Sir Adam Sinclair, nobleman, physician, and scholar, is the only man who can stand against an unholy cult of black magicians threatening his homeland....
|Publisher||:||Severn House Pub Ltd 1st UK Edition edition August 1, 1992|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|File Size||:||697 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Adept Reviews
The story was ok, but the editing was horrible. There were so many typographical and punctuation errors that it was distracting from the story. Some of them were almost funny, like referring to the Frasers as the Erasers, but mostly they were just annoying. I wonder if this was self-published. I can't imagine a "real" publisher letting something like this go to press.
I bought the Kindle edition and read it using the Kindle app on my Android phone, FWIW. There are numerous misplaced punctuation marks throughout the text, possibly incorrectly displayed formatting, possibly just errors, but they can be distracting. The story is interesting but neither brilliant nor ground breaking. Think of Dr. Strange blended with a Doc Savage adventure. Some of the action did not feel realistic and some of the situations were predictable after a while, a few too many "These are not the droids you are looking for" moments where the plot got moved on through the persuasive power of the main character for no real reason. Perhaps in Britian people are less contrary and more agreeable that I am accustomed to.
Do not buy this ebook. The print series is great--loved it, five stars--but the conversion from the print book is so riddled with errors that it is impossible to read with any comfort. This is not just occasional typos. This is bad line breaks, misplaced quote marks, garbled words--MULTIPLE errors on EVERY screen. I mean MULTIPLE; I mean EVERY. No exaggeration. The errors are such that if you haven't read the original, there are places where the conversion wouldn't make any sense. I've never seen such a garbage ebook. A true disservice to the authors and their fans.
The kindle version of this wonderful book is FILLED with typos. If they fixed them like they said then they have done a very poor job for a second time.
This is the first book in a fascinating series. I read these many years ago and was glad to find them again on Kindle. If you like magic, mystery and stories about the Knights Templar and Scotland this is for you. The characters each have their own unique part in the story and are all very likable and you find yourself rooting for them. Not your "average" mystery and the ending is surprising and satisfying.
Love this series and couldn't resist supplementing my print versions with ebook versions easier to take on trips.
I enjoyed the book immensely but was frequently put off by the misspellings, inept punctuation marks, word fragments and overall lack of editing quality of this fine manuscript. I have encountered this phenomenon before in Kindle editions of books and continue to be flabbergasted at the lack of quality in issuing books in the Kindle format. Who's in charge here? The abysmal editing interferred with my enjoyment of the book and made me (somewhat) regret purchasing the Kindle edition. Katherine Kurtz and Deborah Turner Harris would be appalled at how the editing staff mangled their fine narrative. But putting that aside, The Adept is an excellent book worthy of your money--just spent it on a hard copy rather than a Kindle edition!