Saturday, 11 January 2014

The Wonder of Books #6: Tinder

Every now and then I see a book that looks so beautiful I want to keep it on my shelf forever, regardless of how good it is or if I'll ever actually read it. I think this is a symptom of Book Collecting Obsession, otherwise known as the life of a book lover. To honour these books and their extremely talented publishers to make them what they are, I'm going to highlight them here on my blog and include lots of lovely pictures so you can see what I'm talking about.

This feature won't be weekly, but I'll do it whenever I come across one of these books that makes me say "Wow!" to no-one in particular. All images can be enlarged if you click 'em, and don't read the text too carefully in case there's a sneaky spoiler in there.



by Sally Gardner

Published by: Indigo
Released: November 7th, 2013

Synopsis: Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires?


The cover is absolutely beautiful! The title is in red foil, and the whole thing just looks brilliant.

Here's what's on the other side of the front and back covers. Vibrant red.

Title page, complete with a certain sense of dark foreboding.

Chapter One. Amazing illustrations are included throughout!

A splash of bright, blood-red colour, surely leading to something bad...


Thea Wilson said...

I don't yet have this book, although I desperately want it! The cover is a big draw though and really catches both the eye and the imagination!

Bookmark Dragon said...

Great post, Jenny! I also have books on my shelf that I adore primarily for the images. I haven't read Tinder but goodness those illustrations are fabulous! Gothic and gripping and full of foreboding. Great series! I'm looking forward to seeing more! :)

Melissa @ Bookmark Dragon