How did Aemond kill Lucerys in the books? Did aemond mean to kill Lucerys in the Books?
In House of the Dragon Episode 10, ‘The Black Queen’, we witnessed Vhagar killing Arrax and Lucerys.
But in the book, A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin, things have happened very differently, so as fans, you would love to know how Aemond killed Lucerys in the books. Or Did Aemond mean to kill Lucerys in the Books?
How did Aemond kill Lucerys in the books? Did Aemond mean to kill Lucerys in the Books?
In the book, A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin, the events occur slightly differently.
When Lucerys went to seek support from Ser Borros Baratheon for the blacks.
Upon reaching the Storm’s end, Lucerys saw that Prince Aemond was also present, and he learnt that Borros had already sided with the Greens cause Aemond had agreed to marry one of his four eligible daughters.
Therefore as Borros had already sided with the greens, he rejected Queen Rhaenyra‘s letters and asked only if Lucerys agreed to marry one of his four daughters then only he would change his mind, but Lucerys was already betrothed to Rhaena Targaryen; hence he couldn’t marry anyone else; therefore he rejected Borross’s offer.
Then Aemond obviously doesn’t like his nephew Lucerys, challenges to a fight and even calls him a bastard, but Borros can’t allow that to happen inside his roof. Hence he dismissed both of them.
This is when one of the Borros’s daughters, Maris Baratheon, whom Aemond didn’t choose as his bride, insulted him, asking whether Lucerys had also cut off his balls along with his eyes.
She also added that she was thankful he didn’t choose her as she wants her partner to have every organ in his body.
This insult came as salt to Aemond’s wound, and he followed with his dragon Vhagar and killed Arrax and Lucerys.
In the TV show, it has been showcased in a different way that Vhagar went out of control and killed Arrax.
As per the books, Aemond always wanted to kill his nephew Lucerys because he had lost his eye because of him, and after the insult by Maris, it was salt to his wound and his manhood; hence that was the reason why he killed Lucerys.
Not only that, but after Lucerys died, he went on to find his body, gauged Lucerys’ eyeballs and gave that as a gift to Maris.
So yes, as per the books, Aemond is responsible for Lucerys’ death, and yes, he meant to kill his nephew Lucerys.
When Rhaenyra learned about her son’s death, she was devastated, and Daemon swore to take revenge on Aegon II and Aemond.
“An eye for an eye and a son for a son.”
Daemon swore to kill Aegon II‘s son Jaehaerys and sent his two men named Blood and Cheese to do the job.
They eventually broke into Helaena Targaryen’s chambers, killed the six-year-old Jaehaerys Targaryen, and took revenge for Lucerys’ death.
Helaena eventually became mad after the death of Jaehaerys.