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There is a companion book called The Octavo Handbook coming out in January with the deck of cards used in the story as well as how to read with them
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The Octavo Handbook still says "Coming in January" on her main website.
However, I found that she seems to be releasing it a few pages at a time on her tumblr:
http://theoctavohandbook.tumblr.com/
FASTER!
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The Octavo Handbook still says "Coming in January" on her main website.
However, I found that she seems to be releasing it a few pages at a time on her tumblr:
http://theoctavohandbook.tumblr.com/
FASTER!
OOH ! Thanks !
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Very very interested in this one. I saw the book and thought it looked pretty interesting. The plot as outlined in the previews reminds me a bit of The Red Violin with the Tarot reading at the start.

Are people enjoying the deck?
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I bought copies of the book and deck for myself and MeeWah for Christmas - but I have yet to have the time to sit down and read it!
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I see that it is available on Audible.com - I'm assuming that, as a novel, the book doesn't have anything in the way of illustration of the cards within its pages... am I wrong?
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I have a paperback 'proof' copy and it does have a few illustrations showing the spreads as the Character uses them in the readings, along with the cards used.
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There are cards shown in black and white in the oversized paperback I have - the full octavo (rather SMALL) at the end - and the deck itself is LOVELY.
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There are cards shown in black and white in the oversized paperback I have - the full octavo (rather SMALL) at the end - and the deck itself is LOVELY.
Good to know, the Octavo itself looks like an intriguing system (though a part of me screeches "Not another system!")
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(Shade, there are illustrations, although they aren't strictly *necessary* to follow the book.)

I got my own copy of the deck (Actually, three copies, to drive the price up to credit-card level. ;-) Presents?) intending to start my own Octavo on Easter Day. I figured Mrs. Sparrow would approve the time, and it's a feast with its own Octave, to be completed on Low Sunday. Well, I *forgot*. So I'm starting a day late, but on April 1, so that still seems like a good time.

I did a google search to pull of the tumblr I'd mentioned, and saw that the handbook *is* available now on lulu. I'll order it on payday. :-D

So, according to the instructions, I have diagramed the spread as best I can with my compasses and straight-edges.
I selected my
[0. The Seeker] card: The Over of Cups.
I then shuffled, pressed, dealt. Then I shuffled, *forgot to press*, and dealt, shuffled, *forgot to press*, and got my first match on card 2. Hopefully the lack of pressing will be forgiven.
[1. The Companion]: The 8 of Cups. (The tumblr says it should be a young lady.)
So that's where I am!
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