I love this author...I read her first Austra novels over a decade ago and still have them on my bookshelf. Over the years I have looked for further books in this series so it was with great delight that I found the Kindle edition of two new books in this series!
I sort of question where she took the series, but an author will do what an author will do and I accept her resolution to the story line.
What I do not accept is the copy editing done on both of the Kindle editions. both books read like first drafts that had never been copy edited. I used to beta read for a NY Times best selling author so I know what a first draft looks like. Writers think faster than they can type, so there are dropped words, misspellings, wrong words...like there instead of their or, worse, they're... or too many words that change the meaning of a sentence... all things a competent copy editor will catch and correct. Apparently both of these books were never copy edited , as the amount of typos, errors and such on each page were horrendous! If I didn't like this author's work so much I would have deleted the book and demanded my money back! I can only hope that if the book is printed, this is not the galley for a printing because it will kill any enjoyment one has in the author's work.
Not just one book... BOTH of the recent releases... Beyond Sundown AND Nocturne!!
Whatever copy editor passed on these manuscripts needs to be fired! and if there was no copy editing, there should have been! A delightful , interesting and satisfying story should not be ruined because of technical errors and incompetancy!
- Paperback: 412 pages
- Publisher: Elaine Bergstrom (1 March 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982970617
- ISBN-13: 978-0982970614
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.1 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 431 g
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