Translated from the original ven, A Game of Tears is a novel of epistolary murder. One of the most controversial ven pillow books, it tells the story of two siblings playing a deadly game of seduction and deceit.
After the HotB Live Action event (on Saturday night, 8:00 PM), Rachel and I will be throwing a book party. Come to OrcCon 2010, play in the Larp and stick around to pick up your own copy of the book, signed by the authors.
A Game of Tears was beautifully designed by Jessica Kauspedas, including stunning layout and new illustrations.
The book includes a whole ton of extras:
- Missing letters from Tomas, Ismene, Shajar and Kasanna
- Excerpts from A Symphony in Yellow, an opera that may (or may not) be the original inspiration for the pillow book
- Character sheets for both Ismene and Tomas
- Two essays on the historicity of Ismene and Tomas Yvarai
- And more!
If you like, you can read the preliminary translations here.