′Robin Hobb′s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons.′ George R R Martin
One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of brave nobles so that the Farseer line could continue untainted. Now the truth behind the story is revealed through the account of Felicity, a low-born companion of the Princess Caution at Buckkeep.
With Felicity by her side, Caution grows into a headstrong Queen-in-Waiting. But when Caution gives birth to a bastard son who shares the piebald markings of his father s horse, Felicity is the one who raises him. And as the prince comes to power, political intrigue sparks dangerous whispers about the Wit that will change the kingdom forever...
Internationally-bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Robin Hobb takes readers deep into the history behind the Farseer series in this exclusive, new novella. In her trademark style, Hobb offers a revealing exploration of a family secret still reverberating generations later when assassin FitzChivalry Farseer comes onto the scene. Fans will not want to miss these tantalizing new insights into a much-beloved world and its unforgettable characters.
About the Author
Robin Hobb was born in California in 1952 and majored in Communications at Denver University, Colorado. Assassin's Apprentice was her first novel, and was followed by the equally successful Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest. She lives outside Seattle, Washington.
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Comments about The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince:
I am a great fun of Robin Hobb, but this book does not feel like one of hers. The only function of this book is to explain where the wit came from in the Farseer dynasty. Not a good read
'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers... what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics.' -- The Times
'Robin Hobb writes achingly well' -- SFX
'Hobb is a remarkable storyteller.' -- Guardian
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st November 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.2 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.27