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The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold – Voyager hardcover

Hardback omnibus edition published in the UK by Voyager in April 2013 (ISBN: 978-0-00-749253-4) that contains two novellas by Peter V Brett (each set in ‘The Demon Cycle’ world). These were originally printed in hardcover by Subterranean Press. Issued without dust-jacket this has a brown, leather-style journal look with gilt titling to front boards, spine and Terry Brooks quote on back. Map front and end pages with blurb and author bio. Originally priced at £9.99 this is indicated on a removed sticker to the back cover. The first edition is identified by a single ‘1’ to the copyright page. The size of this volume is consistent with the editions of the other books in this series.

Bazaar & Brayan's Front  Bazaar & Brayan's - Side  Bazaar & Brayan's - Copyright

In addition Goldsboro Books (London) has as usual produced a limited (250), signed edition copy. This is identical to the standard hardcover except for the authors signature (in a warding circle) directly to the title page as well as an embossed stamp with a handwritten number indicating the copy out of 250.

Bazaar & Brayan's - Title

The standard hardcover edition is still readily available with prices of £10-15 for a 1st edition. The Goldsboro Books edition is also still readily available for around £30 (or although expect prices to rise in the future).


Peter V. Brett flashpoints

The Painted Man (aka. The Warded Man in the US) is the debut novel from Peter V. Brett. This was first published in the UK by Voyager in 2008. Interestingly this was written by the author on his mobile phone while commuting on the New York metro.

I’ve provided information below about the various points that identify the 1st edition of the UK edition of the book. I’ll be providing details about the his other books in future posts.

The Painted Man

1st published in the UK by Voyager in September 2008 by Voyager (ISBN: 978-0007276134). The 1st edition is identified by the presence of a single ‘1’ on the copyright page. The book was released with a gold ‘Voyager First Edition’ sticker on the jacket and is priced at £14.99. There is at least one later printing (2nd) which is identified by the presence of a single ‘2’ on the copyright page. Apart from the lack of a First Edition sticker there is no difference in the jackets between the 1st and later printings.

Note: The UK edition is of a smaller size (book club format) than the US edition (published by Del Rey in the following year).


Goldsboro Books (London) released a special signed version (identical to the normal book) that is identified by one 0f 6 ‘avatar’ stamps with each avatar representing a major character from the book. There are 25 numbered copies for each avatar stamp.

Otherwise signed copies – tend to be lined and dated with a quote from the book. A number of copies are also signed via way of a special decorative book plate that was commissioned by the author.