Shaman’s Crossing & Forest Mage by Robin Hobb

The first son is the heir son, the second son the solider son, and the third son to the priesthood. This is as the Good God demands of his nobles, and thus Nevare has been destined to be a Cavalla officer from the moment of his birth. However, when his father places him in the care of a man from the Plains Tribes in order to learn skills the Cavalla Academy cannot teach, Nevare touches a magic stronger and more ancient than he can understand. With the magic of a foreign people coursing through him, will Nevare remain loyal to his country, or will be serve the interests of the forest? … More Shaman’s Crossing & Forest Mage by Robin Hobb