A century after the Doom of Valyria, and three hundred years before the present day, the Targaryen host landed upon Westeros, with Aegon the Conqueror, his sisters Visenya and Rhaenys, and their dragons at its head. The dragons were named for the old gods of Valyria—Balerion the Black Dread, whose teeth were long as swords, and his sisters Meraxes and Vhagar. (x)
YA Lit Meme: [9/10] Series or Books → The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
"What it’s like is a battle. A mess of horses and men and blood. The fastest and strongest of what is left from two weeks of preparation on the sand. It’s the surf in your face, the deadly magic of November on your skin, the Scorpio drums in the place of your heartbeat. It’s speed, if you’re lucky. It’s life and it’s death or it’s both, and there’s nothing like it."