The Rise of the Dragon, the Next Book in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Series, Has Been Announced

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George RR Martin is soon going to add a new book to the Game of Thrones Series. He recently declared the release of the book Game of Thrones: The Rise of the Dragon on his blog. Fans got very excited after this news as this book revolves around the Targaryen Dynasty.

It will release in October this year. According to the reports from Yahoo, the book possesses more than 180 latest illustrations about the family and its reign. It will also have a deep dive into some of the lore of Westeros. 

Game of Thrones: the Rise of the Dragon According to Our Knowledge

The author cleared the confusion between Game of Thrones: The Rise of the Dragon and Fire and Blood. He added in his blog that Rise of the Dragon should be thought of as a deluxe reference book.

In it, the most infamous family and their dragons of Westeros come in partnership with some of the incredible artists. For Fire and Blood, he added that it is a grandmaster’s account of events. It started from the conquest of Westeros of Aegon Targaryen that removed the rule of Targaryen due to the civil war.

It also involved the infamous Dance of the Dragons. However, the Rise of the Dragons will explore the same period but is displayed in a more encyclopedic form. It will be quite similar to The World of Ice and Fire from the aspect of writing. The writers of The World of Ice and Fire, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson, helped to write Rise of the Dragons. 

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The fans of GOT were already excited about the prequel series named House of the Dragons. It covered ten episodes in total. The announcement of the new book release added a bonus to it. The trailer 

of the series got released on HBO Max in 2021, and the show will kickstart this year. It is set 200 years ago than the current GOT timeline. Paddy Considine is playing the role of King Viserys Targaryen, and Emma D’Arcy is playing the role of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

The Rise of the Dragon
The Rise of the Dragon

Matt Smith has the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke is ready to play Alicent Hightower, and Steve Toussaint is playing the character of Lord Corlys. There are many other people on the list of the cast. 

On the other hand, Fire and Blood was a big success for GOT. According to Amazon, the book is the ultimate Game of Thrones and gives its readers a treat about the fascinating history of Westeros. It is often dynamic and is a book of appreciation. 

Goodreader also describes the book to be good. They mention that the dragons come to life vividly in the deluxe reference book. The Rise of the Dragon is an amazing book for those who want to explore more about the most powerful family living in Westeros. For several years, the Targaryens ruled over the Iron Throne of Westeros, and their dragons had their control over the sky. 

Pre-orders for the book are already open, and an official release date has also been announced. The date is the 25th of October 2022. You have the option to buy a hard copy, an e-book, or an audiobook. Do have a look at it.

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