House of the Dragon: This Targaryen Secret Changes Game of Thrones Forever | Canon Fodder

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Game of Thrones is back in a big way with the premiere of House of the Dragon, a new series set in Westeros 172 years before Daenerys Targaryen and the Song of Ice and Fire fans already know so well. House of the Dragon is the story of a great conflict that weakened Targaryen rule and erased most of the living dragons from existence. But will House of the Dragon win fans back after the finale for Game of Thrones? Join host Kim Horcher for Canon Fodder for the full breakdown and all the Easter Eggs we could find.

House of the Dragon episode 1 takes us back to Westeros, and possibly to the best parts of the Game of Thrones world. Is all well in the House of the Dragon? HBO is seeing their most watched premiere ever, so we can safely say that there is power in the house of the dragon. Trailer footage gave us a peek back into the world Game of Thrones made popular, viewable widely now on the HBO Max platform. House of the Dragon (2022) directly references its predecessor, A Song of Ice and Fire, but there is much more freedom from the source material to explore House of the Dragon. HBO Max has a huge hit on their hands with the House of the Dragon show premiere based on the Fire and Blood history book of which a portion represents the time setting for House of the Dragon. Explained simply, the book is much looser as an in-universe historical retelling, with none exactly sure how fell the House of the Dragon. Game of Thrones has been off the air for years, but the George R.R. Martin hit feels like its in its best days. This is the time of glory for the Targaryen line which seems to end with Jon Snow, the last of House Targaryen, exiled at the end of Game of Thrones. Prequel? Sort of, but the Matt Smith fronted storyline centered on Rhaenyra Targaryen is very much cut off from the main timeline we know from George RR Martin. What turmoil toppled the house of dragons? What made the mighty dynasty breakdown, and how can it be explained? We’ve got a complete analysis of House of the Dragon, easter eggs, and more. We’ve got it all in our House of the Dragon breakdown, of the time well before Daenerys Targaryen and her time in Westeros. Will Daemon, Rhaenyra, and the other scions of Targaryen be its own demise? IGN has you covered on this episode of Canon Fodder hosted by Kim Horcher.
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