Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

Polish Edition Box Set

boxset.jpgForeign language editions of my books are always fun to receive. There’s something quite trippy about seeing a book so familiar to me changed into one that is filled with words I can’t read. It’s like it came from an alternate universe, written by that universe’s version of me. But no, it merely came from a mysterious land on the other side of this world. A place I’d love to visit one day.

Most of the foreign language edition publishers have used or recycled the same artwork my UK publishers produced, which is a huge compliment to the artist and designer. A few have created some very interesting interpretations – look closely at the Indonesian editions and you’ll see some very familiar figures. This Polish edition is a very clean, uncluttered reuse of the artwork. But what delighted me most was that they’ve also produced them as a box set. Unfortunately the box of the set that arrived the other day is damaged, but I’ll tape it back together and put it on my bookshelf anyway.

Because there’s something about a bit of folded cardboard holding the books together that makes them extra special. I’m not quite sure why, but it always has for me. Does it for you?

9 Responses »

  1. I just ended Your books (yes, from this box set, but luckly my box set isn’t damaged ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m from Poland) and i fell in love in Kyrallia I can’t wait for sequel. I noticted (like everyone) every next book are better so i belive that you get as high level (and even more ๐Ÿ™‚ ) as ‘The Gratest Writers of Fantasy’ ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I have one request. When You or If You visit Poland please arrange some metting in Gdansk I’ll be gratefull if I can meet You and ask several questions abut Sonea and other characters from Kyrallia ๐Ÿ™‚
    And of course thank You for great adventure with magicians of Imardian! ^^

  2. Personally I only own one box set but I absolutely love it. It’s just so special to me I can’t bring myself to let anybody read the books in it, even myself!!! Sadly I’m not Polish or I definitely would have your box set in my book case!!!

  3. Omgoshh…I think I might try and obtain a copy of those Polish ones when I visit Poland in February. Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hey! Greetings from Poland! It has to be nice feeling to get your own books from all over the world ๐Ÿ™‚ You have to visit us someday, Turquise is right, there are lot of books waiting for your autograph…

  5. I’d like to support Turquise with the request to get you to Poland – and once you’re there it would be really nice if you also visited Austria, we’re almost neighbours ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

  6. I just can’t believe! Yes, yes, come to Poland, especially to Warsaw, we can’t wait to see you! Unfortunately this set came after I had bought whole Trilogy. Today I saw it in a shop…
    That’s true, that Poland is on the other side of the world, but if you are in Europe – please, don’t forget about my country. Here are a lot of books that are waiting for signing… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. As the daughter of a woman who bought each boxed set of “Harry Potter” as it came out, I can totally understand. Having it all show up together in that little bit of cardboard, just really makes her heart swell. And now I am the same way (although I have forgone Harry Potter, there are other sets I’m waitting to Nab, yours included)

  8. I love boxed sets ๐Ÿ™‚
    I own (and will only ever be able to own) some sets of ‘older’ books – with new books I read I can’t wait till there’s a box set, I have to read each book immediately after its release ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. my english copy of the novice i bought in paris is like that ! same design i mean