Fire & Blood - The Dying of the Dragons—Rhaenyra Overthrown Summary & Analysis

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Rhaenyra’s situation in King’s Landing grew worse when Helaena killed herself by jumping out of her tower. Rumor spread that Rhaenyra had killed her half-sister, and after the tales of the deaths of young Jaehaerys and Maelor, the city rioted. A religious prophet named The Shephard who had been preaching Targaryen doom for months excited the masses and lords and ladies and knights were butchered in the streets. Five hundred goldcloaks ran into a hoard of ten-thousand, attempting to apprehend The Shepherd, but were all slaughtered.

The remaining goldcloaks restored a bit of order the next day, but the next night was worse. The mobs opened the gates of the city and The Shephard instructed his followers to kill the Targaryen dragons in the dragonpit. Prince Joffrey begged his mother to let him go to his...

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