This book contains history of the Targaryens from the time Aegon conquered Westeros to the beginning of Aegon III's reign. There are reigns of nine king, in a period of about 150 years from Aegon III to Aerys II, the last Targaryens King who started the Game of Thrones story, which are not described in this book.
I consider George R. R. Martin successfully created hundreds of characters (or even thousands?) with their respective personalities. Kings, queens, princes, princesses, lords, knights, lesser lords of so many great houses, lesser houses, and cities. Then there are maesters, septons, septas, traitors, wildlings, commoners who have influenced the history of... See More