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The night is dark and full of terrors in Season 3 of Game of Thrones, and life in Westeros is going to get much worse before it gets better for this cast of characters. HBO has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming season of the hit fantasy series, and it’s short and sweet in all the right ways.
“The great war is between death and life, ice and fire. If we lose, the night will never end,” a woman says in the trailer.
There’s no footage in the teaser, and all that it shows is the release date for Season 3 (March 31, 2013, for those of you who haven’t been keeping up). Would we have killed for a teaser of the Red Wedding or the Brotherhood Without Banners? Of course we would, but something is better than nothing when winter is coming.
There’s a lot of speculation on the web on which character is speaking the line in the trailer. The popular belief is that it’s Stannis Baratheon’s wife Selyse, but it also could be the wildling Val, the Asshai priestess Quaithe or someone like Melisandre or Brienne. Regardless of who spoke the line, it’s clear A Song of Ice and Fire will be as harmonious as ever when it returns in the spring.