HBO’s “Game of Thrones” returns with a vengeance on Sunday with the most anticipated season yet! Fans who have read “Storm of Swords,” the third installment in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series, know what’s in store. For everyone else, here are a few secrets and spoilers to get you excited about the premiere. Read at your own risk!
Body Parts Go Missing: One warrior-type is going to lose a limb, which makes it mighty hard to fight, but definitely builds character.
Tyrion Demoted! Poor Tyrion Lannister saved King’s Landing from Stannis Baratheon, but his dad took all the credit. Now, he’s been demoted to Master of Coin. The Imp also finds himself falsely accused of a crime… again!
Friendly Faces: In the books, Bran and Rickon Stark escaped Theon Greyjoy with two young friends, Meera and Jojen Reed. TV audiences finally get to meet these fierce, but friendly “Mud Men,” who help the young Starks on their journey.
Double Agent: Jon Snow fits right in with the Wildlings, while working as a double agent for the Wall. The only problem is the late Qorin Halfhand is the only one who knew his plan. Will his brothers in black think he is a traitor once his mission is complete?
Hot Commodity: If Daenerys Targaryen wants to reclaim her throne in Westeros she’s going to need an army. Too bad the only thing she has of value is her dragons. This season, Khaleesi must decide between keeping her fire-breathing trio or getting the troops she needs to start a war!
HBO's "Game of Thrones" season 3 premieres at 9 PM on March 31.