Робин Хобб
Forest Mage

Forest Mage
Robin Hobb

‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. MartinThe King's Cavalla Academy has been ravaged by the Speck plague.The disease has decimated the ranks of both cadets and instructors, and even the survivors remain sickly. Many have been forced to relinquish their military ambitions and return to their families to face lives of dependency and disappointment.As the Academy infirmary empties, Cadet Nevare Burvelle also prepares to journey home, to attend his brother Rosse's wedding. Far from being a broken man, Nevare is hale and hearty after his convalescence. He has defeated his nemesis, Tree Woman and freed himself of the Speck magic that infected him and attempted to turn him against his own people. A bright future awaits him as a commissioned officer betrothed to a beautiful young noblewoman.Yet his nights are still haunted by dreams of the voluptuous Tree Woman, dreams in which his Speck self betrays everything he holds dear in his waking life. Has the plague infected him in ways far more mysterious than the merely physical?Despite his fears, Nevare will journey back to Widevale in high spirits, in full expectation of a jubilant homecoming and a tender reunion with his beautiful fiancée, Carsina. But his life is about to take a shocking turn, as the magic in his blood roars to life and forces him to recognize that his most dangerous enemy, an enemy that seeks to destroy all he loves, might dwell within him.

Forest Mage

ROBIN HOBB

Dedication (#ulink_833c0d52-86ad-5eca-8cbe-8df8317b9442)

To Alexsandrea and Jadyn,my companions through a tough year.I promise never to cut and run.

Contents

Title Page (#ua3be6cf9-8b3d-57fc-9eb3-1ca35c1257e4)

Dedication (#u0d563075-7e22-5395-a761-427ca5c5416f)

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Chapter One: Forest Dreams (#uf7e99179-5581-5104-9c2f-164e2e99bb33)

Chapter Two: Homeward Bound (#u3036f3cd-ed19-5b2b-baa1-96a4b7dda5bf)

Chapter Three: Spindle Dance (#u47013cc5-231e-5c43-a6d9-2bc8e2525099)

Chapter Four: The Fast (#u878d29f2-9666-532e-aa5d-a0a5ea8e24cd)

Chapter Five: Rosse’s Wedding (#ubb5727dd-4932-5cea-acb1-db74b7142a02)

Chapter Six: A Day Of Letters (#ue6b660b2-39af-53d1-9650-7a931f58486a)

Chapter Seven: Dewara (#ud9ac3b01-e68e-5489-8082-54f689a18c2f)

Chapter Eight: Judgment (#u3583e2e0-553d-5f26-b42e-04c7bde28c86)

Chapter Nine: Plague (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Ten: Flight (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eleven: Franner’s Bend (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twelve: The King’s Road (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirteen: Buel Hitch (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fourteen: Journey To Gettys (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fifteen: Gettys (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Sixteen: The Cemetery (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Seventeen: Routine Duty (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eighteen: Visitor (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Nineteen: Winter (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty: Spring (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-One: Olikea (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Two: Fence Posts (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Three: Two Women (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Four: An Envelope (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Five: The Road (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Six: Dancers (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Ambush (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Coffins (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Messenger (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirty: The Apology (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirty-One: Accusations (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirty-Two: Lisana (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirty-Three: Court Martial (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirty-Four: Surrender (#litres_trial_promo)

Acknowledgment (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Author (#litres_trial_promo)

Also By Robin Hobb (#litres_trial_promo)

Copyright (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Publisher (#litres_trial_promo)

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