By Robin Hobb
Après avoir tiré le prince Devoir des griffes des fidèles du prince Pie et l’avoir ramené sain et sauf auprès de sa mère, au château de Castelcerf, Fitz, toujours dissimulé sous le nom de Tom Blaireau, croit avoir terminé sa venture. Il songe à regagner sa chaumière isolée pour y reprendre l’existence tranquille de ses quinze dernières années. C’est sans compter avec los angeles reine Kettricken et son conseiller, Umbre, qui lui demandent instamment de rester pour enseigner l’Art au prince. Il accepte finalement cette nouvelle project. S’y ajoute bientôt l. a. cost de surveiller l. a. délégation d’Outre-mer qui escorte l. a. fiancée du prince et semble poursuivre des visées secrètes.
Tandis que l. a. guerre civile threat le royaume des Six-Duchés à reason des fidèles du prince Pie qui demeurent dangereusement insoumis, Fitz, toujours prêt à défendre los angeles reason du royaume, doit se démultiplier.
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Nick ducked down, peeked back toward the pub. The bearded man still groped the woman, another man had stumbled outside puking, none of them were looking their way. Peter gave the pane a nudge with his foot and it popped open. The basement was a well of darkness. Peter looked up at Nick. ” Nick said. ” Nick took a quick step back as though from a viper. “Are you kidding me? ” A look of deep disappointment crossed Peter’s face. Nick was surprised to find this bothered him, that he cared at all what this wild kid thought.
Bennie had taken every cent. He’d have to find another way out of Brooklyn. Panic began to tighten his chest. Which way should he go? Marko could be anywhere, could be coming from any direction. Nick turned quickly and almost ran into Peter. Nick hadn’t even realized the boy had been following him. Peter’s eyes were full of mischief. ” Nick said. “Plan? ” Peter looked pleased. “They’ve got guns. They’re not fucking around either. ” Nick let out a harsh laugh. God, he thinks this is all some sort of game.
Said it’s gonna be a real horror show. I love horror shows. ” The limb above them shook and a host of leaves rained down. There followed a soft thump. Nick and Freddie saw him first. When Bennie and Jake caught their faces, they both jerked around. A boy, not much taller than Nick, stood on the pathway. He wore some sort of hand-stitched leather pants with pointy-toed boots sewn right into them. He also had on a raggedy tuxedo jacket, the old style, the kind with tails, with a black hoodie on underneath and a rawhide pack, almost a purse, strung across his chest.