House of the Dragon episode 2: Valyria, Dragonstone, and more explained

George R. R. Martin's book 'Fire & Blood' can fill in some of the episode's blanks

House of the Dragon.
(Image credit: Illustrated | HBO, Getty Images)

House of the Dragon's second episode features a spurned brother throwing a tantrum, an unlikely alliance, and a very creepy marriage proposal. Let's break it all down and examine some lore from the books that comes into play:

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