"A complex tapestry of adventure, betrayal, destiny, and unrelenting peril . . . [Robin] Hobb's expertise is evident as always."--Publishers Weekly
"Glorious and beautiful storytelling . . . Hobb lets rip with revelations, treachery, vengeance, sword fights and full on magical mayhem."--SciFiNow
"If readers have any doubt that Robin Hobb is one of the finest writers in the fantasy genre, then they haven't read any of her work."--SFFWorld
Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool's Assassin
"Fantasy as it ought to be written."--George R. R. Martin
"Hobb knows the complicated workings of the wayward human heart, and she takes time to depict them in her tale, to tell her story sweetly, insistently, compellingly. . . . A book meant to be inhabited rather than run through."--The Seattle Times
"[FitzChivalry Farseer is] one of the best characters in fantasy literature."--Fantasy Book Review
"[Hobb's] prose sparkles, her characters leap off the page."--Tordotcom
"Modern fantasy at its irresistible best."--The Guardian
"Fantastic . . . emotionally rich storytelling."--Library Journal (starred review)
'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin
Robin Hobb returns to her best loved characters with the second volume in a brand new series.
Happy endings never last…
Years ago, they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres, while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own.
Now, betrayed by his own people and broken by torment, the Fool has made his way back to the Six Duchies. But as Fitz attempts to heal his old friend in Buckkeep Castle, his young daughter Bee is abducted from Withywoods by pale and mysterious raiders who leave ruin and confusion in their wake.
Fitz must find a way to rescue his beloved Bee. At the same time it is the Fool’s fiercest wish to return to Clerres with the best assassin he has ever known, to gain vengeance and justice.
Can Fitz bear to take up the tools of his old trade again, even to avenge his dearest friend and save his child?