After years of hypothesis, the primary official “Recreation of Thrones” spinoff is sort of right here! “House of the Dragon” is a prequel sequence specializing in the powerful, dragon-riding House Targaryen. Though there are clear hyperlinks between the brand new prequel and the present “GOT” storylines, the timeline of the prequel implies that we can’t be seeing cameos from any of our “GOT” faves.
The important thing to understanding the timeline of “Home of the Dragon” lies within the A Music of Ice and Hearth guide sequence. In these books, writer George R.R. Martin lays out way more of Westerosi historical past than we ever bought to essentially see in HBO’s “GOT.” The in-depth backstory of the novels consists of data on the Targaryen dynasty, which dominated Westeros for nearly three centuries earlier than being overthrown just a few years earlier than the story picks up in “GOT.”
Targaryen rule wasn’t completely easy crusing, nonetheless, and that is what “Home of the Dragon” is about to deal with. In response to HBO’s official website, “Home of the Dragon” is predicated on Martin’s fictional historical past guide “Hearth & Blood,” which chronicles the primary century or so of Targaryen rule. Particularly, the actual characters concerned point out that the show will focus on the Targaryen civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, which occurred about 130 years after the Targaryen conquest of Westeros. This locations the occasions of the prequel sequence virtually 200 years earlier than the start of “Recreation of Thrones.”
Ebook followers will know that this can be a notably dramatic time interval in Westeros, making it a super selection for a prequel sequence. Though it takes place centuries earlier than the primary “GOT” story, it is the period through which the seeds are sown for the final word destiny of so lots of our favourite characters and noble homes. The civil conflict throughout the highly effective royal home does not finish their rule, but it surely considerably weakens their grip on energy and creates rifts that linger. Extra importantly, it marks the close to extinction of dragons in Westeros, which performs a significant function in each the decline of the dynasty and the rise of Daenerys Targaryen centuries later.
Particulars like these will hyperlink “Home of the Dragon” to the “Recreation of Thrones” story we already know, and we will not wait to dive even deeper into the prequel world when it arrives on HBO on August 21!