Two words: Cliffhanger ending
Had I known that going in, I'd have never bothered. I mean, I knew it was a novella, and I knew it was setting up a series of books. Silly me, I still expected an ending "for now" with the overall story continuing in the next book.
What I got was was the book just cutting off mid-scene.
And not to mention the numerous editing errors, like characters' names changing mid-paragraph, words being left out, improper sentence structure, etc.
It also suffered from being way too descriptive in some places and not nearly enough in others. The characters made leaps in judgment at times, and I couldn't quite figure out how they got there.
It's a shame, because the idea for the premise was good, but my rage at the cliffhanger, and the editing issues will prevent me from going any further.
At least it was free.
To my fantasy reading friends, Tor.com is offering a free download of Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings on March 23 & 24. This is the first book in his Stormlight Archives series - the third book, Oathbringer, is scheduled for release November 14!
Each book was approximately $2.38 each.
No matter how many times I read (or in this case, have read to me) this book, I always lose it right here.
My friend Kel and I are reading this together because we wanted to see if there were any extra scenes that didn't make it to the show.
There's been a couple of things unfamiliar to me, but I blew through the show so quickly, I honestly cannot tell if they are extra scenes, or just things I don't remember, lol.
The Reader in White (Date unknown) by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891) [x]
I absolutely loved this! It was so nice to be back in this world again. I've not yet seen the movie (I know, I know), and now I'm even more keen to.
I was a little worried initially about it being written is screenplay format, but I actually ended up loving that it was.
I loved the characters, the setting, the time period, just...everything!