The Cheat Sheet: ‘Game of Thrones’

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Game of Thrones Cheat Sheet Season 2

'Game of Thrones'

Did you become addicted to the struggle for control of the Seven Kingdoms last year, but have no time to read George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, the basis for HBO's "Game of Thrones"? Forget exactly who was a Baratheon and who was a Targaryen in the months since Season 1 ended last year with the shriek of a newborn dragon? Here's a quick refresher of who's who in the mythical land of Westeros to bring yourself up to speed before the show's April 1 return. Roll over photos for a quick look at some of the series' major characters. Complete coverage on Hero Complex.

By Emily Christianson and Patrick Kevin Day.