IRJE Fire & Blood

Fire & Blood by George RR Martin is the prequel to his famous book Game of Thrones. It talks about the targaryen family, from when they conquered Westeros, which is the land the story takes place, to the start of Game of Thrones. So far ive read up to page 53, from page 1 to 53 it talks about Aegon the Conqueror, who lived on a castle called Dragonstone with his two sisters, Rhaenys and Viserya, Rhaenys being the youngest, Viserya the oldest and Aegon the middle child. To keep the bloodline pure, the Targaryens would have incest…yes, incest. One day Aegon decided to conquer Westeros, so he did, the Targaryens are famous for taming dragons, all three siblings had one, Aegon had Balerion, the biggest and strongest of them all, Visenya had Vhagar, and Rhaenys had Meraxes. Aegon and her sisters fought many battles with their armies, and conquering all of westeros, except dorne, which was to the south of Westeros. After conquering all of westeros and everyone bowing down to him, he was proclaimed king and created a new palace, Kings Landing, there he made the Iron Throne where the king sat. After becoming king Aegon fought Dorne for it to surrender, in the end it was around 10 years of war when Dorne finally surrendered, thats what ive read so far, it is a really interesting book which I encourage everyone to read.

“I will not fight you, nor will I kneel to you. Dorne has no king, tell your brother that”

This was said by the queen of Dorne who was 89 years old or somewhere around that to Rhaenys. I like this quote because it talks about how even after a newcomer arrives, conquers all lands, and is the most dangerous person alive, they wont bend the knee for him.

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