Fire & blood

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Fire & blood
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New York
Bantam Books
First edition
706 pages, 5 unnumbered pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 25 cm.
"Portions of this book were previously published, some in an abridged form"--Verso of title page.
"300 years before A Game of Thrones, dragons ruled Westeros"--Cover.
Includes lineages and family tree.
Aegon's conquest -- Reign of the dragon: The wars of King Aegon I -- Three heads had the dragon: Governance under King Aegon I -- The sons of the dragon -- Prince into king : The ascension of Jaehaerys I -- The year of the three brides: 49 AC -- A surfeit of rulers -- A time of testing: The realm remade -- Birth, death, and betrayal under King Jaehaerys I -- Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Their triumphs and tragedies -- The long reign: Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, progeny, and pain -- Heirs of the dragon: A question of succession -- The dying of the dragons: The blacks and the greens -- The dying of the dragons: A son for a son -- The dying of the dragons: The red dragon and the gold -- The dying of the dragons: Rhaenyra triumphant -- The dying of the dragons: Rhaenyra overthrown -- The dying of the dragons: The short, sad reign of Aegon II -- Aftermath: The hour of the wolf -- Under the regents: The hooded hand -- Under the regents: War and peace and cattle shows -- Under the regents: The voyage of Alyn Oakenfist - - The Lysene spring and the end of regency -- Lineages and family tree.
This is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros and covers Aegon I (the Conqueror) to the regency of Aegon III (the Dragonslayer). House Targaryen was the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria, and took up residence on Dragonstone. Re-hear tales of the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne. Meet the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, from Aegon the Conqueror 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 by a learned maester of the Citadel. Discover the often bloody history of Westeros when dragons ruled the skies.
George R. R. Martin ; illustrations by Doug Wheatley
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