- File Size: 889 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Publication Date: November 10, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004SUR5Y2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #827,742 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
This Paper World (The Champion Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I love that we can self-publish today, and that any aspiring author can get his/her work to an unprecedented audience, but this is no excuse for sloppy editing. I will be happy to re-read this book in the future if these problems and any more that may appear in the other 90% of the book are fixed, but for me, if an author can't take the time to get it right, I can't take the time to read it.
The book starts off with the reader briefly meeting Troy Green in a prologue. This prologue gives the reader a small look into what a Champion is and what they are capable of doing, as well as, a look into their biggest enemy, the Spoilers. With these facts in mind the book starts and the reader is introduced to Jim Hunt, a normal college student that is attending a school miles away from his hometown, and Nathaniel "Park" Parker his older hometown neighbor and friend. As the adventure unfolds, Jim comes home from school for Christmas breaks and finds out after a discussion with Park that he is not just a normal college student, that he has the potential to be a Champion. With this knowledge, not only can Jim change his life forever but he can help protect the world from the most dangerous congregation of people. However, it is only up to Jim how he wants to use this knowledge, does he join Park and the others or does he simply go Rogue.
I absolutely enjoyed this book. It is a refreshing addition to the Sci-Fi genre. The plot was not only well thought out but completely original. It contained unpredictable twists that started at the beginning of the book and went all the way to the end, making this book extremely hard to put down. The main characters and the supporting characters were wonderful and likable. Not only did the main characters have in depth stories about their pasts but the supporting characters did too, which is a wonderful change from other books.
This is one of those books that even when you are not reading it, you are thinking about it. It takes over your mind and might even leak a little into your reality (did that person that passed you on the street smell a little weird or did the guy you stood behind in line have a weird smoke like mist coming from him). All in all this was an amazing book and I definitely recommend it and sure hope that there are more adventures to come.
The life of a Champion is one of extreme danger and risk. Jim realizes that there is evil at every turn and must protect the world from the Spoilers' evil doings. A Champion always fights for what is right and is willing to risk everything to protect it... even his life.
For me, this story was a big miss. I think there is a pretty decent plot here, but there is a lack of depth which is disappointing. Champions are good, Spoilers are bad... the end. But why? Just because. There are no twists, turns or surprises... everything pans out the way you expect it to. There are also many scenes that are inconsequential to the plot... it just seems like filler. And there are also some loose ends that never get tied back up.
But, that would all be endurable, if not for the horrendous lack of editing... I mean HORRENDOUS! There were typos and grammatical errors on every.single.page. About halfway through I wondered if Lane had even re-read his own work?! How could he possibly miss sooooo many mistakes? And believe me, I am NO editor... so I'm sure there's even more than what I found.
My recommendation to the author would be to pull this book from Amazon. It is not fair for your readers to spend any money on this unfinished work... even if it is only $2.99. You need to hire a GOOD editor and fix a whole lot of mistakes and also beef up the story a bit. There definitely is something there, but it is FAR from complete.