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House of the Dragon: George R.R. Martin considers this character the best in the series

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul7,2024

While fantasy fans will discover the first great battle of the Dance of Dragons tonight, George R.R. Martin has just confided that a character from the series ;rie was better than his version inFire and Blood.

House of the Dragon: George R.R. Martin judges this character to be the best in the series

A better character than in the book

After two long years of absence,House of the Dragon– the first spin-off series off ofGame of Thrones whose plot takes place more than 180 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen – has just made its comeback with a highly anticipated season 2. À the time when we write, three episodes have already been released, and the quality is once again there. Writer George R.R. Martin, who also serves as a producer on the series, has praised the first two episodes of the season in a blog post.

House of the Dragon: George R.R. Martin considers this character the best in the series

One of the great strengths ofHouse of the Dragonis obviously its characters, played by an exceptional cast. In his blog post, George R.R. Martin particularly cites Emma D'Arcy, Tomm Glynn-Carney and Phia Saban, who respectively play Rhaenyra Tagaryen, Aegon II Targaryen and Helaena Targaryen . The author also considers that this last character is better than his romantic version!

The first season ofHOUSE OF THE DRAGON completely recreated the game. King Viserys, giving him a different story and much more depth than the happy, festive king I created. forFIRE AND BLOOD. I talked about it It was last year, so I won't repeat myself, but DAMN Paddy Considine was amazing in the role. (It should have won an Emmy.)

The creative team at HOTD did the same thing with Helaena. In the book, she is a plump, pleasant, and cheerful young woman, adored by the little people. A dragon rider since the age of 12, Helaena's greatest joy is flying through the sky on the back of her dragon Dreamfyre. None of her strangeness or her gift for prophecy were present in the book. These elements were born in the writers' play. But when I saw the version of Helaena in the series, I had a hard time disagreeing. Phia Saban's Helaena is a much richer and more fascinating character than the one I created for FIRE AND BLOOD, and in the episode “Rhaenyra the Cruel” you can't take your eyes off her.

House of the Dragon: George R.R. Martin considers this character the best in the series

In the same blog post, George R.R. Martin congratulates the writers for the addition of Cheese's dog, which is a pure invention of the series. And you, what do you think of the first episodes of season 2 of House of the Dragon? Feel free to tell us in the comments section.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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