Inkdeath Collector's Edition - Slipcase Author:Cornelia Funke Special features: — * printed slipcase w/title, byline, and decorative accents stamped in copper foil — leather-bound case (purple) with debossed onlay of blue "death's head moth" on front cover; copper stamping on spine (byline, title, CH logo, Schol logo) — * printed endpapers in "Renaissance" pattern (this is not an official term, just a descrip... more »tion!)
head and tail bands
sewn-in satin bookmark
color-dyed edges (all the pages of the book are stained a pale purple)
*tip-in of original illustration (of the Jacopo character) by the author, signed and numbered« less
This was a great conclusion to the trilogy, although I felt that it read a little slow at times. It could be due to problems with translation that make the story not flow as well as it could or it just really does read that slow. Normally I finish a book in a day, but I kept find reasons to put this one down, so it took several days to finish. Regardless, the overall story is quite wonderful.