Serenei of Lys

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Serenei of Lys
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Serenei, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice & Fire

Alias(es) Sweet Serenei[1]
Title(s) Lady[1]
Race Valyrian
Culture(s) Lyseni
Born In ~126172 AC[2], at Lys[1]
Died In 178184 AC[2]
Lover(s) King Aegon IV Targaryen
Issue Shiera Seastar[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)

Lady Serenei of Lys, also called Sweet Serenei, was the ninth and last mistress of Aegon IV Targaryen. There was one child of their union, Shiera Seastar, the last of the king's Great Bastards.[1]

Appearance and Character

Serenei was considered by many to be the most lovely of Aegon's mistresses.[1] She was cold and haughty towards others at court.[3]


Lady Serenei was the last daughter from an ancient but impoverished Valyrian noble family of Lys. She was brought to King's Landing by Lord Jon Hightower, the new Hand of the King. Rumors spread that Serenei was much older than the king, practicing dark arts to retain her youth and beauty.[3] She died giving birth to the last of the king’s bastard children, a girl called Shiera Seastar.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 See the Serenei of Lys calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 So Spake Martin: Shiera Seastar, March 7, 2006