Les secret de Castelcerf (L'Assassin Royal, Tome 9) by Robin Hobb
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 challenge. Il songe à regagner sa chaumière isolée pour y reprendre l’existence tranquille de ses quinze dernières années. C’est sans compter avec l. a. reine Kettricken et son conseiller, Umbre, qui lui demandent instamment de rester pour enseigner l’Art au prince. Il accepte finalement cette nouvelle challenge. S’y ajoute bientôt l. a. cost de surveiller los angeles délégation d’Outre-mer qui escorte l. a. fiancée du prince et semble poursuivre des visées secrètes.
Tandis que l. a. guerre civile risk le royaume des Six-Duchés à reason des fidèles du prince Pie qui demeurent dangereusement insoumis, Fitz, toujours prêt à défendre l. a. reason du royaume, doit se démultiplier.
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