French graphic novel series continues with Molly
19 Aug, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, France
French Dragon Keeper published this autumn
18 Aug, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, France
The Dragon Keeper will be published in French this autumn. As usual, the book will be split in two. The first part, Les cités des anciens, tome 1: Dragons et serpents will be published September 22nd, and the second part, Les Eaux acides, November 17th. (No word yet on when Dragon Haven will be out.)
What’s more, the publisher Pygmalion will launch a poster campaign in the Paris metro and an advertising campaign on radio Ouï FM for the new books!
Thanks to Ciboule for alerting us and elbakin.net for breaking the news.
Third part of French graphic novel now available
7 Dec, 2009 filed under: Robin Hobb, France
L’Assassin Royal: Kettricken, which is part 3 of the ongoing French graphic novel adaptation of the Farseer trilogy, is now available. Visit the publisher’s page for more details and take a look at the and 7 page sample (.pdf file) The illustrator has changed and is now Christophe Picaud. More details about this series is at the PlentyWiki.
Somewhat related: I reported earlier that the French translation of the Soldier Son trilogy is now complete after 7 parts but Lucide told me that there’s still one more book to come. I wonder if the French get extra chapters… ;)
Soldier Son trilogy now complete in French
25 Nov, 2009 filed under: Robin Hobb, France
Danse de terreur, the second and final part of the split French translation of Renegade’s Magic has been published by Pygmalion. The Soldier Son trilogy consists of 7 parts in French.
New audio books and other bits of news
2 Aug, 2009 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK, US, France
HarperCollins had a page set up for Dragon Haven (here) that contained a brief synopsis and a publication date—March 4th 2010. This is about 2 months earlier than the previous estimates of April/May. However, the page has since been taken down so this is still tentative information. //edited to add: Robin has confirmed the move to March and the page seems to be back online.
Forest Mage audio book narrated by John Keating became available in June. This is an unabridged version done by Recorded Books. You can listen to a sample and order it through audible.com as well.
The Dragon Keeper audio book (unabridged as well) is now also available through amazon.co.uk for only £10.49.
Here’s an interview done in 2008 when Robin last visited Utopiales. It’s now available in English. No spoilers, only very interesting discussion about writing and the fantasy genre. Thanks to Ciboule for reminding me about it! ;)
Speaking of the French—it appears that the next part of the graphic novel adaptation will be out in December (no title yet?) and the series has a new illustrator, Christophe Picaud.
Got any news I missed?