Winter is coming.

These are the words of the North. Silverblood castleThis, Eddard Stark knows, is why the dead listen. Winter is Coming. This is the knowledge that every northman holds because winter is closer in the North than in any of the rest of the seven kingdoms.

This is the tale of House Silverblood in the far north, between the Wall and Winterfell, west of Last Hearth. Being this close to the Wall has never been comfortable, but now, for the first time in the thousand years that the Silverbloods have lived and died here, it is more dangerous than ever. For Winter is coming, and this, the crow tells Bran, is why we must live.

Winter Is Coming