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House of the Dragon - Game of Thrones prequel


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7 hours ago, Boothjan said:

The Fire and Blood book I got is ace.

 

I'm in.

Okay, as someone who hasn't read the books but suffered through the last few seasons of the original tv show, I gotta ask: is that an actually finished book that is really finished for real with a proper ending and everything?

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1 minute ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Okay, as someone who hasn't read the books but suffered through the last few seasons of the original tv show, I gotta ask: is that an actually finished book that is really finished for real with a proper ending and everything?

 

It's essentially a history book about some of the first Targaryan monarchs. So a very different style to the main ASOIAF novels.

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Just now, Mr. Gerbik said:

Okay, as someone who hasn't read the books but suffered through the last few seasons of the original tv show, I gotta ask: is that an actually finished book that is really finished for real with a proper ending and everything?

 

It's more of a history book than a novel. So the history of who killed who is all set and decided.

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12 minutes ago, Delargey said:

 

It's more of a history book than a novel. So the history of who killed who is all set and decided.

Oh god. Oh god. So the tv show writers have to think up all the characterization and dialogue themselves?! Jesus.

 

Edit: to clarify that I'm not just being negative for the sake of it - the tv show writers having only a few big events to go on and being forced to actually write decent dialogue and convincing characterization entirely by themselves, was exactly what went wrong will the main show. I hope this is not shit, but for now we have zero evidence pointing to the contrary. We shall see.

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20 hours ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Oh god. Oh god. So the tv show writers have to think up all the characterization and dialogue themselves?! Jesus.

 

Edit: to clarify that I'm not just being negative for the sake of it - the tv show writers having only a few big events to go on and being forced to actually write decent dialogue and convincing characterization entirely by themselves, was exactly what went wrong will the main show. I hope this is not shit, but for now we have zero evidence pointing to the contrary. We shall see.

 

The characters are very loosely drawn, you get a sense of them but not the depth of A Song of Ice and Fire. 

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Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno cast.

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Toussaint’s Corlys Velaryon, Lord of House Velaryon, comes from a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As “The Sea Snake,” the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world. Danny Sapani was previously in talks for the role.

 

Ifans will play Otto Hightower. The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.

 

Best is cast as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. A dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Queen Who Never Was” was passed over as heir to the throne at the Great Council because the realm favored her cousin, Viserys, simply for being male.

 

Mizuno plays Mysaria, who came to Westeros with nothing and has been sold more times than she can recall. She could have wilted… but instead she rose to become the most trusted — and most unlikely — ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.

 

 

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