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George R.R. Martin reveals his thoughts after seeing House of the Dragon season two

George R.R. Martin reveals his thoughts after seeing House of the Dragon season two

The Game of Thrones author has watched two episodes of the upcoming instalment and was blown away.

George R.R Martin has revealed his thoughts on House of Dragon season two.

The Game of Thrones author was lucky enough to see two episodes from the upcoming HBO show and he’s quite impressed, to say the least.

The American novelist revealed that when he stopped by the set, he was allowed to see what they had been cooking.

“The highlight of the trip [to the House of the Dragon set], though, had to be the sneak preview that Ryan gave me of the first two episodes of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, season two. (Rough cuts, of course). Of course, I am hardly objective when talking about anything based on my own work…but I have to say, I thought both episodes were just great,” Martin began on his Not a Blog.

The 75-year-old added that the episodes were ‘powerful’ and ‘gut wrenching’.

"(And they are not even finished yet). Dark, mind you. Very dark. They may make you cry. (I did not cry myself, but one of my friends did)," he said.

"Powerful, emotional, gut-wrenching, heart-rending. Just the sort of thing I like. (What can I say? I was weaned on Shakespeare, and love the tragedies and history plays best of all)."

House of the Dragon is based on Martin's book Fire & Blood, which follows the House of Targaryen.


Set nearly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, it centres around the vicious civil war between Rhaenyra Targaryen and her former childhood best friend-turned-stepmother Alicent Hightower, which later became famously named the ‘Dance of the Dragons’.

Martin has never been shy about singing his praises for the Game of Thrones spin-off.

He previously stated he would like to see at least four seasons to tell the whole story.

“​​As it is, I am thrilled that we still have 10 hours every season to tell our tale. (RINGS OF POWER has only 8, as you may have noticed, and my AMC show DARK WINDS is doing 6 episode seasons),” he wrote in a blog post.

"I hope that will continue to be true.

"It is going to take four full seasons of 10 episodes each to do justice to the Dance of the Dragons, from start to finish.”

While there’s no official release date for season two, according to the show's first teaser, it'll be with us in mid-2024.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: House of the Dragon, TV and Film