Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)

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ISBN-13: 9781524796280
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Series: Song of Ice and Fire Series
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 18
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

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 Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, and The World of Ice & Fire, with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson. 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 the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Doug Wheatley is a comic book artist, concept designer, and illustrator who has worked on such properties and characters as Star Wars, Aliens, Superman, The Incredible Hulk, and Conan the Barbarian, to name just a few. Wheatley was the artist on the comic book adaptation of the film Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and contributed illustrations to The World of Ice & Fire.

Hometown:

Santa Fe, NM

Date of Birth:

September 20, 1948

Place of Birth:

Bayonne, NJ

Education:

B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971

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Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous 22 days ago
...it was written by a Maester of the Citadel. It's supposed to be that way...
Anonymous 20 days ago
Exhaustive book about the Targaryen dynasty
Anonymous 8 days ago
A definite read for any GOT fan, and a favorite for any house Targaryen fan.
Anonymous 10 days ago
It would not let me give it one star or I would have. No story just an endless list of names. Mr Martin had a good story with Ice and Fire but I guess he ran out of ideas because he never finished. I bought this book hoping for answers but no such luck. A total waste of money and time.
Anonymous 17 days ago
This book is supposed to be a history written from the viewpoint of a Maester of the Citadel. It isn't the next novel in A Song of Ice and Fire. So why are so many people complaining about it being dry? It reads exactly like "A World of Ice & Fire."
Anonymous 14 hours ago
We can sit around and draw “connections” and talk about “history repeating itself” but no amount of stretching Martin’s words will make this anything but a cash grab in my eyes. It’s closer to a text book than a novel, as is necessary when covering so much time, and seems more driven to name dropping and generating fan-fiction possibilities than helping us understand what’s going on in A Song of Ice and Fire. It lacks the George R. R. Martin tendency toward complex characters as well since it’s so shallow compared to the novels. All of this said: I couldn’t put it down once i started and I’m invested now and would gladly read a continuation.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Very cool how in depth it is
Anonymous 3 days ago
Ppl complaining it's a history book must have been misinformed. It's an excellent account of the history. If you know it's a history book going in, what's the complaint?
peternv 3 days ago
Booooring! This is written in a dry style familiar to history students. Poor writers use the excuse that there are many threads, often hard to reconcile coherently, in a comprehensive historical treatise. This is fiction, Mr. Martin - you don't really have the right to that excuse.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Although well written and informative this book is pretty much a history textbook that does not engage you with any of the multitude of characters. The many similar sounding names tended to confuse so much so that I found it impossible to discern between the Raehnys's and the Reahnyrs's and the Aegons and the Almonds.
reececo331 5 days ago
Fire & Blood (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R. Martin I anticipated the release of this book with joy. I feel that GRRM has given his fans just as many lovingly developed characters in this story as his original novels. I think that this book is worth the read. Having read prior histories of Westeros. I loved Dunk the Lunk and Egg in the Hedge Knight. Fire and blood is nice to look in to the prior history of the world of Ice and Fire. Aergon I's conquest of the seven kingdoms and his unifying of its conflicting people is something I had always questioned. The dynamic arrival and quick overwhelming conflict make a dramatic splash to the history of the land. His conquest was not the only riotous change of the government but one of many many plots and scandals that continually plague the Red Keep. His familiar relations and their conflict with the faith fuel many years of conflict. Finding out some of the motivations and conflicts that fueled Robert's rebellion. GRRM astonished me with the ebb and flow of the political turmoil within the seven kingdoms.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Stuff
Anonymous 9 days ago
No plot, no character development,just dates,names and places.
Anonymous 11 days ago
At first I was disappointed hearing that this book was not Winds of Winter but a prequel of sorts. I vowed I would not buy it but I broke down a bought Blood and Fire. It made me remember why I loved A Song of Ice and Fire so much. Even a history book format Martin is a great story teller. I'm glad I give Fire and Blood a chance. You should too.
Anonymous 12 days ago
good history of the dragons!!
Anonymous 21 days ago
I agree , it reads like a history textbook.
Anonymous 23 days ago
There is no character development or a story! With a third party narrator only telling who battled and who conquered. So disappointing ?
Anonymous 22 days ago
Over 600 pages of nonsense. No character development, nothing but a history textbook. If that is what I wanted I would go back to university. What a waste of time and money.