Fire & Blood
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 and 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 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 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 and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.

Fire & Blood Details

TitleFire & Blood
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 20th, 2018
PublisherBantam
ISBN-139781524796280
Rating
GenreFantasy, Fiction

Fire & Blood Review

  • Kai
    January 1, 1970
    okay cool BUT WHAT ABOUT WINDS OF WINTER
  • Ana
    January 1, 1970
    Like their dragons the Targaryens answered to neither gods nor men. Aegon the Conqueror brought fire and blood to Westeros. Daemon Blackfyre loved the first Daenerys, and rose in rebellion when denied her. Prince Duncan met and became smitten with the mysterious woman known only as Jenny of Oldstones (a witch, some say), and took her for his wife in defiance of his father the king. I love him, I truly do, I love him as much as Queen Naerys loved Prince Aemon the Dragonknight. He put Like their dragons the Targaryens answered to neither gods nor men. Aegon the Conqueror brought fire and blood to Westeros. Daemon Blackfyre loved the first Daenerys, and rose in rebellion when denied her. Prince Duncan met and became smitten with the mysterious woman known only as Jenny of Oldstones (a witch, some say), and took her for his wife in defiance of his father the king. I love him, I truly do, I love him as much as Queen Naerys loved Prince Aemon the Dragonknight. He put away his lance the day your lady mother wed your father. Afterward he became most pious, and was heard to say that only the Maiden could replace Queen Rhaella in his heart. A queen stayed there for a night. Alysanne, the wife of King Jaehaerys the Conciliator … The king had matters to discuss with his Warden of the North, and Alysanne grew bored, so she mounted her dragon Silverwing and flew north to see the Wall. Bittersteel and Bloodraven both loved Shiera Seastar, and the Seven Kingdoms bled. All was well until Rhaegar and Lyanna got involved, and ruined everything for everyone. That's ok though. I still love them. Prince Rhaegar loved his Lady Lyanna and thousands died for it. Rubies flew like drops of blood from the chest of a dying prince, and he sank to his knees in the water and with his last breath murmured a woman's name. I AM HERE FOR THIS. Fire and blood, baby.
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  • Bookdragon Sean
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been trying to find a few words to say about the announcement of this in a calm and collective manner. This book will annoy a lot of fans (it has REALLY annoyed me) because it is not the book we all want. What makes it even worse though is that this book actually sounds quite good. I’m of two minds. Part of me wants to avoid it out of spite. Part of me feels insulted to the point where I don’t actually want to read it. Then the other half of me is sort of excited, excited to the point where I’ve been trying to find a few words to say about the announcement of this in a calm and collective manner. This book will annoy a lot of fans (it has REALLY annoyed me) because it is not the book we all want. What makes it even worse though is that this book actually sounds quite good. I’m of two minds. Part of me wants to avoid it out of spite. Part of me feels insulted to the point where I don’t actually want to read it. Then the other half of me is sort of excited, excited to the point where I’ll buy a copy of it on release day and relish the history and lore. For me though, it doesn’t matter how good (or bad) this book may be because when I read it I am going to be angry at it. I will not enjoy it as I should. And that’s sad. Logically speaking, it makes more sense for this to be released after A Song of Ice and Fire when the dynasty has (I presume) ended or found a way to flourish. Trying to write an impartial review (and one where I’m not bitching) will be a challenge come November. I will be reading through gritted teeth.
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  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    January 1, 1970
    You're killing me, Smalls. Seriously, how hard can it be to wrap up the existing ASOIAF series???? Spoiler alert:
  • Mohammed Arabey
    January 1, 1970
    George R.R. Martin will publish Fire & Blood, the 640-page Game of Thrones history book no one asked for, this fall.Oh, did you want to read The Winds of Winter? Too badThat's how a News site announced this annoying News..How accurate is that !Source :Chaim Gartenberg - The VergeMohammed Arabey
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    I'm equal parts side-eyeing and fangirling. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
  • Greg Bates
    January 1, 1970
    Well done, GRRM. You may be a lazy sack of shit, but your trolling game is god-tier.
  • Mirta (secretlifeofapotterheadgirl)
    January 1, 1970
    Me: News about “Winds of Winter”?GRRM: Do you want a new book in the series?Me: YES, totally!GRRM: No problem, a new book is scheduled for this autumn?Me: “Winds of Winter” will be released this autumn?!?GRRM: ahahah, no no poor child of summer! A book about Targaryen history!Me: And “Winds of Winter”?GRRM: This is about Targaryen. And dragons.Me: D R A G O N S GRRM:... well?Me: WINDS OF WINTER CAN WAIT GIVE ME THIS BOOK
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  • Eliza Rapsodia
    January 1, 1970
    So we are still waiting for Winds of winter.Probably will read it tough.
  • Vanessa
    January 1, 1970
    All these people bitching about the next Song of Fire and Ice book and how Fire & Blood is just terrible and how could Martin do this to us? Seriously? I am more than a bit outraged about all this ungratefulness and bitchiness from people.
  • Petra
    January 1, 1970
    Apparently I've been living under a rock or something because I just found out about this yesterday.Look, I'm gonna read this book ( I mean let's not kid ourselves here ) but is it the book I want and have been waiting for for around 5 years now? Definitely not
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  • Junkie for the Written Word
    January 1, 1970
