Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

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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 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 & Blood is the 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.

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George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin trabalhou dez anos em Hollywood como argumentista e produtor de diversas séries e filmes de grande sucesso. Autor de várias coletâneas de contos e noveletas, foi em meados de anos 90 que começou a sua obra mais famosa, As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo. É a saga de fantasia mais vendida da atualidade e uma adaptação televisiva de grande sucesso foi realizada pela HBO. Um autor multifacetado, a sua obra estende-se a diversos géneros como o horror, a fantasia, a ficção científica, e a prova disso são os títulos Dying of the Light, Windhaven (com Lisa Tuttle), The Armageddon Rag e Sonho Febril. O autor vive em Santa Fé, Novo México, com a sua mulher, Parris.

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