I was chatting with Shawn Speakman, and he mentioned that he has to get in his order of the Illustrated Edition of Royal Assassin by the end of this month. Which means that only the 29th and the 30th are left in April for orders!
Why is that important? Well, Shawn runs The Signed Page, a site where readers can obtain pristine signed copies of first edition hardbacks.
If you already own Assassin's Apprentice in the Illustrated Edition, this is your opportunity to get the second matching volume. And of course Assassin's Quest will not be far behind, creating the first set of matching US hardbacks of The Farseer Trilogy.
The illustrations are by Magali Villenueve and she has done an extraordinary job of capturing the characters and settings for this tale. You may be familiar with her work from her art on cards for Magic the Gathering.
If you desire to own pristine, first editions of the Illustrated Farseer Trilogy, now is the time!