Fire & Blood (A Targaryen History #1) by George R.R. Martin

Fire & Blood (A Targaryen History #1)

With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bestselling author George R. R. Martin, this is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator ...

Details Fire & Blood (A Targaryen History #1)

TitleFire & Blood (A Targaryen History #1)
Release DateNov 20th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Audiobook

Reviews Fire & Blood (A Targaryen History #1)

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    I have chosen to cast aside my frustrations over the long overdue Winds of Winter and to not let it affect my rating of this book. As annoyed as I am (and as annoyed as many of you are), I urge you to read and enjoy this for what it is. That's all we can do. And I surprised myself by writing these words because I honestly expected to write a review lamenting over the fact that we are still waiting for the sixth book in the series, and we will pro...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Well, let's just go read about some history & fire & blood & s•••! I loved it! I had to switch from my hardback to the Audible because I couldn't get into it at first. Simon Vance is one of the great narrators so he pulled me right into the book. At first I wasn't going to buy this book because I feel like many that he needs to finish the other books. BUT, after cancer, I can't wait around for shit. Life is too short and I will read what I ...
  • Khurram
    I was expecting a lot more from this book. The book reads like a history text book. This is by design, I think to make the book feel more authentic, but this works too well as it comes across a bit dry and boring. It took me a long time to get through this book simply as at time I just did not feel like reading more then a few pages at a time. I can actually say I know the Targaryen family history better the our actual royal family's.I do have to...
  • Petrik
    A good and unnecessary comprehensive historical overview of the Targaryen Kings.The aesthetic of this book is gorgeous; easily one of the most beautiful books I own. I mean it, the cover art of both editions are stunning, the typography inside the book is beautiful, the font used (Centaur) was easy to read, and most of all, Doug Wheatley’s artworks were simply spectacular to look at. As for enjoyment factor, I really wouldn’t call this an enj...
  • Irna
  • Charlotte May
    DNF at page 470#sorrynotsorryThe 470 pages I’ve read are really good. This is an incredibly in depth history of the Targaryen Kings and all their battles. But it is just too long. I’ve read enough now, and I can’t bring myself to read anymore when I have so many other books. I will say though that the illustrations in this are Please George, please finish Winds of WinterI’ll give 3.5 stars to what I have read DNF at page 470#sorrynotsor...
  • Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestDNF @ 10% WARNING: This book is NOT a novel. It is written like a history book with no dialogue, and everything is all tell and no show.You're welcome.If you look at the reviews for this book, most of the reviews aren't about the book at all. 90% of the ones I glanced at were fans literally fighting with each other over how entitled they are to take the piss out of George R. R. Martin for pub...
  • Tim
    After enjoying Mr. Martin's "Thrones" series, I find this told from the Maester's point of view instead of character's extremely boring. So boring and tortuous in fact, that after 25% of 771 it's the first DNF for me for George Martin. I won't be waiting around for part-two of this travesty of cruelty. Both upon the characters and upon the readers! 0 of 10 stars
  • Matt
    “For the first time since the Doom of Valyria, dragon contended with dragon in the sky, even as battle was joined below. Quicksilver, a quarter the size of Balerion, was no match for the older, fiercer dragon, and her pale white fireballs were engulfed and washed away in great gouts of black flame. Then the Black Dread fell upon her from above, his jaws closing round her neck as he ripped one wing from her body. Screaming and smoking, the young...
  • Lyn
    Good evening, I’m Ron Burgundy and this is my review of George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book Fire and Blood.COUGHING – where’sTheWindsofWinter?? – COUGHINGUGH, excuse me for that.Of course everyone knows that R.R. stands for Romeo Rapscallion.Senior Martin writes this WINTERY tale of the history of the dragon riding kings of Westeros – the Targaryens. It’s a WINDY story, full of WIND. And WINTER.COUGHING – where’sTheWindsofWinter?? ...
  • Diana
    I tried to like this book. I really did. I stopped reading it because it wasn't what I was expecting. Picked it up again with a clear mind. Nope. Not for me.If you're expecting a narrative that tells you a story like the one in the Game Of Thrones seriew, beware this is not what you'll find in this book. Here you are going to find a fully packed chronology with tons of names (let it be places or peoples) that will hold your interest when it gets ...
  • Manuel Antão
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.A Handful of Nothing: "Fire & Blood" by George R.R. Martin, Doug WheatleyAn apocalyptic battle between the White Walkers and fire-breathing dragons results in the Ice Wall being melted, thus inundating much of the North with a gigantic flood, but causing practically no human casualties, as the Nights Watch by now consists of Jon Snow, Gilly and her baby, all of whom are saved by sitting...
  • leynes
    I know over half of the fandom is throwing a hissy fit over the fact that George decided to release Fire and Blood instead of working on/releasing Winds of Winter; but let's simply disregard these entitled fools with the wise words of Neil Gaiman: "George R.R. Martin is not your bitch." So you can rave all you want and waste your time by spreading negativity over a book you haven't even read, but I for my part cannot fucking relate. Fire and Bloo...
  • Rahul Matthew
    Lord!! Have Mercy on my Soul!! A Whole Goddamn Story on the Targaryens!!I really like the cover:).I have no problem bending the knee for this one!!!Alrighty, I am going out some real heavy hitters at the end of the year. I really need to go ZEN with this one. Dragons and Cultures!!!Yes, channelizing my streams of consciousness towards these words.“In the DARK AGES, MAGIC was a weapon, LOVE was a mystery, ADVENTURE was everywhere and DRAGONS wer...
  • Ashley Daviau
    Before I get into babbling about how freaking amazing this book was I have one very important thing to say; if you’re a GoT fan, go buy this book now and savour every beautiful page just like I did. This is such a stunning addition to the series and I loved every single page of it. It’s incredibly detailed and gives such an interesting look at how Westeros came to be the world we all know and love. Getting to learn so much about the dragons a...
  • Mary Deacon
    I can sum up this book in just one word: Hellmotherfuckinyes!
  • Marquise
    Since most reviews out there are only complaints about the lack of TWOW, I thought I'd review the actual book. Three stars is perhaps a generous rating for the rather disappointing quality of the story, but it's mostly owing to the art and some parts of the story that were entertaining.The book purports to tell the history of the early Targaryen kings, from Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters to Aegon III, in 23 chapters that narrate the first pa...
  • Mary S. R.
    5 HUGE STARS! a history book that I could not put down! Full review coming soon “The game of thrones takes many a queer turn.” That. Was. Epic! Never has there been a history half as grand as the Targaryens’; Glorious, treacherous, shattering, horrifying, engrossing, savage, mad, dramatic, eventful, and unmatched.“The Queen Who Never Was; what did Viserys ever have that she did not? A little sausage? Is that all it takes to be a king? Le...
  • Ian D
    "Note to self: Don't hate this book just because it'll be published before Winds of Winter" έγραφα πριν την κυκλοφορία του και τελικά, όσο κι αν είχα όλη την κακή διάθεση να το αντιπαθήσω, δεν τα κατάφερα. Καταλήγω στο συμπέρασμα πως ο χοντρός (fat shaming θα πείτε αλλά του τα'χω μαζεμένα που δε...
  • Franzi
    4 StarsFirst of all, the artwork in this book is truly stunning. It's one of the most georgous books I own. And since I'm a pretty big ASOIAF fangirl my opinion on this book is pretty biased, I really liked it. I love the Targaryens and their dragons and a whole book on their family history is a must read for me. This book is pretty much written like a history book (big surprise since it's a history book). And since we largely knew before what di...