The December meeting of Newcastle's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club will feature Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb. Young Fitz is the illegitimate son of Prince Chivalry. He is treated as an outcast, raised in the shadow of the royal court and secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. Though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may be the key to the survival of the kingdom. Come for a lively discussion and refreshments that are provided by the Newcastle Friends of the Library.