Errata for Echoes of Betrayal paperback

Posted: June 13th, 2013 under Echoes of Betrayal, Errata.
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An alert Canadian reader pointed out an error that I had missed in my read-through of the paperback.

Page 456 has part of the paragraph missing.   This is the last page of Chapter Thirty, facing the first page of Chapter Thirty-one.

Text should read as follows:

“But you’re our king,” Sier Tolmaric said.  “You’re what we hoped for, all those years since your sister died–yes, half-elf, but a man who could–who would–stand up for us.  You lived as a human all those years, not influenced by elven magery.”  Tolmaric’s expression was pleading, his hands reached out.

….As it appears in my copy, the page starts with “hoped for.”


  • Comment by Rob Bolger — June 13, 2013 @ 10:47 pm


    The electronic copy I bought on iTunes is not missing anything.

  • Comment by Mollie Marshall — June 15, 2013 @ 11:26 am


    It’s also correct in the UK paperback, bottom of p.440. The text has an additional AND: “Tolmaric’s expression was pleading, and his hands reached out.”

  • Comment by Richard — June 18, 2013 @ 12:25 pm


    The ARC I was delighted to win in the competition had a very small number of line layout errors that I believe the proofreaders corrected, but do the published editions contain any of the following (whatever the page numbers have become)?

    pp.124,163: Vic should be Vik

    p.56: “in the third year of Siniava’s War” – but Siniava’s active involvement in the Sheepfarmer’s Daughter story lasted for only two years, starting with the Dwarfwatch-Rotengre campaign

    p.78: “Briarhedge Grange”, when the local grange (Harway’s) is called Thornhedge. Or is Dorrin trying to say that she’ll have yeomen from two granges, Thornhedge and Briarhedge? (From Oath of Gold we know Marshal Pelyan’s unnamed grange, where Paks eased the old yeoman marshal’s passing, to be quite close to Harway and the river both)

    p.191: “Mikeli had sent Royal Guards north” – east rather, because Arcolin’s point is that they were NOT sent to him in the northeast.

    pp.436,441: use of the word “hours”

    For the rest of my queries, what WAS the copy editor thinking?

    Dramatis Personae:
    – Jandelir Arcolin in this book is now Count;
    – Celbrin Konhalt should come on a new line after Beclan, as should Sier Tolmaric after Sier Halveric (Sier could do with explaining, to anyone uninitiated, as a title of nobility);
    – neither Duke Marrakai nor Amrothlin appear by name in this book;
    – the “Duke’s Company” that Vossik is a veteran of is called “Phelan’s Company” in the rest of the list.

    p.27: “to see them fed and settled – however much [word missing here? ‘sleep’ maybe?] they might get that night”

    p.32: “he saw the covering shield quiver, opening small holes” – shield or shields?

    p.35: “pikes were to heavy to throw” – too heavy

    p.144: “the authority to make a contract, The [capital T, sic] contract itself, and non fulfillment”

    p.205: “an [sic] herbal poultice”

    p.206: Kieri “stared at a man in the dark leathers” – THE dark leathers?

    p.228, Arian’s dialog: “She said she would follow” – meaning Dorrin, but the previous few “she”s were Gwenno

  • Comment by elizabeth — June 18, 2013 @ 12:56 pm


    Richard: quick correction to your p.56 ARC comment: Siniava’s War actually began *before* that, but in Paks’s first campaign year she wasn’t in it. The alliance of Guild League states and mercs they hired was an outcome of the less organized fighting against Siniava before, partly spurred by Phelan’s determination to get revenge. Siniava had started in the west, with Pliuni, Cha, and Sibili, and was considered a mere regional problem (while the northern cities had their own quarrels with one another.)

  • Comment by Kassandra Nesbitt — October 9, 2016 @ 9:37 pm


    Thank you for posting what that was. I finally was able to get the whole series and just spent five minutes flipping between the two pages going wtf? I’m confused.

    I know this is years later but thank you.

  • Comment by elizabeth — October 10, 2016 @ 5:54 am


    You’re welcome. (Generally, comments on posts older than six months are automatically labeled spam but this one was clearly relevant to the original topic and still possibly of use to those who acquire the paperback later.)

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