It seems I was wrong

You don’t have to buy the hardcover from Marcher Lord.  Apparently you can also purchase the hardcover from Amazon.  Or, for that matter, from Barnes & Noble. It seems the official page count turned out to be 854 pages, not 852.

I couldn’t help but be a little amused by the first one-star review.  Reader Beware! “I was sorely disappointed to find profanity, and vulgarity and a few
other things I found objectionable. If you are into Christian fiction,
this is not the book for you.”

The charge isn’t entirely accurate, however.  While there is a fair amount of vulgarity, there is no profanity in the original Latin sense of the term.