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This book was a complete mixed bag for me, for several reasons.
on 30 March 2013
This book was a complete mixed bag for me, for several reasons. The history and the premise were incredibly interesting: the research was quite detailed and thorough. However, several errors in grammar, punctuation, improper word use and an over-use of recaps throughout the story both distracted from the plot and slowed the pacing.
The inclusion of the background history necessary to the story did bring a feel of a Dan Brown-style story, the man on the run story was intriguing, being hunted as he searches for clues to both clear his reputation and solve an ancient mystery had potential. Sadly, the presentation of information necessary to the reader either came in large doses that felt more like a lecture, or were presented in an after-the-event matter of fact way that just didn't aid the storytelling.
There are specific and particular benefits that all authors gain from cultivating a large and diverse group of beta readers, and in hiring copy editors. Both groups should have been utilized to take this story, in what I feel is rough form, and make it wonderful. Sadly, while I believe and feel that great pains were taken in researching, composing and creating the adventure, those positive points were offset by the unfinished feel to the whole book.
I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for the Indies Rock promotion at I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions were my own responsibility.