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Too many errors to spoil the read
on 22 May 2012
I agree with other reviewers that this is a cracking read, but my enjoyment was spolied by a great number of errors in punctuation, namely apostrophes, both where there shouldn't be one, and in front of - instead of after - the "s" on the end of some plurals.
The occasional spelling mistake can be forgiven - "raised" instead of "razed", for instance - but such glaring errors should have been spotted during proof-reading.
The frequent use of "okay" in speech grates for me in this sort of novel. The over-use of "Sire" is also curious; this royal title is occasionally used correctly, but for addressing officers in the republican Roman army? I think not. Some of the English is rather odd, and annoying.
I don't usually bother to comment on the occasional mistake, I'm not that much of an English language anorak, but I'm afraid there are too many errors in this otherwise exciting story to let it pass.