King Robert Baratheon visits Winterfell, the home of his old friend, Eddard Stark, Lord and Warden of the North, with an important offer.
On the eastern continent, the dispossessed Princess Daenerys Targaryen marries Khal Drogo, a warlord of the Dothraki with tens of thousands of warriors at his command. Her brother, Viserys, plans to win Drogo’s alliance with the marriage so that he may return home to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne, seized by force from his father by Robert.
In the lands of permanent winter, beyond the Wall, the wildlings are amassing in great numbers to the alarm of Night’s Watch. But something else is stirring even further north…