The Threadbound Oracle is a 50-card deck themed around storytelling, magic, and the craft of bookbinding and manuscript illumination. Alongside it comes The Thread That Binds, an adult fantasy novel in which the cards appear – and whose characters appear on the cards. The Thread That Binds is a story about queer found family, healing from trauma, and keeping authoritarian abusers out of power in the halls of the world’s oldest magical library.
Together, the cards and novel weave a richer tapestry than when either stands alone, echoing the key theme at the heart of each of them.
The Threadbound Oracle comes as a 50-card deck and 100 page guidebook. The cards will be printed on quality 350gsm cardstock with a textured linen finish, and are standard Tarot size (2.75″x4.75″). The guidebook will be the same size and contain interpretations for all 50 cards, as well as instructions and suggestions for using the deck. Both will be packaged together in a sturdy box shaped like a book, with a fancy magnetic closure to keep them safe.
The Threadbound Oracle contains 29 Story cards and 21 suit cards, all originally painted in watercolor and inks. The Story cards feature larger narrative archetypes much like the Major Arcana of traditional Tarot, while the suit cards deal with smaller and more specific meanings. There are three suits: Paper, Ink, and Thread. Each card is titled with three keywords to help you remember its intended meaning, though you’re welcome to form your own.