A long time ago I did try to purchase this Lenormand deck form Ciro Marchetti’s website, but sadly I was informed he didn't sell it any more. You can imagine my happiness when I heared this deck was going to be published by US games.
I've pre-ordered my copy with Book Depository and it has arrived safely yesterday. I had read some reviews already so my expectations were high. Excited and with al little bit anxiety. (I've had some misprints before) I opened my package. OMG what a cute and sturdy box I found in there. It opens with a magnetic flip. I had never seen such a nice box to go with a US Games deck. The cards are just beautiful. They are gilded, which adds to the luxurious feel of this deck.
The colors are vibrant and lush and the cards are thick and glossy and also quite large compared to other Lenormand decks. Since I never work with grand tableau’s, I don’t mind this at all. I like the size of these cards which does justice to the beautiful artwork of Ciro. My favorite card as always is “mice”. Wouldn’t you love to tickle this little guy’s tummy?
The deck doesn't contain the extra cards of the original self-published version. But I've heard US games will probable print an expansion pack for this deck with the additional cards in the beginning of 2014. I am certainly planning to buy this too. It does come with a well written LWB by Tali Goodwin and Rana George. Each card has tells a little bit about itself and after that follows the general meaning.
And even the backs are stunning. This picture says it all
I am glad I've picked up my Lennies again and did some practicing before my package had arrived. So with a totally refreshed memory I am going to play with this gorgeous deck
The first three cards I've pulled for this deck were: garden + birds + clover:
· People are coming together to discuss the happiness this deck has brought them
· There’re a lot of positive comments about this deck in the community
Simple and clear just as any other Lenormand deck, except this one is absolutely stunning!!!
I am not a Lenormand deck collector but I am very happy with this addition to my more traditional decks. I highly recommend it to every Lenormand reader. And with all the gilded edges and decorations it could be a great Christmas gift too.
For now, I only have to wait for the Celtic Lenormand Oracle from Chloë McCracken and Will Worthington to be published….. J