After nearly a year of waiting winter is coming yet again and I’ll be at work wishing I was watching what’s left of the Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, and Targaryen houses battle for the Iron Throne. Viewers have seen a lot of intense events occur up until this point, but season 4 is slated to have far more bloodshed. This comes as no surprise as George R.R. Martin is notorious for killing off beloved main characters at will. However, this upcoming season’s catch phrase is “Valar Morghulis,” which in High Valyrian translates to “all men must die.” Readers of the books have said that “The Red Wedding” is nothing in comparison of what is to come.
The readers of the books and the cast of the show have done a good job of keeping things hush-hush about season 4. Not much is known to those of us who have only watched the HBO series. Among the things that are known is the fact that Danaerys Targaryen’s dragons are continuing to grow and are becoming increasingly difficult to control. Emilia Clarke, who plays Danaerys, has stated that the dragons will bow down to no one. Perhaps these beasts may not even react to Danaerys’ famous line “dracarys,” which is the command for the dragons to utilize their fire-breathing power. Without the dragons Danaerys is left with only her “unsullied” fighting for her and the mother of dragons may no longer be deemed much of a threat.
The only other thing that can be guaranteed is the additions of several new cast members as the only thing that George R.R. Martin does more than kill off main characters is constantly add new ones into the mix. There are at least sixteen new cast members taking part in bloodshed that is Game of Thrones season 4.