The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince

By Robin Hobb

One of many darkest legends within the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the story of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by way of the activities of courageous nobles in order that the Farseer line may proceed untainted. Now the reality at the back of the tale is printed throughout the account of Felicity, a low-born spouse of the Princess warning at Buckkeep.

With Felicity by way of her part, warning grows right into a headstrong Queen-in-Waiting. but if warning offers delivery to a bastard son who stocks the piebald markings of his father s horse, Felicity is the one that increases him. and because the prince involves energy, political intrigue sparks harmful whispers in regards to the Wit that would switch the dominion forever...

Internationally-bestselling, critically-acclaimed writer Robin Hobb takes readers deep into the heritage in the back of the Farseer sequence during this specific, new novella, 'The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince.' In her trademark sort, Hobb deals a revealing exploration of a relations mystery nonetheless reverberating generations later whilst murderer FitzChivalry Farseer comes onto the scene. lovers won't are looking to pass over those tantalizing new insights right into a much-beloved global and its unforgettable characters.

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