Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him sectetly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom. From Goodreads.
Another enjoyable book from Robin Hobb. Bastard children of nobles aren't treated very well and Fitz is no exception. Fitz is secretly training to become an assassin, he also has a hidden power that even his teacher is unaware of. When the Kingdom is threatened, he and several others have to learn the skill, which is not his hidden power, to help save the Kingdom. I like Fitz and also Burrich the stable master. I have already ordered the next book from the library.
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