The Dance of the Dragons

Eddie Ejjbair
3 min readNov 24, 2022

In Fire and Blood, the fictional history of the Targaryen Dynasty (and the inspiration for the Game of Thrones prequel, House of Dragons) there is a passage in which Archmaester Gyldayn meditates on the ‘inappropriate’ name given to the Targaryen civil war; ‘The Dance of the Dragons’:

The Dance of the Dragons is the flowery name bestowed upon the savage internecine struggle for the Iron Throne of Westeros fought between…

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Eddie Ejjbair

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