Serenei of Lys

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

Alias Sweet Serenei[1]
Title Lady[1]
Race Valyrian
Culture Lyseni
Born ~126172 AC[2]
Died 178184 AC[2]
King's Landing[3]
Lover King Aegon IV Targaryen
Issue Shiera Seastar[1]
Book The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)

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

See also: Images of Serenei of Lys

Serenei was considered by many to be the most lovely of Aegon's mistresses.[1] She was cold and haughty towards others at court.[4]

Serenei, by Jota Saraiva


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.[4] 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. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Shiera.
  4. 4.0 4.1 So Spake Martin: Shiera Seastar, March 7, 2006