegde Knight. So Dunk might not be to bright, but he learns from experience...

    • Bram Reichbaum
      Bram Reichbaum Před 2 lety +129

      "I'm a slow learner, that's true. But I learn." ... show!Sansa

    • Serotonin Scavenger
      Serotonin Scavenger Před 2 lety +61

      It might also play to the poetry of the scene: a dragon falls when the tourney lance was last used in a battle for life and death; a dragon rises when the same blunted instrument is used in a similar battle.
      Also shows Dunk's tendency towards mercy, I think.

    • Cass
      Cass Před 2 lety +4

      Oh thats such a good detail!

    • Ballin4Vengeance
      Ballin4Vengeance Před rokem +3

      Fight smart, not hard

    • Muenni
      Muenni Před rokem +6

      To even exchange the tourney lances you were supplied with for the tourney to a proper war lance just for the trial, when it clearly isn't fought to the death anyhow... seems needlessly bloodthirsty, when you're not even out for vengeance. Plus, even if fought to the death, unseating your opponent will leave them quite vulnerable to be slain afterwards, if that were necessary.

  • Big Bean
    Big Bean Před 9 měsíci +266

    “One more word, and I will rip your tongue out by its roots!”
    “You lie. That’s two words.”
    What a line

    • j00st00s
      j00st00s Před 7 měsíci +1

      I don’t get it

    • Kian H.
      Kian H. Před 7 měsíci +17

      @j00st00s After 'you', Dunk said 'lie' and he wasn't seized and had his tongue removed by the end of that sentence.

    • Elonif
      Elonif Před 6 měsíci +6

      Yeah. Dunk is supposed to be stupid but he has extremely quick and good wit.

    • scummyfish
      scummyfish Před 4 měsíci +6

      @Elonif It must be tough writing a "not that smart" character when you're as smart as George.

    • Nicholas Fitzhugh
      Nicholas Fitzhugh Před 2 měsíci

      @Elonif Warrior intellect activates when there is nothing but contempt for death

  • Václav Šulc
    Václav Šulc Před 2 lety +780

    I just realized, when you mentioned that Bloodraven is heavily inspired by odin; Bloodraven "combined" himself with a tree to gain full sight of the Old Gods and Odin "pinned" himself to Yggdrasil with his spear and bled for 7 days to gain the power of magic. The similarity is just crazy

    • Matt Shannon
      Matt Shannon Před 2 lety +83

      If there's anything I learned about stories and literature, its that there's always a character that ends up either being Odin or based on him in some way.
      I call it the "Oops, All Odin Theory"

    • Václav Šulc
      Václav Šulc Před 2 lety +28

      @Matt Shannon I mean he is able to change his appearance and he is also know to be a trickster, it's almost in character for him to appear where you expect him the least :D

    • JD'C
      JD'C Před 2 lety +22

      Tolkien was also heavily inspired by Odinnic myths when he made the character of Gandalf, particularly the ones about Odin traveling around and visiting people's houses disguised as an old man in a grey cloak.

    • BattyButtercup
      BattyButtercup Před 2 lety +16

      There's also the whole "Odin is a pagan god"/Brynden Rivers uses the ways of The Old Gods.
      I say "uses" rather than "follows" because Brynden clearly borrows magical tricks used by Mel, a priestess of the monotheistic Red God religion. I'd be unsurprised by the Three-eyed Crow showcasing knowledge and ability in the sorceries of other faiths, too. There's that whole "Bran wasn't the first kid Brynden summoned his way" thing with Euron Greyjoy, and Euron's ended up with his own multi-classing faith magic system going on while he tries at becoming a living god (which is what the Singers seem to treat Brynden as being).
      I forget who's supposed to off Odin come Ragnarok but, like, we have giants both Literal and figurative running about Westeros if need be AND mythic prophecy wolves besides! If [Wun-Wun?], The Mountain, The Hound, or Brienne aren't free to be Literal Giants, there's Literally Anyone Associated With Braavos such as the Faceless Men, mercenaries, the Iron Bank... and there's Littlefinger or, more probably, Sansa, through disguise or seizure of the dude's sigil and criminal empire (before she retakes House Stark's direwolf head or she embroiders herself a new, personal sigil without any giants).

    • Elina Sarmala
      Elina Sarmala Před rokem


  • Indigo
    Indigo Před 2 lety +2246

    If HBO was smart, they would hire Alt Shift X to do post-show discussions. And not restricted to Game of Thrones. The video on Raised by Wolves was great.

    • NukeMarine
      NukeMarine Před 2 lety +20

      May run into similar issues Amazon had when ASX did The Expanse explanation videos in that few people watched the videos on their channel.
      ASX, would it have been possible at the time to put out a 30 second video on your channel that explained you made a new video and linked to the Amazon Prime Video UK video?

    • SCP Database
      SCP Database Před 2 lety +31

      Seriously! It’s insane how good some of these CZcams channels are. You’d expect them to all be hired ASAP to do some work for the show runners.

    • Wiseacres
      Wiseacres Před 2 lety +7

      This could reopen an old Avenue in marketing.
      I remember a couple years ago game devs or movie studios would contract CZcamsrs and other influencers to make informative posts about their stories lore.
      Veritasium did one for Hunger Games: Mockingjay where he pretended to be a district four scientist but also actually taught science.
      They could do the same things with channels that are lore master's like ASX and I'd watch that any day over some of the boring stuff they're putting out as an afterthought.

