ByAlisha Grauso, writer at Creators.co
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Alisha Grauso

It's hard to believe we're already at 'The Rains of Castamere' for next week's episode of Game of Thrones. Fans of the novel will recognize the upcoming ninth episode of Season 3 as one of the penultimate ones of the story, where lines are drawn, the stakes are seriously raised, and everyone wants to kill everybody.

The synopsis isn't quite as bloodthirsty:

Robb () presents himself to Walder Frey (), and Edmure () meets his bride. Jon () faces his harshest test yet. Bran () discovers a new gift. Daario (Ed Skrein) and Jorah () debate how to take Yunkai. House Frey joins with House Tully.

Want a sneak peek? Sure you do:

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CBM has a good run-down synopsis of what happens during the course of the third season:

'Game of Thrones' Season 3 will be based on 'A Storm of Swords', the third novel in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series from author George R.R. Martin. Due to the sheer length of the third novel, which is roughly 1.5 times the size of the first novel, the events of 'A Storm of Swords' will be split over two seasons. The cruel reign of the boy-king Joffrey Baratheon continues thanks to an alliance with House Tyrell. King of the North Robb Stark must decide whether to remain in the field against the Lannisters or return to Winterfell and address the actions of a traitor. Bran Stark journeys across a frozen wasteland to reach The Wall and what lies beyond. Daenerys Targaryen searches for an army to take back her homeland. Jon Snow must navigated dangerous waters filled with White Walkers and the bloodthirsty wildlings of the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder.

I don't know about you guys, but I feel like it's the greatest tragedy in this world that a new episode of Game of Thrones only airs once a week.

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