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Every time a good book is adapted for the screen, the readers and the watchers get into passionate discussions about which is better. The characters from the books are compared against the characters on the screen and the casting is a topic of endless discussions. When it comes to Game of Thrones that is based on the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, things are no different.

The producers of the show have done a fantastic job and the series is commendably well-made. But hardcore book fans, even though most of them enjoy binge-watching the series, miss some important Game of Thrones characters from the books that were completely omitted from the series. In the spirit of the 7, here are the top 7 characters from the books that we wish we could have seen on the screen.

Arianne Martell

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Book fans have been very vocal about the silly arc that Dorne has been given in the series. Oberyn Martell was the only Dornishman everybody liked, but we know how that one ended. Not pretty! The whole idea of ‘sand snakes’ was good in concept, but the execution left much to be desired. Doran and Trystane get killed without much event. And we are left wondering, What just happened here?

The books have a much stronger storyline with Princess Arianne Martell, Doran’s first-born and heir. She is fierce, clever, stubborn, and unafraid. The bickering sand snakes can never come close to the regal way in which Arianne exudes her strength. She was once promised to Prince Viserys (yes, the fake dragon). And through Arianne, we also get a glimpse of Dorne’s non-patriarchal laws where a daughter can ascend to her father’s throne. The way she carefully plans Myrcella’s ascent to the Iron Throne after Joffrey’s death would have been a treat to watch on the show. But one can only wish.

 

Lady Stoneheart

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Catelyn Stark was a much-loved character in the books as well as on the show. And her sudden murder at the infamous Red Wedding was shocking, to say the least. While viewers who had read the books kept waiting for Catelyn to be resurrected as Lady Stoneheart, many were disappointed when it became clear that this character would not be a part of the show.

In the books, Lady Stark who is murdered by the Freys and thrown into the river as a mockery of the River Lords’ funeral rites, is found by Beric Dondarion and his outlaws. Beric (he who never dies) apparently gives her already decomposing body a new lease of life by sacrificing his own. After she comes back from the dead as Lady Stoneheart, she takes revenge on everybody who she thinks wronged her family. While Catelyn was a beautiful woman, Lady Stoneheart is terrible to behold. With curdled skin, unhealed wounds and brittle white hair, she moves around cloaked and hooded.

 

Young Griff

Young-Griff 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

Now, this is one character from the books that added a massive twist to the plot in the books. In the books, Rhaegar’s trueborn son with Elia is alive and is in Essos under a pseudonym Young Griff. He has dyed his trademark Targaryen silver hair blue to stay hidden. His real name is, of course, Aegon. Apparently, the ‘prince’ was replaced by a common child and that was whom The Mountain killed while the real Aegon was smuggled out of King’s Landing.

While some (no doubt Jon Snow supporters) believe that this Aegon is just an imposter, only GRRM knows what would happen to him. Also, he is the heir to the Iron Throne, being the first-born son of Rhaegar. And for those who were disturbed by the Jon-Dany love angle in the show (She’s his aunt!), get this! Young Griff is on a mission to go and meet his aunt Daenerys to ask her hand in marriage so that both of them can sit on the throne! Shocked? Well, what can we say, they are Targaryens after all! Also, it would have been fun to see Aegon (Young Griff) and Aegon (Jon Snow) fighting for Aunt Dany’s love.

 

Victarion Greyjoy

Victarion-Greyjoy 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

We all know Theon’s uncle Euron Greyjoy who murders King Balon and is known for his almost crazed cruelty. And we also had a glimpse of Theon’s other uncle Aeron Damphair in the series. But, in the books, Theon has one more uncle – Victarion. After Balon Geryjoy’s death, Victarion tries to claim the Seastone chair but loses to brother Euron.

And interestingly, it’s not just the Seastone chair for which the two brothers compete. While in the series, Euron will kill for marrying Cersei, in the books, it’s Daenerys he wants. And so does his brother Victarion. While it needs to be seen what fate these two brothers meet, Victarion, a strong man and in GRRM’s words, “a dullard and a brute”, has a very interesting character progression that we all missed in the show.

