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A book blog, mostly touring foreign worlds of fantasy novels with occasional detours into space and explorations of magical realism, featuring book reviews, random bookish thoughts and hand lettered quotes.

Pretty Books: The Rithmatist

Pretty-BooksPretty Books is a randomly occuring feature where I show you books that are especially pretty, both on the outside and the inside.


The Rithmatist is a YA High Fantasy book by Brandon Sanderson that came out in May 2013. I haven’t read it yet but when I got it I wanted to show you how pretty and awesome this is right away. Not only do I like the cover a whole lot but it is also one of those bigger hardcovers which I love.


Once I looked under the dusk jacket I started shrieking. Is that an awesome texture or is that an awesome texture!? I already own quite a few books with imprints like this but none of those have also a texture all over the book.*Can’t stop stroking the book*


Since I don’t have a lot of High Fantasy books (YET) maps in books is something I rarely come across. I haven’t even read the book yet but this map with “The United Isles” instead of the US makes me even more excited about it. I can’t wait to get to know what this is all about. It also comes with some pretty chapter headings.


And one of the best part: lots and lots of illustrations. Ben McSweeney did a great job with that. I love that they chose a chalk like font for these charts since this book is about Chalklings = figures that are drawn with chalk and then come to life.