    • MR5pAMFixER
      MR5pAMFixER Před 2 lety +24

      They can’t do that because everyone who watches the show and hasn’t read the books would be as pissed off as we all are when Alt Shift X reveals how great the script could have been before wrecked it with lazy writing

    • Lucas
      Lucas Před 2 lety

      Agreed on both accounts!

  • Duncan Van Ooyen
    Duncan Van Ooyen Před rokem +295

    I think I've decided that Bloodraven is my favorite historical character in the ASOIAF universe. Even excluding the whole Three-Eyed Crow thing, even if you treat that as a separate character, Bloodraven is great. He has the ruthless, cutthroat political sense of Tywin and Stannis, he's got magical powers like Bran, he's a bastard who fights for the good of the realm like Jon, he's a spymaster like Varys, he's got the Targaryen connection, he's motivated by love, family and duty, like Ned, and he has deep flaws related to his paranoia and prejudice, not unlike his cousin, Aerys II, The Mad King.
    He's like a microcosm for all the best and most interesting traits that make characters on ASOIAF so interesting and fun.

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas Před rokem +26

      And he is a son of Ice and Fire who turned into leader of the Night's Watch, just like Jon and after he's resurrected, Jon will maybe look like BloodRaven because of his ability of warging into Ghost!

    • Arawn
      Arawn Před rokem +2

      Aerys the 2nd isnt his cousin. Thats Aerys the first

    • Dan iel
      Dan iel Před rokem +1

      And weirwood enchanted arrows he wields

    • The Shocker
      The Shocker Před rokem +4

      @Dan iel And being a cool uncle of sorts to Egg and seeing greatness in Dunk, despite his ruthlessness.

    • Ignorant Weed
      Ignorant Weed Před 9 měsíci +3

      Yes he is very nice and good person who loves common people so much he does nothing to protect them in plague, what a man! He killed his ugly traitor brother, what a hero! He feeds Bran paste made from Brans friend Jojen, what a Masterchef!

  • Yoni Rais
    Yoni Rais Před 2 lety +107

    I like the idea that maynard is bloodraven in disguise and that bloodraven is taking his job of impersonating a hedge knight and spying at the wedding as an opportunity to have some fun drinking with the guys and make sexsiest jokes
    It really adds to his character in my opinion: hes not just this mysterious scary looking sorcerer creep, hes also a guy who was probably treated as a freak and outcast his whole life for being a bastard and albino and probably had a very lonely life which he ia trying to make up for now

  • Durval Lacerda
    Durval Lacerda Před 2 lety +651

    One of the things that I love about the ASoIaF stories/books, is how there is always something else going on behind it all; there are layers of stories, secrets and mysteries stacked on top of eachother.
    This is impossible to translate to a tv show.

    • MisiuM
      MisiuM Před 2 lety +51

      I love the possible connections between the plots like Dunk having romance with The Old Nun(she wasn't that old then) and by that he can be ancestor to Hodor:)

    • Mary Lubrano
      Mary Lubrano Před 2 lety +60

      @MisiuM Also the romance between Dunk (Brienne's ancestor) and Rohanne Webber (Jaime's great-grandmother)

    • Past Life
      Past Life Před 2 lety +38

      S1-4 of GOT proved it is possible, under writers who actually give a shit.

    • Past Life
      Past Life Před 2 lety +19

      callmecatalyst While the end of S6 is definitely very well made, I wouldn’t say it redeems a pretty nonsensical season.

    • Past Life
      Past Life Před 2 lety +7

      callmecatalyst Jeez dude there’s no need to get so angry. TWOW will definitely come out in the next few years, GRRM has said he’s done so much work on it over lockdown. Frankly I’d rather get a good book later than a shitty one earlier.

  • TheMangakid1995
    TheMangakid1995 Před 2 lety +151

    It just occured to me that I'm surprisingly more interested in seeing the continuation of the Dunk and Egg stories than I am in the main ASOIF series. Maybe I'm attracted to the comparatively smaller scale nature of the stories, maybe the fact that so many of these stories have been hinted at a history in the main series and supplemental material, or maybe I just don't like ice zombies. Either way I hope Martin has the chance to finish telling these characters stories.

    • Faisal Jahangir
      Faisal Jahangir Před rokem +11

      Same. The main series will never be finished so I'd rather just get more Dunk and Egg stories instead.

    • Senna Asad
      Senna Asad Před 6 měsíci +2

      It's just a much more streamlined story, with a set endpoint (Egg becomes King or Summerhall), making it so much easier to enjoy the journey, rather than wondering about the end

  • dylan busby
    dylan busby Před 2 lety +3513

    Mewtwo- Japan's greatest philosopher

    • Ser_ Ryon_Vine
      Ser_ Ryon_Vine Před 2 lety +54

      The circumstance of one’s birth are irrelevant

    • Wiseacres
      Wiseacres Před 2 lety +9

      platonik filofOz You're right.
      Children are born as blank slates. Think of a computer with no data on file. Then you slowly fill it up, except unlike a computer you can't just delete shit.
      That's why it's so easy for children to learn instruments, languages, etc at early age but it's damn near impossible for a 30+ year old to get those same things unless as you said, they're willing to learn and dedicate themselves.

