Tamsyn Muir - Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower signed limited 1st edn
First edition, first printing - signed and numbered by Tamsyn Muir.
Dust jacket illustration by Tristan Elwell. Presenting a very dark, very long (nearly 40,000 words) novella by the acclaimed author of Gideon the Ninth.
About the Book: When the witch built the forty-flight tower, she made very sure to do the whole thing properly. Each flight contains a dreadful monster, ranging from a diamond-scaled dragon to a pack of slavering goblins. Should a prince battle his way to the top, he will be rewarded with a golden sword—and the lovely Princess Floralinda.
But no prince has managed to conquer the first flight yet, let alone get to the fortieth.
In fact, the supply of fresh princes seems to have quite dried up.
And winter is closing in on Floralinda…
Limited: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies
From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
“Muir (Gideon the Ninth) showcases her distinctive voice in this playful page-turner that flips fairy tale archetypes on their heads... along the way Floralinda learns to fight, ask questions, and think for herself—none of which a princess is ‘meant’ to do. Told with the humor, whimsy, and innocent romance of a children’s story, this adult fairy tale is a winsome enchantment.”