Last week we revealed a spoiler picture from instagram featuring the Spearcraft Book Box, and today it finally arrived! Here are some close up pictures of the items. I apologize in advance for the hot spots and poor lighting! The sun was down and the lights in our house are not apt for great pictures. Next month I will definitely wait until there is some natural light.
Our first look inside the box revealed the theme card and this (slightly bent) print of “Wintersong”. I don’t think I’ve seen a musical score as a print before, and it is kind of neat.
Our next layer into the box revealed a Spearcraft designed candle, as well as a plastic DIY snow globe featuring Wintersong on one side and Labyrinth on the other. The candle has a ton of glitter in it, and while I love candles, the scent was not for me. Likewise, the snowglobe was not my favorite, but I can see how someone would enjoy it and it does tie into the box.
Next we have two Spearcraft handmade soaps, in the shapes of a white rose and a red-pink violin. Also a really cute button with the whole gang from Labyrinth with the line “should you need us.” The button is a good quality item, and I like the image. The soaps are very strongly scented (I could smell roses as soon as the box was open, but then again they have been in a small box for a week or more).
Next we have a plethora of items including bookmarks, magnets, stickers, and a double-sided print with Sarah and Jareth on one side and some of the “Dance Magic” lyrics on the back. Bookmarks are always useful, but this box seemed heavy in these sorts of items.
Lastly the book, Wintersong, along with a letter from the author. I have really been looking forward to this book, so I can’t wait to get started on it!
The overall curation of this box seemed to rely really heavily on the repeated images from Labyrinth and the Wintersong cover. I think what was missing for me is an outside vendor or two, as well as more excitement in the items themselves. Overall, though, I think anyone who loves Labyrinth may enjoy this box. The best part is the book, and for that, I am glad! I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.
Here is the book blurb on Wintersong from Goodreads:
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.
But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.
Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.
Did you get the February Spearcraft? What did you think?