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House Of The Dragons Theories That Might Diffuse The Criticism Around GoT Finale

By Soniya Hinduja
January 28,2022

George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has huge fandom. Which only multiplied in number with the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones. The show saw a long and successful run for eight seasons, and concluded the saga of the Iron Throne. Now the network has decided to depict the beginning of it all with a spin-off series. The upcoming prequel series, House of the Dragon, starts with the advent of Aegon and his dragons in Westeros in 2 BC. We have gathered a few theories that will capture the true essence of the fantasy world with House Of The Dragons.

House of the Dragon will consist of 10 episodes. This aligns with Game of Thrones’ Season 1, which also had a 10 episode order. Season 1 of the legacy show covered the first book in the A Song of Ice & Fire series, titled A Game of Thrones.

However, Game of Thrones had limited source material to depend on. George R.R. Martin had finished five whole books in the series. And creators believed that the author would complete the remaining two in the meantime. In contrast, House of the Dragon has less to go on with. Fire and Blood consists of two volumes, of which only one volume has been published so far. 

However, Fire & Blood has a greater expanse as it covers the following topics. 

  • “The Targaryen Conquest”
  • “The Peace of the Dragon”
  • “The Sons of the Dragon”
  • “Heirs of the Dragon”
  • “The Dying of the Dragons”
  • “Aftermath — The Boy King and His Regents”

When materialized for television, the first volume should be enough for at least five or six seasons. This allows the creators to have liberty as they no longer have to depend on Martin’s availability. The network has enough material to flesh it out. Considering Martin takes a while to complete Volume 2.

1. Archmaester Gyldayn Will Be A Character

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Citadel Librarian in Game of Thrones, HBO

For a long time, book fans have tried to figure out Martin’s embodiment in A Song of Ice and Fire. Is it Sam or Tyrion? However, this question isn’t as tricky in Fire and Blood. Archmaester Gyldayn, the last maester to serve at Summerhall, is the book’s in-world author. Gyldayn will appear in House of the Dragon. With scenes at the Citadel.

2. The First Season Will Portray Aegon’s Conquest 

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Histories and Lore Still from Game of Thrones DVD, HBO

Fire and Blood consists of six important instances. The parts divide the story into the Civil War, known as “The Dance of Dragons,” as at the time of Aegon III’s reign. So House of the Dragon might equally assemble these six parts. And Season 1 will probably depict “The Targaryen Conquest,” which sheds light upon Aegon’s arrival in Westeros.

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3. Aegon’s Conquest Will Surprise Fans 

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Dragons from Game of Thrones, HBO

Aegon’s Conquest can be seen through various perspectives. From A Song of Ice & Fire to The World of Ice & Fire, and now in Fire & Blood. However, fans must be prepared for a surprise factor. Martin has established how history doesn’t always stick, to be precise. While this point never saw light in the now-canceled “A Long Night” prequel, it could show its face here. 

4. House Of The Dragon Will Introduce The Gardeners

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The Field of Fire from Game of Thrones, HBO

An astonishing difference between the original books and Game of Thrones on-screen adaptation was that the storytelling was done in third person. As opposed to individual characters’ perspectives. Fire & Blood does not have multiple POVs. However, the show will use expositions. One being the Targaryen’s greatest enemies, House Gardener.

5. The Starks Do Not Have A Significant Role 

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Winterfell in Game of Thrones, HBO

House of Stark fans will be dismayed to hear this. But other than the time Ned Stark’s father reached King’s Landing and was toasted for his efforts, the Starks never really encountered the Targaryens. So when Torrhen Stark kneels to Aegon and his dragons, it is imperative that the Starks head back to the North and stay put.