Cheapest copies of George RR Martin’s Rise of the Dragon

Posted: 6 May 2022 1:45 pm

House of the Dragon hits our screens this August, so check out the literary history of the Targaryens in Rise of the Dragon.

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While Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire fans have very legitimate grievances over mastermind George RR Martin's much-delayed The Winds of Winter, there's still plenty of content on the way to keep Westeros fans hyped.

HBO's House of the Dragon, the first of several planned Game of Thrones successor shows, is set to premiere on 21 August. It will tell the story of the Targaryen Civil War, 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones. And just a few months after you've binged that, you'll be able to pick up Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty.

While House of the Dragon focuses on a single civil war, Rise of the Dragon is a holistic account of the entire Targaryen dynasty, beginning with the conquest of Westeros by Aegon I. It's a lavishly illustrated version of the history originally recounted in Fire and Blood, including over 150 brand-new pieces of full-colour artwork. It is, however, volume 1 of 2, so you won't get every gory detail of the dragon-riding monarchy, including the fall of Mad King Aerys II which we saw in flashback during the Thrones TV show.

Here are the cheapest copies of Rise of the Dragon, available online for pre-order ahead of its 3 November release. In formulating this article, we compared prices from The Nile, QBD Books, Dymocks and Amazon. If these prices seem a bit steep to you, Amazon's pre-order price guarantee means that if they drop between now and release, you'll pay the lowest listed price.

Cheapest copies of Rise of the Dragon

<em>Rise of the Dragon</em> hardcover edition
Rise of the Dragon hardcover edition

You can pre-order the hardcover edition of Rise of the Dragon from Amazon for $60.40.

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<em>Rise of the Dragon</em> Kindle edition
Rise of the Dragon Kindle edition

Pre-order the Rise of the Dragon Kindle edition from Amazon for $42.99. You don't need a Kindle to enjoy as you can download the free app on a smart device, Mac or PC.

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<em>Rise of the Dragon</em> audiobook edition
Rise of the Dragon audiobook edition

Rise of the Dragon will release in audiobook form on 25 October. When it does, you'll be able to sign up for a free Audible trial to get the book. Audible offers a 30-day free trial. Subsequently, it is $16.45 a month.

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About House of the Dragon

The upcoming HBO series House of the Dragon will follow a civil war that breaks out when King Viserys Targaryen names his daughter, Rhaenyra, as his heir, passing over her younger half brother, Aegon II. Similarly to Game of Thrones, the chaotic conflict that ensues allows a host of other characters to attempt to claw power for themselves.

In Australia, House of the Dragon will be available to stream on Binge and will air on Foxtel. Check out the teaser trailer below.

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