A Farseer colouring book is in the works
3 Mar, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, US
A Farseer colouring book will be published by Dabel Brothers Publishing this April. The artist for the project is Manuel Preitano. Visitors to this year’s Emerald City Comic Con were treated to these free sample posters which feature Fitz and Nighteyes and were signed by Robin Hobb. An early preview was also posted to Robin’s Facebook back in November, showing some possible examples from the colouring book featuring Chade.
The Dabel Brothers online shop generally ships overseas as well, so most likely the colouring book will available worldwide.
Robin Hobb appearances in March: Seattle & France
27 Feb, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, US, France
First, Robin will be at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle which takes place from March 1st to the 4th. Her schedule is here at the official site . It sounds like some really exciting things might take place there!
Then, from the 15th to the 21st of March, she will be in France. A more detailed schedule can be seen at J’ai Lu’s Facebook page. Her French readers are super lucky this year, as she will also be at Imaginales in May!
Finnish Fitz and the Fool in the future
26 Feb, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, Finland
Fool’s Assassin will be translated into Finnish under the title Narrin käskyläinen.
There is no publication date yet, but the publisher Otava has added the cover to their online database. Only the Farseer and the Tawny Man trilogies have been translated into Finnish previously. For many of Robin’s Finnish readers, this news means a long wait of 12 years is almost over.
This will be the 10th language the Fitz and the Fool trilogy will be translated into. All the existing editions and translations are listed in the wiki.
Gemmell Awards + some interviews
16 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.
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.)