Season 1 of Dragon House was a big hit, and Season 2 is on the way! There were doubts among game of thrones fans to return to Westeros after a controversial final season of the original series. Dragon House exceeded expectations and brought us back to Westeros with a variety of exciting new characters, locations, and storylines to enjoy.
With Warner Bros. Discovery canceling everything in sight, we should count ourselves lucky that Dragon House is officially moving forward with a second season. Fans of George RR Martin’s book fire and blood know that some of the best times are yet to come. Let’s take a look at some of the more exciting elements of the book that fans should look forward to. Dragon House season 2.
Meet Daeron Targaryen
We’ll start with a surprising (and slightly ominous) omission from Season 1. We’ve already met Viserys and Alicent’s sons Aegon and Aemond, but in the books they also have a third son: Daeron.
Daeron is welcomed to Oldtown, the seat of House Hightower, from an early age, which explains why we never see him in Season 1, though it doesn’t explain why he’s never mentioned. George RR Martin and showrunner Ryan Condal have both confirmed that Daeron will be be part of the series.
And that’s good, because Daeron has one of the most interesting backgrounds in the Dance of the Dragons. He and his sapphire blue dragon Tessarion are involved in a number of exciting battles, wreaking havoc on sea, land and air. Moreover, Daeron is, at least in the book, the only one of Viserys and Alicent’s children not to be royally disturbed. It will be great to have a character for really root for among the greens.
Meet the other Hightowers
Daeron isn’t the only green waiting in Oldtown. Otto is not the oldest member of his house; that honor goes to his brother Hobert, whom we met briefly in Season 1. Otto also has a son named Gwayne who features in several battles throughout Dance of the Dragons.
Hightowers and other green factions will help Dragon House expand beyond Kings Landing, Driftmark and Dragonstone. Through the Hightower we can see what’s happening in the western part of the continent, where the people on the ground are suffering as the lords and ladies in power play their game of thrones.
We’ll likely see much more of Oldtown, the seat of House Hightower and one of the largest, wealthiest, and busiest cities in Westeros. We visited Oldtown in game of thrones when he was well past his peak, but Dragon House will give the public the opportunity to see one of the most important metropolises of the Seven Kingdoms at the height of its influence.
Meet Alys Rivers
One of the most mysterious characters in the story is Alys Rivers, the woman who would eventually become Aemond’s lover. Possibly a House Strong bastard, she lives and works in Harrenhal, but beyond that we know very little about her. This could give writers Dragon House lots of leeway to decide what kind of person she is, what she wants and what she does.
In Fire & Bloodit is rumored that Alys can see the future in flames, like Melisandre from game of thrones. Maybe characters like Alys will allow the series to move into new, dark and strange places.
Winterfell under Cregan Stark
Yes, we will see Winterfell on Dragon House. Season 2 will likely pick up with Jacaerys Velaryon traveling to Winterfell (among other places) on behalf of his mother to try and forge alliances. One of the most interesting stories told in fire and blood involves Jace’s stay in Winterfell with Cregan Stark and his supposed half-sister Sara Snow.
It’s unclear exactly how Jacaerys wins Cregan to his side, but the two were said to be close friends, and Cregan Stark becomes a prominent figure much later in the story.
On game of thrones, we don’t spend much time on the other towns in the Crownlands outside of King’s Landing. Located just north of the capital, Duskendale hosts some brutal battles during the Dance of the Dragons. Season 2 will likely feature some of the big battle scenes that game of thrones fans expect that could include Duskendale’s first sack.
The Greens attack this port city after suffering several losses; it is the first place where King Aegon II truly unleashes his rage on the continent. It’s a bloody contest that showcases the brutality of the greens.
blood and cheese
Whether Dragon House at a “red wedding” moment, that’s it. Blood and Cheese are the names of two men whose real names have been lost to history, but what they do to Helaena Targaryen and her poor children is deeply disturbing and heartbreaking. We won’t reveal exactly what happens, but if the show sticks to the timeline of Fire & Bloodit should drop quite early in Season 2.
Inspired by a tale from Arthurian legend, Dragon House has already begun to build towards this dramatic moment. Twin brothers Erryk and Arryk Cargyll, both on the Kingsguard, are on opposite sides of the path at the end of Season 1. Naturally, they end up meeting on the battlefield. Their clash should be one of the best sword fights of season 2, with real dramatic tension and heartbreaking tragedy. This lends weight to the “brother fought brother” element of the Civil War.
The sowing of seeds
Whoever has the dragons has the power; this is how House Targaryen has managed to reign unchallenged for so long. But what happens when House Targaryen splits in two? Suddenly it’s not just about having dragons anymore, it’s about having the more dragons.
As Daemon points out in the Season 1 finale, there are currently a number of unclaimed dragons roaming Dragonstone. Vermithor, the giant dragon he sings to in a cave, is one of them. This helps set up one of Season 2’s most interesting storylines: in order to grow their air force, Rhaenyra and her blacks call on people to try and tame wild dragons, promising knights and lands to all who can do it successfully, then first for the black queen. The “Dragonseeds”, as they are called, have a ton of impact on the story. Expect a number of exciting new characters and dragons.
Fans are going to have to wait a long time for another season of House of the Dragon, probably until 2024. In the meantime, we might as well take pleasure in speculating on everything that will follow. This series has already been a great adventure, and it will only get better.