Originally Posted by TitusTroy
that's the best thing about this Targaryen prequel- it's supposedly based on the 2-part Fire and Blood books...GRRM has released the first Volume...problem is with him you never know when the 2nd Volume is going to be released...GoT was at it's peak when it was following the books, once they past the books the writing started to suffer a bit while they went all in with expensive action set pieces and dragon CGI
The only Martin book I've read was the fictional nonfiction World of Fire & Ice. And it was more a skim ... originally I just was curious about the maps of the world, as with the show it's never exactly clear where everything is. Of course by seasons 7/8 I kind of wished I didn't know where places were, as travel ended up becoming ridiculous.
I think the Dunk and Egg stories are sort of in the middle of the Targaryen reign? Not sure if they want to incorporate those too, or if George is against it, as he supposedly was planning on writing more of them. There is also 'The Princess and the Queen' novella he wrote... fits in the timeline somewhere.
But I agree, at least there is some material to base a show off of. The quality of GOT started to go downhill once it passed the books, starting in season 5. And by the end without any new material, it kind of went off the rails, didn't seem like GOT anymore.
I thought it'd be kind of cool to do a short anthology series based on World of Fire and Ice, just the overall history and smaller stories, but that'd be better as a side project or extra prequel, not something HBO should bank on as being their main GOT followup. They already did this somewhat with those animated shorts (they were on the bluray discs as bonus material). But they could work as live action as well.
If they do make a Targaryen prequel, it could be interesting when they get to Bloodraven/3-eyed crow/raven, his backstory and eventually tie it into the GOT storyline. But it'll probably take them like 4-5 years, at least, to get to it, depending on how they pace the show.