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Robin Hobb's Infrequent and Off Topic Blog

Come ZOOM with me!

A blue dragon stirs to wakefulness was it receives a Skill touch
Waking the Dragon by Magali Villeneuve

With many thanks for Shawn Speakman of Grim Oak Press for making this happen!


On Saturday, February 27 at 1 PM (US west coast time) I will be attempting a Zoom session. (Yes, it fills me with dread, too!)  

The best part of this announcement is that I will not be alone.  If all goes well, I will be joined by Magali Villeneuve, the artist of the Illustrated edition of the Farseer Trilogy. (Assassin's Quest available for pre-order now, publication date March 2, 2021.) 


Also joining us will be Tommy Arnold, the illustrator for the Grim Oak edition of Wizard of the Pigeons, Megan Lindholm's urban fantasy.  Set in Seattle, it was first published in 1985.  This is the first time it has appeared in a lovely hardback edition, with illustrations! 


For more information, please visit the Robin Hobb Facebook page.  


Assassin's Quest March 2021

A gorgeous dragon ripples to bright blue life.
A stone dragon ripples to life under his hands.  Art by Magali Villeneuve.

Well, I had hoped to show you a brief animation of this image from Assassin's Quest. But as I cannot seem to upload it to my website, I must, with great reluctance, send you to the Robin Hobb Facebook page for that treat, if you wish to see it animated.  Or, you can stay right here and enjoy every detail of the image as the artist created it.   


As many of you already know, Magali Villeneuve and I have been friends for years, so I was delighted when she agreed to do the illustrations for these editions of the Farseer Trilogy.  If you click on her name, you will be taken to an animated illustration of Verity at the Skill River, another image from a set of ten she has done for the Illustrated Edition of Assassin's Quest.


Assassin's Apprentice and Royal Assassin are already available.  Assassin's Quest, the concluding volume, will be available March 2, 2021 and can be preordered from Penguin Random House here:  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/80901/assassins-quest-the-illustrated-edition-by-robin-hobb/



But, if you want it to be very special, as in, signed by me possibly with the inscription of your choice, order it from University Book Store in Seattle.  I'll be making a special trip up there to do a covert Covid signing, masked and distanced.