Lord Varys Posted March 15, 2014 Share Posted March 15, 2014 Arya Summer Child, if you continue reading, take that route: 'The Hedge Knight''A Storm of Swords''The Sworn Sword''A Feast for Crows''The Mystery Knight''A Dance with Dragons'The Princess and the Queen' The D&E novellas were published between the novels of the main series, and there are a lot of hints and nods you don't get if you don't have read the novellas. On the dragons ages: That's complicated. All we know about Sheepstealer is that he hatched 'when the Old King was still young'. This could mean that he hatched at about 50 AC (which seems to be the estimation in the wiki) - Jaehaerys being king and been rather young - but also 35 AC, or 30 AC, depending on when exactly Jaehaerys was born. We don't know that yet, but there have been hints that Aegon's children (or at least Aenys) were born before the Conquest. If that's the case, then Aenys' first child could have been born as early as 15-20 AC. We know that Jaehaerys was not his eldest child, though. I'm rather in favor of Jaehaerys being born in about 20 AC or so, since only that would have made him truly old upon his death in 103 AC. The Cannibal clearly is older and bigger than Sheepstealer, but if Gyldayn is right about Vermithor being the largest and oldest dragon alive after Vhagar's death, he cannot be much older, unless Vermithor's first rider was not Jaehaerys but one of Aenys' siblings. Then the Cannibal could also be a dragon from the first Targaryen generation, but slightly younger than Vermithor. Come to think of it, if Aenys and his sisters were alive during the Conquest, the Targaryens might also have had more dragons - Quicksilver among them - that were too young to be ridden back then. Vermithor could have been one of them who eventually got a rider, whereas the Cannibal obviously is a dragon who bonded with no one, and eventually got out into the wild. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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