The Great Game is Returning

Rithika | Staff Blogger

When you play the game of thrones either you win or you die. The sensational series directed by Alan Taylor having 7 seasons has got a phenomenal response from the various populace, be it young teens or aspiring youth. Everyone loves it!

Several kingdoms fight for the Iron Throne to rule over Westeros. The ambitious and power-hungry lord and ladies vie throne with dangerous and nasty games. With a phenomenal cast, the show has character linkage with mystery and suspense in each part, containing a separate yet interconnected storyline, but the devilish truth is in the details. Remember when the witch spoke “When the sun rises in the west, sets in the east. When the seas go dry. When the mountains blow in the wind like leaves.” Did her words have any eminence until the truth was revealed in the 7th season? That’s how well the show plays with our minds

The seven kingdoms lead by seven houses consisting of
•The North lead by House Stark with the motto “Winter is Coming”
•The Vale and the mountains lead by House Arryn with the motto “As High as Honour”
•The Iron Islands and Rivers lead by House Greyjoy with the motto “We do not Sow” and House Tully
“Family, Duty, Honour”
The Rock AKA Casterly Rock lead by House Lannisters with the motto “Hear me Roar”
•The Reach/Highgarden lead by House Tyrell with the motto “Growing Strong”
The Stormlands lead by House Baratheon with the motto “Ours is the Fury”
•Dorne lead by House Martell with the motto “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
House Targaryen with motto “Fire and Blood”
And of course, the vicious army of the dead; the white walkers.

The number of competitors is going down with each season. Curiosity to see who’ll be the one to sit and rule over the beautiful yet beasty throne is the most awaited moment. The seventh season left us with innumerous unanswered questions: What’s the deal with ice dragon? What role will Cersei ‘s pregnancy play? What role will Sansa play in North? Will Jon and Danny freak out after knowing that they are related? Are Tormund and Benric dead? Is Arya over with her list? Where’s Jamie going?
Answers to all of which is the much awaited season 8. Oh, how impatient are we!

There is only one god, and his name is death and there is only one thing we say to death…Not Today!

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne begins.