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on 3 June 2011
So frustrating. I tried to give Harper Collins another chance after the dreadful Kindle edition of Lord of the Rings. So, I bought this. NO MAPS. Yep - in a fantasy novel where the maps of the world are essential to following the story (or the author wouldn't bother putting them in there) Harper Collins decide that they just can't be bothered to include them. And, as readers of the physical books will know, the chapters each have a nice decorated initial page - which is not essential, but is nice. Not in this edition though. Again, too much trouble for the publishers to include them. (If they can include a cover illustration they can also include graphics - so its not a technical issue, more a can't be bothered one).

I tire of publishers charging excessive prices for what they choose to call 'e-books' & then selling you a TEXT FILE (- there is a difference, you know), badly type set, uncorrected & with 'extras' missing (no matter how essential they may be).

I checked this over & have emailed Amazon for a re-fund.

Stick with the paper editions till Harper Collins can be bothered. You can find the really nice US editions - both H/B & Trade P/B for a very reasonable price over on the Book Depository site. Again, avoid the Harper Collins paperbacks - they're too small, too cheaply produced & the font in some of the editions is unreadable without a magnifying glass.
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