View Full Version : Update: No longer looking, thanks everyone! Beta sought for first ~50 pages (adult) Fantasy novel

05-08-2013, 05:48 PM
A friend's agent has expressed interest in seeing the first 50 pages of my Fantasy gambling novel, and I'd really like some feedback before I send them out.

There's a scene end at pg 53 which makes the partial about 11k words. Bit long for SYW :).

You can read the opening here: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238061

It's Fantasy, for adults, overall it's about 160k words but I only want feedback on the first 11k at this point. What I'm looking for is whether you wanted to read on, anything that really really tripped you up, plot howlers, points where you got bored and wanted to stop reading, or had an earnest desire to throw the book at the wall.

If you're put off by swearing or gay characters, this probably isn't for you :).

I'm happy to beta in return, anything in the SFF genre, but my reading has mostly been in Science Fiction for adults and I am not really familiar with sub-genres like Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy.

Please PM me if interested :). I can provide an .rtf or .epub version (subject to negotiations with Calibre).