 

Quentyn Martell

Quentyn-Martell 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

This is one more character from the books that is so important in the scheme of things! Quentyn is Doran Martell’s son and Arianne’s younger brother. The Prince of Dorne has an important mission to fulfill. A stocky man, strong, but not handsome, Quentyn has an interesting character. In the books, we see him stealthily moving from Westeros to Essos to seek out Daenerys Targaryen on the orders of his father.

And in case you are wondering why he is traveling across continents to meet Dany, well it’s only because he, too, wants to marry her (Get in line, Quentyn. There are others, too!) Well, the Targaryens and the Martells go back a long way. And both Houses have one common enemy – the Lannisters. So, the two Houses joining by marriage again and taking vengeance from the Lannisters makes perfect sense.

 

Edric Storm

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On the show, when Joffrey sends the City Watch to get rid of all of Robert’s natural born children, only Gendry survives, thanks to Yoren. But, in the books, there’s one more blue-eyed, black-haired child – Edric Storm. So, Robert’s drinking and womanizing got the better of him on Stannis’s wedding night. He met a distant cousin of Stannis’s wife Selyse and well, long story short, Edric Storm was born. He was raised in Stannis’s care along with cousin Shireen.

A bright boy, he meets a similar fate as Gendry in the show. The Red Priestess, Mellisaandre, leeches him to get the ‘King’s blood’, and prepares to give him to the Lord of Light. But, in the nick of time, everybody’s favourite Onion Knight aka Ser Davos saves the day. He sends Edric away and faces Stannis’ wrath.

 

Jon Connington

Jon-Connington 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

Jon Connington is a very important character in the books, though he had no place in the show. Connington, who identifies himself as Griff is the one who also poses as Young Griff’s father while they are in hiding. He is actually an exiled Lord, banished by the Mad King Aerys for losing a battle against Ned Stark and Hoster Tully. And if the theory of Rhaegar and Elia’s son Aegon being smuggled out of the Red Keep is to be believed, it was Connington who helped make it possible. He is a seasoned battle commander and under his able guidance, Prince Aegon is raised as Young Griff.

Connington was a very close and devoted friend to Rhaegar Targaryen and refers to Rhaegar as his ‘silver prince’. His mission is to help Young Griff (Prince Aegon) retake the Iron Throne. He recruits men and tries to build an army for Ageon to help him get what is his by birthright. Since the ‘Young Griff’ angle was completely removed from the show, Jon Connington had to be given a pass too.







Prachi is an avid reader and a writer. An electrical engineer, she found her calling in writing after going through the motions of a corporate job for more than six years. When she is not reading or writing, she can be found staring into the space contemplating the vagaries of life.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 ended a year ago. What’s next in line?

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Game of Thrones Season 8 ended on May 19, 2020, and left us with a number of good and bad memories from the series. It finally ended the last year amid a number of tears and fan theories. The show also had a number of twists and turns at unexpected moments we didn’t realize were coming, especially in the final season. This was with the direction where Daenerys Targaryen’s character arc went in the penultimate episode. 

We saw Daenerys Targaryen as a character most-loved by fans who had been addressed in the series by names like ‘Mother of Dragons’, ‘Breaker of Chains’, ‘Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea’ and many others. During the last few episodes of Game of Thrones Season 8, this image however somewhat faded away and the fans couldn’t take the unforeseen shift all of a sudden. Talking about characters like Jon Snow who deserved more through both the perspectives one for him being the legitimate heir to the Iron Throne and the other him being a fan-favorite. Yet as teased by George R. R. Martin for many years, the ending was supposed to be bittersweet but the only cool thing we all loved for Jon was him being reunited with his direwolf Ghost and taking the black and going to the true north where he actually belonged. 

Arya, Sansa, Bran and Jon in Game of Thrones Season 8

Talking about other major characters like Arya Stark and Sansa Stark, the end seemed to be apt with the former refusing to be a lady and deciding to discover ‘What’s West of Westeros, and the latter becoming the ‘Queen in the North’. According to me, Game of Thrones Season 8 did justice to both the Stark sisters by letting them become what they had been trained for several seasons of the series. Talking about Bran Stark, who had been gifted with the ability of Greensight or had become the ‘Three-Eyed Raven’ did deserve more but his powers didn’t seem too useful when it came to the Battle of Winterfell. Talking about the Night King, who was slain by Arya in the third episode of Game of Thrones Season 8, we didn’t actually get to know his actual purpose despite the fact that he wanted to kill the Three-Eyed Raven. But what did those cryptic symbols mean? And, what else was the Night King’s goal after he had killed Bran? I guess the real reason would be unknown to fans until George completes his two remaining books in ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. This is also supported by the fact that the Bloodmoon prequel in development was soon canceled by HBO. 

