A few days ago, I received the finalized image of the cover for L’Assassin Royal. This is the French graphic novel of The Farseers. I am hoping it will be available by September. It’s possible that US readers will be able to order it from Amazon.co.fr. It will be published by Soleil, and is the brilliant work of Laurent Sieurac and Jean-Charles Gaudin. I’ve seen proofs of some of the pages, and I will be tremendously excited to see the finished work.
The cover art is the work of Didier Graffet. I’ve made a couple of attempts to upload the cover itself to LJ, but neither has been successful. So I shall refer the curious to the cover art album on the Robin Hobb photobucket.
The first question I’m usually asked about this is, “Are there plans for an English language version?” I’m sad to say that, for right now, the answer is ‘no’. But even with my execrable French, I’ve found the illustrated story very easy to follow.
I was already looking forward to Utopiales in Nantes, France at the end of October. Knowing that I’ll have the opportunity to finally meet Laurent and Jean-Charles is just the frosting on the cake!