The New 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel Is Coming Out Soon & These Are The 11 Characters That Need To Be In It

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Yes, the rumors are true: George R.R. Martin has a new book coming out this year, and it's not The Winds of Winter. I know. Take all the time you need. But once you're done feeling sad that we'll have to wait an unspecified amount of time before we find out what the hell happens to our precious baby Davos up in Skagos, you're going to want to get hyped about Fire and Blood. Martin's newest book is going to be an in-depth history of House Targaryen. So if you're craving dragons and blood feuds, this book will most definitely take the edge off.

We already know that the Targaryens united the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and kicked off one hell of a dynasty. Where we are in A Song of Ice and Fire, Dany and probably Jon (and maybe Fake Aegon) are the only Targaryens left. But this book will take us all the way back to Aegon the Conqueror and his sister-wives, and the very start of House Targaryen. We're going to get the inside scoop on Westeros's previous Civil Wars. We're also going to get the backstory of some characters who are still alive in A Song of Ice and Fire. This book might actually unlock a lot of ongoing mysteries, or at least drop a few tantalizing clues.

Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin, $20.99, Amazon

Here are a few of the historical Targs (and friends) we'd like to see in Fire and Blood: