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here there be dragons

New Game of Thrones trailer gives fans a glimpse of the 'Great War'

HBO is finally throwing Game of Thrones fans a bone that's a little more juicy than watching a giant block of ice melt. Judging by the first full trailer for the series' penultimate seventh season, things are about to get bloody — or, well, bloodier than normal. The Lannisters, Queen Cersei and Jamie, are surrounded and prepared to level "whatever stands in our way"; Daenerys Targaryen (with dragons in tow) is invading as she "was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms"; and King of the North Jon Snow prepares for the "coming storm."

Brace yourself for the Great War before Game of Thrones returns July 16, and watch the trailer below in the meantime. Jeva Lange