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Jonai 11-15-2010 10:09 AM

I think I mentally disregarded over half of the errors in this book. I remember cringing a lot and forcing myself to read on through but seriously this is the worst edited book ever. I think Tor's trying to make the editing worse than the broken spines and printing short falls.

Khoram 11-15-2010 11:15 AM

I think Tor sent the book to publishing way to quickly - yes, they had a deadline, but they could have taken a couple extra days to go through the manuscript from top to bottom, whittling out all the errors.

I was disappointed with this aspect in the book.

Terez 11-15-2010 01:38 PM

p. 748 - Min says 'Is it really as you said.' That should probably be a question.

Paraprosdokian 11-15-2010 02:54 PM

Hey, I'm also reading this from Australia and I found an error

Prologue, page 24

Quote:

"We should be doing something," Aran'gar said, lounging on the chaise and eyeing one of Grandal's pets with a predatory hunger as he passed.
I don't know about you Americans, but in Australia, when we have a sex change, we like to make it permanent. No flip-flopping.

Belazamon 11-15-2010 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paraprosdokian (Post 128045)
I don't know about you Americans, but in Australia, when we have a sex change, we like to make it permanent. No flip-flopping.

The "he" refers to Graendal's pet, not to Aran'gar.

Khoram 11-15-2010 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Belazamon (Post 128046)
The "he" refers to Graendal's pet, not to Aran'gar.

But even then, Aran'gar still enjoys women. She is a man in a woman's body.

Still, the "he" does refer to Graendal's pet. Just making an observation. :D

Belazamon 11-15-2010 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Khoram (Post 128079)
But even then, Aran'gar still enjoys women. She is a man in a woman's body

Enjoyed, yes, but she'd go after anything with a pulse after a while.

Terez 11-15-2010 08:08 PM

Delana, ew.

Khoram 11-15-2010 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terez (Post 128110)
Delana, ew.

I think that was the most explicit a scene in any WoT book has ever been. I don't remember it ever being that... obvious... If I am missing something, then RJ had always put it in more flowery language.

Ieyasu 11-17-2010 12:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Khoram (Post 128116)
I think that was the most explicit a scene in any WoT book has ever been. I don't remember it ever being that... obvious... If I am missing something, then RJ had always put it in more flowery language.

I did not realize pillow friends were lesbians for at least a decade.

jana 11-17-2010 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ieyasu (Post 128600)
I did not realize pillow friends were lesbians for at least a decade.

lol. I remember people arguing this for hours on end. I also remember people arguing about how much Perrin saw when he walked in on Moiraine, and whether she'd be naked while her hair is wet :confused:

Khoram 11-17-2010 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ieyasu (Post 128600)
I did not realize pillow friends were lesbians for at least a decade.

Same here. Well, nearly a decade. I always thought they were just really close friends who supported each other while in the Tower.

I only found out a couple of years ago while browsing other sites that they were much closer than I previously thought.

Edit: I think I know now why none of the women particularly care for men, no matter that they're married or in love with one :D

morat'corlm 11-20-2010 03:06 AM

Complete list of problems I noticed
 
First line: page
Second line: usage as printed
Third line: suggested replacement

Spelling
63
leigewoman
liegewoman
116
caught unaware
caught unawares
257
Aymrlin’s
Amyrlin’s
296
Tom
Thom
363
Theater Troop
Theater Troupe
426
and I h ave
and I have
453
ill advised
ill-advised
622
liege woman
liegewoman
787
it wore pale leather straps crossed the chest
it wore pale leather straps across the chest
836
sat waiting his return
sat awaiting his return