Talking about the Lannisters, Cersei and Jaime dying together seemed apt as per one of the quotes by Jaime in the series of him dying in the arms of the woman he loved. Yet, it occurs that long-awaited Valonqar Prophecy remained unfulfilled as we didn’t get to see that play out in the series. Talking about Tyrion Lannister, the ending for his character was one of the best in Game of Thrones Season 8 as he continued playing the Hand of the King, the latest to Bran Stark. Other characters like Ser Brienne of Tarth, Ser Davos Seaworth, and Samwell Tarly too got a satisfying ending in Game of Thrones Season 8 as they actually got what they deserved. Brienne who always wanted to become a knight actually became one in the last season and so did Samwell Tarly who wanted to be a Maester. Ser Davos too continued serving the Seven Kingdoms as an advisor to the King. 

Yet Game of Thrones – an epic fantasy TV series which began back in 2011 has finally ended for good, leaving us with numerous memories to be cherished. Though Game of Thrones Season 8 was a disappointment to many fans yet the entire TV series will always remain reminiscent to our generation. We absolutely will keep adoring it and no other TV series will ever replace Game of Thrones. But the only question that remains to be answered is since the series is done and dusted, what’s next in line especially with two more books still remaining unreleased? Let’s explore these possibilities.

Will the next two installments to ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ after Game of Thrones Season 8?

George RR Martin

Game of Thrones Season 8 was the last season of the entire TV series where we got to see only six episodes. Though the episodes were longer, yet the author of the Book Series has himself revealed that with enough material in the books, the TV series could have lasted for at least thirteen seasons. It has been around ten years since George RR Martin published the third last book in the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ back in 2011 and the fans have been awaiting the last two installments ever since. Yet the books are more complex than the TV series with numerous characters who couldn’t make it to TV series. Thankfully, George had revealed the ending of Game of Thrones to the showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss so that the series could be adapted faithfully. 

Talking about the last two books in the series named ‘Winds of Winter’ and ‘A Dream of Spring’ –  all bibliophiles seem to have been waiting for them eternally, As the title suggests the former will show the advent of Winter in Westeros and the later will show the aftermath and how the Seven Kingdoms cope up with it. Yet angry fans often try to blame George and want a more satisfactory ending which they didn’t get in Game of Thrones Season 8. Hopefully, George should do some justice to characters like Daenerys and Jon who deserved more.

Release the damn books, George! 

The prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ 

House of the Dragon

There is much expected from the prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ based on the book ‘Fire and Blood’ currently under development by HBO. The series is likely to premiere in 2022 and George R.R. Martin will once again come aboard for it as a co-executive producer. Hopefully, with George coming back for the new series, it will be something better, leaving the fans more contended. Moreover, the series will be written by Ryan Condal. 

The wait for House of the Dragon is long. We don’t have any more clues about it apart from the fact that it will be set 300 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones. 

More yet to come in Game of Thrones Franchise

We were previously told that at least five more prequel series or as George R. R. Martin likes to call them ‘successor shows’ are still under development. The first series to be announced called ‘Bloodmoon’ was canceled by HBO despite the cast been announced and pre-preparations for the shooting the pilot, done. We guess it will be a long time until we hear about more successor shows under development, not until the ‘House of the Dragon’ witnesses some more developments. 

Talking about books from the other series based on the fantasy ‘World of Ice and Fire’, George will likely release more books as he did in 2019 with the first book in the Targaryen History series ‘Fire and Blood’. Yet, fans want him to finish ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series first. 

So what do you think is the future of the ‘Game of Thrones’ franchise? Tell us in the comments section below.







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Celebrating a year of Game of Thrones Season 8: Let’s cherish these 10 moments from the series

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Game of Thrones was one of the most loved TV series ever made. The epic TV series had a number of much-loved characters, fabulous storylines, and much more based on George R. R. Martin’s book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. The show also had a number of twists and turns at unexpected moments, we didn’t realise were coming. But, overall the series was loved by all and we can’t believe that it has already been a year since the last season of the series — Season 8 — aired, back in 2019.

