Royal Assassin - Prologue, Chapter 1-4 Summary & Analysis

Robin Hobb
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Prologue, Chapter 1-4 Summary

Royal Assassin, by Robin Hobb, is the story of FitzChivalry the bastard grandson of King Shrewd Farseer in the kingdom of Buckkeep. Fitz has been trained as an assassin and sworn his life to his king and the Farseer line. Fitz's life becomes complicated when he is forbidden to marry the girl he loves, when he chooses to use a magic called the Wit that is considered dark, and Shrewd's youngest son, Regal, has his father killed to take the crown.

~Prologue~ The story begins with FitzChivalry writing about the "Skill" and the "Wit." A man that possesses the Skill can reach another person's mind no matter how far away they are and communicate or even bend that person's actions. The Wit gives a person an ability to communicate with animals. The main character, Fitz, possesses both of these...

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