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By Robin Hobb
Younger Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised within the shadow of the royal court docket by means of his father’s gruff stableman. he's handled as an outcast through the entire royalty other than the devious King smart, who has him secretly tutored within the arts of the murderer. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill—and the darker wisdom of a kid raised with the sturdy hounds and rejected via his family.
As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is transforming into to manhood. quickly he'll face his first risky, soul-shattering venture. And notwithstanding a few regard him as a hazard to the throne, he could be the most important to the survival of the kingdom.
Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Apprentice
“Fantasy because it must be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin
“A sparkling debut within the crowded box of epic fantasies . . . a pleasant tackle the powers and politics in the back of the throne.”—Publishers Weekly
“This is the type of booklet you fall into, and begin interpreting slower as you get to the top, since you don’t wish it to be over.”—Steven Brust
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