Journeyed there and back again
I notice the high prices only with Macmillan books (i.e., for us, Tor, generally speaking). And Ammy actually says "the publisher sets this price." On the other hand, all Tor books are DRM free (though I only read them on Kindle so that's not a huge issue). I did get the first one for cheap. So far I am liking it better than the first book (am about 25% of the way through), so there's that.