Seven Hells! The new season of Game of Thrones is almost upon us, and many viewers of the series have lots and lots of questions. Will the Lannisters continue their quest to annihilate the other houses and rule the Seven Kingdoms? Will the Starks find a way to make their family whole again, after the horrors they’ve suffered? Will Dany and her dragons lay waste to yet another slave city? And will anyone ever be able to control the Brat King Joffrey?
For those of you who haven’t read the Song of Ice and Fire series, Season 4 is a continuation of Book 3, A Storm of Swords. This particular book was one of the most action-packed in the series. When I read A Storm of Swords, sleep for me was almost nonexistent because so many things were happening, things I never saw coming (like the Red Wedding). I, for one, am glad that HBO decided to split the book into two seasons because, frankly, there would have been no other way to do it justice. The sheer volume of battles, intrigues, betrayals and, yes, deaths could not have been contained in one season.
For many of you, Season 3 was almost too much to handle, specifically after “The Rains of Castamere” episode. The loss of such major characters had many viewers asking how the show would be able to go on without them. So I would like to offer some sage advice: prepare yourselves. This season will be unlike its predecessors and it will not be kind or gentle, with danger around every corner. It will take you on an emotional roller coaster through the last episode, never promising to keep your favorite characters safe, until you are left spent and mentally exhausted. And that, my friends, is a very good thing.
Stay tuned for my weekly recaps of Game of Thrones and feel free to leave me your comments or thoughts about the show. Game of Thrones, Season 4 will premiere April 6 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.
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