By Robin Hobb
Plague has ravaged the celebrated King's Cavalla of Gernia, decimating the ranks of either cadets and teachers. but Nevare Burvelle has made an astonishingly strong restoration, defeating his sworn nemesis whereas within the throes of the illness and liberating himself—he believes—from the Speck magic that contaminated him. And now he's traveling domestic to Widevale, looking ahead to a young reunion together with his appealing fiancée, Carsina, and a shiny destiny as a commissioned officer.
But there isn't any haven within the bosom of his family, for his nights are haunted by means of grim visions of treachery—and his days are laid low with a wierd side-effect of the plague that shames his kinfolk and repulses the girl of his center. and because the still-potent magic in his blood roars to existence, Nevare realizes a bad fact: that the enemy who seeks to smash every thing he loves dwells probably now not with out yet within him.