The last episode of the series was named ‘The Iron Throne’, bringing the storyline to a full circle –  beginning from the conflicts and scheming on who gets to be the ultimate ruler of the Seven Kingdoms and unexpectedly ending with Bran Stark becoming the King. The last season of the Game of Thrones also received some negative reviews from some fans, calling it rushed, especially with the sudden change of the character arc of their all-time favourite ‘Mother of Dragons’ –  Daenerys Targaryen. Though it seemed difficult for the showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to end the series with eight seasons with a book series that is still in progress if they would have stuck to George’s plan the series could have lasted for 13 seasons.

Despite many fans didn’t like the last season of Game of Thrones, the series still remains an epic saga with brilliant characters like Cersei Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark and many more. Remembering this epic fantasy series, let’s talk about 10 best moments from it which will forever stay with us:

1. Ned Stark’s execution

Ned Stark’s execution was perhaps one of the most heartbreaking moments of the series during the early episodes of Game of Thrones. Many of us who have read the book, already saw it coming but some didn’t know that such a character of pure goodness could be killed off so early in the series. It all started when much-like Jon Arryn, Ned too learnt the secret of Cersei’s three children and refused to call Joffrey the next in line to sit on the Iron Throne, succeeding Robert Baratheon. Though for a moment it felt like Littlefinger would support his cause of seating Stannis Baratheon on the throne but he was soon betrayed and imprisoned.

This was next followed by the trial of Ned Stark near the Sept of Baelor, where he was forced to accept Joffrey as the true heir to the throne in order to save his head and his daughters. For a moment we felt that Joffrey would really forgive him and ask him to take the black yet all our hopes were shattered when we heard him saying “Ser Illyn, bring me his head!”

2. Tyrion Lannister’s trial

There were both the feelings of happiness and shock among many fans upon witnessing the ‘Purple Wedding’ where Joffrey was poisoned at his own wedding. Not to mention who orchestrated it but the events that unfolded later weren’t any less unexpected. Where on one hand Sansa fled King’s Landing, Tyrion was imprisoned on false charges of Joffrey’s murder.

Soon, we got to see the trial of Tyrion which was preplanned with Jaime asking Tyrion to ask mercy and to take the black instead. But Shae so confidently giving a false testament against him broke Tyrion and he confronted not only his father but also the entire city which he had saved at the Battle of Blackwater Bay. The speech that he gave was then so awesome that won many hearts and hats off to Peter Dinklage for portraying it so accurately!

3. The birth of the Dragons

The end of Season 1 had many shocking twists and turns. The first obviously was the brutal execution of Ned Stark but another happened at the same time, miles away in another continent of Essos. Though there seemed no hope for Daenerys Targaryen after the death of her husband Khal Drogo and her brother Viserys, she rose to power in the last episode of Season 1. The source of her power being the three dragons born after a long time since the death of the last dragons nearly hundreds of years ago.

We assumed that there is nothing interesting left in the series after the death of Ned Stark but then the dragons were born. Daenerys emerging unburnt from the funeral pyre of Drogo with her three newly dragons shrieking, was the most perfect ending for the first season of the series that gave us the idea of what to expect from the next seven seasons of Game of Thrones.

4. The execution of Littlefinger

Petyr Baelish along with Olenna Tyrell and Lord Varys were the only three players in the series who could easily manipulate any character. Talking about Littlefinger here, he only had one plan in his mind since the very first season of Game of Thrones – to see himself on the Iron Throne one day. His speech to Varys with the lines “chaos is a ladder” in the ending scene of Season 3 still seems to be fresh for the ears. We have seen him being rat out by characters such as Cersei Lannister and Ned Stark, especially the scene where Cersei tells him that “power is power”. Yet he seemed to be going all well when compared to all the main characters in the series even though he was the one who had betrayed Ned Stark and had even orchestrated the murder of Joffrey along with Olenna Tyrell.

Even when the Starks had taken back the North after the Battle of Bastards in the sixth season, he still was manipulating Sansa until the other Stark siblings returned back home in Season 7. He still seemed to playing Sansa well for most of Season 7 by turning her against Arya but soon the tables turned against him. In the last episode of Season 7 while we thought “Why are we seeing the trial of Arya of the crimes she did not commit?”, Sansa played Littlefinger well and caught him in his own game. “Thank you for your many lessons Lord Baelish. I will never forget them” were the last words that Sansa uttered before Arya slit his throat with his own dagger.

