The ending of Game of Thrones may not have appealed to most viewers, but that doesn’t change the fact that GoT has entertained and delighted millions of people for years. Maybe it was precisely because of this unsatisfactory ending that the anticipation for the new House of the Dragon series was so great. Finally we return to Westeros, finally there is again intrigue, betrayal and lots of dragons. After all, the new series revolves around the house of Targaryen.
The first episode already showed that the anticipation was not unjustified. The pilot was not only extremely successful, but also shone with everything that made Game of Thrones great at the time: Atmospheric setting, dirty violence and a gripping story. And just like in GoT, we as viewers get various names and lands thrown at us that confused us more than once. Especially, of course, because Targaryen first names all sound the same and are often repeated.
Fire and Blood – The Book of House of the Dragon
If you want to delve deeper into the history of House Targaryen, you can do so with the right book. Because just like Game of Thrones is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, House of the Dragon is based on the book Fire and Blood – The Rise and Fall of House Targaryen of Westeros.
In it, George RR Martin tells the story of the Targaryens from the conquest of Westeros by Aegon Targaryen to the fall of the house by Robert Baratheon. So the entire story takes place before Game of Thrones and includes the complete content of the House of the Dragon series. However, the book was only the first part of a two-part series. In a way, we experience the prelude to House of the Dragon. Perfect in preparation for enjoying the new HBO series. It is not yet certain when the second part will appear.
Would you like more Game of Thrones & House of Dragons?
If fire and blood is too dry for you, or if you are still looking for a good Christmas present, you can go to Targaryen: The Rise of the Dragon be happy. With over 200 illustrations, the story of the Targaryen is not only told, but also shown visually. However, the book will not be published until December 14, 2022.
Or you’d rather stick with the original story of Game of Thrones. Currently in ten volumes The Song of Fire and Ice you can witness the battle for the Iron Throne. Or you directly in over 70 hours the complete game of thrones series on dvd look at. Of course also as 4k Blu Ray available. Slightly more expensive, but with better image quality.
If you’d rather have some cool merch to further express your passion for Gema of Thrones, we have a few suggestions for that as well.
- become hand of the king and does your job better than Otto Hohenturm and hopefully lives longer than Ned Stark.
- Or turn your house into a Targaryen fortress by placing the appropriate, at least 150cm long, Targaryen Banner hangs.
- A dragon egg looks chic on the shelf, however we do not recommend you to put it in the fireplace.
- If you still want a kite, you can get the fancy figures from Drogon, Rhaegal or Viserion put in the showcase.
- So that you can feel like a true Targaryen, here are suitable cosplay clothes: Rhaenyra Targaryen, Demon Targaryen or (unfortunately a bit expensive) Daenerys Targaryen.
Have you already seen the first episode of House of the Dragon and are you in GoT fever again? Or did the series finale traumatize you so much that you haven’t given the new series a chance yet? Maybe you’ve even seen it and been disappointed by the first episode? Feel free to tell us your opinion in the comments.