By Robin Hobb
Del Rey, $28.00, 688 pages
Robin Hobb is the most brilliant fantasy writer ever. In her new book, she revisits a universe she’s written before, that of FitzChivalry Farseer and his group of assassin friends. FitzChivalry lives in peace under an alias, Tom Badgerlock. Well into middle age, his wife, Molly, announces she is pregnant. After a bizarre pregnancy, Molly gives birth to a tiny girl and FitzChivalry’s past comes back to haunt him. A thread of futility runs through all of Hobb’s novels. Will poor Fitz ever catch a break?
“Time is an unkind teacher, delivering lessons that we learn far …Read More