You would never read the ending of a book first, because it spoils the rest of the book knowing what happens. Now imagine you just read the first book in a series and there was a teaser chapter at the end for the second book. This book had such a chapter, and it was o.k., so I went ahead and bought the second book. I got about a third of the way through the second book and there was no sign of the sample from the first book. In fact, it hadn’t even built up to the sample, and I was feeling really, really cheated. It was a real struggle to get even that far, considering it was all “back story,” and not particularly interesting “back story” at that. On a hunch I checked the end of the book. Sure enough, the sample chapter for the second book was THE LAST STINKING CHAPTER OF THE SECOND BOOK!
What knuckle head thought that one up? I might as well have saved my five bucks and skipped right to the third book in the series. After this fiasco I’m not sure I want to buy any more of this guy’s books.
And did I mention the book was bad? Parts of the book read like they were cribbed from L. Ron Hubbard. The series went from a decent sci-fi tale to a wacky, pseudo-religious manifesto in a couple hundred pages.
Yep, that’s about it. I’m done.