Top critical review
OK, but ...
on 5 January 2014
This book needs a good editor and a really good proofreader. The story's interesting but the introductions of the characters and their roles leaves a lot to be desired. It's a bit like '50s SciFi in that it tries to use a set of contrived names and titles to draw you in but then forgets to define them, so you're forever having to wonder who's who. The characters lack any real depth and some bit players are apparently just thrown in to the mix to try and explain away a plot hole or two. The period dialogue is toe-curlingly bad: I can imagine the author originally trying to fill it with words like "forsooth" and "verily" but being talked out of it, and for the better.
The Kindle version is riddled with annoying and distracting errors: simple stuff like "to" instead of "too", "dont" instead of "don't" and so on, and there are a number of apparently random line breaks that grate. The bold text formatting doesn't work well either.
The book filled a few hours and, at 64p, the flaws can be overlooked.
All in, three stars.