Bloc texte

Once upon a time... Anne Robillard

Born on February 9, 1955, in Longueuil, Quebec, the eldest daughter of a ballet teacher (PIERRETTE GAGNÉ) and an actor (JEAN-CLAUDE ROBILLARD, among others the voice of Grand-papa Bi in Passe-Partout), she grew up in the magic of the performing arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Université de Montréal in French and in translation and worked as legal secretary at Ogilvy Renault for 27 years and as a freelance translator for three years.

THE FANTASTIC and the fantasy have ALWAYS been part of his writings.
For 30 years, she tirelessly presented her novels to publishers who found them excellent, but who had no fantastic collections at the time. Thanks to the Harry Potter phenomenon, they understood that this literary genre had its place in Québec and finally gave it a chance. The first volume of the Knights of Emerald was created on October 15, 2002 and was completed in 2008. The series has 12 volumes and has sold more than 5,000,000 copies in Québec and France. It is currently being translated into several languages and the first volumes are now available in English, in a digital version.

For several years, this saga has been used in French classes in high school to the delight of Québec students. Teachers choose her because she has the power to convince young people to read, even the most recalcitrant. But its clientele is even wider. The Knights of Emerald appeal to young people of heart from 7 to 97 years old. In the line-up for signings, there are as many children, teenagers, parents as there are grandparents. They are also of all ethnicities and social strata.  Many adults often admit to him that they did not read until they had crossed the first lines of the Knights of Emerald.

Anne received the Grand Prix littéraire Archambault in 2006 for the fifth volume of the Knights of Emerald and the Prix des lecteurs du Salon du livre de Trois-Rivières in April 2007, in addition to being nominated for several other awards in Quebec and Europe.

It was approached by producers who wanted to adapt the saga to the small screen, but it is not as easy as we think to find a production house that respects the values of the Knights.

Other series of...
The saga of the Knights of Emerald was followed in 2010 by other adventures of the Knights in Enkidiev's Legacy. In 2006, Anne published Who is Terra Wilder? a fantastic story received in a dream 10 years before that of the Knights, followed in 2010 by Captain Wilder telling the rest of the adventures of this man with an arthurian past. In 2007, it offered the series A.N.G.E.L, in 10 volumes, which tells the seven years of the Tribulations before the end of the world. In 2010, she also released from her binders an esoteric series, Alexanne’s Wings, written 30 years ago when she tried to explain to herself the great mysteries of the invisible world. This series is still going on. In 2012, at the request of her younger sister, who had loved this series when she was young, Anne began publishing Crystal chords, written in the 1980s when rock was part of her life. In 2014, she published an esoteric trilogy entitled The Return of the Thunderbird, explaining the purpose of our presence on Earth. In 2016, she published another saga of HEROIC FANTASY STEAMPUNK entitled The Knights of Antares (a sequel to the adventures of Wellan of Emerald).  In 2019, before starting a new series, she decides to publish a unique book (one book only) that deals with the secret societies The Knights of Swords then came The curse of the Drangensblöt that follows the tribes of a family that has been living a curse for 900 years... In 2021, 

To the delight of Wellan’s admirers, he continues his adventure with none other than Onyx in Legends of Ashur-Sîn.

Comic Book
In 2011, Anne embarked on a new form of writing, the Comic Book. With the precious help of TIBURCE OGER, she has published so far SIX BD of the Knights Emerald and, together with CRISTIAN PACURARIU, she has offered ONE of the series A.N.G.E.L - Genesis.

Starting in 2008, several COMPANION BOOKS were also created to provide more information about the content of its series.


Bloc image

Subscribe to

My newsletter