The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty (Hardback)
  • The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty (Hardback)

The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 25/10/2022
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Immerse yourself in the history of one of Westeros' most notorious dynasties with this sumptuous, full-colour companion to the intrigues, adventures and dragons of House Targaryen, from the creative powerhouse behind A Song of Ice and Fire.

This lavish visual history—featuring over 150 new, full-color 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 on 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 Westeros.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008557102
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1750 g
Dimensions: 311 x 235 x 26 mm


‘Truly glorious…A book that any collector of fantasy and fantasy artwork should have on their shelves’FORBES ‘a must-have collectible for GAME OF THRONES enthusiasts who have been swept up in the rich Targaryen lore of House of the Dragon’COLLIDER ‘Gorgeous’IGN PRAISE FOR FIRE AND BLOOD: ‘A masterpiece’SUNDAY TIMES ‘An epic take, viewed from soaring heights’DAILY MAIL ‘A feast of pure imagination’SFX ‘The sheer detail of the richly layered world [Martin] has created is astonishing, with narrative twists and turns aplenty’SUNDAY EXPRESS PRAISE FOR A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: ‘Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best’TIME MAGAZINE ‘Colossal, staggering…Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome’SFX ‘Martin’s style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages’THE TIMES ‘I always expect the best from George R.R. Martin and he always delivers’ROBERT JORDAN

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“Beautiful Book”

Really enjoyed this volume, the whole book was beautifully presented and the illustrations intricate while the text was interesting and informative.

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