The Targaryen dynasty could have died out by the tip of Game of Thrones, however hopefully these dragon-riding maniacs can take solace within the reality the folks of Westeros are utterly obsessive about their long rule of the Seven Kingdoms. Hopefully, the folks of Earth are as nicely, since HBO’s upcoming GoT prequel collection House of the Dragon covers the Targaryen civil wars, and now a second useful resource e book devoted to the household is on the way in which.
The e book is The Rise of the Dragon, which is George R.R. Martin’s follow-up to 2018’s Fire & Blood, which was a chronological historical past of the Targaryens from their first arrival on Westeros a whole bunch of years in the past to the aforementioned civil wars which would be the focus of Home of the Dragon. Rise, then again, will probably be extra of an easy useful resource e book, very similar to 2014’s The World of Ice and Fire. I’ll let George explain:
“For these of you who’re questioning: What’s the distinction between The Rise of the Dragon and Hearth & Blood? Consider The Rise of the Dragon as a deluxe reference e book, through which Westeros’ most notorious household—and their dragons—come to life in partnership with some actually unimaginable artists.”
Martin continued: “Hearth & Blood was scribed as a grandmaesters’ account of occasions from Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros by to the notorious Dance of the Dragons, the civil conflict that almost undid the Targaryen rule. The Rise of the Dragon will cowl the identical time interval, however is written in a extra encyclopedic fashion just like The World of Ice and Hearth. The truth is, The World of Ice and Hearth authors Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson have returned to assist with this tome.”
Rise doesn’t appear to be it’s going to be wholly important studying for followers who learn Hearth & Blood, however I actually wouldn’t thoughts having a useful resource that allowed me to simply uncover who the a whole bunch of characters mentioned in Hearth are, particularly given the truth that half the Targaryens appear to be named Aegon and the Targaryen household tree is so intertwined with itself it would as nicely be a ball of yarn. And it needs to be immensely useful (or a minimum of attractive) to Home of the Dragon viewers who’ll need to dive deeper into the collection, which I think about is the primary level of the e book. If nothing else, the one image GRRM shared (seen above) is attractive sufficient to make me surprise if the artwork alone is definitely worth the cash.
The Rise of the Dragon is due someday in October.
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