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Old Yesterday, 05:42 PM   #3391
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Swordheart by T. Kingfisher is $1.99 on Amazon.com this month.

This shares a setting with Kingfisher's (aka Ursula Vernon) Clocktaur War series but is a standalone.

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It’s about a woman and a cranky enchanted sword. I’m told it’s hilarious. There is mortal peril, romance, and a very slow ox.
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Halla is a housekeeper who has suddenly inherited her great-uncle's estate... and, unfortunately, his relatives. Sarkis is an immortal swordsman trapped in a prison of enchanted steel. When Halla draws the sword that imprisons him, Sarkis finds himself attempting to defend his new wielder against everything from bandits and roving inquisitors to her own in-laws... and the sword itself may prove to be the greatest threat of all...
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In the US, I'm seeing two Kindle editions. One for $2.99, no publisher listed, and the preview doesn't show any TOC. At $3.99, there's a Hatchette/Gateway version which looks like it's definitely worth the extra dollar...YMMV.
The Hachette/Gateway for $3.99 appears to be the same book as the Gollancz hardcover (Hachette owns Gollancz). It has the same cover.

The $2.99 book with no publisher listed appears to be a generic copy that shares the same title. It has a completely different cover. Does not have the illustrations. Probably does not have the afterword. May have the same Lovecraft stories.

This is not too unusual for Amazon. You can never assume that the Kindle version that shares a page with a hardcover or paperback is actually the same book.
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Why are you spending so much time talking about which Lovecraft collection of stories is the same as another? I thought they're all in the public domain, and already available in many other collections, some for free.

Fluribus, the Hachette/Gateway edition quotes Wikipedia for its description. Not a sign there's a good editor behind it, which is the only reason to prefer one edition over another.
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Why are you spending so much time talking about which Lovecraft collection of stories is the same as another? I thought they're all in the public domain, and already available in many other collections, some for free.

Fluribus, the Hachette/Gateway edition quotes Wikipedia for its description. Not a sign there's a good editor behind it, which is the only reason to prefer one edition over another.
If you look at the previews, I'd say the Hatchette edition is definitely preferable. The other looks like someone threw the public domain text together in imitation of the collection and didn't bother to make a toc which would make it pretty unwieldy.
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If you look at the previews, I'd say the Hatchette edition is definitely preferable. The other looks like someone threw the public domain text together in imitation of the collection and didn't bother to make a toc which would make it pretty unwieldy.
I'm saying both of these editions are probably not worth paying for
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