"Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are never safe."
"Oh my sweet summer child … What do you know of fear? Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north, when the sun hides it face for years at a time, and little children are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods. Now these were the days before the Andals came, and long before the women fled across the narrow sea from the cities of the Rhoyne, and the hundred kingdoms of those times were the kingdoms of the First Men, who had taken those lands from the children of the forest. Yet here and there in the fastness of the woods, the children still lived in their wooden cities and hollow hills, and the faces in the trees kept watch. So as cold and death filled the earth, the last hero determined to seek out the children, in the hopes that their ancient magics could win back what the armies of men had lost. He set out into the dead lands with a sword, a horse, a dog, and a dozen companions. For years he searched until he despaired of ever finding the children of the forest in their secret cities. One by one his friends died, and his horse, and finally even his dog, and his sword froze so hard the blade snapped when he tried to use it. " Game of Thrones is the hit HBO series based off the critically-acclaimed book series written by George R.R. Martin who is also an executive producer on the show. "When you play the game of thrones. You win or you die. There is no middle ground."A Song of Fire and Ice is the story of nine noble families who fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros while an ancient enemy rises to return to the Seven Kingdoms after being gone for thousands of years. The show has been HBO's biggest success since The Sopranos and is ending this year after eight seasons. There is a prequel show in the works which will surround the events and characters during the reign of the Mad King and Robert's Rebellion. GoT has been hailed as one of television's most iconic and groundbreaking shows in history and has earned numerous nominations and awards. In 2012, Peter Dinklage won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television for his portrayal of the quick-witted Tyrion Lannister. Four years later, Lena Heady was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television for her role as the cold hearted Cersei Lannister who currently sits on the Iron Throne as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Last season, audiences learned of Jon Snow's true identity as he made a bold move for Daenerys Targaryen's heart in the final scene. As fire and ice has finally been brought together, does this mean a total disaster is just ahead for our heroes? Or will the Night King cross the Wall with his army and wipe all of man kind out of Westeros? There are a wide range of questions still unanswered that many fans are coming up with their own theories as to to who is who according to which prophecy and legend. The most popular theory is that Bran Stark, who we know to be the Three Eyed Raven, is actually the Night King. This series is so epic in its scope that it's pretty much impossible to not watch it every time it's on TV. George R.R. Martin's fantasy world has been brought to life on the small screen, and it's basically the stuff of fantasy geek heaven -- a gritty period drama with letter-perfect clothes, weapons, and even its own lingo. This historical noir show takes viewers' preconceptions of chivalry, nobility, and magic and completely turns them inside out. Perhaps the single best part of Game of Thrones is all of the intricate characters and how their lives (and deaths) intersect. There are no good characters, there are no bad characters. All man shall die! The good guys don't always win -- in fact, sometimes they're downright stupid. The bad guys don't always lose -- and some of them are downright likable. The plot has enough twists and turns to keep everyone guessing, and no -- and we mean NO -- character is safe. The first rule of Game of Thrones is that you don't get attached to anyone. But just how well do you really know all the faces of GoT? Think you could name both major and minor characters by just three clues? Let's find out! Hit the play button now to prove you are the biggest GoT fan in all of Westeros! Will you be able to sit on the Iron Throne at the end of this quiz, or will you be beheaded for your criminally bad score? Remember what Tyrion Lannister always says! I drink and I know things! "There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him." "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you." "Power resides where men believe it resides. It's a trick. A shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow."