Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Game of Thrones is coming

Oh yes, Season 3 of Game of Thrones starts for us in the UK on 1st April and that's no joke!   I can't wait.

Knowing how exciting the last two seasons were (and having read all the books), I can't wait for this next season.  I know what's coming up!

As some of the character stories have become so deep, it makes me curious to see how they handle it on the screen.  I did wonder if they would merge a couple of books but it seems the directors have said it will pretty much follow A Storm of Swords but may go into A Feast for Crows just a little.  We'll see.

So, who's new this season?

Mance Rayder: Originally from the Night’s Watch, but he became King Beyond The Wall and leader of the Wildlings.

Daario Naharis: The Tyroshi captain of the Stormcrows, a band of mercenaries (and oh how I loved him in the books and so did someone else...).

Jojen and Meera Reed: A sibling duo capable of special insights who have some interesting things to tell Bron.

Edmure Tully: Head of the House Tully. Will probably have a beard.

Ser Brynden Tully: Catelyn Stark’s uncle. Also known as ‘the Blackfish’. Bit of a bad ass.

Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife (and not anywhere near as good looking as his Red Woman according to the book).

Shireen: Stannis’ daughter who has some health problems of her own.

Olenna Redwyne: Margaery Tyrell’s sharp witted grandmother.  I love her!

Beric Dondarrion: Leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners, a band of outlaw types.

Thoros of Myr: A red priest of the same religion as Melisandre.

Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider with a frankly awesome name.

As characters arrive, often characters 'leave'.  You know nothing Jon Snow...

I am looking forward to hating Joffrey (As Bronn said, "There's no cure for being a cunt") even more, loving Tyrion's wit, learning more about what is beyond the wall and seeing the 'Red Wedding'.  I have a certain fondness for Jamie Lannister too (yes, I do) so am looking forward to how his story develops and watching Theon squirm.  I'd better not say too much more...

Hope you like our House Sigil. You can make your own at Join the Realm.

Have a look at the extended trailer for the season below.  Excited much?


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