    • Loren Z
      Loren Z Před 2 lety +14

      @Wiseacres Not actually true. Children only have an advantage when learning languages, etc. because they _have tons of free time_ and _aren't afraid of looking foolish._ An adult with both of those will out-learn a child every time because they understand what it is they're learning and just have more experience in learning things.

    • Jayfive276
      Jayfive276 Před 2 lety +16

      But...Pokemon aren’t meant to philosophise...not like this..

  • Aidan FARNAN
    Aidan FARNAN Před 2 lety +1718

    Walder Frey: Ruining other peoples weddings for 90 years!

    • Tatigan
      Tatigan Před 2 lety +96

      Holy shit, I did not clock that the annoying Frey child was Walder Frey when I read the book.
      It's weird seeing him having use of his legs lol

    • Konstantin Yagodin
      Konstantin Yagodin Před rokem +22

      @Tatigan Well, that was the most obvious relation between the 3rd Dunk & Egg book and ASoIaF, you just need to count which year was it in (211 AC) - fits perfectly

    • Bruhistan TV
      Bruhistan TV Před rokem +16

      He needs a kid named Finger who will say "Walduh" and all 6 million of his children and grandchildren turn up instantly. This would really complete the books I think.

    • Kristopher Spence
      Kristopher Spence Před 10 měsíci +1

      LOL 😆

  • grapetaems _
    grapetaems _ Před 2 lety +735

    “Brienne’s story echoes Dunk’s story”

  • TheLetterM
    TheLetterM Před 2 lety +141

    This story is honestly so hype. It includes all the best elements of ASOIAF: politics, scheming, prophecy, magic, heroism and Bloodraven. Great video, I wish there was more stuff to cover. Maybe Fire and Blood?

    • Oscar Bautista
      Oscar Bautista Před rokem +9

      exactly, that's why I love the dunk and egg tales so much.. they condense everything I love of the main series in a single, super entertaining, fun to read book. I wish we can at least get the story at winterfell and also the one where they go to Essos..

  • NNMike77
    NNMike77 Před 2 lety +363

    The artist for this novel really made Bloodraven look like a vampire

    • Jasper Forge
      Jasper Forge Před 2 lety +46

      Thats how he's described in the book

    • NNMike77
      NNMike77 Před 2 lety +60

      @Jasper Forge I know he's an albino and quite pale but I didn't expect him to look THAT grey and pale

    • you is stupid
      you is stupid Před 2 lety

      It looks very dated.

    • YetiPotato
      YetiPotato Před 2 lety +26

      Targaryen armor would fit any bloodknight or vampire

    • Who Cares Duhh
      Who Cares Duhh Před 2 lety


  • lluewhyn
    lluewhyn Před 2 lety +24

    One thing not mentioned in this video that I hadn't caught in earlier readings, is that Bloodraven totally threatens to kidnap young Aegon due to conflict between Bloodraven and Aegon's father Maekar, and there's a lot of subtle verbal underplay between the two of them about what would happen if Bloodraven tried to do such a power play. Basically, Bloodraven concedes that it's not worth the risk.

    • Kriegerdammerung
      Kriegerdammerung Před 2 lety

      Aegon father's is Maekar, mate

    • lluewhyn
      lluewhyn Před 2 lety

      @Kriegerdammerung Whoops! What a mistake to make! Will correct.

  • ZergrushEddie
    ZergrushEddie Před 2 lety +57

    "As a Japanese philosopher once said" had me full on bent over laughing like a hyena. Nicely done

  • ContentOverTime
    ContentOverTime Před 2 lety +2631

    Mewtwo is my favorite philosopher of the Edo period.

    • Kri
      Kri Před 2 lety +18

      More like Heisei era

    • Buford T. Justice
      Buford T. Justice Před 2 lety +5


    • Filip Ungureanu
      Filip Ungureanu Před 2 lety +7

      Idk why but I really laught a lot at that joke

    • Alan Reese
      Alan Reese Před 2 lety +8

      I thought he was from Kanto period.

    • Mihir Lavande
      Mihir Lavande Před 2 lety +9

      "Koffing!" - Koffing, Meiji restoration era philosopher.

  • tavdy79
    tavdy79 Před 2 lety +47

    In the section on parallels between Dunk and Brienne, you missed two which are closely linked. The names of their squires have similar meanings - an egg and a pod are both containers within which you usually find an embryonic life form, either an animal or a plant respectively - and both Egg and Pod transform into massively more confident people over the course of the books, fulfilling the potential their names imply.

  • Florent Placide
    Florent Placide Před 2 lety +64

    Brynden Rivers/Blood Raven is such an interesting character. I love this type of characters which are despised by the many for their appearance or their alleged malfeasance even though they are serving the greater good. Brendyn Rivers is highly intelligent, competent and cunning and use all sorts of means and knowledge for the good of the realm. I'd love to see/read more of him. Thanks Alt Shift X for yet another great analysis :)

    • Nikhil Iyengar
      Nikhil Iyengar Před 2 lety +2

      Brynden, my lord Florent. Brynden.

