Season 8 has finally arrived and brings with it The Great War.

The Wall that has protected the Seven Kingdoms for 8,000 years has fallen, and the Night King, astride a fearsome ice-dragon and accompanied by his army of the dead, advances south. The only thing standing in their path is an extremely fragile alliance drawn between King in the North Jon Snow, Dragon Queen Daenerys Targaryen and reigning Queen of the Seven Kingdoms Cersei Lannister.

Once again being broadcast at the same time as the US, the conclusion to George R.R. Martin’s spellbinding series is set to be one of the years most talked about events.

The question on everyone’s lips: when the dust settles and the last of the dragon fire flickers out, who will be left standing?

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The end is here, but who will take the Iron Throne in the eighth and final season?