Look what arrived, all the way from Prague! Copies of Ve znamení meče, the Czech translation of Sworn Sword, which was published last month by Vyšehrad.

Translated by Petra Pachlová, the novel is available in what I think (and I hope you’ll agree) is a beautifully presented small-format hardcover, and it can be yours for a mere 368 Kč (around £10).

Ve znamení meče

The grand unboxing…

Ve znamení meče

A closer look…

Ve znamení meče

Even without its dust jacket I think it looks terrific.

I love the elegance of the design, while its format – only about three-quarters the size of the UK and US hardcover editions – means that it sits nicely in the hand and has just the right heft, in my opinion. It’s also nice to see the Bayeux Tapestry making an appearance on the spine!

For more information about Ve znamení meče, including the synopsis, visit Vyšehrad’s website.

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