    What the actual mother fooping coconut flinging monkey finger shit is this? Hoooo my god. I think I'm having an aneurysm. I. have. waited. for... You know what, nevermind, nevermind. This is fine. FINE. This is great and grand and fabulous. This is perfectly OKAY because obviously NO ONE gives a flying floop about my opinion on the matter. I'm just going to be over here being perfectly FINE with this. (PS: Dear Mister George Arr Arr Martin sir, please finish this fucking series while my ovaries What the actual mother fooping coconut flinging monkey finger shit is this? Hoooo my god. I think I'm having an aneurysm. I. have. waited. for... You know what, nevermind, nevermind. This is fine. FINE. This is great and grand and fabulous. This is perfectly OKAY because obviously NO ONE gives a flying floop about my opinion on the matter. I'm just going to be over here being perfectly FINE with this. (PS: Dear Mister George Arr Arr Martin sir, please finish this fucking series while my ovaries are still young enough to give a shit about things. You started this series exactly one year before I graduated high school and I'd like to read the conclusion to it before my grandchildren do.)PPS: Take your vitamins you drawing junk out as long as possible son of a biscuit eater. EVERY DAY. TAKE THEM.
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  • Celise
    January 1, 1970
    Yes, please.
  • Bhavik (Semi Hiatus)
    January 1, 1970
    Bitch release WOW first!Meanwhile fanboys at the fact there's more Targaryens story and moar dragons
  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    YES! YES!!!! Book-orgasm ova here!! (Book-gasm) Holy crap!!! So Excited!
  • Justine (Milkz)
    January 1, 1970
    Blaaah! I’ve always been interested in Aegon and all the Targaryen lore but not before the end of ASOIAF. I kind of feel like we’re not going to get any more of the main story because GRRM has said that he doesn’t like writing when he knows the story...or something along those lines. I could totally see him not wanting to write any more of it when the show ends.I know I’m salty >
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  • Otis Chandler
    January 1, 1970
    Excerpt: http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/20...
  • Irna
    January 1, 1970
    GRRM IS NOT YOUR BITCH.
  • Anahí ✨
    January 1, 1970
    ¿Esto es una broma? En vez de sacar Vientos de Invierno después de 7 años de espera, ¿sale esto? Hasta donde entiendo, George dejó de escribir Vientos de Invierno para escribir esto, más vale que valga la pena. Apenas llevo un año esperando, no sé cómo lo han hecho los que están desde hace ya varios años. A este paso, terminaré la saga dentro de 20 años más.
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  • Ginger
    January 1, 1970
    Damn it George.
  • Allonsythornraxx
    January 1, 1970
    Okay sure but where's Winds of Winter tho???
  • katrina
    January 1, 1970
    *Laughing nervously* What the fuck?
  • Ximena Aponte
    January 1, 1970
    I can’t wait to read it
  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    I will be entirely honest about this—I am squeeing with joy over this book!Ever since Mr. Double-R first mentioned this book (back when The World of Ice and Fire was being put together) I have been intrigued by the thought of an “imaginary history” (as he calls it) book about the Targaryen clan—what can I say? I'm a nerd. I thought, for sure, I would have to wait until after the Ice and Fire series had been finished. Now that I know it's coming this November, I am bouncing up and down like some I will be entirely honest about this—I am squeeing with joy over this book!Ever since Mr. Double-R first mentioned this book (back when The World of Ice and Fire was being put together) I have been intrigued by the thought of an “imaginary history” (as he calls it) book about the Targaryen clan—what can I say? I'm a nerd. I thought, for sure, I would have to wait until after the Ice and Fire series had been finished. Now that I know it's coming this November, I am bouncing up and down like some dorky, squealing fanyboy. Which I'm totally not. By the way. As for Winds, they'll blow when they blow. I've never been one of those people who thinks an author owes them the next book in a series, or will bitch and complain and say awful things because a book they want to read isn't out yet. (I should add at this point that I have been reading the series since around 1997/1998—before A Clash of Kings, the second book in the series was released—, so if anyone has reason to complain, it'd be fans like myself who have been with the series since near the beginning.) I get that not every author works in the same way, at the same pace, as others. Nor do I expect an author to hurry up and finish the damn book because I want to read it. I'd rather read the best version of the book possible; the one that the author feels is finished, is ready, is as good as they can make it. Why read a shitty, rushed novel? Besides, it's not like there aren't SOOOOO many other books out there, other fantasy series, other finished fantasy series, that can be read and enjoyed while you wait. I'm not owed anything. Neither are you.End rant.
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  • Delmy
    January 1, 1970
    Been waiting how long for The Winds of Winter?And we get a prequel? I mean, i am still going to read it but come on...
  • Ian D
    January 1, 1970
    Note to self: Don't hate this book just because it'll be published before Winds of Winter.
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, as mad as I am that I'm not getting Winds of Winter....I'm a sucker for Westeros
  • Briiankruis
    January 1, 1970
    Can't wait to read a new series nobody cares about and will also never finish after 7 years of waiting for a new book in the ASOIAF series!
  • Veeral
    January 1, 1970
    What's with the dragon fidget spinner on the cover?According to GRRM The Winds of Winter was only a few months away from completion. He said this almost 3 years ago. I think HBO compelled him to publish this first as they are already thinking about the prequels after the final season of GoT.
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  • Kayleigh
    January 1, 1970
    .....Ok but when the fuck are you going to publish Winds of Winter????
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