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Bookfair Justin Fall 2022: Adult

The Rise of the Dragon
An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty, Volume One
By (author): George R. R. Martin By (author): Elio M. García Jr By (author): Linda Antonsson
George R. R. Martin , Elio M. García Jr , Linda Antonsson


Ten Speed Press



Product Form:



General / adult
Oct 25, 2022
$79.00 CAD


12.25in x 9.37 x 1.34 in | 4.05 lb

Page Count:

352 pages


180+ ILLOS
Ten Speed Press
FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
This lavish visual history—featuring more than 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 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 the Seven Kingdoms.

    SHARES SOURCE MATERIAL WITH HBO’S NEW SERIES, HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: GRRM’s Fire & Blood novel is the basis for one of the world’s most highly anticipated media events. House of the Dragon was HBO’s biggiest premiere ever, drawing 10 million viewers.

    SURGING SALES NUMBERS: The show has driven over 23M print copies of A Song of Ice and Fire series and over 4.7M ebook sales.

    WINNING TEAM FROM THE WORLD OF ICE & FIRE: George’s co-authors are expert founders of Westeros.org (217K on FB, 52K on Twitter, 16K on YouTube).

    FULLY ILLUSTRATED: A paper-over-board, full-color guide with gorgeous original artwork and maps commissioned exclusively for this edition.

    GRRM-BRANDED PACKAGING: The cover design for The Rise of the Dragon reflects the packaging for GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, providing a clear visual link for readers of the novels.

    FOLLOWS HBO’S MOST-WATCHED SERIES: Each season of Game of Thrones broke viewership records set by the one before.

    READABLE BY THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ FIRE & BLOOD: The Rise of the Dragon offers an accessible, simplified version of the history covered in Fire & Blood.

George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including those of the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as related works such as Fire & Blood, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, and The World of Ice & Fire, with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson. Other novels include Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with his lovely wife, Parris, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson founded and run the popular Westeros fansite, which is the definitive source for all things George R. R. Martin.

Author Residence: Santa Fe, NM (GRRM)/Gothenburg, Sweden (EG & LA)

Author Hometown: Bayonne, NJ (GRRM)/Miami, FL (EG)/Sweden (LA)

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Author Website: georgerrmartin.com/ & westeros.org/

Author Social Media: FB: @Westeros, Twitter: @westerosorg

“Every page of this book is filled with something beautiful to look at…a book that any collector of fantasy and fantasy artwork should have on their shelves.”—Forbes
“A breathtaking look at the Targaryen Dynasty.”Collider

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