Fire and Blood eBook ´ Fire and Epub /

  • Hardcover
  • 719 pages
  • Fire and Blood
  • George R.R. Martin
  • English
  • 15 September 2016
  • 9781524796280

10 thoughts on “Fire and Blood

  1. says:

    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 probably be waiting for a few years to come But instead I was enthralled by the richness of the history and the lore associated with the Targaryen dynasty In a way it has reminded me why I love the series so much These are the histories of all the long dead and crazy Kings and ueens we’ve heard our favourite characters dream about and wish they were These are heroes and tyrants these are noble lords and evil psychopaths As Ser Barristan tells Daenerys in A Dance With Dragons King Jaehaerys once told me that madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin Every time a new Targaryen is born he said the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will landSo there’s a rather eclectic bunch of characters chronicled here And I can’t fault it whatsoever For the three days I spent reading this I forgot the outside world existed as I learnt about my favourite house I loved hearing about Maegor the cruel how he got his name and how absolutely ruthless he was towards his own family Buffs of Westeros lore will know how he met his end; it is referenced a few times in A Game of Thrones so I’ve not bothered with a spoiler warning But as ever with Martin’s world nothing is uite simple His death appears straight forward he was found with his wrists slit having died from exsanguination after cutting himself on the throne Though this seems exceedingly suspicious; the man was a renowned warrior and tactician he would not have gone down so easily and stupidly Someone murdered him no doubt because of his tyrannical ways His history and that of Aegon’s original conuest were the most interesting sections for meThe only other work of fantasy that is this ambitious is The Silmarillion And of course Tolkien’s world is much developed and finely crafted but it’s important to realise that many fantasy realms are not even big enough to have such a platform as this I can’t think of another living writer of fantasy whose world is so extensive that a book like this could be written and written well And that sort of says a lot about how big this book is and how big this world is It’s a fantastic addition to the A Song of Ice and Fire cannon And it's a real achievement Don’t let your frustrations get in the way of you reading it You can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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    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 want when I can so there you have it And if you don't like it or me I don't care Once again life is too short to not do what you can manage and worry about people liking you for what you can do for them and their book reviews 😉Took me a minute to get in my head some of the characters I know weren't going to pop up I still loved it BECAUSE DRAGONS and stuff So happy reading Read what you can Who cares what people think Life is shorter than we think Have fun peeps Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾PS I forgot to say I loved the graphics throughout the book

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    I was expecting a lot from this book The book reads like a history text book This is by design I think to make the book feel 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 then a few pages at a time I can actually say I know the Targaryen family history better the our actual royal family'sI do have to say there were a couple is stories like Argon I and king Jaehaerys that were really good and there were hints of things that have not yet been seen in the main series as well as of the big families of the realm and free cities Lots of brutality that Game of Thrones is known forThe main thing that made this a 3 star book rather that 2 for me is the art work Doug Wheatly did an awesome job on the illustrations All in all I think only very leal of fans or historians will actually enjoy this book

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    A good and unnecessary comprehensive historical overview of the Targaryen KingsThe 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 enjoyable read it was like a homework reading that I gladly imposed upon myself on my own will This book took me almost three weeks to read; that’s an extremely long time for me to spend reading on a single book For a bit of comparison I finished reading The Crippled God 385k words in four days and Oathbringer 450k words in six daysPicture King Aegon I On Balerion the Black Dread by Doug Wheatley Fire and Blood explored the history of the Targaryen Kings from the time of Aegon I’s conuest up to the ascension of Aegon III If you’ve read The World of Ice and Fire Page 29 86 you’ve read the abridged version of this book Now then the uestion you're probably asking would be If I've read The World of Ice and Fire is it still necessary to read this book? My answer to that would be nope it's not necessary at all In fact having read this one I would be satisfied with the information I got from The World of Ice and FirePicture One of the interior artworks by Doug WheatleyThe most significant additional contents here were the intricate expansion of Jaehaerys’s story and The Dance of the Dragons The World Ice and Fire made me super interested in Jaehaerys I feel like he was one of the extremely few kings in the history of Westeros who ruled with kindness and justice and I'm glad to get the chance to read of his rule The Dance with the Dragons part in The World of Ice and Fire were too short to make me care but here it was awesome to see the deaths of each dragon in details Although I think this was a good read I will conclude that I can’t actually recommend this to anyone unless they’re extremely fanatics about A Song of Ice and Fire dying to know every single tiny detail and wouldn’t mind knowing about every stranger irrelevant to the main series Just like the existence of this book a lot of sections felt like fillers The parts that truly focused on the Targaryens were great but irrelevancy aside my problem with this book is that the history tends to focus its narrative for a long period of time on other non Targaryen characters; which frankly speaking by tomorrow I’ll forget already because I simply don’t give a damn about them Remember there’s close to zero emotions within the storytelling of this book; just like The World of Ice and Fire this imaginary history is told entirely from the writing of an Archmaester Wheatley’s artwork immensely helped during the boring parts for me just the fact the next gorgeous artwork awaits me I was able to push myself reading through the boredomPicture Vermithor at the Second Battle of Tumbleton by Doug WheatleyIn my opinion Fire and Blood is an unnecessary read but overall a better book compared to A Feast for Crows or A Dance with Dragons; that should say what I think of book four and five of the main series I won’t deny Martin’s importance as a role model for modern fantasy it would be idiotic for me to deny that; a myriad of incredible epic fantasy books appeared because of his influences However if you’ve read anything he produced after A Storm of Swords it should be very clear that he doesn’t know how to continue with his series any Martin is praised for the first three books of the main series not book four and five With this book finished I’ve read all the books in A Song of Ice and Fire; main series and spin offs included I can say with confidence that Martin isn't even included in my top 10 favorite authors of all time list for now Maybe his next book can change that notion but what's next and when will that happen? Maybe even a reread through the main series can change that but that's something I'll do only when Winds of Winter is truly near its publication dateFor now? Words are windYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

  6. says:

    You're killing me Smalls Seriously how hard can it be to wrap up the existing ASOIAF series???? Spoiler alert

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    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 any 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 35 stars to what I have read

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    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || 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 showYou're welcomeIf 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 publishing Targaryen fanfiction instead of WINDS OF WINTER And as both an author and a reader I get it As a reader I've spent years years waiting for seuels to books I have enjoyed only to sometimes see that the seuels are cancelled or eternally postponed after the author loses interest or the publisher does because it was a bust And as a writer I've also felt the frustration of being told to write seuels for books I have no time or inspiration to write although my fan base is in the thousands and his is in the millions and I'm not a full time author nor can I afford to be There are always two sides to every issue but I can definitely understand how his fans might be annoyed and betrayed when after waiting years for WINDS OF WINTER Martin comes out with a 600 plus page tome that's mostly irrelevant to the main story even though it's set in the same world Yeah I'd probably be mad too In fact I am mad but for different reasonsIn terms of the Game of Thrones fandom I am a dilettante at best and utterly disinterested at worst I've read the first two books in the series and they were okay The parallels to the War of the Roses and politics are probably the best thing about them as I found the writing subpar and it appears to degrade as the books go on In my review of the first book A GAME OF THRONES I write about the similarities the series has to many historical bodice rippers of the 70s and 80s and talk about the irony of how some of the book's staunchest fans are the same people who also freuently condemn romance novels and the females who read them despite the fact that many of the OG bodice rippers featured brutal heroes a morally ambiguous cast of characters and all kinds of physical and sexual violence usually for revenge or for a political coup but sometimes just to be a dck I continue on that theme in my review of A CLASH OF KINGS and then I got bored with the seriesPart of the reason I wanted to read FIRE BLOOD was because Daenerys Targaryen was my favorite character in the series She also gets to go on the coolest adventures and she has three flipping dragons that she rides around like a BAMF For a fantasy series that really doesn't have that much magic in it this was a huge draw for me a fan of the OG swords and sorcery brand of fantasy Did I want to read of the Targaryens and their dragons? Of course So as soon as this book popped up on my radar a while back I added it to my to read list despite being done with the series because I was curious to read about the crazy power mad Targaryens and their hotbed of dragons and incest that could make even a Lanister blush They always seemed like the most interesting HouseNow that I've tried to actually read FIRE BLOOD I am disappointed This book basically does what the SILMARILLION did for the Lord of the Rings series It isn't a novel It's written as nonfiction with a pretentious AF index in the front of timelines divided into tedious accounts of marriages and battles It is NOT a novel as I stated in my disclaimer at the top at least not a novel in the traditional sense No this is a novel masuerading as that dry history textbook that cost you 500 in college You know the one that was so old it was fabric bound and smelled of mildew? Yeah And while the concept is interesting and I found myself reading further than I wanted to it isn't sustainable Not for 600 pages It's such a boring book I couldn't believe that it would continue on in this vein for 600 pages So I skimmed ahead looking for normal dialogue and narrative descriptions and nope It literally continues on in this manner for the full bookAnd lest you be suckered in by the promise of ILLUSTRATIONS on the cover those aren't that impressive either The artist isn't bad but his art style isn't exactly attractive Considering Martin's immense popularity you'd have thought that he could have found an artist to bring the characters to life in a way that the book might be worth buying for the art alone But no There's better artwork to be had in the Official Game of Thrones Adult Coloring Book1 star

  10. says:

    All these people bitching about the next Song of Fire and Ice book and how Fire Blood is just terrible and how could Martin do this to us? Seriously? I am than a bit outraged about all this ungratefulness and bitchiness from people

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Fire and Blood[PDF / EPUB] Fire and Blood 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 With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bestselling author George R R Martin this is Fire and Epub / 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 Conueror creator of the Iron Throne and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs These are but a few of the uestions answered in this essential chronicle as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring than eighty all new black and white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice Fire but now for the first time the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Fire and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic often bloody and always fascinating history of Westeros.

About the Author: George R.R. Martin

George RR Martin was born September in Bayonne New Jersey His father was Raymond Collins Martin a longshoreman and Fire and Epub / his mother was Margaret Brady Martin He has two sisters Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School He began writing very young selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies.