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Offline Mark Lawrence

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2015, 06:48:18 PM »
The reviews are the opinions of the reviewer... just as a.axon and goodreads reviews are... mostly.

I think Sarah was clear why she did not like the book and fair in her critique. It is all down to the personal taste of the reviewer.

On the other side, a lot of reviews were around the 7 and 8 mark. Nothing to tell them apart.

As the bloggers get through the ones that appealled to them first, I think we are likely to see scores fall.

People's tastes vary hugely. Last week I hosted a discussion between two bloggers who gave Prince of Thorns 2* & 5* and King of Thorns 5* & 2* respectively and both liked Emperor of Thorns a lot!

http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/did-we-read-same-book.html

That's no problem I was just surprised at the really low score.It  be boring if everyone liked the same book and I would probable give it the same score as Sarah as it seems more romance then fantasy  :)

Offline Mark Lawrence

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2015, 06:50:08 PM »
can anyone find the review for Soul for Trouble from Fantasy Book Critic tried looking for it but can't see it thanks

Just click the score on the table and it takes you to the connected review.

http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/final-round-self-published-fantasy-blog.html

FYI - The FBC review link for Soul For Trouble is going to your Kickstarter.

Really? It doesn't do that for me...

Offline Hedin

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2015, 06:51:47 PM »
can anyone find the review for Soul for Trouble from Fantasy Book Critic tried looking for it but can't see it thanks

Just click the score on the table and it takes you to the connected review.

http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/final-round-self-published-fantasy-blog.html

FYI - The FBC review link for Soul For Trouble is going to your Kickstarter.

Really? It doesn't do that for me...

Sorry, its actually the one for Bookworm Blues.

Offline Mark Lawrence

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2015, 06:52:29 PM »
can anyone find the review for Soul for Trouble from Fantasy Book Critic tried looking for it but can't see it thanks

Just click the score on the table and it takes you to the connected review.

http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/final-round-self-published-fantasy-blog.html

FYI - The FBC review link for Soul For Trouble is going to your Kickstarter.

Really? It doesn't do that for me...

Sorry, its actually the one for Bookworm Blues.

Gotcha - fixed! Thanks!

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Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2015, 03:40:32 PM »
Started The Weight of a Crown by Tavish Kaeden I feel I might like this one a lot
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Offline Mark Lawrence

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2015, 10:56:01 AM »
Fantasy-Faction is second in blogger rankings for the # of finalists rated!
 
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Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2015, 05:48:38 PM »
How does Fantasy Faction score and rate the books is it just one person who reads them or is it a team?

Half way in The Weight of a Crown by Tavish Kaeden and enjoying it a lot

According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2015, 06:27:27 PM »
It is a team.

If you look at the bottom of the reviews and articles you can find out about the reviewer... or just scream in horror at my photo on some of them. Everyone else is much better looking.
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Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2015, 06:40:01 PM »
or just scream in horror at my photo on some of them.
LOL
Nah, it's just you're very different now from that photo!!
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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2015, 06:47:46 PM »


I've changed, you're right :)
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Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2015, 07:07:23 PM »
 :P More like this ;D

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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2015, 07:35:41 PM »
Aaargh! Put it away... my eyes, my eyes... melting, melting...
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Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2015, 09:54:51 PM »
 ;D you look better without the beard, actually hehe

But ok, I'll take it away. Tomorrow, after I've given more people the chance to see ;)
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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2015, 10:24:29 PM »
Handsome author and Fantasy-Faction Writer - better without the beard :)

I'll have to get my FF photo changed :)
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Offline ClintACK

Re: Final Round: Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2015, 11:56:32 PM »
Finished The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids it was okay I thought and I noticed more typos in this one than the others not interested in the sequels

Okay, that's a spectacular name for a book.