    • Florent Placide
      Florent Placide Před 2 lety

      @Nikhil Iyengar You're perfectly right ! I corrected it. It's quite a shame to praise a character and to butcher its name ^^

    • Niranjan Rajesh
      Niranjan Rajesh Před 2 lety +4

      He is the best character in ASOIAF,the most interesting. He is a bastard who has come into power,a very daunting sight as hes described as an albino with red eyes and a red winestain birthmark,a sorcerer who practices dark magic,he is the lover of the most beautiful woman who ever existed,he is literally a son of ice and fire,he becomes both kings hand and lord commander,he is ruthless and intelligent,and also the three eyed raven

    • Muenni
      Muenni Před rokem

      The "greater good" of House Targaryen, that is.

  • jlshel42
    jlshel42 Před 2 lety +298

    "How do you do, fellow hedge knights?" has me laughing too much at work.

    • Emma Harrison
      Emma Harrison Před 2 lety +20

      I know, right? If you're going to pretend to be a hedge knight, try to not be so obvious :)

  • Novadamus
    Novadamus Před 2 lety +32

    Dunk and Egg’s escapades are my favorite A Song of Ice and Fire side stories. They’re so well written and well paced. Super intriguing, great characters, action. All around fun.

  • Ali Almuhanna
    Ali Almuhanna Před 2 lety +38

    My favorite scene from The Sworn Sword is when Dunk mouthes the word “clout in the ear” and Egg grins at him. Absolutely priceless !

  • SCP Database
    SCP Database Před 2 lety +56

    I enjoy these novellas more than some of the books just because the character building is a lot more concise and they’re likable

  • Cam Jensen
    Cam Jensen Před 2 lety +452

    Oh god I cant tell you how long I laughed at that Japanese philosopher joke.

  • MegaKnight2012
    MegaKnight2012 Před rokem +11

    I've truly come to love Martin's use of prophecies being misinterpreted. So often in fantasy they're so cut and dry, but in the Westeros stories, one can cause so much harm by personal interpretation of dreams and prophecies. Martin is a former Catholic and Catholic theologians actually warn against committing wrongs based on personal revelations. One theologian I met said one should just live their life as best as possible and if the revelation is part of God's plan, it will just happen naturally. Yet in Martin's stories, we see the consequences of when peoples try to force their revelations to be made reality. It reminds me of how Dunk says he doesn't know what the morrow brings, only that he can live his life as best as possible

  • LC for 3
    LC for 3 Před 2 lety +366

    Call me crazy, but I really don’t think we’re going to get all those novella’s from George. I doubt we ever even get A Dream of Spring at this point.

    • ReptileBreeder
      ReptileBreeder Před 2 lety +76

      it’s not crazy. many people think that because he keeps announcing he’s writing other stories or scripts for tv. he’s probably written the whole main story but is having trouble connecting the dozens of intricate plot lines and conspiracy’s going on. he’s essentially written himself into a corner.

    • Krystof S.
      Krystof S. Před 2 lety +80

      There's no way we're getting ADOS. We'll probably get TWOW within the next year... two years... five years... who tf knows, but I think we'll get it. But ADOS? Nah, no way he'll be able to finish that.

    • Past Life
      Past Life Před 2 lety +23

      @Krystof S. Maybe Elio and Linda will finish it for him. They wrote a good bit of TWOIAF.

    • DanteDMC
      DanteDMC Před 2 lety +29

      You're not crazy. You're just being realistic.

    • A Yourmum
      A Yourmum Před 2 lety +10

      Yea there’s a better chance of aliens visiting us then grrm releasing dream of spring or more dunk and egg.

    LARKIN Před 2 lety +79

    If Bloodraven was impersonating Maynard Plumm, maybe Shiera Seastar also disguising as Bloodraven and ruling in his stead? They were the power couple of Westeros back then.

  • Bobdmz
    Bobdmz Před 2 lety +9

    I love the armor designs in this comic.
    Edit:Also Blood Raven’s birth mark looks more like a raccoon than a raven.

  • John Moruzzi
    John Moruzzi Před 2 lety +88

    Really love these in depth Dunk and Egg explanation vids. Thanks Alt Shift X!!

  •  Před 5 měsíci +2

    These videos are gonna blow up once the show gets into production, well done Shift.

  • Mellow Yello
    Mellow Yello Před 2 lety +94

    The Japanese philosopher bit had me rolling.
    Also Glyndyn, Fireballs "son" was a real MVP in this story, holy shit.

  • Carlos Ibarra
    Carlos Ibarra Před 2 lety +27

    Sometimes I pick up a new series and think “huh, this is pretty good. Maybe comparable in quality to ASOIAF” then I come back to the series and realize just nothing compares to the depth of ASOIAF, truly a modern classic

    • Dats J
      Dats J Před rokem +2

      Since I read ASOIAF a couple of years ago, I stopped reading books. I compare every new book to The Song and they're never even close in quality. So, basically, ASOIAF ruined books for me.

  • I am a disappointment to my parents

    The sheer depth of this world still amazes me after all these years, such a brilliant writer

  • Brandon Mayhew
    Brandon Mayhew Před 2 lety +80

    If Martin decided to release the 4th book of Dunk and Eggs: it needs to be adapted into a graphic novel

    • A Yourmum
      A Yourmum Před 2 lety +2

      Oh what a dream that would be but we are forever waiting for winter.

