Title: Royal Assassin
Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Harper Voyager, 1996
Plot: Having survived the attempt on his life in the mountains, Fitz journeys back to Buck Keep to face Regal. But revenge is forbidden for Fitz and he must adapt to life the best he can. Finding love only complicates things further.
When Verity – his prince and protector – travels Inland to find a mysterious power to free the Six Duchies from the Raiders, Fitz is more alone than ever. Treason is in the air and Fitz must accept what kind of man he is to save those he cares about. It may not be enough to save his own life.