Win Robin Hobb's Rain Wilds Chronicles books

  • Posted by admin on Mar 07 2014

You’ve made it through another week, and we’re here to celebrate with you. We’re giving away four sets of New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb’s Rain Wilds Chronicles books. You might lose one hour worth of reading time this weekend, but you’ll be so absorbed in this acclaimed fantasy series you won’t even notice.

We’ll be giving four lucky winners the first three books of the series:

DRAGON KEEPER

DRAGON HAVEN

CITY OF DRAGONS

And one lucky winner will receive the complete set of The Farseer Trilogy: ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE, ROYAL ASSASSIN, ASSASSIN’S QUES.

Enter to win by leaving a comment below, or RT us on Twitter: @HarperVoyagerUS! The giveaway ends today at 7 p.m. EST. Good luck! The winners will be selected at random and contacted directly.

This is open to the US only.

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Goodreads Choice Awards Final Round!

  • Posted by admin on Nov 18 2013

 

 

Robin Hobb’s BLOOD OF DRAGONS and Kim Harrison’s EVER AFTER have both made it into the final rounds of the Goodreads Choice awards!

Vote for EVER AFTER in the paranormal fantasy category here!

Vote for BLOOD OF DRAGONS in the fantasy category here! 

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Voyager authors up for RT Magazine awards

  • Posted by admin on Nov 12 2013

RT Magazine has announced this year’s Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and two Harper Voyager authors – Kim Harrison and Robin Hobb – have been nominated! The Reviewer’s Choice Awards honor the best books of 2013, and the winners and nominees are selected by the RT Magazine staff of more than 50 reviewers.

Kim Harrison has been nominated for the Urban Fantasy Career Achievement Award for her fabulous work with the Hollows series! This is Kim’s fourth time to be nominated for this career achievement award; two of her books (FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE and DEAD WITCH WALKING have won RT Magazine awards; and two of her books (EVERY WITCH WAY BUT DEAD and A FISTFUL OF CHARMS) were nominated for awards in the past.  Kim is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and her latest Hollows book EVER AFTER came out in paperback on Oct. 29.

Robin Hobb has been nominated for the 2013 Epic Fantasy Novel for BLOOD OF DRAGONS, book four of her Rain Wild Chronicles series. RT Magazine says in its review of the book, “The rich drawing of characters is fabulous and never does it seem incongruous.” This is Robin’s second Reviewer’s Choice award nomination. BLOOD OF DRAGONS is the final volume of the Rain Wild Chronicles, and is available in hardcover now.

Congratulations to both Kim and Robin for their nominations!

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The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince

  • Posted by admin on Oct 23 2013

 We at Voyager are so excited to be welcoming Robin Hobb to the UK this weekend. The timing is marvellously auspicious, coinciding as it does with the publication of her fabulous novella, The Wilful Princess And The Piebald Prince (sumptuously illustrated by Jackie Morris); with the announcement of her new 3-book deal with us — the long-awaited return to pick up the threads of the story of our favourite characters, Fitz and the Fool (beginning with Fool’s Assassin in August 2014); and also with the rare arrival of the World Fantasy Convention in the UK, this year in Brighton, where she will be appearing on several panels, meeting with fans and guesting at the Voyager party.

But for me the nicest coincidence of all is that this year marks a quarter of a century since Robin — or as I know her, Megan — and I have been working together. Our first correspondence is dated 1988, when as an editor at the small independent publisher Unwin Hyman I bought the UK rights to The Reindeer People and Wolf’s Brother by a certain little-known American fantasy writer working quietly under the name ‘Megan Lindholm’. ‘Robin Hobb’ was some years away from being even a twinkle in anyone’s eye, and by the time it came into existence Unwin Hyman had been swallowed up by HarperCollins and the Voyager list was in the process of being formed.

Assassin’s Apprentice, the first of the Farseer books to which The Wilful Princess And The Piebald Prince forms a sort of prequel, was published in 1995 as part of the launch of Voyager, became a worldwide bestseller and kicked off one of the most beautifully written and passionately loved fantasy series in the history of the genre. We can’t wait to see her and to celebrate her remarkable achievements in style.

Jane Johnson, Publisher, HarperVoyager UK 

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Brand new series from Robin Hobb!

  • Posted by admin on Oct 17 2013

HarperVoyager is thrilled to announce that the new trilogy of epic fantasy novels we have acquired from international bestseller Robin Hobb (‘a remarkable storyteller: a diamond in a field of zircons’ — George RR Martin) via agent Chris Lotts in a major 7-figure deal, will mark a return to her most beloved characters, Fitz and the Fool.

UK Publishing Director Jane Johnson, who made the acquisition and has been publishing the author since 1987, says: “Fitz (FitzChivalry Farseer) and the Fool are my two all-time favourite characters in fantasy literature. The friendship between them is the most passionate, poignant and elusive relationship I can think of in the field. There are 9 bestselling novels in which the pair feature, starting with ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE and ending with FOOL’S FATE, and it’s been over a decade since Robin Hobb revisited them. I was so excited when Chris submitted the mystery novel and by the end of reading the first volume was in floods of tears, to such an extent that a woman travelling opposite me offered me a hankie and asked if I was OK. Anyone who knows me will tell you that’s a rare occurrence, but that demonstrates the emotional power Robin Hobb wields over her readers. Her fans, who learned of the long-awaited return by a pair of humorously oblique videos posted on YouTube and on social media, are ecstatic at the prospect.”

Video one: Waking up to text messages
Video two: Fitz and Fool

HarperFiction Publisher Kate Elton says: “A new Robin Hobb hardback is always a highly anticipated event, but a new episode in Fitz and the Fool’s story is particularly momentous. Hobb’s powerful storytelling and effortless world building have won her a worldwide following, who will no doubt be as excited as we are about the publication of Fool’s Assassin next year.”

Agent Chris Lotts says “It has been nearly eighteen years since ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE first turned up in book shops and achieved the status of a modern fantasy classic, launching a trilogy that went on to sell over a million copies in the UK and US. The first instalment of Hobb’s new trilogy brings Fitz gloriously back to life, in a novel full of dazzling twists and turns. It will be happily embraced by her long-time, dedicated fans. I am also really gratified to see Hobb’s audience grow and grow, not just in the UK but throughout the world. She is that rare fantasy writer whose works are now eagerly read by people who do not normally read fantasy, and HarperVoyager and I feel there is super potential going forward.”

Voyager UK will publish the first volume in the series, FOOL’S ASSASSIN when Robin Hobb will be Guest of Honour for the London WorldCon. It will be simultaneously published by HarperVoyager Australia.

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