‘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.Â Then they parted, the Fool returning toÂ far-offÂ Clerres, while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own.
Now,Â betrayed and broken, the Fool has made his way back toÂ the Six Duchies. But as Fitz attempts to heal his old friend in BuckkeepÂ Castle his young daughter Bee is abducted from Withywoods by mysteriousÂ raiders who leaveÂ ruin andÂ 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 wreakÂ vengeance.Â Fitz must grimlyÂ take up his assassin’s tools once more, but willÂ he alsoÂ be forced to choose between saving his child and avenging his dearest friend?