#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The thrilling historical past of the Targaryens involves life on this masterly work, the inspiration for HBO’s upcoming Sport of Thrones prequel sequence Home of the Dragon“The joys of Hearth & Blood is the fun of all Martin’s fantasy work: acquainted myths debunked, the entire trope desk flipped.”—Leisure WeeklyCenturies earlier than the occasions of A Sport of Thrones, Home Targaryen—the one household of dragonlords to outlive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Hearth & Blood begins their story with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to carry that iconic seat, all the best way as much as the civil warfare that almost tore their dynasty aside.What actually occurred throughout the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so lethal to go to Valyria after the Doom? What had been Maegor the Merciless’s worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons dominated the skies? These are however just a few of the questions answered on this important chronicle, as associated by a realized maester of the Citadel and that includes greater than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley—together with 5 all-new illustrations unique to this version. Readers have glimpsed small elements of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Hearth, however now, for the primary time, the complete tapestry of Targaryen historical past is revealed.With all of the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The Historical past of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Hearth & Blood is the the primary quantity of the definitive two-part historical past of the Targaryens, giving readers a complete new appreciation for the dynamic, typically bloody, and all the time fascinating historical past of Westeros.Features a bonus PDF of illustrations from the bookPLEASE NOTE: Whenever you buy this title, the accompanying PDF can be obtainable in your Audible Library together with the audio.
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