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What book is House of the Dragon based on? Here’s what the Game of Thrones prequel is adapted from




House of the Dragon has garnered positive reviews both from the critics as well as the audience. The OG fans are well aware of the book it is based on, but it has left a part of the audience in the dark because of their unfamiliarity with the previous books.

Like the earlier renditions of the Game of Thrones universe, George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood led to the creation of the epic tale of the House of the Dragon. The book is a long historical account of House Targaryen reigning supreme in Westeros.

Quick answer: House of the Dragon is based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, that takes place almost 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It shows the House Targaryen in all its glory, starting from King Aegon I Targaryen’s conquest of the Seven Kingdoms to the succession of the Iron Throne after King Viserys I Targaryen and, finally, leading to the civil war, a.k.a The Dance of Dragons.

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How House of the Dragon has adapted Fire & Blood


The distortion of facts and history in the live-action series has been a major concern for fans around the globe, especially after the “epic” finale season of Game of Thrones. House of the Dragon covers only a certain segment of the book.

The first season of House of the Dragon focuses primarily on the second half of Fire & Blood. The prequel begins with King Viserys claiming the iron throne after he succeeds King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. A whole chunk of King Aegon I has been left off maybe to make the series more crisp and intriguing.

Six major volumes within Fire & Blood sum up the whole story. These are as follows – The Targaryen Conquest, The Peace of the Dragon, The Sons of the Dragon, Heirs of the Dragon, The Dying of the Dragons, and The Aftermath.

The first season of House of the Dragon touches upon the fourth and fifth parts of the book, i.e. the succession of the iron throne after King Viserys I, and the Targayeran civil war between his daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen and her half-brother Aegon II.

Books that might get adapted into new seasons of House of the Dragon and more series

House of Dragon new season is set for a summer release

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As a result of the success of House of the Dragon and the audience’s love for the Game of Thrones. In the upcoming shows, a lot of characters, and sub-plots will get a chance to tell their story and worldview. To begin with-

The next season of House of the Dragon is definitely on the cards and is up for a release in the summer of 2024. The show will need a few more seasons to do complete justice to the Dance of the Dragons story.

Snow starring Kit Harrington is a spinoff of his character, Jon Snow. The details of the show will be disclosed later upon release. One of the most beloved characters, The Sea Snake is getting a prequel to House of the Dragon. A show that will focus on the life of Lord Corlys Velaryon during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.

George R.R. Martin is currently completing his sixth installment of the Song of Ice and Fire book series, The Winds of Winter. The potential book will be developed into a series in the near future. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, Ten Thousand Ships, and an animated series called The Golden Empire are some of the shows that are at various levels of pre-production.

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Dunk and Egg novellas, which take place almost 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones, will be the reference point for some of them.

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Pranav is a writer, actor, videographer who loves all things films, TV shows and of course the Game of Thrones universe. He is intrigued by the process of filmmaking and seeks to create engaging content.