    • Brandon Mayhew
      Brandon Mayhew Před 2 lety +4

      @A Yourmum there is still an ongoing adaptation of a clash of kings, the second book of the series

    • A Yourmum
      A Yourmum Před 2 lety

      @Brandon Mayhew ? I do not get 🥴

    • Brandon Mayhew
      Brandon Mayhew Před 2 lety

      @A Yourmum there is a graphic novel based on the second book of asoiaf series

    • A Yourmum
      A Yourmum Před 2 lety

      @Brandon Mayhew oh wow didn’t even know about that. I knew there were graphic novels for dunk and egg just not for asoiaf. Would you recommend it? I’ve already read the books 🤷‍♂️

  • invi ernum
    invi ernum Před 2 lety +182

    "Dunk is oblivious to the flirting."
    lmao He's actually pretty adorable.
    Thank you for helping condense the book's material. I always find I can enjoy the details when they are laid out in formats like yours.

    • Ballin4Vengeance
      Ballin4Vengeance Před rokem +9

      The original turbovirgin

    • Arbiters Kiss
      Arbiters Kiss Před rokem +2

      I did not catch it the first time myself. I thought he was fascinated by Dunk because of him dreaming of him on the Kingsguard, not unlike Daeron's fear of him the first time they meet.

  • Cant be Tamed
    Cant be Tamed Před 2 lety +8

    Having Bloodraven besides any king is a double-edged sword. One, he's so loyal to his family that he's willing to go through any lengths to protect it. He has spies and men ready to do his bidding, and more importantly, you can blame him for all of the crimes and misfortune on the land.
    The downsides of having Bloodraven around; your subjects wouldn't like you and rumors of his magic and skills would be used as a stepping stone to rebellions. He's also dangerous and would ruin the image of the Targaryens. Not to mention many would likely want to kill him and probably you as well.
    Weigh your choices carefully.

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas Před rokem +1

      Daeron II was dawn lucky that BloodRaven didn't supported the Blackfyres!

  • Gaming With This Guy
    Gaming With This Guy Před 11 měsíci +4

    I love how BloodRaven, of all people, tested the honor of Dunk with the suggestion of just running away instead of giving up his armor..

  • Krystof S.
    Krystof S. Před 2 lety +341

    "Gorghan of Old Ghis once wrote that a prophecy is like a treacherous woman. She takes your member in her mouth, and you moan with the pleasure of it and think, how sweet, how fine, how good this is... and then her teeth snap shut and your moans turn to screams. That is the nature of prophecy, said Gorghan. Prophecy will bite your prick off every time."
    - Marwyn the Mage

    • tabulldog27
      tabulldog27 Před 2 lety +38

      probably what happened to Rhaegar, honestly lmao

    • Green, 2nd Strongest Warrior
      Green, 2nd Strongest Warrior Před 2 lety +14

      And then Marwyn travelled straight to Daenerys, a prophetic character, and crossed the sea, who are invested with ironborn who follow some lovecratian maniac that wants to end the world. Marwyn really is a „do as I say, not as I do“ kinda guy lol.

    • Neal First of his name
      Neal First of his name Před 5 měsíci +3

      ​@Green, 2nd Strongest Warrior Marwyn is protected by his hat made of Valyrian steel foil.

  • Daemon I Blackfyre
    Daemon I Blackfyre Před 2 lety +8

    "The Sellsword" will probably be when Dunc and Egg travels to Essos because GRRM did also mention that they would make a stop there. They might even encounter the Golden Company and Bittersteel which would be pretty cool considering Bittersteel might not even realized he had a Targaryen under his nose the whole time.

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas Před rokem

      They will probably see Haegon Blackfyre being crowned and him and the Golden Company preparing themselves for the 3rd Blackfyre Rebellion!

    • Daemon I Blackfyre
      Daemon I Blackfyre Před rokem

      @Pedro Lucas That would be really awesome to see but wasn't Aegon already a knight himself when he fought in the 3rd war?

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas Před rokem +1

      @Daemon I Blackfyre Aegon might go with Dunk to Essos for BloodRaven's orders!

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas Před rokem +1

      @Daemon I Blackfyre Or there could be POVs of Dunk disguised inside the GC and Egg preparing the Targaryen armies with Maekar, BloodRaven and Aerion Brightflame on Westeros!

  • slowseph brostar
    slowseph brostar Před 2 lety +120

    Dunk repeatedly threatens to give Egg a "clout on the ear" and Brienne bites off Vargo Hoat's ear. Coincidence??

    • Julie C
      Julie C Před 2 lety +16

      I THINK NOT!
      (good catch btw, even if a bit absurd 😂)

    • First Last
      First Last Před 2 lety +1


  • Peter Joyce
    Peter Joyce Před 2 lety +28

    This was fantastic. You have such a soothing voice, and the editing was amazing. Thank you for this!

  • Dane Jennings
    Dane Jennings Před 10 měsíci +1

    I really do hope we can see the rest of these story’s. I haven’t finished reading the main series but the idea of these really does excite me

  • KarRawr
    KarRawr Před rokem +1

    I never knew just how much parallel there is between Dunk and Brienne's stories. The offspring of characters echoing their ancestors actions is quite poetic

  • cmbuelow
    cmbuelow Před rokem

    These videos are priceless. You explain the stories far better than anyone.
    Also, the use of the graphics from the comics helps tremendously

  • Mark Jr Bessett
    Mark Jr Bessett Před 2 lety +17

    I just spent two hours watching these Dunken and Egg prequel videos. I have no regrets.

  • Susan Bishop
    Susan Bishop Před rokem +2

    of all the characters in this series I would kill to have GRRM to flesh out and write a lot about Bloodraven. What an interesting character to be left on the pages without his own in depth story line.

