Shocking Errors

lynx_54321

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Hello there let me start by saying I am a massive Feist fan and have been for many years. I have grown accostomed to the more or less constant spelling errors in the books and the occasional continuety error that comes up but having just reached wrath of a mad god I am shocked at the amount and scale of the errors appearing now.

Feist announced in one of the books that Patrick was king when in a prior book (TotSH i tihnk) it was stated that Ryan was king and Patrick dead. The books have now reverted to Ryan being king and Patrick dead now though.

The most shocking however is that Feist mentions the serpentwar as occuring around thirty years before the darkwar books several times throughout. Yet apparently in thirty years Erik has gone from a man in his mid twenties to being eighty five and near death. Jimmy (Dash's brother not the hand) has also gone from being in his twenties to being eighty odd with a grandson who is twenty six in just thirty years. What is going on? doesn't Feist's editors or publishers pick up on these shocking errors?
 

biodroid

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I think some of the chrons here picked up on that too. I wonder why he slips up because surely you should some how keep track of your characters between writing periods. He is forgiven as he has earned a reputation worldwide anyway :) I think I read somewhere that Stephen Kings The Shining, in the beginning of the book the main char drove a Beetle but somewhere in the middle of the book he drove a honda or something. Hehe nobody's perfect :p
 

Morvai_

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Lol to be honest the chronological errors like that dont bother me so much, the one that really bugged me was the original version of Prince of the Blood, the number of bad spelling mistakes (not even on words and names from that universe) made me wonder if the editors were asleep for the duration of the editing process. Thankfully he rewrote it and the Authors prefered edition (much like the magician authors prefered edition) was by far superior in every way :p

P.s. if youve ever tried the games based on his work notice the number of bad bad bad spelling errors on gods names and other things in Return to Krondor.
 

The Big Peat

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Apologies for the necromancy, but during re-reading the errors were bugging me and I was curious to know if Feist had ever said why he did this. Couldn't find anything from searching, but seemed worth a shot asking and I figured using this thread saved me some typing :p
 

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I seen something on FB about printing errors, this was more to do with typos in the first copies of the new series.
Although someone said publishers had messed up previously with the Ryan/Patrick fiasco and Eric never being married. I'm not buying this as surely it would have been fixed in future releases.
 

The Big Peat

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I seen something on FB about printing errors, this was more to do with typos in the first copies of the new series.
Although someone said publishers had messed up previously with the Ryan/Patrick fiasco and Eric never being married. I'm not buying this as surely it would have been fixed in future releases.
A whole page about Erik having never married isn't a publisher error; only one man could have written that.
 
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