The long-awaited prequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones, titled House of the Dragon, was released in August 2022.
The series, which is based in part on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, takes place 172 years before Daenerys Targaryen is born and around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. In addition to the events preceding up to and including the Targaryen war of succession, widely known as the “Dance of the Dragons,” it portrays the beginning of House Targaryen’s demise.
Following are a few memorable quotes from the second episode of the House of the Dragon’s first season:
I want him to see me as more than his little girl.Rhaenyra
To elude a storm, you can either sail into it, or around it. But you must never await its coming.Corlys Velaryon
You are the King. But I do not envy you.Otto Hightower
A good and kind queen will give comfort to your subjects.Alicent Hightower
I didn’t come into your service wanting gold or power or station. I came to you to be liberated…from fear.Mysaria
Your mother’s absence is a wound that will never heal.King Viserys I
It pleases me to hear you say this. To know that I’m not alone in my grief.Rhaenyra
The King must take a new wife.Rhaenyra
I could not replace your mother. No more than I intend to replace you as heir.King Viserys I
You are the King, and so, your first duty is to the realm. Mother would’ve understood this. Just as I do.Rhaenyra
It was never my brother’s strongest trait. Being King.Daemon
We are the realm’s second sons, Daemon. Our worth is not given. It must be made.Corlys Velaryon