Illustrated by :Doug Wheatley
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:9.11in x 6.06 x 1.51 in | 1.71 lb
Page Count:752 pages
Illustrations:85 B&W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT
COVER FEATURES KEY ART FROM HBO’s HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, coming August 2022
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TARGARYENS AND THEIR DRAGONS WILL BE THE NEW GAME OF THRONES OBSESSION: This comprehensive history, straight from the mind and pen of George R. R. Martin, showcases the Targaryen family and their rise to power.
FRESH CONTENT FROM THE GAME OF THRONES UNIVERSE: Although some elements of this history have been published elsewhere, the vast majority (over 70%) were new to Fire & Blood.
OVER 85 BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTIST DOUG WHEATLEY—5 of which are images unique to the trade paperback editions!
“I love it so much. Fire & Blood is Martin Unbound…and I couldn’t put it down…. There’s an addictive quality to the prose that’s outright gossipy. …The obvious comparison here is J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion…. Writing centuries after the events he’s describing, the Gyldayn voice complicates this game of thrones with a clash of perspectives and a storm of debatable facts. …Heavy stuff, but Fire & Blood flies.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A brilliant book…vivid, memorable and personal.”—The Times
“Lean and efficient and slyly seductive and instructive…The text is filled with such a wealth of incident and so many colorful characters.”—Locus
“The overall narrative of the book is wonderfully fluid…. Fire & Blood was a great surprise to me. I found myself becoming deeply emotionally invested in the Targaryens, thrilling when they achieved great victories and lamenting when they succumbed to their more idiotic desires. (And they have a lot of idiotic desires.) This book feels like A Song of Ice and Fire. And you know how I know? Because I want the next book right away.” —Tordotcom
“An absolutely irresistible, dragon-filled delight.”—Bustle
“[There are] treasures hidden in this new Targaryen history.”—Vanity Fair
“The world of ice and fire only gets more fascinating the more we learn about it.”—Mashable
“Martin is still a powerfully gifted, inventive writer…. [Fire & Blood] has hundreds of fascinating anecdotes, ranging from the cruel fate of a jester named Tom Turnip to a dragon that, tellingly, refuses to venture beyond the Wall…. Fire & Blood is a lavish object, with charts, family trees, and stunning illustrations by comic book artist Doug Wheatley…. In this sense it fits into a venerable tradition, from J.R.R. Tolkien in his Silmarillion to Diana Gabaldon in her companion to the Outlander series.”—USA Today
“[Fire & Blood] explores the dragon-fueled secrets upon which the current saga is built.”—The Hollywood Reporter
“Martin has done it again…. [Fire & Blood is] a beautiful weaving of the wars, marriages, deaths, dragons, and politics that shape the world Martin has created, leaving the reader feeling like this is a true history rather than a piece of fantasy. This is a masterpiece of world-building…. Beyond Martin’s legions of fans, anyone with a taste for richly, even obsessively detailed historical fiction or fantasy about royalty will enjoy this extraordinary work.”—Booklist (starred review)
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