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Luis Royo is a well-known fantasy artist whose art appears on the covers of an impressive number of foreign-language translations of the Black Company series. None of his artwork was commissioned specifically for any Black Company edition; rather, the covers shown below had all originally appeared on prior, unrelated fantasy novels and were selected afterward for the Black Company via licensing arrangements. As such his covers do not depict any specific scenes from the series.

Lithuanian The Black Company front

One of Royo's artworks on the cover of a Lithuanian Black Company edition. The same artwork also appears (albeit reversed and cropped) on at least three Russian editions.

Royo's art appears on the covers of eight of the Russian translations published by ACT (AST) for the "Dragon Age Chronicles" series and the subsequent reprints shown below; four of the Lithuanian covers; and the Spanish editions of the three Books of the North (and the corresponding omnibus) that were published by La Factoría de Ideas.

Russian: AST Dragon Age Chronicles Edit

Luis Royo's cover art featured in AST's Dragon Age Chronicles (Век Дракона Хроники / Vek Drakona Khroniki) series:

The White Rose Edit

Russian series Век Дракона The White Rose 1997 front
  • Title: Белая Роза
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Данизля Смушковича (Danizlya Smushkovich)
  • Publisher: АСТ (AST) and Terra Fantastica
  • Pub date: 1997
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: Hardcovers: 5-7841-0326-1 (ACT); 5-7921-0126-4 (TF)


Shadow Games Edit

Russian series Век Дракона Shadow Games 1997 front
  • Title: Игра теней
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Дмитрия Старкова (Dmitry Starkov)
  • Publisher: АСТ (AST) and Terra Fantastica
  • Pub date: 1997
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: Hardcovers: 5-7841-0351-2 (ACT); 5-7921-0142-6 (TF)


The Silver Spike Edit

Russian series Век Дракона The Silver Spike 1997 front
  • Title: Серебряный Клин
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: М. Петрунькина (M. Petrunkin)
  • Publisher: АСТ (AST) and Terra Fantastica
  • Pub date: 1997
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: Hardcovers: 5-7841-0727-5 (ACT); 5-7921-0144-2 (TF)


Dreams of Steel Edit

Russian series Век Дракона Dreams of Steel 1997 front
  • Title: Стальные сны
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Е. Лихачёвой (E. Likhacheva) and Е. Прияткиной (E. Pleitkina)
  • Publisher: АСТ (AST) and Terra Fantastica
  • Pub date: 1997
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: Hardcovers: 5-15-000379-4 (ACT); 5-7921-0143-4 (TF)


Bleak Seasons Edit

Russian series Век Дракона Bleak Seasons 1997 front
  • Title: Суровые времена
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Дмитрия Старкова (Dmitry Starkov)
  • Publisher: АСТ (AST) and Terra Fantastica
  • Pub date: 1997
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: Hardcovers: 5-15-000484-7 (ACT); 5-7921-0145-0 (TF)


She Is the Darkness Edit

Russian series Век Дракона She Is the Darkness 1998 front
  • Title: Тьма (She Is the Darkness)
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Виталия Волковского (Vitaly Volkovsky)
  • Publisher: АСТ (AST) and Terra Fantastica
  • Pub date: 1998
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: Hardcovers: 5-237-00716-3 (ACT); 5-7921-0225-2 (TF)


Water Sleeps Edit

Russian series Век Дракона Water Sleeps 2000 front
  • Title: Воды спят
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Беллы Жужунавы (Bella Zhuzhunava)
  • Publisher: АСТ (AST) and Terra Fantastica
  • Pub date: 2000
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: Hardcovers: 5-237-05205-3 (ACT); 5-7921-0278-3 (TF)


Soldiers Live Edit

Russian series Век Дракона Soldiers Live 2001 front
  • Title: Солдаты живут
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Андрей Вадимович Новиков (Andrey Vadimovich Novikov)
  • Publisher: АСТ (AST) and Terra Fantastica
  • Pub date: 2001
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: Hardcovers: 5-17-007834-X (ACT); 5-7921-0412-3 (TF)


