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Verite le Dragon : Final Volume of Graphic Novels of Farseer Trilogy

vol 10 Farseer Soleil

We approach the end of what has been a wonderful project.  Not that I did any of the work! But watching it unfold has been a keen pleasure to me.  Volulme 10 of L’Assassin Royal, Verite le Dragon (And I do wish I could figure out how to put in the correct accent marks!) will conclude Soleil’s series of graphic novels that re-tell the story of The Farseer Trilogy.

I have greatly enjoyed watching this unfold!  Soleil, a French publisher of graphic novels, spent a number of years adapting the tale of Fitz and his companions to graphic novels.  A succession of writers and artist have worked on this project, each bringing an individual insight and inspiration to the project. Yet they have all managed to stay very close to my telling of the story, for which I am very grateful.

This publication will be, of course, French and the texts are all in French.  I’ve found the previous volumes very beneficial to my efforts to improve my ability to read French! And I’d recommend them to any American student of that language as an enjoyable way to practice.

I am often asked by US readers if they can buy the Soleil books in the US.  They are available through Amazon  But of course I would entirely recommend that you make a dedicated visit to France to obtain them. You would never regret that!

And I would greatly appreciate it if any readers who have enjoyed these books would leave reviews on Amazon or Goodreads to help other readers evaluate them.

New Bookplates!

I sometimes receive requests by mail to autograph books.  Unfortunately, most of my packages are left on my doorstep, and the rainy Washington weather is not kind to books.   So rather than have readers send me books to be signed and then make multiple trips to the post office so I can mail them back,… Continue Reading

What’s In a Name?

Shakespeare asked us that, some time ago.  As Juliet mused on her balcony, she pondered, “After all,  A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But what if I offer you a rose, but when you open the box, you find a turnip?.  Or a bicycle? Tonight, against my inclinations, I went to… Continue Reading

Miscon Approaches!

And what is Miscon?  It’s Montana’s longest running SF/fantasy convention, held in Missoula over the last weekend in May. It’s over Memorial Day weekend, so our plan is to head down with several of Hobb’s Goblins (the apprentice assistants) and Kat, Chase and Ru (the folks who get things done around here) and have a… Continue Reading

Guest of Honor for Gencon!

I am so pleased to share this news with you all! And the best way to do that is with this LINK!   Now I know they show a Seattle address at the bottom of that page. But it will actually be in Indianapolis!  August 4-7, 2016 at the Indiana Convention Center.   I’ll hope… Continue Reading

Emerald City Comic Con

Chase here, for those attending Emerald City Comic Con this year and hope to connect with us, we will be starting our first panel off on Friday the 8th, at 4pm in room W603, alongside Kevin Hearne, Peter V. Brett, and Tricia Narwani. That same day at 5:15pm in the same room will be the… Continue Reading


March doesn’t seem to be coming in as either a lamb or a lion this year, but a bit of both every day. Right now here in Western Washington, USA  the weather is mild and for the moment, no rain is falling.  For the first time in months, I have doors open wide to let… Continue Reading