"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die," Cersei Lannister tells Ned Stark in Season One. Three seasons later, characters are still learning that despite their victories, there's no denying the High Valyrian expression valar morghulis – "all men must die." Get a preview of Season 4's players and what they're up against.
See your favorite characters – and meet the Red Viper, Oberyn Martell – in the slideshow below.
Preview what Season 4 will bring for House Stark: