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A Virtual Celebration of the Targaryen Dynasty with George R. R. Martin

For hundreds of years, the Targaryens sat upon the Iron Throne of Westeros while their dragons ruled the skies. The story of the only family of dragonlords to survive Valyria’s Doom is a tale both noble and craven.

Join us on October 24 at 7 p.m. ET / 11:59 p.m. GMT for a conversation with George R. R. Martin as he discusses all things Targaryen. The program will feature a moderated discussion with George; a special video about the illustrations featured in The Rise of the Dragon; an audience Q&A; and videos from HBO’s House of the Dragon. Each ticket includes a copy of Fire & Blood or The Rise of the Dragon in addition to virtual event access. 

From the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart, Fire & Blood tells the tales of generations of Targaryens, the iconic family at the heart of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the DragonThe Rise of the Dragon features over 180 all-new illustrations and is a stunning companion volume to the stories told in Fire & Blood.

Each registrant will have a chance to submit a question for George through the registration portal, a selection of which he will answer live at the event.

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Fire & Blood

Fire & Blood (HBO Tie-in Edition) by George R. R. Martin, Doug Wheatley

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon.

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 & 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 was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel’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-five black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley—including five illustrations exclusive to the trade paperback edition. 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.

The Rise of the Dragon

The Rise of the Dragon by George R. R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonsson

This lavish visual history—featuring over 180 all-new illustrations—is a stunning introduction to House Targaryen, the iconic family at the heart of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon.
 
For hundreds of years, the Targaryens sat on the Iron Throne of Westeros while their dragons ruled the skies. The story of the only family of dragonlords to survive Valyria’s Doom is a tale of twisty politics, alliances and betrayals, and acts both noble and craven.
The Rise of the Dragon chronicles the creation and rise of Targaryen power in Westeros, covering the history first told in George R. R. Martin’s epic Fire & Blood, from Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros through to the infamous Dance of the Dragons—the bloody civil war that nearly undid Targaryen rule for good.
 
Packed with all-new artwork, the Targaryens—and their dragons—come vividly to life in this deluxe reference book. Perfect for fans steeped in the lore of Westeros, as well as those who first meet the Targaryens in the HBO series
House of the Dragon, The Rise of the Dragon provides a must-have overview for anyone looking to learn more about the most powerful family in Westeros.

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