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Fire and Blood: A History of the Targaryen Kings from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III
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George R R Martin Doug Wheatley
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Fire and Blood: A History of the Targaryen Kings from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III

George R R Martin Doug Wheatley



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From the masterly imagination behind A Game of Thrones - one of the greatest fantasy epics of all time and an unmissable HBO hit series - comes a definitive history of Westeros’s past as told by Archmaester Gyldayn.

Unravelling events that led to A Song of Ice and Fire, this is the first volume of the definitive 2-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. Revealing long-buried secrets and untold lasting enmity, it sets the scene for the heart-stopping series conclusion, The Winds of Winter.

300 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, and long before the schism that set the houses of Westeros at each other’s throats, one house ruled supreme and indomitable - House Targaryen, the house of the last remaining dragonlords.

After surviving the Doom of Valyria, the Targaryens established themselves on Dragonstone. 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? 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.

With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, this is the ultimate guide to Westeros’s past. Featuring more than 80 all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley, this is an essential volume for all fans of A Game of Thrones. For the first time the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.

By:   George R R Martin
Illustrated by:   Doug Wheatley
Imprint:   Voyager
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 60mm
Weight:   1.020kg
ISBN:   9780008307738
ISBN 10:   0008307733
Series:   Song of Ice and Fire
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PRAISE FOR A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: `Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best' TIME MAGAZINE `Colossal, staggering...Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome' SFX `Martin's style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages' THE TIMES `I always expect the best from George R.R. Martin and he always delivers' ROBERT JORDAN

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