Who Is the Narrator of House of the Dragon? – Both Game of Thrones (2011–2019) and House of the Dragon are American fantasy drama television series adaptations of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. “House of the Dragon” is a prequel to “Game of Thrones“. Martin and Ryan Condal developed the prequel series for HBO, based in part on Martin’s 2018 book, Fire & Blood. The House of the Dragon showrunners is Condal and Miguel Sapochnik. The dramatisation of House Targaryen’s beginning and demise, as well as the events leading up to and covering the Targaryen war of succession known as the “Dance of the Dragons,” takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
In October 2019, House of the Dragon acquired a straight-to-series order. Casting will start in July 2020; in the UK, main photography will begin in April 2021. The series’ first episode is set to air on August 21, 2022. Ten episodes will make up the first season.
We have the answers to your questions about the narrator of “House of the Dragon”, and keep reading below to know.
Who Is the Narrator of “House of the Dragon” Series?
From the viewpoint of Archmaester Gyldayn of the Citadel of Oldtown, the author of the incomplete history book “Fire & Blood, Being a History of the Targaryen Kings of Westeros,” Martin wrote “Fire & Blood.” It spans the time period from Aegon I’s conquest to Aegon III’s reign. Because of this, “Blood & Fire” is more of a descriptive book than a narrative one.
The Targaryen war of succession, sometimes known as the “dance of the dragons” or, more ominously, the “death of the dragons,” is the main focus of the television series “House of the Dragon.” In his writings, Martin frequently uses a plot device known as the “unreliable narrator,” which makes it difficult for readers to believe first-person recollections of events. Archmaester Gyldayn’s depiction of the dance of the dragons is mainly based on four sources: the narratives of Grand Maester Orwyle, Grand Maester Munkun, Septon Eustace, and court jester Mushroom.
However, as was already established, “Blood & Fire” is primarily descriptive rather than narrative. Semi-canonical sources state that Archmaester Gyldayn lived under Robert I Baratheon’s rule, near the end of the third century following Aegon’s conquest. Therefore, it makes sense that he bases his own account of history on the writings of others.
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In a 2022 interview with Polygon, Condal stated clearly that they would not be using the book’s unreliable narrator element in “House of the Dragon.”
“As fun as that Rashomon style of storytelling is, we kind of left that to the book, and decided to, instead, try to define what we thought the objective truth of this actual history was, as we saw it,” he said. “Certain historians are right, and certain historians are wrong. Sometimes they all get it right. Sometimes they all get it wrong — sometimes Mushroom’s even right, by chance. And I think that was the fun of the adaptation is getting to really interplay with the book as a companion piece.”
The voice we hear in “House of the Dragon” is actually that of an adult Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is the heir and daughter of King Viserys Targaryen. While Milly Alcock plays the character’s younger self, Emma D’Arcy plays her in the television programme. Rhaenyra and her supporters earned the nickname “the Blacks” during the Dance of the Dragons Civil War after her father’s passing. The Greens, led by Aegon II Targaryen, the son of Viserys I and Alicent Hightower, and his supporters, oppose them. The series’ tone was established by Rhaenyra’s narration, which hinted at the sour rivalry to come.