5. The destruction of the Sept of Baelor

The last episode of Season 6 was one of the best episodes of Game of Thrones ever with the fantastic music and a slow-paced beginning. But we knew that it was building up to something which soon got revealed within the first ten minutes of the episode. While we saw the trial of Loras Tyrell go on calmly in the Sept of Baelor and understood what Margaery had been planning all along, the second trial of Cersei was awaited. But when it was too long and Cersei didn’t go the funeral at all, it was confirmed that Cersei actually had something already planned.

Soon we saw Lancel discover a cache of Wildfire under the Sept and not being able to reach towards it. Margaery soon realized what was going on and asked everyone to evacuate, much to her dismay and soon there was a huge explosion and all the High Septons, Septas, Loras, Margaery, their father, Kevan Lannister and thousands other turned to ashes in front of our eyes. Though we hated to see Cersei drinking to her victory with a smile, yet her scheming worked and all her problems seemed to be gone within the few minutes of the episode.

6. When Ser Barristan quit like a boss

Ser Barristan Selmy was one of the good people in all of the Seven Kingdoms who had been loyal to the Throne but him being mocked and being released of his duties by Joffrey and Littlefinger seemed hard enough to watch. But the way he quit and stood for himself and threw his sword and armour in front of the King was totally badass. We definitely loved this two-minute-long scene in the series.

He soon joined Daenerys in her conquest of the Slaver’s Bay, freeing the slaves from their chains.

7. The Red Wedding

Though Ned Stark’s death was heartbreaking for all to watch, much more was still lined up. Yet we still saw hope for the Starks when we saw Robb Stark avenging his father and winning battle after battle. The next in line was King’s Landing after Walder Frey would have allowed him to cross the Twins but we were soon introduced to the most gruesome wedding in the history of any television series ‘The Red Wedding’ where thousands of Northerners died along with Catelyn, Robb, his wife Talisa, their unborn child and the direwolf Greywind.

The most heartbreaking was Arya arrive to the Twins and witnessing chaos all around but soon she avenged their deaths in the opening scene of Season 7, saying “Tell them, Winter came for House Frey.”

8. Hodor’s Death

Though he didn’t have a big part to play in the series, Hodor was one of the most loved characters in Game of Thrones who had been a friend to Bran Stark during his journeys. While Bran’s mind was still in the past, as he warged we soon learned why Hodor was simple-minded and could only speak a single word of ‘Hodor’, what came next was even harder to watch. Hodor held the door long enough for Bran and Meera to escape from the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave as the Wights stabbed him to death. It was one of the most shocking incidents in the series and still seems harder to watch.

9. The destruction of King’s Landing

We all had loved Daenerys Targaryen since the very first episode of Game of Thrones and even loved how she rose to power in the east and freed slaves from chains. We even loved her being a total badass with her dragons and how nobody could stand chance against her. Till Season 6, she seemed to be the best character in the series and we all dearly wanted to see her sit on the Iron Throne but in the last two seasons of the series she seemed to be a bit deviated from a forward going character arc. But who knew that the death of second dragon Rhaegal, knowing that Jon Snow had a better claim on the Iron Throne, and watching her closest friend Missandei die in front of her eyes could push her to become like her father.

When King’s Landing surrendered to her in the penultimate episode of the series, she could have stopped the wreckage she had brought with her dragon. But she instead chose to deal with it and destroyed the entire King’s Landing and even killed thousands of innocents. It was a jaw-dropping moment for all of us and even felt pity for Cersei as she died in Jaime’s arms, whom we had hated for so long. What else remains to be said now!

10. When Arya Stark kills the Night King

The Battle of Winterfell in the third episode began with the White Walkers heading for Winterfell. The longest episode of Game of Thrones showed a fabulous battle between the living and the dead. Arya Stark whom we had waited for seasons to take a part in the battle too fought like a total badass but when she ran for her life being chased by the wights, we closed our eyes and prayed for her. But she was saved by Beric and the Hound. We saw her second meeting with Melisandre who told her what ‘blue eyes’ in her prophecy truly meant. As she told her to leave with a nod and with a familiar line from the first season “What do we say to the God of Death?” we still didn’t know what she meant.

