As soon as I received the Lover's Path Set I knew I had done the right thing. I expected an high quality product, but I hadn't imagined it would be so sumptuous. The elegant burgundy box has a Velcro strap closure and encloses the card reference book: a glossy, all-colour companion which will explain the tale behind each card, along with the used symbolism, the common meaning, and the omnipresent keywords. A section of the book features 7 spreads to use with the deck and a quick card reference guide. Sealed with a wine ribbon is the spread scroll, which contains the spreads you find also in the book. After drooled over the book and accessories, let's take a look to the cards. The size is a little wider than usual tarot (about 3½" by 4¾") and they are printed in a good matte stock. The rich frame around the picture carries again burgundy and gold tones, and the very drawings follow a Pre-Raphaelite style, which I'm absolutely crazy about. Historical, literary, and legendary couples are portrait in the cards, loosely playing according a Rider-Waite script. Unless you have a solid and varied knowledge of myth and literature (and even so), you surely will take good advantage from reading the companion book. This will help beginners to restore their Rider-Waite references, and will be also useful to expert readers for understanding the feeling of this deck and consulting it for love and relationship matters. If you are a collector, instead, you surely don't want to miss this piece of art, which is a real feast for your eyes.
This is one of those times when it is mandatory to buy the boxset.