'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. MartinRobin 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 tofar-offClerres, 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 tothe Six Duchies. But as Fitz attempts to heal his old friend in BuckkeepCastle his young daughter Bee is abducted from Withywoods by mysteriousraiders who leaveruin andconfusion 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 wreakvengeance.Fitz must grimlytake up his assassin's tools once more, but willhe alsobe forced to choose between saving his child and avenging his dearest friend?
Robin Hobb is one of the world's finest writers of epic fiction.She was born in California in 1952 but raised in Alaska, where she learned how to raise a wolf cub, to skin a moose and to survive in the wilderness. When she married a fisherman who fished herring and the Kodiak salmon-run for half the year, these skills would stand her in good stead. She raised her family, ran a smallholding, delivered post to her remote community, all at the same time as writing stories and novels. She succeeded on all fronts, raising four children and becoming an internationally best-selling writer. She lives in Tacoma, Washington State.