Grammar
17
spread to Aesdaishar?
spread to the Aesdaishar?
24
the pair of doors–leading out onto a fortified walkway three stories in the air–were open
subject-verb agreement
28
worked better on those than it did other animals
missing preposition
29
remove all memory of events here. Replace them with a memory
subject-verb agreement
115
deep tanned skin
deeply tanned skin
130
complained of it
complained about it
247
had been forced act like his lover
had been forced to act like his lover
439
a hundred of paces
a hundred paces
491
looking up at him with a horror.
suggest “with horror”
566
strike you odd
strike you as odd
578
There, the enemy had been bold
Then, the enemy had been bold
611
Hopper had a choice.
Hopper had had a choice.
625
to the of camp
back to the camp
627
run the cavalry sweep
“run a cavalry sweep”?
627
wanted us walk
wanted us to walk
637
room of Egwene’s quarters
“room in Egwene’s quarters”?
743
in the west of realm
in the west of the realm
793
Is that not what Birgitte had said?
“Was that not what Birgitte had said?” or italicize and get rid of “had”
831
in the Field
on the Field

Punctuation
152
moved by instinct, didn’t realize
moved by instinct; didn’t realize
538
Morgase said coldly.”
Morgase said coldly.
649
understands the world, she merely
understands the world; she merely
768
at the neighbors
at the neighbors’
808
Noal nodded to one of the corridors “These
Noal nodded to one of the corridors. “These
834
Noam’s brother, Perrin recognized him
Noam’s brother; Perrin recognized him

Idiom/Usage
25,28,32
Dark One’s, Dark One
Forsaken use “Great Lord”
27
Great Lady
DFs use “Great Master”/“Mistress”
27
wove a ward against eavesdropping
AOLers use “spun a web” [COT24]
29
Great One, Great Lady
DFs use “Great Mistress”
32
items of Power
items of the Power
53
pride of torm
not italicized
62, 62
Winged Guard of Mayene
Winged Guards
63
running in a northwestern direction
a northwesterly
65
Winged Guard
Winged Guards
94
It met Perrin’s eyes
It met Young Bull’s eyes
115
and stood up, wearing a dress of thin black silk
extremely unwieldy; suggest “smoothing her dress”
116
saa
not italicized
118
objects of Power
objects of the Power
123
from beside him on the ground
suggest “from the ground beside him”
131
counseled with your wife
taken counsel from your wife
194
In the Waste
In the Three-fold Land
293
Queen’s Guard
Queen’s Guards
320
It was one of the Forsaken.
Aiel use “Shadowsouled”
460
who were innocent of nothing more
who were guilty of nothing more
477
There are always nightmares
Hopper had been using “fear-dreams”
510
he didn’t seem like one to destroy
suggest “he didn’t seem like someone who’d destroy”
512
dreamed
Dreamed
524-526 multiple
great Lord
“High Lord”? “my Lord”? Not a phrasing with precedent
535
the way the four stood
Four includes Faile, who was not mentioned, suggest “Perrin and Faile strode”…
546
twice we have ridden to battle
An Aiel saying involves riding?
566
Bowl of Winds
Bowl of the Winds
566
objects of Power
objects of the Power
605
the Waste
the Three-fold Land
618
On one hand
On the one hand
702
Glorious Seanchan Empire
Not a usage with precedent
704
Power of slicing the air
Seanchan know the term “Traveling”
704,705 multiple
Greatest One
Not a usage with precedent
704
She Whose Eyes Look Upwards
Not a usage with precedent
706
Fortuona’s voice
Fortuona’s Voice
758
con
not italicized
759
embraced the source
embraced the Source
760
boxish
“boxy”? “boxlike”?
768
gonna
Not a usage with precedent
777
The land beyond this gateway more rugged
The land beyond this gateway was more rugged
778
very amenably
?
781
of an odd, unknown style
Noal probably knows it
852
currently held by Suana Dragand in the White Tower
clarification vestigial

variance 11-22-2010 09:12 AM

typos etc
 
One interesting contradiction involved the gholam, which "did not bleed" but still managed to have its blood sprayed across the wall :)
(Or perhaps this was a difference with being struck by a medallion -- still seemed like a stretch)

Another was Perrin attacking Slayer with a hammer and Slayer dropping beneath the "axe".

