Beautiful Books

Trudi CanavanUncategorized

It’s been a while since I posted here, but there hasn’t been a lot of bookish news to report. However, there is now…

The Black Magician Trilogy has been reprinted as special editions both in English and German, and they set my little author heart aflutter. Have a look at these:

Illumicrate produces book subscription boxes and special editions. They collaborated with Orbit Books UK to release these hardbacks.

I love the cover illustration, by http://@park_sunga, that form one long image when placed side to side.

I love the embossing design, by @no0nedesigns.

I love the character illustrations on the endpapers, by @dianadworak.

I love how the page edges are coloured.

And how there is a quote from the book on the spines.

I love everything about these special editions. As a former illustrator, it’s always extra exciting to see how other artists interpret my work, and these talented people have made the books extraordinary.

But wait! There’s more! As if the Illumicrate books weren’t enough to delight me, Die Gilde Der Schwarzen Magier has also been released as special editions.

While the Illumicrate cover design is white and black, the Bücherbüchse version of the trilogy is all black but for the embossing…

…which I adore.

…and which covers front, back and spine.

I also adore the coloured and printed paper edges.

When I began writing, and honestly for most of my time as a published author, I never thought I’d see my books be clothed in such splendour. Thank you to Illumicrate, Bücherbüchse and all the artists and designers who made them such items of beauty. I will treasure them always.