  • Jack Coogan
    Jack Coogan Před 2 lety +157

    Call me crazy, I like the Tales of Dunk and Egg more than the main novels.

    • NukeMarine
      NukeMarine Před 2 lety +39

      You're crazy. You're also right.

    • Hannah Seling
      Hannah Seling Před 2 lety +29

      I prefer them, too. For me, it's just a matter of taste. The main series is so massive with an incredible amount of moving parts. That isn't a criticism. I can acknowledge the objective quality and brilliance of ASOIAF. I simply enjoy reading "smaller" stories with a more focused cast more.

    • Veloce
      Veloce Před 2 lety +32

      probably because each of them is a finished story.

    • Louis Roy
      Louis Roy Před 2 lety +25

      I agree, however I couldn’t like Dunk and Egg as much if it wasn’t for the main series. It’s everything that’s great about ASoIaF in a nice concise package. However, it’s how it connects to and expands on the main series that elevates it above, in my opinion.

    • Ashutosh Samantaray
      Ashutosh Samantaray Před 2 lety +2

      I would want more of these easy to keep track of books too. I think a lot of ppl would agree, if they know about these novels..

  • Fløcke
    Fløcke Před 2 lety +39

    Your the only one of the channels I subed for their GoT content years ago I still watch 2 years after the season we do not speak of. Keep up your good work mate :)

  • Zach
    Zach Před 2 lety +2

    so glad you gave us the third book too! I have loved these videos about dunk and egg to death. So well done!! Your hard work in these works shows. cheers

  • Kseni_Vely
    Kseni_Vely Před 2 lety

    The series was good overall, great some times, but the books are always better. In the books there's always some of those layers that we put in ourselves as readers, there's imagination and our own twisted logics to all of it. That's the magic of it. There's lore galore to be interpreted and explained, as we all have seen for the past years discussing how the series was lettings us down and leaving out major plotlines. We've been taking about it for years now and amazing channels like this one give me life and hope that somewhere, somehow there'll be writers for next shows that care and will give us something to look forward to 🙌🏻

  • Robert Payne
    Robert Payne Před 2 lety +4

    So first off I wanted to say I adore your videos. Your voice is so soothing, yet powerful enough to grasp my attention. Your videos are also edited wonderfully. Nothing overly showy, but not utterly simple in the slightest. Top notch. I was wondering if you're ever planning on delving in the the cosmere at all? The books seem mostly up your alley, and I'd love to hear your opinions and predictions about hidden meanings and upcoming events in the books.

  • Shubert Reads
    Shubert Reads Před 2 lety +500

    Slam Dunk video dude, Eggcellent stuff as always

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 2 lety +112


    • Random People
      Random People Před 2 lety +1

      @Alt Shift X thats a bit eggy

    • Mellotome
      Mellotome Před rokem +2

      @Random People what a BALL of an episode.

    • BaccaIsMemebob
      BaccaIsMemebob Před rokem +1

      @Alt Shift X just DUNKing our faces in content are ya.

  • Niccolò Medeot
    Niccolò Medeot Před 2 lety +8

    I have no idea where my "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" book is gone so thank you for this video that let me relive these incredible stories

  • Jimmy GS
    Jimmy GS Před 2 lety +2

    I was hoping you mentioned the inn by the God's Eye shore. Where all of the wedding's attendees crossed the lake to reach Butterwell's castle.
    I have a theory, that it is the same inn found by Arya and Yoren's group of recruits, before they are attacked by Ser Amory Lorch, in the book "A Clash of Kings".

  • Jeff Ralston
    Jeff Ralston Před 2 lety +3

    I hope George fills out some of the history of Shiera Seastar in a Dunk & Egg book.

  • theRealPermagreen
    theRealPermagreen Před rokem +2

    The scene between Bloodraven and Dunk at the end always kind of reminded of those bits at the end of Terry Pratchett's watch novels in the Discworld series where the Patrician talks to Vimes about everything that happened and what the consequences of it all will be. Bloodraven may as well have said "Do not let me detain you" when he dismissed the two.

  • N Amiin
    N Amiin Před rokem +1

    Dunk and egg are just so interesting, I can't wait for more of their stories.

  • Seetj
    Seetj Před 2 lety +3

    Love the dunk and egg books a bunch and really can't wait to see more after whenever George finishes winds of winter I'm guessing

  • uh huh
    uh huh Před 3 měsíci +1

    As much as I want more Dunk and Egg tales, I just wish George would finish the main series first. That's a priority because none of the other works hold much weight if the main series is left unfinished.

  • Touchpad NM
    Touchpad NM Před 2 lety

    I appreciate that you're adding more comedic bits to these videos. Good mix of entertaining and informative.

  • Kalashnikov
    Kalashnikov Před 5 měsíci +1

    when you revealed that maynard is quite literally bloodraven, I never caught that when finishing the book lmao and now I seem to like bloodraven even more. what an interesting guy, thx for the explanation!

  • Richard Cieslik
    Richard Cieslik Před 2 lety +9

    Makes the final couple of seasons of GoT even sadder, with all the subtle interconnectivity, prophecies, deeper meanings, being simply forgotten.

