Saturday, August 28, 2010

Castle: Tiny Door

We continue up the spiral staircase. Halfway up to the next landing we notice a teeny tiny door at the bottom of the step... just there.

The is a small door the size of a hedgehog.

Of course, being curious folk that we are, we give the door a jiggle.

A-ha, it is unlocked.

Being human-sized there is no way we can fit through this small passage. And there is no potion nearby to shrink us down to size.

So we settle curiosity by taking a look inside.

And lo and behold, a miniature room!

with a miniature bookcase!

that holds this miniature book!

Masked Ball
by Prue Batten
Trade Edition

Published: 2010
Genre: Fantasy
Miniature book: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Hardback: 46 pages with 6 illustrations
Rating: 5

Description from publisher's site:
A short story by Prue Batten, set in her fantasy world of Eirie, that involves love at first sight, betrayal, beautiful costumes, tall dark strangers, and magic.

This is the trade edition, bound in specially printed blush-pink paper. There are paper titles on the front and spine, and decorative endpapers.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): mirror

This is a sweet miniature novella that delights and leaves me in wonderment.

I loved the illustrations of masked ball crowds which does well in taking you into the magical setting of the story.


also available half-bound in lace...

and deluxe edition...


* image source castle door pull

* image source Pat's bookcase

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  1. The deluxe edition and half-bound edition are beautiful! *-*

  2. That is a beautiful little book! I SOOOOOO want one!

  3. I went to the very masked ball that Prue batten has written about . . . it was beyond exciting I can tell you. Another mortal woman went missing in the arms of her Faeran lover. Will they never learn? The book is almost the same as my gown. I wore nude pink silk overlaid with the finest Venichese lace. I swear Ms. Sweet is Other. No mortal could have such an imagination or such clever fingers.

  4. What an amazingly beautiful volume - love the lace embellishment!!!

  5. Lucia, you're gown sounds absolutely beautiful. Any chance you have a photo?


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