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Fire and Blood
Fire and Blood: A History of House Targaryen of Westeros | George R. R. Martin
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Best. Bookrest. Ever.

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After two days of #rain (which is a big deal here in #Dubai), glad to be back in the garden with my morning #coffee!

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#pizza #gin #dragons and #pool. Is there any better combination?

SamAnne Lovely! 1w
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My #morning reading buddy. #dogs #dragons

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#Football, a book, a #blanket (even in the #UAE!) and a #puppy. Perfect Sunday night.

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Some evening reading with a view of the #pool and #DeadSea in #Jordan

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Kimberlone
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I was surprised by this series stat! Also I‘m still salty about the fact that this is only Vol. 1 of 2 (and who the f knows when GRRM is going to finish another book).

Some of the other series I started, finished, or revisited: Red Rising, Infernal Devices, Last Hours, ACOTAR, Saga, STEMinista, Lore Olympus, Heartstopper, Cormoran Strike, The Atlas, etc.

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BethM
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Watching episode 9 by the light of the Christmas tree.

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SconsinBookyBadger
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Pistachio 🐱 First of his name, King of the Isthmus, Protector of the backyard, joining me for tea and re-reading tagged book now that my binge watch has ended for season 1 House of the Dragon.

SomedayAlmost Great name 2mo
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Kimberlone
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Storygraph October Wrap-up!

I finished 9 books during October, including the tagged book, which was my highest rated at 4 stars.

Moods skewed towards funny and dark (usually my top mood is emotional), due to the books I choose for #Scarathlon.

Audiobook time was much higher than pages read due to finishing the 26 hour Fire & Blood and 19 hour False Witness.

For November, I am focusing on comfort reads and #BOTM backlog books.

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Kimberlone
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Readers should be aware that this is written in the format of a history compiled during Robert Baratheon‘s reign, so it isn‘t a straightforward narrative like ASOIAF series. Also it‘s only volume 1 of 2, so you are only getting the first half of the Targaryen history of Westeros. I did enjoy the audiobook since the narration by Simon Vance is great, but it will feel incomplete given this volume ends shortly after the Dance of the Dragons. 4🐉

Kimberlone The section of the book “The Dying of the Dragons” is the part that the GOT spin-off House of the Dragon is based on. No spoilers, but the title does tell you plenty about what is likely to happen during the upcoming war known as the Dance of the Dragons. 3mo
vivastory I still have 2 episodes remaining in season 1 of House of Dragons. My feelings on the series so far have been pretty mixed. 3mo
Kimberlone @vivastory I enjoyed it, but there‘s definitely been some major issues with the pacing and time jumps. If things move forward how I think they will next season I think some of those issues will naturally work themselves out, so I am still cautiously optimistic. I‘m definitely over the gratuitously over the top traumatic birthing scenes though (there‘s another one in the finale :/ ) BUT DRAGONS! 3mo
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mjtwo
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23-31 Oct 22 (audiobook)
I have had this on my shelf since publication but was only inspired to read it after watching the first few episodes of House of the Dragon.
I enjoy the worlds Martin creates - he writes strong women, nuanced characters and is sympathetic to the role of mother, queen and wife. He also writes a great deal of sexual and physical violence.
I found this, like the Game of Thrones books, entertaining and a little addictive

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TheRiehlDeal
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I think I need to come to the realization that this type of fantasy just isn‘t for me. Or rather, GRRM isn‘t for me. My brain was on auto pilot trying to finish this. There are just too many characters and houses to keep track of that it all becomes headache-inducing.

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10/7/22

Reggie He does this zombie novelette that is heartbreaking. But you‘re right. I only made it through one Game of Thrones book because of all the houses and names. 4mo
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vivastory
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Without going into spoilers for those who haven't seen it, anyone else find the pacing of HoD incredibly weird? We are now nearly halfway through season 1 & I literally have no idea where the story is heading. Plus the significant time jumps between episodes, yet the characters have literally all of the same concerns and worries? It feels very disjointed to me.