  • Serious Guy
    Serious Guy Před 2 lety +10

    Most of the time I feel like I'm Dunk the lunk, as thick as a castle wall too while reading the novellas because I don't get the simple things that Dunk misses too. Like I had no idea that the Fiddler was a Blackfyre... I knew he was a Targareon Prince but- It's just that these videos really help me out in understanding these books so thanks for making them.

  • Atun-Shei Films
    Atun-Shei Films Před 2 lety +1551

    Welp, looks like I'm rereading Dunk and Egg for the upeenth time

    • Paul Hui
      Paul Hui Před 2 lety +26

      chance seeing you here! my 2 favorite channels in one place!

    • A W
      A W Před 2 lety +10

      I would recommend "The First Law" series if looking for a new story in a similar type fantasy world.

    • NukeMarine
      NukeMarine Před 2 lety +8

      The comic adaptions for them are amazingly good. I could imagine panels of the comic used in a slide show as the audio book played to be the peek experience.

    • Lucas
      Lucas Před 2 lety +1

      It must be done

    • Judo Chop Master
      Judo Chop Master Před 2 lety +3

      Eyyy cool to see you here

  • B Gonzalez
    B Gonzalez Před 2 lety +2

    Love your videos and really enjoyed the comics adaptación!
    My wife and I received the first 2volumes of the graphic novels version as a wedding gift. I really dug them as we were both big fans of game of thrones show and he knew that. My wife has still to read but when I buy the 3rd I will add the first two in the series to her her 2021 reading stack.

  • Wiseacres
    Wiseacres Před rokem +1

    Glendon Ball is one of my all time favourite characters in the song of ice and fire.
    His sheer tenacity makes me love him as a character even more.

  • Woody
    Woody Před 2 lety +36

    You know what....I have little faith for them to produce the Prequel Series without books behind them when they clearly failed at that in the main series.
    I stick with these stories.

    • kindlin
      kindlin Před 2 lety +6

      As long as D&D aren't on the job, and they find people passionate about their work for more than 5 years, then I think we'll be in a good spot. That, or end it around 4 seasons. That seems to be a good number for many great shows.

    • NNMike77
      NNMike77 Před 2 lety +11

      To be fair, the failure of the main series wasn't really HBO's fault. They were willing to give D&D more time and money to make more seasons but D&D refused, wanting to finish the project quickly
      But I've seen the casting for House of the Dragon and it's pretty questionable, so I don't expect it to succeed

    • BaccaIsMemebob
      BaccaIsMemebob Před rokem

      welp 1 year later and im curious to hear yalls opinions on HOTD so far

    • Woody
      Woody Před rokem

      @BaccaIsMemebob I will now watch Episode 2. Episode 1 was a good start.

  • Scott McArthur
    Scott McArthur Před 2 lety +10

    Always wondered, knowing George's penchant for naming characters after real world influences, if Uthor "the Snail" with his unique sigil was named in honour of the Silver Snail - a legendary comic book shop in Toronto.

  • Jen Jen
    Jen Jen Před 2 lety +1

    Stunning video! I miss your GRRM breakdowns as much as GOT. Thank you so much, youre bloody brilliant!

  • Ashwin Ramakrishnan
    Ashwin Ramakrishnan Před rokem +3

    I just finished reading the Mystery Knight, and am kicking myself for not recognizing Maynard Plumm. I knew there was something suspicious when Dunk mentioned his odd features, but didn't put it together. Thanks Alt!

  • Jelle
    Jelle Před 2 lety +4

    Oh god, George is really gonna be the next Tolkien isn't he. Having the scraps he left turned into books to be published for years after his death. I just hope he's got a good successor cause with all the stuff this guy's got planned he's gonna need another 50 years to finish it all.

  • Tone Riggz
    Tone Riggz Před 2 lety +2

    Dunk & Egg is the only prequel I’m interested in. I think they should do each story as a short series in the vein of British series.

  • TehBigMadBarb
    TehBigMadBarb Před 2 lety +1

    Alt+Shift+X -- you make the best videos and breakdowns of books and shows I've ever seen. The amount of research and details you put into your videos really shows; with every video you put out. I'm so happy that I found your channel long ago, and hope you keep going for many more years!

  • Rodiacreed
    Rodiacreed Před rokem

    This has to be the best Targaryen period because its time where there were lots of kings coming and going, a lot of political tensions, the Blackfyres are a serious threat and Dunk and Egg are very good protagonists that lead very interesting lives, even their death was mysterious and special.

  • BLU3-3MU
    BLU3-3MU Před 2 lety +1

    I dunno why, but the Mystery Knight is my favourite Dunk and Egg story so far, maybe because it had more Bloodraven in it which is awesome, or maybe its just Alt Shift X's way of presenting the story to me, even though Ive read the book before. Anyway, Ill NEVER stop rewatching this video. Thanks Alt Shift X

  • Fyraltari
    Fyraltari Před 2 lety +3

    I never made a connection between Bloodraven and Odin but it works so well! Amazing!

  • Pedroalí Tovar
    Pedroalí Tovar Před 2 lety +9

    You all will see that if we finally finish reading the last tale of Dunk&Egg, we'll find out that Colhands is actually Dunk back to life thanks to the Ghost of Heart Hill & Bloodraven after his own death, when he sacrificed himself saving Rhaegar from Summerhall's fire.

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas Před rokem +2

      Holy shit, this theory makes absolute sense!

