The Unsullied are marching, the dragons swoop over Winterfell, the living are braced to meet the dead as the most anticipated finale in the history of television approaches.
Who will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne? Would the Throne even survive the breath of an ice dragon? Will Bran turn out to be the alter ego of the Night King, as one of the wilder fan theories holds? And how will new lovers Daenerys and Jon Snow cope with the revelation that they are in fact aunt and nephew?
Every week from Friday 12th April (the season premiere is the following Sunday or Monday depending on your time zone), until the end of the series, our own Thrones fanatic Michael Deacon, taking an occasional break from his day job as the Telegraph’s political sketch writer, will be pondering and deciphering the most pressing issues of Westeros for our exclusive newsletter, The Raven.
From high politics to low skull-duggery, Michael will be your vital companion to figuring out what is going on, why it matters, and how we all became so besotted with this murderous fantasy.
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