Winter is coming: Are you ready for Game of Thrones season 5?

Game of Thrones has had people hooked since 2011 and millions flock around the TV every week eagerly awaiting to see what lies ahead for their favourite character.

WARNING: Contains Game of Thrones season four spoilers

The series is based on a series of books by George R. R. Martin, with the twists, turns, trials and tribulations keeping fans engrossed in all the storylines. 

You might have watched all four series back-to-back, or can’t keep your head out of the books, but do you know everything when it comes to Game of Thrones? Do you know who fought for Tyrion during his trial by combat? And do you know the official motto of  House Lannister?

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Fans of the series will know that many characters have been left with an uncertain future. For instance, what will become of the Lannisters now that Tywin is dead? And can Tyrion escape punishment with Lord Varys? 

Cersei Lannister

At the end of season 4, Cersei confronts her father with the fact that she’s been having an incestuous relationship with Jaime. She threatens to tell the truth to everyone if her father forces her to marry Loras Tyrell. How will she react when she finds out that her father is dead and that Tyrion has escaped?

FAMILY AFFAIR: Cersei revealed her incestuous relationship with Jaime to her father at the end of last season

Will she know that Jaime has helped with the escape, and can she forgive him? How will Tywin’s death change the dynamics in the House of Lannister?

Stannis Baratheon

Things are finally starting to look up for Stannis again. He and Davos managed to convince the Iron Bank of Braavos to grant him a loan as well as their support. With his large army, he travels to Castle Black where he surprises the wildings, Mance Rayder and Jon Snow.

THE ONLY WAY IS UP: Lord of Dragonstone and Davos managed to convince the Iron Bank of Braavos to grant him a loan as well as their support at the end of last season

He shows a certain amount of trust towards Jon Snow as Jon’s father Ned Stark died for Stannis – the one true king. Will Stannis listen to Jon’s council and what will become of Mance Rayder and the wildings?

Melisandre also seems to have taken an interest in Jon Snow – what plans could she have for him?

Daenerys Targaryen

Being a queen and the Mother of Dragons isn’t easy. In her attempts to free the slaves, Daenerys keeps being confronted with obstacles. At the end of season 4 she allows an old former slave to set up a contract with his former master to work for him for one year but concern is raised that the masters will take advantage of this.

MOTHER OF DRAGONS: Will Daenerys be able to tame her firey babies?

But an even more imminent problem is the fact that one of her dragons just killed a child before flying away. She feels like she doesn’t have a choice and locks the remaining two up.

Will she be able to learn to control her dragons? And what will become of Jorah Mormont whom she banished earlier in the season?

Fans don’t have to wait much longer for the new season to air, but if you’re like us and trying to remember precisely who is where and what they’re up to, then reading a recap or even re-watching the shows could be a good idea.

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