Fire and Blood: The inspiration for 2022’s highly anticipated HBO and Sky TV series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON from the internationally bestselling creator of ... GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire)

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Fire and Blood: The inspiration for 2022’s highly anticipated HBO and Sky TV series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON from the internationally bestselling creator of ... GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Fire and Blood: The inspiration for 2022’s highly anticipated HBO and Sky TV series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON from the internationally bestselling creator of ... GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire)

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Writing centuries after the events he's describing, the Gyldayn voice complicates this game of thrones with a clash of perspectives and a storm of debatable facts. The books often make passing reference to historical events that shaped the creation of this world (in this case, the creation of Westeros) without fleshing out those references, and this book seeks to provide the full back story; well, half of it!

Other works set in or about Westeros include The World of Ice and Fire, and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.It is an incredibly rich and detailed account of the lore of the world, the wars that were fought and the kings that ascended the throne, whether they were worthy of it, cruel or mad.

I mean it, the cover art of both editions is stunning, the typography inside the book is beautiful, the font used (Centaur) was easy to read, and most of all, Doug Wheatley’s artworks were simply spectacular to look at.As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. Unfortunately, in Fire and Blood, he doubles down on the grosser aspects of his previous novels, to the extent that they feel less like plot-points and more like pathologies. For those who find all this a bit grim and macho, GRR Martin is pretty good at putting women front and centre, so there are plenty of notable female characters, not just doing queenly things, but also doing “manly” things like exploring the seven seas (or however many seas there are in this world) and riding dragons.

Martin – or rather, Archmaester Gyldayn – does not spend any time modulating tension, constructing scenes, or building to a climax. He also helped create the Wild Cards anthology series, and contributed worldbuilding for the 2022 video game Elden Ring. Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen--the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria--took up residence on Dragonstone.I can say with confidence that Martin, at least on my first-time reading, isn't included in my "top 10 favorite authors of all time list" yet. It is the HBO show, not the books, that created the languages you’ll find uttered in line at a comic con). Then the Black Dread fell upon her from above, his jaws closing round her neck as he ripped one wing from her body.

The first half of the book is about Aegon I, Visenya and Rhaenys, telling their invasion of Westeros and how they conquered the Seven Kingdoms in four chapters. His death appears straight forward, he was found with his wrists slit having died from exsanguination after cutting himself on the throne. And while the concept is interesting and I found myself reading further than I wanted to, it isn't sustainable. GRRM has chosen to use a different writing style, taking the viewpoint of a fictional historian rather than a protagonist, and the result is that it's all less of an immersive tale and more like a history textbook. I found myself becoming deeply emotionally invested in the Targaryens, thrilling when they achieved great victories and lamenting when they succumbed to their more idiotic desires.

These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty-five black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley including five illustrations exclusive to the trade paperback edition. With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , Fire and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros. Highly recommend for anyone who loves House Targaryen and dragons, and even if they aren’t your favorite house ALL of the houses from the show and books play a role at some point. The second half of the book is about the Dance of the Dragons, narrating in seven chapters the entirety of the civil war over succession between Princess Rhaenyra and Aegon II, the children of Viserys I by his two different queens.



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