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Robin Hobb wins the Gemmell Legend Award

14 Jul, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK

Robin Hobb has won the 2018 Legend Award for Assassin’s Fate at the Gemmell Awards, as announced at Edge-Lit in Derby, UK yesterday. This is the tenth year of the Gemmell Awards, which are given for fantasy novels in the traditional, heroic, epic or high genres, or in the spirit of David Gemmell’s own work. The Legend Award is given to the fantasy title judged to be the previous year’s best by open vote. Congratulations, Robin!

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Preorder the colouring book now + go vote for AF!

29 Apr, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK, US

If you preorder the Farseer colouring book from Dabel Brothers before the end of April, you get a free poster with your order. Preorder here! Note that this is a different poster from the one that was available at Emerald City Comic Con. And yes, they do ship overseas.

The Gemmell Awards have moved to the shortlist round of voting, and Assassin’s Fate is a finalist in two categories: for the Legend award for the 2017 best fantasy and for the Ravenheart Award, which is given to the best cover illustration. You can vote here until the first of June—but why not do it right away?

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Gemmell Awards + some interviews

17 Feb, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK, US, Germany

The David Gemmell Awards longlist voting has opened. Assassin’s Fate is listed for the Legend Award and its cover art by Jackie Morris and Stephen Raw is listed for the Ravenheart Award. You can vote here until the 30th of March.

Darkstars Fantasy News published a really good interview to coincide with the rerelease of the German translation of the Farseer trilogy. It’s available in German as well as in English.

The Brave New Words podcast had Robin as a guest some time ago. The episode is #2.25 and the interview starts at 42:38.

To mark the occasion of The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince being released as a paperback in November, HarperVoyager published a blog post about it written by Robin herself.

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New Megan Lindholm story to be published this year

6 Jan, 2018 filed under: Megan Lindholm, England/UK, US

A new Megan Lindholm story titled Community Service will be published later this year in an anthology titled The Book of Magic. The anthology is edited by Gardner Dozois. The Lindholm story is set in contemporary Tacoma and features a protagonist called Celtsie.

See The Book of Magic in PlentyWiki for detailed information on editions and contents.

While the US edition of this book is not yet listed for preorders online, the UK edition has already been added to amazon.co.uk and has a tentative publication date of October 4th. The tentative cover art posted by Dozois seems to make this a matching pair for last year’s The Book of Swords which included the Six Duchies story Her Father’s Sword.

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New UK editions

2 Nov, 2017 filed under: Robin Hobb, Megan Lindholm, England/UK

This is shaping out to be an autumn of beautiful new editions of classic Robin Hobb titles from Harper Voyager!

The Inheritance has been available as a new paperback edition since early October. This is an anthology of Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm stories only, including three Realm of the Elderlings stories! The Inheritance in the wiki. (Buy from amazon.co.uk, book depository.)

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince is a book concerning the old Six Duchies legend familiar to many from the Farseer trilogy. It is beautifully illustrated by Jackie Morris not only on the cover but inside on the pages as well! This new edition will be out the 30th of November and this is the first time this title will be available as a paperback. Wilful Princess in the wiki (Preorder on amazon.co.uk, book depository.)

And last, but certainly not the least, the UK slipcase hardcover edition of Assassin’s Quest is out today the 2nd of November! This completes the UK 20th anniversary edition set of the Farseer trilogy.
(Buy from amazon.co.uk, book depository.)

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