The Black Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen is coronated at her child’s funeral. Daemon loses his mind after learning about the death of his brother Viserys.
Despite returning to court ready to sell out her cousin Rhaenyra and side with Vaemond, Rhaenys allows the Hightower coup to install Aegon and spares Alicent.
King Viserys makes his final stand for beloved daughter Rhaenyra. In Laenor’s absence the succession of Driftmark is called into question by Vaemond Velaryon.
During the funeral for Lady Laena on Driftmark, Prince Aemond sneaks out into the night and claims the mighty Vhagar. Laena and Rhaenyra’s children retaliate.
Lord Lyonel Strong and his son Harwin are murdered at their home in Harrenhal by greenseer Larys. In Essos, Lady Laena Velaryon dies a dragonrider’s death.
Princess Rhaenyra makes a new enemy at court after rejecting Ser Criston’s marriage proposal. While lashing out, Criston kills Laenor’s paramour Joffrey.
Queen Alicent feels isolated and jealous of Rhaenyra’s freedom. Daemon takes Rhaenyra to a brothel with intentions to sully her reputation and maidenhood.
As King Viserys struggles to kill a bound stag, Princess Rhaenyra kills a boar. Meanwhile, Prince Daemon and Lord Corlys end the war against the Crabfeeder.
It has been 6 months since the passing of Queen Aemma and King Viserys I rule grows weaker. Sick of his idling, Rhaenyra, Daemon, and Lord Corlys take action.
King Viserys I Targaryen holds a tourney in honor of his male heir yet to be born, while the arrival of his brother Prince Daemon signals trouble in court.