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Season 4 'Game of Thrones' promises more brutality, blood than ‘Red Wedding’

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Those who saw “Red Wedding” on “Game of Thrones” know how physically and emotionally brutal is was. According to an April 4 report on CNN, HBO is promising season 4 will be more everything…bloodier and more brutal than ever.

Season 3 of the series based on the novels by author George R. R. Martin left off in the aftermath of the wedding reception that saw the vicious deaths of senior members of the Stark family. Some characters, including a few of the remaining Starks have not even heard the news yet.

When we resume with season 4 of “Game of Thrones,” King Joffrey will be preparing to wed Margaery and the celebration will draw many characters, new and old, to King’s Landing.

Lannister siblings/lovers Cersei and Jamie are reunited with one another though he is somewhat askew from his ordeal. Tyrion is in for some trouble as the images of him in prison suggest. And new character Oberyn Martell will arrive for the festivities but with something less than goodwill in his heart.

Daenerys continues her march toward the throne with a growing army consisting of schooled warriors, freed slaves and her husband’s troops …oh... and did we mention the three fully grown dragons?

Arya very nearly was reunited with some of her family but arrived just after the “Red Wedding” slaughter and had to be smuggled out by The Hound. We’re told that as her back story comes out, she will be a real presence in season 4.

Jon Snow finds himself caught in the middle of a war between the men of The Wall and the wildlings. Girlfriend Ygritte fired 3 arrows into Jon when they last saw each other. The White Walkers are now a known threat, too. There are sure to be some epic battles as a result of some of these events.

Stannis relies more and more on the sinister Red Priestess following his disappointing defeat on the Blackwater. Meanwhile, Bran and his little troupe continue to head north in search of the meaning of his “green dreams.” We’ll also see more or our pathetic and mutilated friend Theon Greyjoy.

The season 4 premier of “Game of Thrones” airs Sunday, April 6 on HBO.

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