Today I got Kingdom of Ash, Waterstones Exclusive Fan Art edition [Waterstones]. The fan art in the book is incredible, but what surprised me the most was the number of pages of this novel: almost 1000! This is the last book relating the adventures of Aelin. I guess it’s going to be hard to let her go, but with such a long book, I guess I’ll have entertainment for hours. But before I start talking about how much I love incredibly long books and sagas, let’s talk about this magnificent edition.
The artwork is just staggering. Gabriella Bujdosó did an amazing job! (If you follow her on Instagram you’ll discover her amazing art and other incredible fanworks.)
As soon as I opened Waterstones’ parcel, I let my fingers grace the cover of this new book. I have to admit that I expected it to be as long as the Tower of Dawn, but not longer. It amazed me, since, as a reader, you always want to read the whole book, but at the same time, you don’t want it to end.
As you can see, the artwork is delightful. It comes in a thicker paper than the rest of the book and even the cover. I won’t open it too much because it feels it can go off somehow.
As I said, the length of the book astonished me. It’s also heavier than other books I carry around with me to read in coffee shops (and wherever I might be). This one is tricky. It can be used as a weapon: projectile or magical device. I guess I’ll choose the later.
And let’s not forget the map. I love when books come with maps. I love imagining where the characters are located as I read the book. This edition is just fantastic. Don’t miss it!
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