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#1 2013-04-21 23:38:55

Firsfron of Ronchester
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The Diary of a Dragon

I just received my copy of "The Diary of a Dragon" in the mail over the weekend. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but it looks droll. The cover is quite beautiful, although the price point seems a bit high: $15.00 for a 60-page story. Still, I couldn't resist getting this book, since I'd like to have a complete collection.

My copy was #265 of the 750 limited edition copies, and I had pre-ordered, so it appears they will soon sell out. If you haven't ordered a copy yet, you probably should. They won't last long.


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#2 2013-04-22 03:04:46

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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

Cyan did - for us both.


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#3 2013-04-22 10:46:15

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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

Have pre-ordered, of course. But my copy has not yet arrived. But I only ordered via amazon, because ordering directly via Subterranean Press is always such a hassle with customs.


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#4 2013-04-22 16:53:38

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

I also ordered it through Amazon, and just got it on Saturday. It ships from the US, so if you pre-ordered it, I wouldn't expect it to arrive in Germany just yet.


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#5 2013-04-22 18:58:47

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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

I ordered ours direct from Subterranean Press and got email from them on Friday saying it's been shipped.


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#6 2013-04-23 00:11:52

Olaf
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

I also ordered a second copy via thebookdepository, so one of these copies should show up soon.


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#7 2013-04-23 23:52:26

Olaf
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

Just got an email from Amazon. My copy should be here in two or three days. Hurraaaahhh!


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#8 2013-04-24 01:52:02

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

I read this book tonight, which is beautifully illustrated throughout. It's quite a nice story, and I very much enjoyed it. I won't give any spoilers. William Eakin did an awesome job with the illustrations; my favorite is the cover itself.


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#9 2013-04-27 05:11:40

Olaf
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

My first copy arrived today. It´s #340 of 750.
Looks gorgeous!


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#10 2013-04-27 10:23:23

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

Yay!

...And what did you think of the story?


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#11 2013-04-27 13:37:25

Olaf
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

My second copy arrived as well and it is #310.

The story itself is funny and clever, and while it is a quick read (it really is only a short story), the illustrations by Williams Eakin enhance it beautifully. A wonderful giftbook, and a sweet little story.


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#12 2013-04-28 08:28:24

strangeshe
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

They really are going quick! I received my copy just a couple of days after release (#13) -- and based on the numbers, sounds like they're almost half gone in a matter of a couple of weeks. Cool.

It is a beautiful little book.

 

#13 2013-04-28 10:54:56

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Diary of a Dragon

Reviews on Amazon are really good, too! 4.4 out of 5 stars.


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