Fire & Blood

300 Years Before A Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin ,

Tap to preview
Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones

About the eBook

<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b> &bull; <b>The history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work, the inspiration for HBO&rsquo;s <i>Game of Thrones</i> prequel series <i>House of the Dragon<br></i></b><br><b>&ldquo;The thrill of <i>Fire &amp; Blood</i> is the thrill of all Martin&rsquo;s fantasy work: familiar myths debunked, the whole trope table flipped.&rdquo;&mdash;<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br><br>Centuries before the events of <i>A Game of Thrones,</i> House Targaryen&mdash;the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria&mdash;took up residence on Dragonstone. <i>Fire &amp; Blood</i> 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.<b><i><br></i></b><br>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&rsquo;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 black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.&#160;Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as <i>The World of Ice &amp; Fire,</i> but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.<br><br>With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon&rsquo;s <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire &amp; Blood</i> is 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.<br><br><b>Praise for <i>Fire &amp; Blood</i></b><br><br> &ldquo;A masterpiece of popular historical fiction.&rdquo; <b>&mdash;<i>The Sunday Times</i></b><br><br> &ldquo;The saga is a rich and dark one, full of both the title&rsquo;s promised elements. . . . It&rsquo;s hard not to thrill to the descriptions of dragons engaging in airborne combat, or the dilemma of whether defeated rulers should &lsquo;bend the knee,&rsquo; &lsquo;take the black&rsquo; and join the&#160;Night&rsquo;s Watch, or simply meet an inventive and horrible end.&rdquo;<b>&mdash;<i>The Guardian</i></b>
Show more

In The Press

About the Author

  • Publisher:
  • Published: ; Copyright:
  • ISBN:
  • Edition:
  • Title:
  • Series:
  • Author:
  • Imprint:
  • Language:
  • Number of Pages:  [disclaimer] Page count shown is an approximation provided by the publisher. The actual page count will vary based on various factors such your device's screen size and font-size.

Read online

You can read this ebook online in a web browser, without downloading anything or installing software.

Download file formats

This ebook is available in file types:

This ebook is available in:

After you've bought this ebook, you can choose to download either the PDF version or the ePub, or both.

DRM Free

The publisher has supplied this book in DRM Free form with digital watermarking.

Required software

You can read this eBook on any device that supports DRM-free EPUB or DRM-free PDF format.

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it.

Required software

To read this ebook on a mobile device (phone or tablet) you'll need to install one of these free apps:

To download and read this eBook on a PC or Mac:

  • Adobe Digital Editions (This is a free app specially developed for eBooks. It's not the same as Adobe Reader, which you probably already have on your computer.)

Limits on printing and copying

The publisher has set limits on how much of this ebook you may print or copy. See details.

  • {{ format_drm_information.format_name }} unrestricted {{ format_drm_information.format_name }} {{format_drm_information.page_percent}}% pages every day{{format_drm_information.interval}} days {{ format_drm_information.format_name }} off
Read Aloud
  • {{ read_aloud_information.format_name }} on {{ read_aloud_information.format_name }} off
Subject categories
  •  >