Topic: Oathbreaker: Assassin´s Apprentice By: S.R. Vaught and J.B. Redmond

The story begins with 6 year old Fitz being marched by his grandfather to the Farseer's army base in Moonseye, the Six Duchies outpost on the borders of the Mountain kingdom, currently under the control of Prince Verity, the second Son of King Shrewd. At the door, he is given to a soldier, who is told that he is King in Waiting Chivalry's son. The soldier brings him to Prince Verity who orders that he be given into the care of Burrich, Chivalry's own stableman and man at arms. With Burrich, Fitz journeys to Buckkeep, the place of the Farseers. In order to protect Fitz by not allowing them to be related through contact as well as through blood, his father Chivalry retire from the post of King-in-Waiting and with his wife the Lady Patience retires to the royal holdings of Withywoods before Fitz arrives. Fitz never remembers that he met Chivalry but develops an alliance with his father's brother, Verity. Chivalry's and Verity's younger half brother, Regal, despises Fitz and treats him badly when he arrives.

Re: Oathbreaker: Assassin´s Apprentice By: S.R. Vaught and J.B. Redmond

Bur-rich, his father's right hand man is left with the care and raising of the newly named Fitz Chivalry, which he does as well as he is able, taking Fitz on as a stable boy. Fitz quickly learns his responsibilities and for a year or so lives with Bur-rich caring for the animals in the stables. Fitz, however, is lonely, and becomes a close friend of a young dog named Nosy. Fitz has what is known as The Wit an ancient and non reliable magic which allows him to tie telepathically with animals. He bonds with Nosy and the two become fast friends. Bur-rich, also discovers Fitz's bond and with clear disgust takes Nosy away, thus breaking the bond. Fitz believes him to have killed the dog, and afterwards is much more afraid of Bur-rich, believing his life just as easy for Bur-rich to take. The only other friendship Fitz finds is with children living in Buck-keep town specific, a girl called Molly who is two years his senior.

Re: Oathbreaker: Assassin´s Apprentice By: S.R. Vaught and J.B. Redmond

Eventually Fitz agrees to become a King's Man to King Shrewd and is restricted by oath to serve the king. He is taken into King Shrewd's service and moves into the castle proper. Here he is schooled and is taught basic combat skills by Hod, the keep weapon-master. One night he is also introduced to a loner named Chade, who is a skilled assassin. Fitz agrees to learn Chade's skills as he is seriously lonely and apparently as no other hope. So during his childhood he is taught the ways of an assassin. He shows great talent in his responsibilities and is able to complete the small quests given to him by the king. Meanwhile, news comes from Withywoods of Chivalry's death it is said that he was thrown from a horse, but it is strongly feels that Queen Desire, King Shrewd's second wife and Regal's mother, has had him killed.

Re: Oathbreaker: Assassin´s Apprentice By: S.R. Vaught and J.B. Redmond

As Fitz is growing up at Buck-keep, the coastal regions of the Six Duchies are being attacked by Out-islanders known as the Red Ship Raiders. The Raiders riot through villages and towns, killing and taking people while stealing little, making their attacks seem to lack a reason. The hostages are returned, reduced to an animal like state with little remembrance of their before lives. Fitz, when he interacts with these returned hostages, finds he cannot sense them with his Wit at all. This taking away of people's lives is named after Forge, the first village to be raided in such a way. Later on these Forged Ones become robbers and thieves that start to raid the countryside, putting another problem on the Six Duchies.

Re: Oathbreaker: Assassin´s Apprentice By: S.R. Vaught and J.B. Redmond

Towards the end of the book Fitz is asked to go to the neighboring Mountain Kingdom with the objective of assassinating its prince, Rurisk. However, this is contained when Regal reveals Fitz's secret mission to Rurisk's sister, Kettricken while drunk, providing Fitz useless. Fitz finds himself in the middle of a plan to steal the throne for Prince Regal with the help of Galen, who tries to assassinate Verity, using the Skill. Prince Rurisk is poisoned and killed, leaving Kettricken, who is engaged to Verity, the next ruler of the Mountain Kingdom. Fitz is poisoned and later put under water in a deep pool, a lazy attempt by Regal to finish Fitz off. When Fitz feels he only has moments to live, he manages to call Verity using the Skill to help him destroy Galen. He is rescued by his dog Nosy, who was not killed by Burrich, but sent to the Mountain Kingdom as a gift to Prince Rurisk. The rescue from the pool by Nosy left deep teeth marks in his hand that he comes to love as a sign of Nosy's love and loyalty. Nosy dies, being an old dog at this point his true master, Rurisk is dead, and in the words of Fitz, Nosy gave his life freely, remembering that we were good to one another when we were puppies. Fitz is healed by Jonqui, King Eyod's sister, afterward, and the last pages of the book tell how much Fitz sobs the death of Nosy during that event and the pain of an older narrator at writing this.