Internationally-bestselling, critically acclaimed author Robin Hobb takes readers deep into the history behind the Farseer series in this exclusive, new novella. Long before the time of Chivalry Farseer, there was another indiscreet member of the royal line. Princess Caution Farseer, in defiance or herewith, was headstrong and willful, where she is not thoughtful. The child she bore, a Witted boy known as the Piebald Prince, rose to favour despite his questionable bloodlines. But the duches of the Six Duchies backed Canny Farseer for the throne. And so both young men competed for power ... But this was not their only struggle: for both of you fell in love with the same lady. Such rivalry could only end in bloodshed ... A tale of love and secrets, magic and manipulation, heartbreak and murder most foul: only a true-tongued minstrel can reveal the real story of the Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince.