The Game of Thrones saga continues our heroes rise and fall, bringing us further into the extended universe of Westeros. Does Sons of Winter continue the winning streak that Telltale has been going on, or has winter come and are we left in the cold?
*This review may contain mild spoilers from previous episodes due to the necessity to follow up on certain earlier events throughout the structure of this review.As the war for the throne of Westeros ranges on behind the scenes of the universe our characters each run into the troubles of their own lives. The Forrester house is hanging on to the ridge of defeat, and all across Westeros its members fight battles of their own in order to bring back order to their home in the North. From Rodrik’s fight for their homestead in the North to Asher’s search for an army across the Narrow Sea, Sons of Winter brings valuable plot progression to the first season of Game of Thrones.
Following the turmoil of The Sword in the Darkness, each of our characters has found themselves in a conflict that has escalated the situation to new heights. Rodrik’s quest to re-take and defend House Forrester seems to have showcased some new possibilities, but every decision has its consequences, which this episode makes more than apparent across storylines.One of the most engaging arcs throughout Sons of Winter is Asher’s journey to find an army to protect his home across the Narrow Sea. After the heated confrontation with one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, which has seemingly brought up some interesting opportunities for him and his companions. Faced with a battle that is not his own, Asher must work and find and compose new allegiances in order to take the next step in fulfilling his task. Arguably this particular arc does take a while to build up steam due to the fact that the storyline needed time to develop, but the payoff delivers a finale that is quite compelling.