Debuting March 31, 2013, Season 3 of the series, is based on the first half of author George R. R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords", the third novel in his "A Song Of Fire and Ice" book series.
"...'The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are still in the grip of the 'War of the Five Kings', with remaining kings 'Robb Stark', 'Balon', 'Greyjoy', 'Joffrey Baratheon' and 'Stannis Baratheon' fighting to secure their crowns.
"Civil war is destroying the common people, the ruling 'House of Baratheon' and the major houses of Westeros: 'House Arryn of The Vale', 'House Baratheon of Storm's End', 'House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands', 'House Lannister of Casterly Rock', 'House Martell of Dorne', 'House Stark of Winterfell', 'House Tully of Riverrun' and 'House Tyrell of Highgarden'.
"An attempt by The Stannis Baratheon to take 'King's Landing' has been defeated by the new alliance between House Lannister (backing Joffrey) and House Tyrell. House Martell has also pledged its support to the Lannisters through the forces of 'Dorne', while House Arryn of The Vale have yet to take the field or declare their allegiance.
"Meanwhile, a large host of 'wildlings' are marching toward the Wall under 'Mance Rayder', with only the small force of the 'Night's Watch' in its path.
"And in the distant east, 'Daenerys Targaryen' (Emilia Clarke) is on her way back to 'Pentos', hoping to raise forces to retake the 'Iron Throne'.
" While on the continent 'Essos', the noble 'House Stark', led by 'Lord Eddard Stark' is drawn into schemes against 'King Robert Baratheon'.
Then "Jon Arryn', chief advisor, known as the 'Hand of the King', dies mysteriously..."
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