Russian: AST Golden Fantasy series Edit

The gallery of 6 images below shows the covers of the Golden Fantasy series (Золотая серия фэнтези / Zolotaya seriya fentezi) which featured art by Luis Royo in the lower right-side portion. Additionally, the castle on the left of the cover of Water Sleeps is also by Royo. These were reprints of the editions of the Dragon Age Chronicles (Век Дракона Хроники / Vek Drakona Khroniki) series by the same publisher АСТ (AST) and their associated partners/subsidiaries, all shown above. While both series were hardcovers, the Golden Fantasy series presented the first 8 novels in 4 pairings, whereas Dragon Age Chronicles editions were individual novels only. Since Royo's artwork is the same as the predecessor Dragon Age Chronicles editions, only a gallery for the his Golden Fantasy covers is shown here; however, the images may be enlarged and all edition-specific details are still available by clicking each image and selecting the "About" tab.

Russian: АSТ Dragon Age 2 Edit

The gallery of 5 images below shows the covers of the AST's Dragon Age 2 hardcover series (Век дракона 2 / Vek Drakona 2) which featured art by Luis Royo. They are repackaged editions of the same translations which had appeared in the publisher's Golden Fantasy hardcover series (Золотая серия фэнтези / Zolotaya seriya fentezi) as well as AST's older Dragon Age Chronicles hardcover series (Век Дракона Хроники / Vek Drakona Khroniki), all shown above. Since Royo's artwork is the same as the predecessor Dragon Age Chronicles editions, only a gallery for the his Dragon Age 2 covers is shown here; however, the images may be enlarged and all edition-specific details are still available by clicking each image and selecting the "About" tab.

Lithuanian editions Edit

The Black Company Edit

Lithuanian The Black Company front
  • Title: Juodoji gvardija
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Lithuanian
  • Translator: Reda Adomavičiūtė
  • Publisher: Eridanas
  • Pub date: 1997
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9789986360285 (paperback)


The White Rose Edit

Lithuanian The White Rose front
  • Title: Baltoji rožė
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Lithuanian
  • Translator: Reda Adomavičiūtė
  • Publisher: Eridanas
  • Pub date: 1997
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9789986360346 (paperback)


She Is the Darkness Edit

Lithuanian She Is the Darkness 1 front
  • Title: Tamsa - tai ji pirma knyga
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Lithuanian
  • Translator: Anita Kapočiūtė
  • Publisher: Eridanas
  • Pub date: 2006
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9789986971504 (paperback)


Lithuanian She Is the Darkness 2 front
  • Title: Tamsa - tai ji antra knyga
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Lithuanian
  • Translator: Anita Kapočiūtė
  • Publisher: Eridanas
  • Pub date: 2006
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9789986971535 (paperback)


Spanish editions Edit

Novels Edit

The Black Company Edit

Spanish The Black Company (La Factoria) front
  • Title: La primera crónica. La Compañía Negra - Libro I
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Spanish
  • Translator: Domingo Santos
  • Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
  • Pub date: 2001
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9788484214021 (paperback)


Shadows Linger Edit

Spanish Shadows Linger (La Factoria) front
  • Title: Sombras fluctuantes. La Compañía Negra - Libro II
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Spanish
  • Translator: Domingo Santos
  • Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
  • Pub date: 2001
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9788484214595 (paperback)


The White Rose Edit

Spanish The White Rose (La Factoria) front
  • Title: La Rosa Blanca. La Compañía Negra - Libro III
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Spanish
  • Translator: Domingo Santos
  • Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
  • Pub date: 2 September 2002
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9788484215370 (paperback)


Omnibus Edit

Spanish Books of the North (La Factoria) front
  • Title: La Compañía Negra: Trilogía de los Libros del Norte
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Spanish
  • Translator: Domingo Santos
  • Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
  • Pub date: 9 November 2012 (paperback); 10 January 2015 (e-book)
  • Cover art by: Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9788490181348 (paperback); 9788490186145 (e-book)
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