Top critical review
Good story, horrible editing
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2022
I enjoyed the story but was frequently jolted out of my enjoyment by the absolutely terrible editing (not) done on this story. Errors ranging from simple spelling mistakes to entire words missing from sentences that made it sound like someone who’s first language wasn’t English was in charge, and then simple continuity issues. Random at first, but quickly gaining in volume and frequency until there were multiple instances on the same page. Here’s an example: Something as simple as referring to Angriff’s pistols as Beretta 92FS’s and then as Rugers within the same sentence. Simple proof reading would have prevented this from happening and ruining an otherwise enjoyable foray into The Last Brigade universe.
If I was the author, I’d be embarrassed and would refuse to pay whoever was responsible for editing as it was obvious they didn’t do their job, or they chose to make changes without the author’s permission or knowledge.
And before you crack wise, I’m not an English grammar Nazi. I just don’t tolerate glaring errors that take me out of the suspension of belief and immersion into the story that I enjoy when reading a thoroughly well written novel. David Weber and Tom Clancy never had this happen on their watch.