Seven noble families fight for control over the mythical land of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after millennia to stake their claim. In War of the Ninepenny Kings, the presumed heir to the Iron Throne Prince Rhaegar Targaryen is kidnapped and presumed murdered by outlaws. The realm turns on House Baratheon. Accusing them of orchestrating the King’s death. Meanwhile, across the narrow sea in Pentos, Viserys Targaryen sells his sister Daenerys to Khal Drogo for an army with which to regain Westeros.
What is the plot of the story?
After Ned’s death, King Robert recalls his wife and children to court. Jon Snow, his bastard son, is left in the care of the Night’s Watch. At King’s Landing, Cersei (Golden Globe winner Lena Headey) exacts revenge on her husband’s killers. Tyrion (Emmy Award-winner Peter Dinklage), released by the Starks, agrees to an unsavory deal and travels with Jon to the capital. Meanwhile, in Winterfell, Lady Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) attempts to unite the North against House Lannister.
Who is in the cast? What role did each character portray?
The cast includes Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Tyrell, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, and Aidan Gillen. Emilia Clarke portrayed the role of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled Princess of House Targaryen. She is now the wife of the leader of a nomadic tribe known as the Dothraki. Her brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd) is her protector in a foreign land and when he decides to get her married off to a rival leader for protection, she must search for ways to escape and return home to Westeros. Sophie Turner portrayed Sansa Stark, sister of Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who escapes her home after witnessing her father’s execution by King Joffrey.
What are the difficulties they face?
Prince Rhaegar is taken by outlaws, and his family believes he is dead. Only Lyanna Stark (Claire Redford) knows Rhaegar’s true identity, and she keeps it secret because of her love for him. The king’s daughter-in-law, Lady Catelyn (Michelle Fairley), must bring her husband Lord Eddard Stark home from the war in the North to answer his crimes against the Lannisters after he takes Tyrion prisoner. loyalty, inheritance, and love. The conflict between King Robert and the Starks. Struggles to regain the Iron Throne; and religion.
Who is the antagonist? What are its motives?
The Golden Company is an outlaw group that accepts anyone who has a desire to take revenge on the Lannisters, who were responsible for killing Lord Jon Arryn. They are led by a former general of Robert’s army named Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Tyrion agrees to join them in hopes that they will help him reclaim his rightful seat on the Iron Throne, but when he learns from the freeborn knight Bronn (Paul Kaye) that the Golden Company’s true intention is to seize Westeros for themselves. He refuses to follow through with their plan.
What are the epic scenes?
Prince Rhaegar is kidnapped by outlaws and believed killed. The Starks learn that Ned was responsible for Robert’s death. Tyrion hides his true identity, and he escapes imprisonment in the hopes of reclaiming his rightful throne. Robert Baratheon is killed, and his family suspects that the Starks are responsible. Eddard is arrested for treason, and he must save himself from the execution or lose the dignity he has gained at King’s Landing. Prince Rhaegar Targaryen is loved by all who bear the name, but he is also known as the “Mad King” because of his charismatic personality and thirst for power. He is captured and presumed killed in the War of the Ninepenny Kings. His younger brother Aegon (Daniel McDonald), a child born on Dragonstone, is still only a young boy.
Would you recommend watching this?
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys action, drama, violence, and fantasy. There aren’t any inappropriate scenes or dialogue. Interwoven in the plot are issues of loyalty, inheritance, and love; conflict between King Robert and the Starks; struggles to regain the Iron Throne; and religion. Thanks for reading!
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