Daniel Abraham's The Price of Spring, the splendid concluding volume of The Long Price Quartet, one of the very best fantasy series of the last decade, will not have a mass-market paperback edition in the USA. This news has dismayed fans of Abraham's works, particularly those who have been holding out for the mmpb edition.
No reason for this decision has been given, but is probably linked to the somewhat underwhelming sales of the series in the US (although given widespread reports of people not being able to find the books in their local stores, this is not surprising) and Tor USA's decision not to publish Abraham's next series, The Dagger and the Coin.
For now, the hardcover remains available and the book is published in paperback in the UK, although only as an omnibus with An Autumn War. The Book Depository has free worldwide shipping and is currently selling the book at 30% off, so Americans after the paperback edition are directed to their website.
The Dragon's Path, the first volume of The Dagger and the Coin, will be published in both the UK and USA by Orbit Books in June 2011.