Dutch Dragon Keeper coming in November
18 Aug, 2009 filed under: Robin Hobb, the Netherlands
The Dutch translation of The Dragon Keeper now has finalised cover art and a publication date. De Kronieken van de Wilde Regenlanden eerste boek: Drakenhoeder will be available 11th of November 2009. You can see the cover here. The book will be published by Luitingh Fantasy.
Last chance to get a free Assassin’s Apprentice
12 Aug, 2009 filed under: Robin Hobb, Internet
There’s only one week left to download the free ecopy of Assassin’s Apprentice that has been available at suvudu.com since March. The offer ends on 19th of August. Of course most of us own a copy already, but this is a great link to pass around to friends who haven’t yet discovered Robin’s books. The download is the complete book, it’s completely free (and yes, legal) and there isn’t even any required registration form to complete. There are also links for iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader etc versions.
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?