How Lucerys Velaryon Dies in the Books That Inspired ‘House of the Dragon’

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How Lucerys Velaryon Dies in the Books That Inspired 'House of the Dragon'

The tenth chapter of “House of the Dragon” (“The House of the Dragon”) marked the finale of the first season of the series. Thus, the episode directed by Greg Yaitanes and written by Ryan J. Condal, left us some shocking events and above all a death to mourn.

It was the death of Lucerys Velaryonthe second son of Rhaenyra Targaryen and her first husband, Laenor Velaryon. It should be clarified that the death of the character also occurs in the texts of George RR Martin. However, there are a few differences from what was featured in the prequel to « Game of Thrones » (« Game of Thrones »).

So find out how he dies Lucerys Velaryon in the books that inspired HBO Max series “House of the Dragon”.

Rhaenyra Targaryen and her son Lucerys Velaryon in
Rhaenyra Targaryen and her son Lucerys Velaryon in ‘House of the Dragon’ (Photo: HBO)

In the chapter titled “The Dark Queen”we have witnessed the persecution of Aemond Targaryens as a rider vhargarthe greatest dragon of all Westerosversus Lucerys Oui Arrah.

Unfortunately, the son of Rhaenyra couldn’t control his dragon and he attacked vhargar defend. In retaliation, and despite the refusal to Aémond, vhargar decided to kill his opponents instantly. In this way, Lucerys he said goodbye to the series.

The death of Lucerys Velaryon in
The death of Lucerys Velaryon in “House of the Dragon” (Photo: HBO)

according to the book “Fire and Blood”as in fiction HBO, Lucerys I manage to End of the storm convince Lord Borros Baratheon join his mother’s cause Rhaenyra Targaryen. Thus, he found himself in these lands with his uncle Aémondwhose eye he had gouged out in a childhood fight.

Aémond tried to provoke him. However, Lucerys he ignored their insults, delivered the message and left with his dragon. Next, Aémond decided to ride vhargar and hunt Vélarion.

Yes OK deploy he was more agile and younger than his adversary, time prevented him from escaping. Moreover, it must be considered that vhargar he had survived many battles in the past.

Unlike the series, in the book it is not entirely clear how this death took place. According to the story of Archmestre Gyldainhad there been a battle, the fight between the two horsemen and their dragons could not have lasted long.

What is certain is that deploy he fell into the waters of the bay and his remains were found three days later. the body of LucerysFor his part, he was never found.

The death of Lucerys Velaryon in the book
The death of Lucerys Velaryon in the book “Fire and Blood” (Illustration: Chase Stone)

This event triggered the warrior clashes between the side of the Greens and Blacks. According to the testimony “defamatory” of mushroom in the text of George RR Martin, Aémond located the body of Lucerys and gouged out both of his eyes. However, this would only be a fictional tale, which is not supported by the Grand Maître Munkun.

When the news of the death of Lucerys Velaryon I manage to rock dragonhis mother would have collapsed and his brother Joffrey sworn to revenge Aémond Oui Lord Borros. Ultimately, Demon Targaryen sent letters from harenhal with two messages: “An eye for an eye, son for son” Oui “Lucerys will be avenged”.

The death of Lucerys Velaryon marks the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons (Photo: HBO)
The death of Lucerys Velaryon marks the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons (Photo: HBO)

After seeing this scene, many users on the social network took issue with the writers of the HBO Max series for featuring the character played by Matt Smith attacking his third wife.

From his point of view, he would never have been violent towards her in George RR Martin’s books. Moreover, he would have established himself as a “grey character” for the love of his family. MORE DETAILS HERE.

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