Endowarrior21 YES LOL I am so confused lol 5mo
vivastory @Endowarrior21 I'm glad I'm not the only one 🤣 5mo
Jess I hear you. I seem to complain through the entire episode but overall kind of like it. So yes, I am confused as well. 5mo
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persephone1408 The story that they're telling, the dance of the dragons, starts when the king dies. This is the set up, as it were. 5mo
vivastory @Jess There are aspects about the series that I like & I'm going to stick with it, but def kinda bugged about it 5mo
vivastory @persephone1408 That makes sense. Hopefully they will end the year long time jumps between episodes once the story gets going. 5mo
persephone1408 @vivastory I'm just wondering if it'll be this season or not. 5mo
vivastory @persephone1408 I think I will read the book soon to give me a better sense of it📚📚 5mo
persephone1408 @vivastory its definitely entertaining and shocking 5mo
Branwen Are you enjoying it though, despite the clunkiness? I am still really mad about how the last season of Game of Thrones ended and I decided not to sink any more time into a show! 😂 That being said, I really really love the book, Fire and Blood! ❤️🐉 5mo
vivastory @Branwen I think I might like it more if Rings of Power wasn't on right now which I am loving. I have watched every episode of both shows & so far I have enjoyed every episode of Rings of Power more 😂 I AM looking forward to the spinoff that they will be doing focusing on Jon Snow though (edited) 5mo
Branwen @vivastory I've been watching Rings of Power and loving it as well! It's so fantastic! I'm absolutely addicted! 💕 5mo
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I'll admit that I went into this without realizing it wasn't written like the GOT books. I started and was a bit confused, but intrigued. Once I got that Martin was writing this like a history book I was all in. 😁 All of the similar names do become a bit maddening, but the family tree helps.

Any fan of this world needs to read this. It's so detailed and informative. And the illustrations are gorgeous.

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic 5mo
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persephone1408
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All I can say is wow! I have so many thoughts about this book but I cant really share them all. So I will say...
Game of thrones=House of the dragon + dragons. It's the same story but different people with dragons. It seems that history will alway repeat itself. It was very confusing cause it seems they all have the same name, but gory and still entertaining all the way thru. My only annoyance is that this new show is gonna be another one of those

persephone1408 (Not done) "what team are you". I can tell you right now, even though they're mad as hell, I'm team black.? I absolutely love daemon. Its mostly just Matt Smith. I absolutely adore him. He's my favorite Dr who also. 5mo
Meshell1313 Totally agree with you! #teamdaemon 5mo
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Wow, this is a chunkster. Very detailed with lots of characters. The family tree certainly helped. The authors imagination and world building are epic in scope. They could make 100 tv shows out of this book alone. Excited to watch the new show next week.

bthegood Just started the new show - GoT fans - it does not disappoint! Enjoy 🙂 5mo
LiseWorks Read this and found that knowing g the Game of Thrones characters and history really helped. I ambreally enjoying the TV series 4mo
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BethM
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Spent my birthday gift card at Barnes and Nobel :)

kbibliophilific Bookmark ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Avanders ♥️♥️ 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Would anyone else like to join us on a very low key buddy read on this one? Maybe a few chapters a day and discussion every 2-3 days? I feel like I will read this one sooner as a group 😊

Canceled for now…

#HereThereBeDaragons

I have @PageShifter @TheRiehlDeal @BookwormAHN @persephone1408 and @Literary_Siren

Addison_Reads I'll join in. I was wanting to read it before starting the new show. 6mo
TEArificbooks I will try. I just got it too hoping to read it before show starts. I have a lot of other reading to do though and it is a chunkster. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mdm139 awesome! That was my intention, but I don‘t think I‘ll make it! 6mo
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TheRiehlDeal Are we going to start the buddy read soon? I haven‘t seen you post anything about it since last Wednesday. 6mo
persephone1408 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks please remove me. I wanted to start before the show started. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheRiehlDeal a few people wanted to wait until September and now I don‘t see their posts… 5mo
persephone1408 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I've already started it. I'm listening to the audio. Its 5 days until the show starts and I couldn't wait until September. 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Would anyone else like to join us on a very low key buddy read on this one? Maybe a few chapters a day and discussion every other day or so? I feel like I will read this one sooner as a group 😊

I have @PageShifter @TheRiehlDeal @BookwormAHN @persephone1408 so far!

We need a hashtag… ideas?
#Onthesamepage ? #Betweenthelines ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookwormAHN I like it!!🐉 I‘m going to look at it tonight to see how to schedule it. Any preference? I may be wrong, but I don‘t think it‘s divided by chapters. 6mo
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persephone1408 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks they arent numbered but named chapters. 6mo
Literary_Siren I‘m interested. I feel the same as you about this book. 6mo
PageShifter I would prefer September instead of August if possible 🙃 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Is September good with everyone? @BookwormAHN @TheRiehlDeal @persephone1408 @Literary_Siren @PageShifter I‘ll be looking at it and dividing it. Are y‘all good with discussion every 2-3 days? 6mo
BookwormAHN I'm fine with both. 6mo
Literary_Siren Absolutely! 6mo
PageShifter Discussion every 2-3 should be okay by me 6mo
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roronoazoro
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Rhaenyra Targaryen has my heart

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“From there Aegon the Dragon would rule his realm, holding court from a great metal seat made from the melted, twisted, beaten, and broken blades of all his fallen foes, a perilous seat that would soon be known through all the world as the Iron Throne of Westeros.”

