By Robin Hobb
Younger Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is overlooked via all royalty other than the devious King sensible, who has had him tutored him at nighttime arts of the murderer. He has slightly survived his first, soul-shattering venture, and returns to the courtroom the place he's thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal existence. With the King close to loss of life, and Fitz's simply best friend off on a probably hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened. in the meantime, the treacherous pink send Raiders have renewed their assaults at the Six Duchies, slaughtering the population of complete seashore cities. during this time of serious peril, it quickly turns into transparent that the destiny of the dominion could relaxation in Fitz's hands--and his function in its salvation could require the final word sacrifice.