This is the fifth and final trilogy in the Realm of the Elderlings sequence by Robin Hobb.
Titles in this set:
'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin Robin Hobb returns to her best loved characters in a brand new series. Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withy woods with his beloved wife Molly these many years; the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badger lock is actually Fitz Chivalry Farseer; bastard scion of the Farseer line; convicted user of Beast-magic; and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more. On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man; a wolf and a fool. Once; these three were inseparable friends: Fitz; Night eyes and the Fool. But one is long dead; and one long-missing. Then one Winter fest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz; but mysteriously disappears; leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger? Suddenly Fitz's violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world; and nothing and no one is safe.
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. Years ago; they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted; the Fool returning to far-off Clerres; while Fitz finally claimed a wife; a family; and a home of his own. Now; betrayed and broken; the Fool has made his way back to the Six Duchies. But as Fitz attempts to heal his old friend in Buck keep Castle his young daughter Bee is abducted from Withy woods by mysterious raiders who leave ruin and confusion in their wake. Fitz must rescue his beloved Bee. At the same time the Fool is determined that Fitz travel with him to Clerres to wreak vengeance. Fitz must grimly take up his assassin's tools once more; but will he also be forced to choose between saving his child and avenging his dearest friend?
It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four, not only for the loss of Bee but also for their torture of the Fool. Accompanied by Fitz Vigilant, son of the assassin Chade, Chade's protege Spark and the stableboy Perseverance, Bee's only friend, their journey will take them from the Elderling city of Kelsingra, down the perilous Rain Wild River, and on to the Pirate Isles. Their mission for revenge will become a voyage of discovery, as well as of reunions, transformations and heartrending shocks. Startling answers to old mysteries are revealed.
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