The time is near for the latest season of Game Of Thrones. Ever since series six ended, we've wanted the next one to start almost instantaneously (bar the break for Love Island which seems to have captivated a nation).

Well, with the first episode of the seventh instalment due for release on July 16, HBO have released the episode titles and details for each of the first three episodes.

We've already been boosted by the knowledge that the episodes will be longer than previous ones.

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Episodes one and two both run at 59 minutes (as does episode five for that matter), with three and four being 63 and 50 minutes in length respectively.

But then it comes to the final two shows, episode six is a tasty 71 minutes long, while the final part, episode seven, is 81 minutes long.

All signs point towards an exciting, dramatic, finish.

Part one of seven in the latest series, or episode 61 overall, is entitled 'Dragonstone'. The description reads: "Jon (Kit Harington) organises the defence of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home."

It would seem that the first episode points to Daenerys arriving in her ancestral home, which has partly spoilt what kept us on a cliff-hanger at the end of season six.

Fans didn't know, until this point, if the Dragon Queen made it to Westeros.

Episode 62 (or just 'number two' in this series) is called 'Stormborn'. It teases: "Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros."

Who's the visitor? Why is Jon Snow being revolted against? All these unanswered questions already.

Credit: HBO / Game Of Thrones

The final clue that has been released to us is in episode three, 'The Queen's Justice': "Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes."

Oh, come on. Enough is enough, just release the episodes already.

At the same time, we must savour every minute. After this 2017 release, there'll be no more until 2019, when the eighth and final series will be aired.

Thankfully, more Game Of Thrones is being planned though, even after the 'official' finale, with some of the writing and production team already working on spin-offs.

Michael Minay

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