Game of thrones

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Win­ter is here and that can only mean one thing: a new sea­son of Game Of Thrones will soon be upon us.

If the TV show was fol­low­ing the books to the let­ter then this would be a very slow sea­son. Luck­ily watch­ers of Ge­orge RR Martin’s epic saga won’t suf­fer the same ab­sence of char­ac­ters that read­ers did, as events from both A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons ( the lat­est book) will fea­ture. There’s also a like­li­hood of us see­ing be­yond the timeline of the books, a prece­dent al­ready set in sea­son four.

Ma­jor events to look out for in­clude the in­tro­duc­tion of the Sand Snakes, the bas­tard daugh­ters of sea­son four favourite Oberyn Martell, and their in­trigues in Dorne. We’ll also see Cer­sei’s walk of shame and maybe even some rev­e­la­tions about her child­hood dur­ing the first flash­backs of the se­ries. With Charles Dance con­firmed to be re­turn­ing this seems like a strong pos­si­bil­ity. That or we’ll just get a good long look at his corpse.

We’ll also see Arya across the Nar­row Sea and Tyrion on the run. If sea­son five catches up with the books then Tyrion’s plot will in­tro­duce Young Griff, who we can’t say more about as even men­tion­ing him feels like a spoiler. Sadly there will be no Hodor­ing this year as Bran and co are con­firmed to be tak­ing a break in sea­son five. Hodor!

The big­gest shocks of the year could come at The Wall and would make an ex­cel­lent way to end the sea­son on a cliffhanger taller than the icy be­he­moth it­self. One ma­jor chal­lenge the writ­ers face is the in­fa­mous Meree­nese Knot that is Daen­erys’s plot in Es­sos. Will we see fire and blood, or will the plot­line con­tinue to me­an­der at a glacially slow pace? Right now we know less than Jon Snow, but we can’t wait to find out… Bri­die Ro­man Seaso

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