past the mythical Wall, the big battlement that stands among the dominion of Winterfell and the untamed unknown, whatever sinister and supernatural is stirring within the frozen wastes. For the lifelong squaddies of the Night’s Watch, sworn to guard the world, it's time to organize for the approximately never-ending season of chilly and snow that—along with whatever unspeakable—is final in. For Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell and patriarch of a fierce and stoic extended family, it's time to greet his king . . . and make prepared for no matter what future holds in shop. For an smug younger prince, it's time to reclaim his misplaced throne, through bartering his blameless sister to be a savage warlord’s bride. And for a princess sure for an odd and brutal realm, it's time to commence a trip of transformation from daughter to spouse to queen. All around the Seven Kingdoms, the wheels of tumultuous, life-changing historical past have began to turn.