Dragon’s Den – Book Review
Dragon’s Den, the second book in the Dragon’s Den trilogy, takes place several hundred years before the first book, A Game of Thrones, which was written in the fifth novel. The book is the second part of the series and follows on from the events that were set in A Feast of Crows and A Dance with Dragons. However, some readers have reported some differences between this book and the first two, including some minor inconsistencies in terminology and certain descriptions. As ever, this review will give my opinion on whether or not this book was worth reading and whether I think it is a worthy continuation to the series.
At the beginning of this novel, Daenerys is given a new mission and told to find out who has killed her sister. The clues lead Daenerys to an army led by Khal Drogo who was led to the desert by his son, Joffrey, but when they arrive there Daenerys is attacked and killed. In the chaos Daenerys is rescued by Jon Snow, who is now Lord of Winterfell and Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. He explains that he will be the rightful king of the North after the winter has passed and a council is arranged between him and Daenerys.
As the series progresses, we learn that the Targaryen family is looking for ways to travel in secret and this leads Daenerys to ask Jon Snow to help her get hold of a ship called the Dragon’s Den, which is used for fast travel. This is when things begin to go wrong as Jon is captured by the Sons of the Harpy. They want to return with Jon to the Seven Kingdoms, so they have their own plans for the future. Their plan is to steal the dragons and sell them for profit.
In Dragon’s Den Daenerys and Jon become involved in a struggle to stop the Sons of the Harpy. The book is full of intrigue as Jon Snow gets to know Daenerys much better and she becomes increasingly frustrated with her brother for not being able to protect her. Jon finally decides that he will need to protect Daenerys from Daenerys herself, so they both agree to work together to make the necessary decisions and this results in the battle between them. It also turns out that Jon knows a lot about the dragons and the Valyrian steel, so it is quite possible that this could influence the future events in the books.
In Dragon’s Den, we also see that Daenerys is not quite as rich as she thought and her life is very difficult because she has lost her husband and her children. There are some major ups and downs in her life and the story takes us through some major changes in her character as well.
Dragon’s Den is a fast paced book and it is one of the best books in the series. The dragons are very intriguing and the author has created a world which is not only beautiful but also exciting. If you like fantasy you will probably enjoy this book because it is written in an interesting way. I personally enjoyed it and recommend it to any fans of fantasy.