("Read more" stays on booklikes, I just didn't want a long post hijacking the dashboard for those of you who don't have settings set to initially view shorten posts)
This was a self published book. I admit, that I have not read many self pub books, mainly because I have had bad experiences and funds are low, so if I get a book, I want to be sure I will really like it.
I picked up this book through Amazon Unlimited, and really could not put it down. It changed my whole view on self pub books. There are good books out there, you just have to know where to look!
The reason I picked this one up because I stumbled across the author's YouTube page, looking for writing related videos. Jenna Moreci is very fun to watch and most of her info is very useful. I got her book, hoping so bad that the book would be good.
It was! I read it almost in one sitting, staying up all night. I had to finally put it down and finish the last 10% later because I was really sleep deprived.
Want a good book? Pick this one. Trust me. This is supposed to be a series, but the first book ended in a way where it could also be read as a stand-alone, in my opinion. I really want more though!
Now I am very willing to read self published books when I find ones I think sound good.
Afterwards, he was immediately executed. It is believed by local scholars that his beaten and burned corpse was decapitated limb by limb and buried in the forgotten grounds of Serpent Cemetery just outside of Kilfield, Massachusetts. Reportedly, his spirit awaits rebirth by 99 souls from his own admission shortly before his death.
Harris, Kenneth . The Serpent Scrolls: Rise of the Immortal Snake (The War with Satan Book 1) . Kindle Edition.
Emphasis is mine. This is from the one-page Introduction. It is the second or third major grammatical or syntactical error on that short page.
Disclosure: I obtained the Kindle edition of this book on 19 October 2017 when it was offered free and promoted as such on BookLikes. I have had intermittent communication on BookLikes with the author, but not about this book or about his writing in general. I am an author of adult fiction and non-fiction.
The text is absurdly over-written, with four adjectives used where one would be too many. Often, they're misused.
Lots of words are misused.
He inserted the mouth of a rigid bolt cutter over the bulky wrapped chains and bisected it.
Harris, Kenneth . The Serpent Scrolls: Rise of the Immortal Snake (The War with Satan Book 1) (p. 1). Kindle Edition.
(One does not insert something over something else. Bolt cutters have blades, jaws, and a neck, but not a mouth. Chains are plural; it is singular.)
I don't know if this is supposed to be a morality tale reminding us of God's love or a Young Adult horror story. If it's supposed to be a combination of the two, I can only roll my eyes.
The book needs serious editing. I'm not being paid to do that.
I recommend avoiding this book as if it were a rattlesnake.