“The Princess and the Queen”

By Jennifer Cheek on



Hello, dear listeners! We interrupt your regularly scheduled Storm of Swords book club to bring you a discussion on George R.R. Martin’s most recent Westeros-based novella, “The Princess and the Queen,” one of many excellent stories in the Dangerous Women anthology.  Do you want to hear about Targaryens fighting on dragons for the right to the Iron Throne? Did I mention the dragons? For real, one of them is even named Cannibal. You know you want in on this dragon action.

As mentioned in the podcast, we have included some helpful links to help you untangle all those dang Targaryens and their dragons. Seriously, why are there so many Aegons?

Targaryen Family Trees:




Discussions/speculation on “The Princess and the Queen”:




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The coHosts- Nick BristowMichael ‘Thrifty Nerd’ DiMauroTim LanningJennifer Cheek

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  1. “No one ever looked for a girl. It was a prince that was promised… Rhaegar, I thought… The error crept in from the translation. Dragons are neither male nor female… Daenerys is the one, born amidst salt and smoke… Lady Melisandre has misread the signs. Stannis has some of the dragon blood in him, yes… Rhaelle, Egg’s little girl, she was how they (the Baratheons) came by it… They must send her a maester. Daenerys must be counseled, taught, protected…” Maester Aemon


  2. Very cool podcast… Now that the 2nd Targ novella has leaked online (the new anthology ROGUES due out 6/17/14), I’m curious to see what you all think about it too!

  3. I think that it is quite obviously why there are so many Aegons in the Targaryen family. The frist King of Westeros was called Aegon and so it is a big honor to be named after him. At least that’s my opinion…

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