Fitz and the Fool #2. Author: Robin Hobb.
After nearly killing his oldest friend, the Fool, and finding his daughter stolen away by those who were once targeting the Fool, FitzChivarly Farseer is out for blood. And who better to wreak havoc than a highly trained and deadly former royal assassin? Fitz might have let his skills go fallow over his years of peace, but such things, once learned, are not so easily forgotten. And nothing is more dangerous than a man who has nothing left to lose… (Goodreads summary.)
Sexual content: Soldier tries to rape a girl. He knocks her down and tears her blouse and skirt before he’s stopped. / (After household was attacked) girl says she was raped by a soldier, and saw her maid raped. / Man acknowledging children admits to having them out of wedlock, with two different women./ Girl mentions that her mother was a prostitute. She gives some description of the night her mother was killed protecting her from a man who wanted to take her (the child) too. / Soldier tells of misusing power (magic-type) to strip a girl’s dress off in broad daylight and walk away with it.
Language: 6 d***. ‘Bastard’ is used frequently, but more in its direct meaning than a derogatory sense.
Violence: See SC above for some sexual violence. There is sword fighting, and some men killed. Character hamstrings a man who attacked him, threatens him for information, then cuts his throat. Intermediate-level torture: character ties a man up and presses him for information with a sword. Slashes his face from eye-socket to jaw.