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 £62 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 total—let’s go with that.
Still, let’s admire those covers again.