Who is Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen? Princess Rhaenyra is the daughter of King Viserys, who hopes to become the first queen of the Seven Kingdoms when her father's reign ends. However, tradition dictates that only a male may rule, so it could prove difficult to get the Lords of Westeros to back this idea. Rhaenyra begins the series as a close friend of Lady Alicent Hightower, but the politics of the day will test their friendship.
What else has Eve Best been in? Best is known for playing Dr Eleanor O'Hara in the first five seasons of US drama Nurse Jackie, while she later appeared opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in acclaimed miniseries The Honourable Woman. Most recently, she played headmistress Farah Dowling in Netflix's Fate: The Winx Saga. On the big screen, viewers may recognise her from a supporting role in Best Picture winner The King's Speech.
What else has Sonoya Mizuno been in? Mizuno is known for her collaborations with writer-director Alex Garland, having appeared in films Ex Machina and Annihilation, as well as the miniseries Devs. She has also appeared in Netflix cult favourite Maniac along with major box office hits La La Land, Beauty and the Beast, and Crazy Rich Asians.
What else has Graham McTavish been in? McTavish is best known for his role as the dwarf Dwalin in The Hobbit trilogy, but has also appeared in numerous television series such as Castlevania, Preacher and Outlander. He has also voice acted for the Uncharted video game series and co-wrote Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other with his Outlander co-star Sam Heughan.
Who is Queen Aemma Arryn? Queen Aemma is the consort of King Viserys I Targaryen and the mother of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. At the start of the series, Queen Aemma is heavily pregnant with who she hopes will be the male heir to King Viserys. Queen Aemma is of House Arryn of the Vale but is also descended from House Targaryen herself. At the end of the first episode, Queen Aemma has died after a brutal childbirth.
What else has Bill Paterson been in? The veteran Scottish actor has appeared in numerous films and television series including: Comfort and Joy; Auf Wiedersehen, Pet; Truly, Madly, Deeply; Wives and Daughters; Sea of Souls; Amazing Grace; Miss Potter; Little Dorrit; Doctor Who; Outlander; Fleabag; Inside No. 9; Good Omens; and Brassic.
What else has Daniel Scott-Smith been in? Scott-Smtih is a stage performer and has appeared in productions of The Invitation, Hamlet, Common, Red Nose, In Extremis, and Sweeney Todd, along with television shows Amazon television series Jungle and the film Men in Black: International.
What else has Ryan Corr been in? The Australian actor is best known for his roles in the Aussie series Packed to the Rafters and Love Child, along with roles in the films The Wolf Creek, The Water Diviner and Holding the Man.
What else has Nanna Blondell been in? The Swedish actress has appeared in the series Partisan and the film Black Widow and has starred in many Swedish television shows including Irene Huss and Hassel.
What else has Elliott Tittensor been in? Elliott is best known for his role as Carl Gallagher in Shameless, along with roles in the series Moving On, Chasing Shadows, Reg, and Silent Witness, as well as parts in the films Spike Island and Dunkirk.
Hi Grace,Thanks for the tidbits about your series. Will there be 8 books in all in this series? Can't wait for your website to be up so I can track your progress! Notice I said 'track' and not 'stalk' LOL. I have copies of The Heir & The Soldier, so if I'm lucky enough to be one of the winners in your giveaway, I'd love to have the ARC of The Virtuoso.kareninnc at gmail dot com
Linda, My editor's approach was "lead with your strongest book," regardless of order. I think her judgment has been vindicated. The slight questions left hanging in readers' minds as a result of the out-of-chron order result in emails to moi (big fun), some interesting material for the website (more fun), and opportunities to post with great groups like this one. So keep writing, but don't make us wait for the whole series before we start reading, please?
Hi Grace,Your series sounds fascinating. I prefer reading many books in one area si will be sure to look for them. I already have The Soldier and would love to have The Heir.Betty@cinderpeak.com 2b1af7f3a8