Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game Of Thrones (a Targaryen History) by George R. R. MartinFire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game Of Thrones (a Targaryen History) by George R. R. Martin

Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game Of Thrones (a Targaryen History)

byGeorge R. R. Martin

Hardcover | November 20, 2018

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

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 & 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 was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? 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 & Blood is the the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including those of the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with ...
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Title:Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game Of Thrones (a Targaryen History)Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 9.51 × 6.36 × 1.89 inPublished:November 20, 2018Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omg can’t put down leave you spell bound I bought about a week ago and already on page 300 , his books never disappoint I’m a huge fan !!! It’s the kind of book you take on the bus even though it’s kinda heavy cause you can’t wait to get home to find out what happens next !!! Can’t say enough great things about this book !!!!
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wow Well, jokes on me. I thought this book was similar to the last one that came out (I liked the encyclopedia-esq feeling of it and all the visuals). It's a struggle getting through this and to not mix up everyone, and to stay engaged. Not sure I would recommend this one.... but I still eagerly await The Winds of Winter.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Just the best, Mr. Martin knows how to write epics
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immersive 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 & 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.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic 'Fake History' At the time of writing this, the book itself isn't out yet. However, I've read some of the content which appears here beforehand; which can be found in the Dangerous Women and Rogues anthologies. Like A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, this isn't Book 6. But does that mean that this book itself isn't good? No it doesn't. Here you get some history which takes place about 300 years before Book 1 even begins. What The Silmarillion was for Tolkien, this book is for Martin. If you enjoy reading Martin's series, enjoyed A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, and and are looking forward to Book 6, hopefully this will slake your thirst until then. Westeros publishing timeline as of 2018: Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Fire and Blood Chronological timeline as of 2018: Fire and Blood A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Books 1-5
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh Love the series, have trouble reading the books. But glad they're written because we get the series from them!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from IT OK yo i'm down with all the medieval shenanigans but idk why no dragons?
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Its ok the plot was a little dry, hard to get into and the characters are grossly foreshadowed.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sounds interesting, but not what i'm waiting for this is an amazing author however I wish he would stop writing prequels and stand alone books, and give us the real sixth book of a game of thrones
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so excited! love game of thrones so really looking forward to this!
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing Our son cant get enough and now has me hooked!!! Truly another wonderful one!!
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!! Our son cant get enough and now has me hooked!!! Truly another wonderful one!!
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wicked good book wicked good book. must read again!!! Really recommend
Date published: 2018-04-25