What came next was a surprise as well. When all seemed lost and we saw Jon Snow unable to get to Bran to save him in time, we assumed that the winter would never end. Then, Arya Stark snuck in and stabbed the Night King with her Valyrian Steel dagger, killing him and ending the Winter once and for all. We all cheered to this moment as all our predictions and theories were put aside.

Other best moments from Game of Thrones include the birth of Jon Snow, the death of Ramsey Bolton, Daenerys re-taking Mereen, Arya killing the Freys, the reunion of the Starks, and many others.

Game of Thrones Season 8, the last season aired today in 2019 and now all we have are good memories from the series to cherish. We absolutely have no idea when we will get to see such an awesome series with such a beautiful storyline and strong characters we got to know. The upcoming prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ seems a long way till we see it air on our TV screens. Why not re-watch these best moments from Game of Thrones and cherish them till then?

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10 Things We Want From Game of Thrones Prequel ‘House of The Dragon’

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Game of Thrones ended last year in May once and for all. During the Emmys of 2018, the author George R.R. Martin had revealed show could have spanned for at least thirteen seasons. We too felt the same way after watching the final season of Game of Thrones –  it was rushed, and many fans couldn’t take ending well. Though the series has ended for good now, hopes are high for the prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ currently in development. 

House of the Dragon is expected to premiere in 2022 and George R.R. Martin will once again come aboard for it as a co-executive producer. Hopefully, with George coming back for the new series, it will be something better, leaving the fans more contended. Moreover, the series will be written by Ryan Condal –  known for major movies like Rampage, Colony, and Hercules. This is something fans will truly look forward to. 

The wait for House of the Dragon is long. We don’t have any more clues about it apart from the fact that it will be set 300 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones. Moreover, it will also be based on George’s 2019 book ‘Fire and Blood’ –  a book based on Targaryen history narrated from the point of view of a Maester. Yet, apart from these little details, here are 10 things we would definitely want the new series to cover: 

1. The story of King Jaehaerys and Queen Alysanne

King Jaehaerys and Queen Alysanne

The story of the noble Targaryen King Jaehaerys and Alysanne is worth telling. King Jaehaerys is told to be wise whereas his consort Alysanne is said to be high-spirited, charming and keenly intelligent. And the best part is that both of them were dragon riders. While Jaehaerys rode Vermithor – the third-largest dragon known after Balerion and Vhagar, Alysanne’s mount was Silverwing described as the most beautiful dragon. George’s book Fire and Flood even covers the story of the duo travelling North and how Silverwing refused to go beyond the Wall. 

This story rhymes with the most recent events in Game of Thrones. In Season 7, even Daenerys Targaryen rode her dragons far North much like her ancestor Alysanne. HBO should definitely cover this storyline in the new series House of the Dragon. 

2. Other Houses Involved Apart From Targaryens

10 Things We Want From Game of Thrones Prequel ‘House of The Dragon’

 

The upcoming prequel series is named House of the Dragon. This essentially means that it will be a historical account of House Targaryen but wouldn’t we want to know which other houses were involved? A history and lore video from Game of Thrones already gave us a glimpse of all major houses during Aegon Targaryen’s Conquest – House Darrindon, House Stark, House Lannister, House Gardener, and others. We would love to see other major and minor houses during the reign of the Targaryens. 

3. Any Mention Of White Walkers in House of the Dragon

Any Mention Of White Walkers in House of the Dragon

The White Walkers remained a mystery throughout the course of all eight seasons of Game of Thrones. The opening scene which shows two of the Night’s Watch members ambushed and brutally killed by them, teased we would learn a lot about them in the series. But before we could learn more, the series was over with Arya Stark being the one who puts an end to the Night King and his Army of the Dead. So, did those symbols, Children of the Forest, and the Three-eyed Raven meant nothing? 

We briefly got a glimpse of a First Man being stabbed with a dragonglass in the heart, which transforms him into the Night King. But there’s definitely something more to it we need to know out there. Since the ‘Bloodmoon’ prequel has been cancelled, we would definitely want to know if the Targaryens knew anything about the White Walkers at all?

