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Book changes are in House of the Dragon 

By  cheema

Sept 05, 2022

– The timeline of events has slightly shifted. In the book, Queen Alicent gives birth to Prince Aegon after Prince Daemon defeats the Crabfeeder.

In the book, the war with the Crabfeeder is regularly financed by the Crown despite its being considered a private war and the series fleshes out the events of the war and what happens with King Viserys’ support of Prince Daemon.

Prince Daemon does indeed slaughter the Crabfeeder himself. No mention is made of Ser Laenor or Ser Vaemond’s roles in the war, however.

– Ser Vaemond Velaryon is Lord Corlys' nephew in the book, but here he is his younger brother.

Queen Alicent’s issues with Prince Aegon supplanting Princess Rhaenyra are new for the series and add greater complexity to her character

who is endlessly encouraged by her father Ser Otto here. In the book, Queen Alicent is always out for securing her son's advancement.

Princess Rhaenyra is shown to be upset at the marriage of Alicent to King Viserys here

due to her own feelings for her former best friend but in the book, she initially is at peace with the marriage - until later.

– The age changes for King Viserys, Princess Rhaenyra and Queen Alicent remain.