The night is dark and full of terrors, as is the final trailer for "Game of Thrones" season four.
HBO has released one last look at their upcoming season of "Thrones," bowing on April 6. The trailer plays to the tune of "Devil Inside" by Australian punk band INXS, and it's an appropriate theme, given the enormous sense of dread brimming throughout the footage.
At a glance, nearly all of the various plot threads left dangling at the end of season three are touched upon in the new "Thrones" trailer. In King's Landing, Tyrion Lannister remains at odds with his sister Cersei, while their reformed bad boy brother Jaime and new friend Brienne of Tarth wonder about the whereabouts of the missing Arya Stark.
In the far east of Essos, Daenerys Targaryen continues her warpath through Slavers Bay, her eyes set on the great city of Meereen.
In the North, Roose Bolton and his bastard Ramsay Snow contemplate their next move now that Robb Stark is out of the picture. Even further north, Jon Snow and the men of the Night's Watch prepare for Mance Rayder's wildling army's assault on the great wall of Westeros. And even further north than that, broken Bran Stark continues following his green dreams in pursuit of the legendary Three-Eyed Crow.
In short, there's a lot happening just in the new "Thrones" trailer alone, and it's barely more than a minute in length. That should give you an idea of what to expect from season four. As a reader of the novels, I can say with confidence that if the show sticks closely to the source material, season four will be the best season of "Game of Thrones" yet. Get excited, because winter is almost here.
What do you make of the new "Thrones" trailer?