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Soldiers Live Part 2 (J'ai lu 2011) Cover alternate

A later variation of Soldiers Live Part 2 featuring more modern-looking lettering and a wider crop of Johan Camou's cover art than the first publication

Johan Camou was the first cover artist for the French translations of the individual novels of the Black Company series that were published by J'ai Lu in small paperback (poche) format. His cover art also appeared on J'ai lu's boxed set of the three novels of the Books of the North. Prior to these editions, the French translations of the series were published by L'Atalante in larger paperback format (broché) with cover and interior artwork by Didier Graffet.

Johan's covers do not appear on the current French omnibus editions (see Samuel White and Johann Blais).

Currently, J'ai lu is undertaking a "cover refresh" of the series, in which Johan's covers are being replaced with more abstract covers by artist Slava Gerj, although the ISBNs remain the same.

French editions Edit

The Black Company Edit

Johan Camou created two different artworks for the first novel. The first (with prominent blazing skull) was for the first several printings of the publication, and the second (featuring much darker hues) was for a subsequent "refresh" variation. All shared the same ISBN.

The Black Company (J'ai lu 2004) Cover The Black Company (J'ai lu refresh) Cover

  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 1: La Compagnie noire
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Patrick Couton
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 26 November 2004
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290330586 (paperback)


Shadows Linger Edit

Shadows Linger (J'ai lu 2005) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 2: Le château noir
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 01 April 2005
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290329924 (paperback)


The White Rose Edit

The White Rose (J'ai lu 2005) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 3: La Rose Blanche
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 10 October 2005
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290330685 (paperback)


Books of the North box set Edit

Johan Camou's cover art for The White Rose was reused for the J'ai lu boxed set of the three novels of the Books of the North.

J'ai lu box set 9782277612964
  • Title: La Compagnie noire Coffret en 3 volumes : Tome 1, La Compagnie noire ; Tome 2, Le château noir ; Tome 3, La Rose Blanche
  • Page shown: Box set front and side
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Patrick Couton; Alain Robert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: October 2006
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782277612964 (box set)


Shadow Games Edit

Shadow Games (J'ai Lu 2006) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 4: Jeux d'ombres
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 10 April 2006
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290348772 (paperback)


Dreams of Steel Edit

Dreams of Steel (J'ai lu 2006) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 5: Rêves d'acier
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 10 October 2006
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290348789 (paperback)


The Silver Spike Edit

The Silver Spike (J'ai lu 2007) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 6: La pointe d'argent
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 26 April 2007
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290356890 (paperback)


Bleak Seasons Edit

Bleak Seasons (J'ai Lu 2008) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 7: Saisons funestes
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 11 March 2008
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290008188 (paperback)


She Is the Darkness (Parts 1 and 2) Edit

She is the Darkness Part 1 (J'ai lu 2009) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 8: Elle est les ténèbres, Première partie
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 8 April 2009
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290012710 (paperback)


She is the Darkness Part 2 (J'ai lu 2009) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 9: Elle est les ténèbres, Deuxième partie
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 7 October 2009
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290012727 (paperback)


Water Sleeps (Parts 1 and 2) Edit

Water Sleeps Part 1 (J'ai lu 2010) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 10: L'eau dort, Première partie
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 10 March 2010
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290022856 (paperback)


Water Sleeps Part 2 (J'ai lu 2010) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 11: L'eau dort, Deuxième partie
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 13 October 2010
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290022863 (paperback)


Soldiers Live (Parts 1 and 2) Edit

Soldiers Live Part 1 (J'ai lu 2011) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 12: Soldats de pierre, Première partie
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 13 April 2011
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290032107 (paperback)


Soldiers Live Part 2 (J'ai lu 2011) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire 13: Soldats de pierre, Deuxième partie
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 12 October 2011
  • Cover art by: Johan Camou
  • ISBN: 9782290032770 (paperback)
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