Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1) "Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility."
When the Moon is Low. After her husband is murdered by the Taliban, schoolteacher Fereiba and her three children flee Kabul for asylum in London, passing through a geopolitical hellscape of refugee camps and human traffickers. A must-read saga about borders, barriers and the resolve of one courageous mother fighting to cross over.