The Dragon’s Hoard Unboxing || December 2016

I bring you today (finally) my unboxing for the November edition of The Dragon’s Hoard box! It was such a pretty box and the book sounds absolutely amazing. I can’t wait until I get the chance to pick it up. I think this might just be my favourite of the boxes so far just because of the type of stuff that was in it. Let’s crack on!

December’s Theme:

Music is all Around

The Dragon’s Hoard is an Australian based subscription company that is absolutely fabulous. They send out boxes monthly on an auto-renewing system. The box costs $30AUD per month (excluding shipping) and is a sci-fi/fantasy specialist (occasionally with some YA). The boxes include one book, not necessarily a new release and usually under 3K ratings (on Goodreads I presume), and 3-5 bookish goodies, with each box curated to a particular theme. The idea is to bring you something you probably haven’t seen before.

A Quick Overview

This box was amazing! Look at all these awesome things! Joyce just continually out-does herself with these boxes and I thoroughly enjoy them. I thought the theme was fantastic for this month and I particularly enjoyed the added touch of the Christmas card.


The Book

The Chimes

by Anna Smaill

Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Author: Anna Smaill
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Sceptre
Pages: 289 {paperback}

 The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed.
In the absence of both memory and writing is music.
In a world where the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony, all appears lost. But Simon Wythern, a young man who arrives in London seeking the truth about what really happened to his parents, discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever.
A stunning literary debut by poet and violinist Anna Smaill, The Chimes is a startlingly original work that combines beautiful, inventive prose with incredible imagination.

ALTERNATE LONDON? YES PLEASE. I absolutely love the cover for this book and I’m all for the premise! I’ve seen a few alternate world sort of stories out there lately and although I’ve yet to read one, I’m super keen to get my hands on this one. I think this will be an exciting and fast read!


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A Candle

I adore this candle. Chai Latte scented? Yes please. In all honestly, I’m not a Chai person (at all) but oh my goodness this candle smells absolutely divine and I need more. This is the second Form & Flux candle I’ve gotten and this is much better than the first scent-wise.

It honestly smells amazing burning so if you like Chai (or not) because it makes your room smells gorgeous and comes in the cutest little candle jar.

// FORM & FLUX //


I love these pins! I never quite know what to do with them (I guess just display them?) but I have a little lanyard where I like to stick them so I can gaze at them fondly every now and then. It’s great. The artwork on these are gorgeous – I love the blue and the curl of the music notes over the blue one.

Of course, the white one is pretty too. I think I prefer the blue pin but I think this one is just as sweet and I love the little slogan on it!

A Poster

This poster. Yes. I love it. I’m fully digging the watercolour splashes and the quote is gorgeous. This is definitely one that I’ll be finding a frame for and putting it up on the wall.

A Bookmark

I love this bookmark and this is actually my second bookmark from this shop. I love that it’s a music one (obviously because it’s music themed). I like how it’s a dangly bookmark because it’s quite long so it’s fantasmic for humongous books.

Here’s a close up of both ends just for you. Look at that treble clef. Look at it.


 A Christmas Card

I thought this was a lovely touch to the box and it was a really good quality card. I did in fact use it at Christmastime to give to a friend which was awesome.

 A Letter

I love it when boxes contain letters from the author in them and this had me squealing with joy. I think it’s a lovely personal touch especially if the author has any words of wisdom for the method of reading their book or something like that.

January’s theme is:

Those Who Consort with Fae

Photo credit: @thedragonshoardbox

Well, I’m pretty pleased with that. What did you think?

Want to join in on the fun in January? Visit their website . . .

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


6 thoughts on “The Dragon’s Hoard Unboxing || December 2016

  1. Omg I’ve always wanted to read Chimes and I FORGOT ABOUT IT TILL NOW. So thanks for that accidental reminder for me. 😂 And how gorgeous is that cover?!? And that poster!! Looks like a simply gorgeous box, Kirstie!! YAYYY!!!

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