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Fire and Blood

300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Lu par : Simon Vance
Durée : 26 h et 24 min
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Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones.

With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally best-selling author George R.R. Martin, this is 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 Conqueror, 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 was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel. Listeners 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 Gibbons' The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving listeners a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody and always fascinating history of Westeros.

©2018 George R.R. Martin (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16/01/2019

More of a chore than a pleasure!

I'm a big fan of George R R Martin, but found this book heavy going. Despite the excellent narration, I was left feeling I needed a pen and paper in order to take notes in an effort to track character, dates and events!

I was relieved when the book finished and hope I never hear Mushroom quoted again!

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  • Lana
  • 16/01/2019

OK for pseudo-history buffs ...

... but not so good if you were wanting a story like the GoT series. No one can fault Mr Martin when it comes to the depth and scale of his universe, but I really prefer his story-telling prowse. Nevertheless, it's well narrated and structured.

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  • markb82
  • 12/05/2019

A long and boring cencus.

Too long and boring. Was disappointed through the whole and was glad when it finished.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04/04/2019

Fun to listen to

This was a good book, very informative.

It is a little dificult to always keep the family tree straight with all the names being very similar.

Bit all in all it was worth the time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27/03/2019

Very good , well read and detailed

Its written very well and positioned from the perspective of a narrator - historian . Nice fresh approach that makes you wonder how much is true. It puts a lot of perspective to the original Ice and fire saga.
Very amusing and never dull.

One downside : it ends closely after the civil war: Dance of Dragons events. Thus its a bit misleading because you expect the whole story until Aerys II.

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  • Paula
  • 09/12/2018

It's like listening to a Discovery documentary!

The book is very good, but it's a lot of information condensed into parts ... It's 300 years of history about the Targaryen family narrated in a spectacular way. Listening to this book is like accompanying a Discovery Channel documentary, where historians are presenting known facts and other deductive facts based on the discoveries made.
It is marvelous how the author recounts the story of Targaryen family, narrating at various times various narratives about the same fact, which makes the story a little nebulous but with surprising results.
The search for power, betrayals, alliances permeate the narrative at all times, which ends up being a characteristic feature of the series.

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  • C. Cole
  • 15/01/2019

Waffle of the worst kind

Terrible love story with the same crap regurgitated again and again with the same names used in different lines of succession. Don't waste your time or credits. If only you'd put so much effort in making a real story instead of being so clever to go over the same story again and again and again just seen from a different view..... BORING!

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  • Orlando Gilbourne
  • 29/12/2018

a wonderful history of the targeryens

it was a wonderful tale only wish it had continued to the mad king aerys

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  • wootton
  • 04/12/2018

Why this book?

Not so much a novel more a shopping list. It’s a pity the author did not use the creativity expended on this creation to finish Ice and Fire.

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  • Nora Ferne
  • 15/01/2019

Anstrengend

Eine endlose Aufzählung von Namen, Titeln und Regionen mit wenig Handlung. Das Buch ist nur für eingefleischte Fans.

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  • Toomas Vananurm
  • 18/02/2019

Great for lore nerds, but names-names-names

Great for lore nerds, but names-names-names. I hate names. Don't expext traditional story. However well written better performed.

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  • Mona B.
  • Konstanz
  • 22/11/2018

Boring and tedious

This is awful. An endless Wikipedia article. Dates and names. That's all. No narrative flow. Any real medieval chronicle is more engaging than this. The only thing I liked was the reader's voice.

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