Celestine: A History
PUBLISHER: Thripwick and Sons
APPEARANCE: Small, stout hardcover book with gilded lettering on the cover.
CONDITION: Slightly dogeared
LANGUAGE: A slightly archaic dialect of the Common Tongue
CONTENTS: A history of the politics and beauracracy of the celestial realms, picking up after the generally accepted legends of creation. It's dry, analytical, and exceedingly thorough. It takes a few weeks to digest properly - if for no other reason than it takes a lot of willpower to wade through the dull text.
Tales of the Mad Poet
AUTHOR: Cral Almhurst
PUBLISHER: Handwritten Manuscript
APPEARANCE: A broad sheaf of string-bound papers with a large, well-worn painting of a vagabond standing by the road as a cover.
CONDITION: Well-worn, but quite legible.
CONTENTS: A children's picture book, the rhyming tale follows a poet, quite mad, whom wanders the countryside flummoxing giants, trolls, and a beautiful but cruel princess who wants him as a husband. The illustrations are somewhat faded, but still maintain their detail and beauty. The story is simple, but clever, and very entertaining.
Never Trust the Halfling
AUTHOR: Ian Bitterroot, Halfling Treasure-hunter
PUBLISHER: Whitethorn Press, Associated
APPEARANCE: A pocket-sized hardback, small and gray, with the title written in bold letters on the dust cover.
CONDITION: The dust cover is frayed and battered, and the pages are a little yellowed, but the book has never been opened.
LANGUAGE: The Common Tongue
CONTENTS: A bitingly cynical, sarcastic, and absolutely uproarious memoir of a thief, Never Trust the Halfling exposes the fact that many groups of so-called adventurers are nothing more than good-natured murderers and opportunistic bandits and vandals. The author tells of how he repeatedly took advantage of dumber parties time and time again with a palpable glee. The last page is a brief obituary of the author; the cause of death is not listed.