Conquest of Dorne (book)

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Conquest of Dorne is a book written by King Daeron I Targaryen in which he recorded his version of his invasion of Dorne.[1] It is a slender book, written with an elegant simplicity, and it is rich with blood, battle and bravery.[1] Daeron describes the poleboats used in Dorne as "hovels built on rafts", though Princess Arianne Martell notes that the description is not a fair one, since most boats are wonderfully carved and painted.[2]

King Daeron made the armies of Dorne bigger in his book than they were in reality, as to make his conquest more glorious. Dorne has used Daeron's boast ever since to make the kingdom's enemies believe Dorne is stronger that it truly is.[3] Conquest of Dorne is a favorite of Devan Seaworth.[1]


The arms of House Martell display the sun and spear, the Dornishman's two favourite weapons, but of the two, the sun is the more deadly.[2]


It pleased the Young Dragon to make all our armies larger when he wrote that book of his, so as to make his conquest much more glorious, and it has pleased us to water the seed he planted and let our foes think us more powerful than we are.[3]
- Prince Doran Martell

That vainglorious book of his.[4]
- King Stannis Baratheon

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