Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman.
He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.
As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission.
And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.
I was dying to read this series again, I just love Robin Hobb, she just knows how to create characters and worlds.
George R.R. Martin put it perfectly; “In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons”.
Second time I’m reading this, and of course second time I’m falling in love. I cannot wait to get fully into this series.