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Taliesin (Pendragon Cycle Series #1)

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    A great read, but the ebook formatting could use some work

    I had read this book several years ago, and just recently purchased the ebook, as I have both a Nook Touch and a Nook Color.

    The story is as good as it was the first time, but I have a few quibbles with the formatting of the ebook version.

    First, there are some sloppy mistakes.

    For example, the title page displays "Book Two" when this book is the FIRST in the Pendragon series. Also, it doesn't appear that the publisher bothered to test the ebook for usability or presentation in the most common 600x800-pixel e-reader display, because there are some annoyances that could have been corrected: the map page breaks up into two pages if a font comfortable for those of us who are older is chosen (and since the choice of font size is a major selling point for older customers, this DOES matter), the line spacing within paragraphs is very tight, while the paragraphs are separated by blank lines, even though book-style indentations were used. It seems that if the publisher went to the trouble to use CSS to define the indents, they could also have used it to set the spacing between individual lines and between paragraphs to be more book-like, instead of doing the standard browser-style breaks.

    It would have been nice to see real open- and close- single- and double- quote characters, too, instead of the " and ' throughout the text. They did take the trouble to specify other special characters, like m-dashes, so it makes the character formatting look incomplete; and again, less book-like.

    I was also disappointed with the book cover that was included. In the thumbnail we have a gorgeous (watercolor?) painting of a harp, beautifully highlighted, with the title in 3D gold lettering underneath. But when I opened the book, the cover included is plain, with a crudely depicted harp and a plain beige background. I wanted to see the watercolor on the Nook Color and felt rather cheated that it wasn't included.

    The story is still a great read. I just think the folks at HarperCollins would do well to pay closer attention to the formatting.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Intriguing story!

    Lawhead really brings to life the Celtic world. He puts an interesting spin on the pre-cursor to the Arthur legend. I also enjoyed how he depicted the spiritual struggles of the characters. Well written!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Great book

    Another great book in a great series

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    Posted January 7, 2013

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    Like the british tv show merlin?

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