  • TheTower
    TheTower Před 2 lety +3

    Of the comparisons between Dunc and Brienne: brienne is also seen at renlys tournament using a shield that has the same symbol as Dunc, a tree with a star

  • lilshabaz1862
    lilshabaz1862 Před rokem +2

    The Others take you. I've been reading the Dunk and Egg stories and I watch your video after reading each one... and I end up rereading them to catch everything you point out that I blindly miss. I tried to watch this video in tandem to avoid another reread... alas, I've still managed to miss so much. I will be immediately journeying back to Whitewalls to pay closer attention to one Ser Maynard Plumm in particular...

  • NukeMarine
    NukeMarine Před 2 lety +7

    Great video as always. The bit about dreams got brought up an idea. Prophecies being prophecies, it's also possible that the young queen that replaces Cersei and the valonqar that strangles her are Princess Arianne and King (f)Aegon. If you consider AFfC and ADwD as one long book, we're introduced to the prophecy and the two new characters around the same time which is a great way to mess with the reader's expectations. Also, while S8 was horrendous, it did show that the Golden Company guarded King's Landing which in the books would only happen if (f)Aegon was the one on the throne.

    • lluewhyn
      lluewhyn Před rokem

      I think the Younger, More Beautiful Queen will be either Arianne or Daenerys (weird to think Cersei being around once Aegon takes King's Landing), OR the YMBQ doesn't refer to just one individual, but several including those two plus Margaery.

  • Bruhistan TV
    Bruhistan TV Před rokem +6

    Brynden just wanted to have fun, do a little trolling, but life demanded otherwise. Many such cases!

  • deathislife
    deathislife Před 2 lety +23

    I love so much that you gave a shoutout to Radio Westeros! They're among the most informative ASoIaF podcasts I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

    • MisiuM
      MisiuM Před 2 lety +1

      I agree

  • Atropus Arbaalish
    Atropus Arbaalish Před rokem

    Elric was the antithesis to the muscle bound sword swinger. He was an emaciated albino, whose vampire sword forces him to kill, so the sword can feed.

  • Никакменянезовут Отстаньотменядурацкийгугл

    Wow. I didn't get a lot when reading the book. Thanks for your videos! It's realy interesting to discover missed bits of story.

  • Nathan Sky
    Nathan Sky Před 2 lety

    I really love your content, mate! Keep up the amazing work!

  • Frank Sabba
    Frank Sabba Před 2 lety +2

    Also, when Jon first takes Longclaw in his hands, his first thoughts are about stealing his own brother's birthright, and taking his father's sword

    • Pedro Lucas
      Pedro Lucas Před rokem +4

      Just like Daemon Blackfyre, and the irony is that one of the reasons why Catelyn treated Jon the way she did was because she feared he would become Daemon Blackfyre 2.0!

  • Lord Bloodraven
    Lord Bloodraven Před 2 lety +2

    I'm surprised nobody found it strange that Maynard Plumm and I were never in the same place at the same time.
    But he is a well travelled hedge knight. He could be anywhere. I'm sure if I 'plied myself I could find him. I do have a Thousand Eyes and One.

    FUSSSSOHLE Před 2 lety +233

    The storys of Dunk and Brienne have many parralels?
    So that means that Pod is a secret Targaryen xD

    • Low-fat Milk Love
      Low-fat Milk Love Před 2 lety +17

      No, but we might see something great sprout up from twelve year old pod once he grows.

    • Kevin W
      Kevin W Před 2 lety +17

      nah that can't be right, cause we know Jon Snow's a Targaryen, and Thormund was very clear about observing Jon having a small pecker lol

    • HotahVik
      HotahVik Před 2 lety

      @Kevin W bro 🤣🤣🤣

    • Jaqen H'Ghar
      Jaqen H'Ghar Před 2 lety +2

      Would be great for Podrick's actor to play Egg in the series if they age him up

    • Oscar Wind
      Oscar Wind Před rokem +1

      Everyone is a secret Targaryen

  • Sean Castle
    Sean Castle Před 2 lety

    You did an amazing job covering these. Kudos.

  • Bálint Ujvári
    Bálint Ujvári Před 2 lety

    the japanese philisopher bit was pure comedic genius, but also insightful and necessary
    great work as always

  • Shade
    Shade Před 17 dny

    Have had a hard time finding this graphic novel. Have other 2. I know these stories sre are "simpler", but I did a ton of research and studying to learn all about the Targaryens. It was fun. I am looking forward to a show

  • Dane Jennings
    Dane Jennings Před 6 měsíci

    While I do want to see a conclusion to the main series, future dink and egg stories excite me quite a lot

  • Ice
    Ice Před 11 měsíci +2

    Bloodraven is definitely the most loyal and competent hand there has been

  • Sardonyx
    Sardonyx Před 2 lety +22

    Awesome! We need more content like this so we can forget Season 8.

  • The Vinyl Score
    The Vinyl Score Před 2 lety +2

    I’d love to hear you talk about Gormenghast trilogy. I like the reference to books in this story by George!

  • Susan Bishop
    Susan Bishop Před rokem +2

    Bloodraven is my absolute most favorite character in the whole Ice & Fire universe. What a fascinating character

  • Zlarel
    Zlarel Před 5 měsíci

    I love how each novella gives Dunk a love interest, and after the lovely ladies Tanselle and Rohanne this story slaps Dunk with Daemon. the Diddler.