Folks: the book is getting slammed in this thread and it could really use some folks who get it to post.
If you have a reddit account, or are a member of the r/fantasy forum, and you have a moment to comment, it could help a lot, particularly since it's not been getting good press, either, in the stickied thread for the monthly book discussion.
I tried, but I am not really good with words. Here is the link if anyone else would like to comment. https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/74bekg/struggling_through_curse_of_the _mistwraith/
PLEASE be sure that you already have an existing account with a comment record; if you only join with a post for this, it will be noticed and counted as SPAM. I am hoping for balanced representation (lovers and not, equal say), the last thing I want to do is 'game' the system.
I appreciate everyone who's posted and who follows this forum - if you aren't yet a member, check it out, it's well moderated and friendly. I will have an AMA there, upcoming, on November 7th, and attendance at that event would be a great time to start in, if you haven't.
i posted as well. hope it helps
Help, again, people who may have an account at r/fantasy.
The book could use a response from someone who knows the series AND who knows the other titles of mine are much simpler. Hate to ask, but a few days ago, someone asked a question about the book again, and it received NO ANSWERS.
Mark did respond; he did read the book - but if you read his review, it's very quickly apparent that a LOT of stuff was disregarded (strikingly one: that Arithon's sword 'did nothing'/never was used for its power. Um....???
Help out if you can; this forum has a lot of young readers or readers who are looking for instant gratification, so it really helps to have views that will draw in the other sort - who are truly looking for depth.
If you can help out to turn off the hatefest and give it a balanced selection - Thanks.
You are all heroes, thank you for giving that thread some perspective! I don't mind folks not liking the books - it's only terrible press when it's a one sided viewpoint.
Keep us posted if any more fires need dampening. I appreciate you drawing me to this forum since it's been handy in my own newbie authoring career. So I'm happy to help!