'Game of Thrones': The 10 Best Action Sequences

·Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

Our long wait is (almost) over. A year after the Season 5 finale that launched a thousand fan theories, Game of Thrones is preparing to enter new territory in its sixth season, which debuts Sunday, April 24 on HBO. For the first time in its history, the series will venture completely off book, as the writers have lapped the release of author George R.R. Martin’s final two novels. So now, both readers and newbies will be on the same proverbial page when we return to Westeros, Dorne, and points beyond.

As viewers count down the days to Game of Thrones’ return, we here at Yahoo TV are launching our official countdown: #GoTIsComing. Check back here every day over the next month as we explore all of our favorite (and a few of our least favorite) people, places, and things about television’s most addictive show. From Direwolves and Dragons to the shows most hideous deaths and imperiled characters, we’re going to indulge or GoT obsession with the same fervor that Cersei imbibes alcohol. So raise a glass and toast the impending arrival of a long, cruel, and bloody Westerosi winter.

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Whenever Game of Thrones is on the air, you don’t have to go to the multiplex to see amazing action sequences. Just tune in to HBO every Sunday night, and you’ll receive a master class in fight choreography and battle tactics. And with each season, the cast and crew have only grown bolder with the ambition, as well as the execution, of those big screen-ready set pieces.

The action sings with the clanging of swords, the grunts of warriors, and the impressively invisible work of the show’s army of special effects technicians. Each of the show’s 50 episodes to date contains at least one memorable brawl, but we’ve gone ahead and assembled our definitive list (to date) of the 10 best Game of Thrones action sequences. Let the fighting begin!    

Game of Thrones Season 6 premieres Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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