From the back cover: "On one side of a high wall lies a narrow, dank alley; on the other, a sunlit garden; and between them, a small black iron door. You just need to open it. Welcome to Slade House." [That doesn't reveal much. Basically, every seven years on the last Saturday of October, a … Continue reading Anecdotal Review: Slade House by David Mitchell
From the back cover: "The Kingdom of the Six Duchies is on the brink of civil war when news breaks that the crown prince has fathered a bastard son and is shamed into abdication. The child's name is Fitz, and he is despised. Raised in the castle stables, only the company of the king's fool, … Continue reading Anecdotal Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb.