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Game of Thrones season 3 preview

You are a Game of Thrones series fan. You might have read the books before, you might want to read them now, you might not want to read them at all. Whatever your choice is, you know you will love the series, and now that the season 2 is done, you can’t wait for the next one.

Since the airing of the Game of Thrones season 3 is scheduled for March 2013, it seems we have a long way to go before we see what exactly will happen. Until then, we are hungry for every detail that can give us a bit of insight.

You have had the opportunity to read the review of the third book, A Storm of Swordshere on our fan site, but only the most general facts were given there, so not to spoil the fun for those who haven’t, or don’t want to read the book, but rather wait for the series to come out. We cannot spoil it for the series fans, because we can only know so much as you do.

Game of Thrones season 3  – new characters

Recently, there has been a video out, presenting the new characters to take their place in the Game of Thrones season 3. Some of them had their roles in the second book, but were left out in the series because so much was needed to push in a tight 10×50 minutes schedule, plus the last episode being a bit longer.

The third book, A Storm of Swords, is the longest one in the series, so it will be interesting to see how they will squeeze everything that has happened there into a 10-episode season. Surely, a lot of events will be omitted, and some will be changed so they take less time, and are easier to put on screen.


From this video we can see which new characters will be included in the third season. Brynden “The Blackfish” TullyCatelyn Stark’s uncle; Missandei , Daenerys Targaryen’s servant; Orell, wildling skinchanger; Shireen BaratheonStanis Baratheon’s daughter; Jojen and Meera Reed, Bran’s travel companions; Beric Dondarrion, a knight who fights for justice; Thoros of Myr, Dondarrion’s companion and Rhllor’s priest; Olena Tyrell, Margaery Tyrell’s grandmother, also known as “The Queen Of Thorns”.

It’s hard to predict what will happen without some spoilers, so if you don’t want to know, it would be better not to read this. Except that you cannot resist your curiosity. One final warning – they say that curiosity killed the cat, so don’t read this unless you are sure you won’t regret it. Even though, by the time the series is out, chances are big that you might forget what you read here.

Game of Thrones season 3 – what to expect?

Without further ado, here is what I think might happen. Starting with the “less” important characters, what puzzles me is why give so much importance to Orell. He is a wilding skinchanger who got killed by Jon Snow in the second book.

Only thing that comes to my mind, and it seems I’m not the only one judging by the different forum posts on the Internet, the character of Orell will incorporate a few different important characters from the third book. Only thing I can tell for sure is, there will be no love lost between him and Jon Snow.

Missandei is a slave from Astapor who was given to Daenerys Targaryen as a sign of a good trade. She is a very intelligent girl who grows on Daenerys with ease. The importance of her role might be compared to the importance of Podrick Payne to Tyrion Lannister.

Shireen Baratheon is Stanis Baretheon’s daughter. She is not that important of a character in the books, but I would go so far as to suggest that she might be important in the series due to Melisandre’s plans of waking the dragon. This way, the makers of the series could leave out another character, and make the story line in the series simpler and easier to follow.

Brynden Tully is obviously important because of his role in the Red Wedding, and this event will not be missed out for sure.

 

Jojen and Meera Reed had a very important role even in the second book, A Clash of Kings, but were left out in the series, due to many characters and little time. It’s no wonder that they got their rightful time in the third season of Game of Thrones. They will help Bran understand his wolf-dreams better, and search for the three-eyed crow, which is perhaps Bran’s ability to tell future from the green dreams, like those that Jojen has.

 

Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr are the leaders of the Brotherhood without Banners, a group of outlaws that fight for the small people in the name of late King Robert Baratheon. Throughout the book, they come across many important characters, and are even joined by some. We won’t tell you which ones. I would just like to add that Paul Kaye, impersonating Thoros of Myr, looks very credible as Rhllor’s priest.

Finally, Olena Tyrell. A witty, sarcastic, and most of all, a master of plots and secret games, Margaery Tyrell’s grandmother does a lot more than she lets everyone know. The Queen of Thorns, as she is called behind her back, is a very important character in the book, and we can only hope that she will be given equal significance in the series.

It’s hard to be more specific without letting on more details than is healthy, but if you are so impatient to find out what happens, read the 3rd book A Storm Of Swords.

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