Prepare for war and lots of somber voiceover with a pair of new promos for "Game of Thrones" Season 3.

HBO is in for monster ratings with the series' long-awaited return on March 31, and the network is trumping up the premiere with a series of fittingly-epic promos laced with quotes like: "He would see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes." Ooh, now that's good.

Check out the two new spots below and let us know what you think.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.