The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince

The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince

by Robin Hobb

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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, 'The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince.' 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149059997
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 85,749
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robin Hobb is a pseudonym of Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden (who also writes as Megan Lindholm). She is best known for the books set in the Realm of the Elderlings, which started with the books in the Farseer trilogy—Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest. This led to three additional trilogies, as well as the Rain Wild Chronicles (including Dragon Keeper & Blood of Dragons). She has been a finalist for both the Nebula and Hugo awards.

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The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While not a true prequel, I was happy to finally read about the Piebald Prince so often mentioned in the other books. A quick read, and more to satisfy your curiosity about Dutchies history, it's worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shows early history and future customs of the six duchies, when they were one kingdom. Fast paced story, accurate character portrayal, and shows character twists that are usually hidden. Overall very good read.
Anonymous 12 months ago
A good read to know more about the history of the people of the Six Duchies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this one after all the others and explains much! I hope others find my review and read it! Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read!
Erdington5 More than 1 year ago
Robin Hobb is an excellent author! I am rereading her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was a lot of interesting horse lore in this story, but it didn't take advantage of the whole horse-human bond idea, and it ended up a bit depressing.
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