(NEW YORK) — HBO’s highly-popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones returns for its second season this Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Game of Thrones, based on author George R.R. Martin’s best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, is set in a world that strongly resembles Medieval England, complete with lords, ladies, knights and, yes, dragons. There’s also some magic, and plenty of blood, gore and sex.
As the second season opens, members of various noble families, or Houses, are either battling for independence, or fighting to gain control of the Iron Throne, so they can rule all seven kingdoms of Westeros, the continent where the show is partly set.
Meanwhile, across the sea to the East, a young woman named Daenerys, the exiled yet true heir to the throne, is raising her three newly-hatched dragons and plotting her next move.
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