Fire and Blood: The inspiration for 2022’s highly anticipated HBO and Sky TV series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON from the internationally bestselling creator of ... GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire)

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Fire and Blood: The inspiration for 2022’s highly anticipated HBO and Sky TV series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON from the internationally bestselling creator of ... GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Fire and Blood: The inspiration for 2022’s highly anticipated HBO and Sky TV series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON from the internationally bestselling creator of ... GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire)

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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. During the days of Imperial China, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.

And plenty of action too, of the kind you associate with Game of Thrones: wars, conspiracies, betrayals, beheadings, poisonings going on all over Westeros, with additional dollops of violence and mayhem floating in from across the Narrow Sea. Several drowned, and one unlucky soldier was plucked by the scaly talons of the dragon and dragged back to its lair for supper. Once upon a time, Martin had a wonderful relationship with his fans, and interacted with them freely and positively. I purchased Fire and Blood to read over the Christmas holidays (2018) to have something to read, I was not particularly excited to read it, but it’s by GRRM on the history of the Targaryen monarchs. Rick has been newly turned - figuring out the thralls of bloodlust alongside his vampire queen Lizzie.The parts that truly focused on the Targaryens were great, but irrelevancy aside, my problem with this book is that the history tends to focus its narrative for a long period of time on other non-Targaryen characters; which frankly speaking by tomorrow I’ll forget already because I simply don’t give a damn about them.

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. It is NOT a novel, as I stated in my disclaimer at the top - at least, not a novel in the traditional sense. If you're expecting a narrative that tells you a story like the one in the Game Of Thrones seriew, beware this is not what you'll find in this book. In my opinion, Fire and Blood is an unnecessary read but overall a better book compared to A Dance with Dragons; that should say what I think of book five of the main series on my first read. But I had a bigger problem with this book; something common to all of the books but far more evident here.If you read only Fire and Blood and were asked to describe Martin, you would be forced to say he is a man that is obsessed with incest, “lustily” nursing infants, underage sex (try not to throw up when a “beautiful” six year-old is presented for marriage), and underage sex between brother and sister, resulting in a nursing infant. It took me a long time to get through this book simply, as at times, I just did not feel like reading more than a few pages at a time. So overall, Fire and Blood is a highly rewarding read if you're a fan of A Song of Ice and Fire and would like to deepen your knowledge of the world and its history. Since most reviews out there are only complaints about the lack of TWOW, I thought I'd review the actual book.



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