Fire and Blood - George R.R. Martin & Doug Wheatley

Fire and Blood

By George R.R. Martin & Doug Wheatley

  • Release Date: 2018-11-20
  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
Score: 4
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Description

The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
 
With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bestselling author George R. R. Martin, this is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
 
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. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
 
What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? 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 all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.
 
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.

Reviews

  • Loved it.

    5
    By winilisha
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. So exciting, and full of interesting characters. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds on on the screen.
  • 8/10

    5
    By zzzabbb16
    i love this book, the only thing i dislike is that you are not certain of the information given, wish the author could do a re make where we have facts
  • A Wonderful Chunk of World-Building for the GoT Universe

    5
    By Justin Maher
    This made me realize that fictional histories may just be a new genre of books for me to fall in love with. Told from the point of view of a maester writing a history book, this tells the story of much of the Targaryen dynasty on Westeros, and flushes out more of GRRM’s world to a fascinating degree.
  • AMAZING!!!!!!

    5
    By DRAGONN!!!
    I love game of thrones I have watched all of the movies and read all the books except this one.
  • Targaryen History up until Aegon III

    4
    By Mindysueno
    This book is great! A lot of information to take in. My only complaint is the ending kind of fell short for me.
  • The books better than the hbo series 🔥

    5
    By The King of the North
    Loved every minute of this book .1 of the best books of all time . I could not wait 2 years for HBO to release season 2 of house of dragons.I had to find out what was next .So worth it ,the book is better than the hbo series 🔥
  • What happened?

    2
    By 1fenceman
    I read all of the GOT books in rapid succession and was glued to them, fantastic books. This was a chaotic mess to read, just staggered to an open end, without any cliffhanger or end of thought, it just stops. Very disappointing.
  • Great Book!

    5
    By MarkEden1793
    Great book about the early history of House Targaryen to the start of the reign of Aegon III.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Xzavier Robinson
    I don’t even read books and I can not put this one down.
  • Wishful thinking but…

    5
    By Demon Beastie
    I was hoping we’d get an official ending to GOT, and not the HBO version before any of the origin stories. 1.) Simply because reading origin stories just makes you want to go back and re-read, then watch the original again with the new information. IF the series is GOOD. Which needless to say, GOT is. That being said… I loved learning about the Dragon family and their original conquer. It’s odd how it doesn’t bother me when THEY marry brother to sister but when the Lannisters did it, it was weird. Here’s hoping Martin decides to write an origin story for the Starks, their north and the original story for The Wall. Someone told me once it was done by Ice Dragon, but I guess we’ll never know how true that is. The Wolves are just as magical, and interesting as The Dragons IMO. Wrapping it up, this is a MUST for any GOT fans!