The typos I noted while reading follow -- I started noting them pretty far into the book and I'm sure many have already been listed in this thread:

p. 268 line 11 -- ...turned looked down...
p. 328 line 21 -- The symbol of the Ghob'hlin band. (frag)
p. 344 line 11 -- ...were supposed leave Mat alone.
p. 386 line 15 -- ...if we should we fall.
p. 388 line 30 -- ...to tell you that that, on behalf...
p. 396 line 6 -- ...staring up at arrow pointed...
p. 404 line 31 -- ..cut off as saw Rand.
p. 408 line 10 -- Byar said, nudging his mount closer.
p. 426 line 4 -- ...and I h ave given...
p. 439 line 31 -- ...hundred of paces away...
p. 440 line 9 -- ...perhaps he could he get...
p. 461 line 21 -- ...walking beside Perrin though camp as they...
p. 490 line 9 -- ...it did not bleed...the gholam...and spraying blood across the wall. (contradiction)
p. 493 line 1 -- ...to come with...
p. 493 line 1 -- ...his only idea bad been... ("had been")
p. 495 line 2 -- So, he used their assumptions against him. ("against them")
p. 500 line 10 -- ...field outside and the beyond.
p. 503 line 35 -- ...out it.
p. 528 line 21 -- None of the would...
p. 529 line 15 -- ...to be done with this all.
p. 529 line 22 -- ...though one had go...
p. 538 line 25 -- Morgase said coldly."
p. 553 line 1 -- ...dropping beneath his axe... ("beneath his hammer")
p. 574 line 27 -- ...same position he been when...
p. 625 line 19 -- ...horses to the of camp...
p. 627 line 19 -- ...wanted us walk into...
p. 662 line 22 -- ...Caemlyn is already is buzzing...
p. 667 line 6 -- ...must to find a way...
p. 669 line 12 -- Egwene would very much... ("Elayne would very much")
p. 675 line 34 -- ...,and though...there.
p. 738 line 25 -- ...herself as pulled out...
p. 762 line 23 -- ...the stepped closer...
p. 783 line 22 -- ...doesn't makes sense...
p. 787 line 16 -- ...crossed the chest...
p. 788 line 23 -- ...flute form his lips... ("from his")
p. 812 line 19 -- Why had they given to him?
p. 819 line 23 -- Packs of black-coated man stood...
p. 822 line 2 -- Mat been traveling....
p. 823 line 12 -- She been too...
p. 827 line 1 -- ...you most the time...
p. 833 line 7 -- ...wolf image retuned... ("returned")
p. 837 line 6 -- ...stuffing into his... ("stuffing it into")
p. 839 line 1 -- ...would couldn't...

pops taer 11-25-2010 12:37 PM

Wow!!!!!
 
I am actually going to post in another part of this marvelous site. Hmmmmmm, how to do this, I'm lost here. Oh, I know. "Howdy, all y'all!!!"

Seriously, I knew there would be many errors that I overlooked. I like others read this series pretty much word for word and never skim. Some I missed probably came because I was reading at work between midnight and 6 am, while sitting a breakroom with several conversations around me plus a TV on. So??? Anyhow, I will say these haven't hurt the story line for me and although I am still about 90 pages from the end of the book I am already saying...Bring on the "Grand Finale."

GonzoTheGreat 11-26-2010 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pops taer (Post 131697)
Anyhow, I will say these haven't hurt the story line for me and although I am still about 90 pages from the end of the book I am already saying...Bring on the "Grand Finale."

Yeah, there's not much happening in those last 90 pages, so you might as well skip them. Save yourself some aggravation over more typos, and all that.

Jonai 11-26-2010 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GonzoTheGreat (Post 131803)
Yeah, there's not much happening in those last 90 pages, so you might as well skip them. Save yourself some aggravation over more typos, and all that.

You're a strange duck.

Belazamon 11-27-2010 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonai (Post 131804)
You're a strange duck.

No, that's a completely different poster.

Terez 11-27-2010 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Belazamon (Post 131964)
No, that's a completely different poster.

There is a difference between 'strange' and 'insane', you know.

Belazamon 11-27-2010 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terez (Post 131969)
There is a difference between 'strange' and 'insane', you know.

That doesn't make them mutually exclusive, however.


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