4. Daenys The Dreamer and Her Dream

Daenys The Dreamer and Her Dream

The Targaryens were one of the prominent houses in Valyria –  the mightiest of all kingdoms known for its prosperity and their knowledge of mystic arts. But, the Doom of Valyria left it in ashes. House Targaryen was the only house that survived it, thanks to Daenys the Dreamer who dreamt of it twelve years ago. Targaryens then settled down in Westeros choosing Dragonstone as its seat of power. 

Much like Daenerys Targaryen, there’s much to Daenys’ dreams too. We would definitely love to see this chapter in the chronicles of Targaryen history in House of the Dragon.

5. Aegon Targaryen As Focus Point Of House of the Dragon

Aegon Targaryen As Focus Point Of House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon is meant to show accounts of the Targaryens as narrated in the Fire and Blood. After the Doom of Valyria, Targaryens settled down in Westeros choosing Dragonstone as its seat of power. Years later, Aegon along with his sister-wives Visenya and Rhaeneys began his conquest of Westeros.

Aegon rode Balerion the Dread and all the major houses of Westeros bowed to him and he finally became the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. We would definitely like to see this storyline being covered by the series.

6. Mystery Behind The Death Of Maegor the Cruel

The Death Of Maegor the Cruel

Maegor Targaryen, also known as Maegor the Cruel, was the third Targaryen King to sit on the Iron Throne. He was the son Aegon the Conquerer and Visenya Targaryen. He is called Maegor the Cruel as he was a ruthless ruler much-like Cersei Lannister.

He was the one who torched Harrenhall and much like Cersei destroyed the Sept of Remembrance once the Faith of the Seven turned against the Targaryens. Though how he died always remained a mystery as he was found dead, seated on the Iron Throne. Some say he was killed by Queen Elinor, while others say he was killed by a knight of his Kingsguard. House of the Dragon should definitely cover Maegor’s storyline.

7. The Tragedy of Summerhall

The Tragedy of Summerhall

The Tragedy of Summerhall was an important event in the chronicles of House Targaryen. It was a fire where King Aegon V Targaryen, his eldest son, Prince Duncan Targaryen, and Ser Duncan the Tall, were killed in a fire. It is said that the fire at the castle of Summerhall occurred due to a failed attempt of hatching petrified dragon eggs.

The tragedy also marked the birth of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen – the elder brother of Daenerys and biological father of Jon Snow. It’s a storyline worth getting a sight to the lovers of Game of Thrones.

8. Dance of the Dragons – the Targaryen Civil War

Dance of the Dragons

Dance of the Dragons – a civil war that broke out between Aegon II Targaryen and his half-sister Rhaenyra Targaryen for the Iron Throne. They both were the issues of King Viserys Targaryen. As a result of the two-year-long war, both of the rivals died and Aegon III was crowned the King of the Seven Kingdoms.

George RR Martin’s book Fire and Flood closely follows the story of Dance of the dragons and since the series House of the Dragon is based on it, there’s no doubt we don’t see this civil war in House Targaryen.

9. Daemon Blackfyre and How He Founded House Blackfyre

Daemon Blackfyre and How He Founded House Blackfyre

Daemon Blackfyre was a Targaryen bastard child of King Aegon IV Targaryen and he founded the House Blackfyre after Aegon Targaryen’s sword of the same name. He was legitimized by his father while dying and this started an event in Targaryen history known as the ‘Blackfyre Rebellion’.

The story of Daemon Blackfyre and House Blackfyre would be an interesting story to follow if the series House of the Dragon decides to go beyond the book Fire and Blood.

10. And, What Would ‘House Of The Dragon’ Be Without Dragons?

And, What Would ‘House Of The Dragon’ Be Without Dragons

And finally, dragons! What would a prequel series to Game of Thrones based on Fire and Blood look like without dragons? After seeing Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons – Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal, the fans would die to see more dragons. Balerion the Dread, Vhagar, Meraxes, Sunfyre, Moondancer – the list goes on for the new ones we expect to see in House of the Dragon.

It’s a long way until we see House of the Dragon premiere on our TV screens. With the series finally getting a nod from HBO, more and more news about it will surely surface. Don’t worry, we at Wiki of Thrones will definitely keep you posted about the same!

So, how excited are you for House of the Dragon and will it be better than Game of Thrones? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below.







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