Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Hathor Legacy Reviews As The World Dies: The First Days!

Check it out here.

The Hathor Legacy concentrates on finding good female characters in ficiton and I was very honored that someone chose to right about As The World Dies: The First Days.

This is a pretty interesting review. I enjoyed reading it even though they got Jenni and Katie's names flipped around. It was odd seeing Jenni's actions described as Katie's and vice versa. I did find what the reviewer had to say very interesting. I always find other people's viewpoints on the story intriguing. Sometimes their perspective opens up the book to me in a completely new light that is very refreshing.

I did flinch when it was said my writing was raw and needed more editing. I always feel defensive of my editors when I read something like that because they are good and they did work hard on fixing up my writing. I know I goof up things. Trust me. I do. I am far from perfect and I need my editing team.

But I also have to accept that as an Indie Author this will be leveled at me a lot as an almost automatic response. We cannot get away with what a NYC published book could. I know this because I have floundered through bad grammar, punctuation, and misspellings in plenty of bestsellers. I just recently read a book that has gone through numerous printings and it still had a male character addressed as a "she" at one point.

But it was an interesting review nonetheless. Check it out!


  1. Certainly an interesting review, though its rather amusing they comment on your need for better editing when they made such a glaring error themselves in regards to the character names.

    Also, its a very minor point, but where did they get "Jenni is the former lawyer, married to another woman who turned into a zombie before her eyes." from? Unless my memory is faulty, Im sure that Lydia died while Katie had been driving to work, and Katie had returned to find her already a zombie.

  2. Lydia did die when Katie was on her way to work and yes, she was already a zombie.


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