Beautiful World of Books – The Faithful and The Fallen

If you haven’t yet read the Faithful and the Fallen by John Gwynne… well, you really should. I can’t recommend it enough. Though in all fairness, it’s a bit lacking on good female leads, especially in the first book. That’s my only complaint. I know other people have more, but for me it’s one of the perfect coming-of-age series. My favorite character, however, happens to be a middle-age to later outlaw battling through a mid-life crisis. Hardly coming of age.

Anyhow, the more I read of this series, the more I want to add the physical versions to my bookshelf. As it stands, I have the paperback copy of Wrath (Book 4), but none of the prior three. Thus, I’ve been shopping around a bit and recently stumbled across this version, courtesy of Broken Binding.

Hardcover. Numbered 1 to 500. Ribboned. Edging. A complete set of finely printed masterpieces.

The covers haven’t changed any from the preexisting form, but all in all the Faithful and the Fallen tetralogy has never looked better. I mean, it looks pretty sweet, and would be the crown jewel addition to my bookshelf.

Thing is… I’m not really a “crown jewel” type of person. I’m more a “the crown is nice but sell the jewels and buy more regular books” type.

Still, I’m tempted.

Less so by the 140 quid pricetag. Even more by the ยฃ62 shipping charge. $300 for a set of three is… well, it’s not happening. Pretty sure I can get the first three used for $25-30 totalโ€”let’s go with that.

Still, let’s admire those covers again.

4 thoughts on “Beautiful World of Books – The Faithful and The Fallen

  1. I used to buy lots of special, pretty editions like this, but I’m definitely more of the “I can buy five regular books for the same price” girl now. But wow these are so pretty!

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  2. Oh wow!! I’ve mostly been saving up for Subterranean Press editions of my favorite books, but I did make a special trip to Barnes & Noble for their fancy edition of Empire of the Vampire ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™€๏ธ

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    1. Well guess what I’ve got scheduled next week ๐Ÿ˜ I was definitely tempted by the B&N copy, but there was another one I was a bit more in love with ๐Ÿ˜‰


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