Today, I'm reviewing the historical fantasy novel "Hag of the Hills" by J.T.T. Ryder, published by Old World Heroism ENK in 2022.
Overview of points discussed in this review:
Strengths of the book
Authentic feeling world/great research
Time period portrayed without aiming to comfort the reader
Immersion in the culture and deities
Distinct and authentic character voice
Weaknesses of the book
Depiction of women (this is a minor weakness)
Overall, I’m happy I bought the book and read it. I’m satisfied with what I got out of the reading experience but wish the publisher had done a more thorough job with a line edit, copy edit, and proofread before publishing.
Could this book have benefited from a developmental edit/book coach?