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Fire and Blood by George RR Martin review – not for the average fan
The first in a two-volume history like no other, stunningly illustrated throughout by Doug Wheatley. Welcome to the furious power of the last dragonlords and the bloodied chronicles of the Targaryens. Unravelling events that led to A Song of Ice and Fire , Fire and Blood is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. Revealing long-buried secrets and untold lasting enmity, it sets the scene for the next heart-stopping title in the series, The Winds of Winter. House Targaryen, the house of the last remaining dragonlords. This volume traces their legendary lineage from Aegon the Conqueror to the bloody Dance of Dragons; a civil war that pitted Aegon II and his half-sister Rhaenyra in a bitter conflict for the throne of their father, nearly wiping out the Targaryen dynasty forever. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons?
Martin's book Fire and Blood. This hasn't been officially confirmed by HBO, so there is no guarantee that it will actually make it to screens. Even if the Targaryen prequel series is about to get the go-ahead, that still means months and likely years of filming before finding out if it will receive a full series order. However, there are a few things that are already known about the particular area of Game of Thrones lore that it will deal with. It's not entirely clear when this new prequel series would be set, despite the fact that reports include a timeframe of " years before Game of Thrones. In many ways, this would make perfect sense; however, Aegon's Conquest doesn't necessarily fit the description of the "beginning of the end for House Targaryen.
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George R. The first in a two-part retelling of Targaryen history, the tome reads like an in-universe historical text, which means any spoilers will apply to the past dynasties of Westeros rather than the events during and after A Game of Thrones. Of course, this is George R. The valuable items are gifted to Daenerys by Illyrio Mopatis, but where he got them from remained shrouded in mystery until Fire dropped some heavy hints. The book talks about one Lady Elissa Farman, who took three dragon eggs from Queen Rhaena Targaryen and used them to fund an escape to Essos more than years before Daenerys was even born. Thrice I flew Silverwing high above Castle Black, and thrice I tried to take her north beyond the Wall, but every time she veered back south again and refused to go. Never before has she refused to take me where I wished to go.
Game of Thrones may have wrapped in May, but we're nowhere near done seeing adaptations of George R. Martin's expansive sourcework on the small screen. We already know about one prequel series, starring Naomi Watts and informally codenamed Bloodmoon, and now we're learning about a new prequel series based on Martin's supplementary Fire and Blood novel, set years before the events of Game of Thrones. Deadline is reporting that a sequel centered around the Targaryen dynasty in its death throes is close to getting a pilot from HBO. The series is being helmed by George R. Martin himself, along with the co-creator and executive producer of Colony, Ryan Condal. Martin had hinted at the project for a while on his blog , imploring fans looking for answers on the unannounced prequels to read Fire and Blood for clues.