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  • Writer's pictureElli Comeau

Book review of "Hag of the Hills" by J.T.T. Ryder

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

  • Word-/sentence-/idea repetition

  • Depiction of women (this is a minor weakness)

  • Transitions

  • Inconsistencies

  • Tenses

  • Grammar

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?


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