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“And Orys Baratheon he proclaimed to be “my shield, my stalwart, my strong right hand.” Thus Baratheon is reckoned by the maesters the first King‘s Hand.”

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LiseWorks
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June 7 #BookMoods 600 pages This one was 714 pages. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 📚👍🏼🤩 8mo
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mgoga78
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Enjoying it so far. Needed to make notes to follow the people and places. Slow, careful read.

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Pash
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This was by far the best book to come from the author! It was so engaging & unputdownable. It reads beautifully like a true history text & most of the characters are really interesting. My only grievance is the choice of the names Elmo Tully & Kermit Tully, which did spoil the effect somewhat at being a true fantasy epic. Not sure what possessed him to choose such names but not his best decision. Overall definitely one I recommend to others.

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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/Bm5C4vzzOLk

Enjoy!

LiseWorks I'm sorry you didn't like it. It was written like a historical book. I love the game of thrones both the books and the TV series. Yes I admit it was long and perhaps too much info but the history behind it is critical in my view. It is not confusing if you have kept up with the series. George Marten gave an interview recently and says why he wrote it this way. 9mo
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I'm a little bit conflicted about this book. On the one hand, it was very interesting to read about the Targaryen history. On the other, it was extremely confusing to read about a couple having 14 children, 4 of them named Aegon, and only 3 living to be adults. It was also sort of dry...even the telling of someone being tortured was rather uninteresting.

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This book was long! If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, it is a must read. It is a long history of the Targariens, lots of Lord's names to get through, lots of gore and death. Every time a dragon died I cried. I know it's ridiculous, but they didn't do anything wrong lol. This is Hard Fantasy #NSR221 @Nessavamusic

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1. Tagged although i started it in december and listened to it.
2. Depends on the author. Outlander no, classic literature yes
Thanks for the tag @RamsFan1963 #two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 🤩 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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sharread 🤯🤯🤯🤯❤❤❤❤ 13mo
Eggs Wow 😮 🐉🌟 13mo
LiseWorks I cannot wait to see thus, being a fan of the show and books 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LiseWorks I can‘t either!!! 🔥 13mo
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Brooke_H
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Still working my way through this chunkster. 🐉

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Brooke_H
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Another Saturday, another lunch break

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Brooke_H
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Lunch break reading

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Can‘t wait!! January 1 2022 🔥 🐉

https://youtu.be/Tw2o0LPUq3E

sharread Whaaaaaaat! 😱❤🎃 1y
BookwormAHN Yay 🐲 1y
Tera66 Me either!!!!!🐲🐲🐲 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookwormAHN woo hoo!!! 🐉🎊🔥🎉 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tera66 yes!!! Have you read the book?! I have it, but haven‘t read it yet! 1y
Tera66 I haven't read the book, I have a bunch of his on audio. I need to start digging in. 1y
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I haven't seen any Littens post about the first trailer for HBO's House of the Dragon yet. Are we all just too traumatized from S8 of GoT? (I know I am. Lol.) I'm intrigued but not as excited as I want to be.

https://youtu.be/fNwwt25mheo

fredamans It looks epic! I can't wait!! 1y
persephone1408 I have got to get this book read before it starts! I SO happy about my favorite doctor who (Matt Smith) being in it. 1y
NikkiM5 I am ready 👍🏾 1y
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eve
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This book covers centuries, which incidentally is how long it took me to finish it LOL. But really fun to focus on the history of the Targaryens and their cousins. [Illustration by Doug Wheatley]

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Astroneman
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Sorry Martin, 4 stars and not 5, because I'm waiting for the last 2 books of The game of thrones!

#book #bookly #readingchallenge2021 #libro #litsy #litsybook #goodreads #toread #leggere #bookworm #georgerrmartin #fireandblood #fuocoesangue #thegameofthrones

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Has anyone else read this? I am listening to it. I devoured the entire GOT books a few years ago. My friends and I referred to it as our Summer in Westeros. If you have read this book, did it come across as a history text book to you? I think I am just missing the different character point of views from the series. This is all third person so far.