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From Barnes & NobleIt seems to be a good month for fantasy, and if you missed the conclusion to Fitzchivalry's saga -- which began in Assassin's Apprentice, and took such a grim and heart-wrenching turn in Royal Assassin -- you're in great luck; you'll find it in the less expensive mass-market paperback edition. These books are incredibly good; tightly focused on Fitz's viewpoint but broad enough in scope that you never lose sight of the vast panorama over which events are unfolding. What starts as a quest for vengeance, pure and simple -- no less than Fitz's oath to bring about Regal's death -- ends in a way that robs the novel of simplicity, of simple answers. Which is just as it should be. There's a scene at the end of this book that is so charming, so warm, and so humanly romantic -- while at the same time being painful and almost tragic -- that it sums up the strengths of Hobb's writing in this series: She doesn't lose sight of any of the elements of her novel -- high fantasy and high drama, low fantasy and the day-to-day detail, joy and pain, magic and reality.