Firstly, sit back and enjoy a sublime musical experience, preferably on vinyl.
The album is gorgeous, full of expertly crafted, moving songs which expertly set the tone for each chapter of the accompanying novel.
Everything about this album, from the writing to the vocals, the musicianship and the lush strings recorded in Prague is absolutely first rate.
Next, crack open the book for an engaging, gripping journey.
For me it was a slow burner, with the author taking time to carefully set up the characters and background, but it's worth the wait for the real drama to unfold as the story really gets into its stride.
Once gripped I found it impossible to put down, and found myself frequently revisiting the album as I was reading.
A must-have, beautifully presented box set. Can't wait for the follow-up to land!