I bought this book a number of years ago in hardbound and thoroughly enjoyed it, and have reread it a number of times. The original is showing its age due to multiple rereads and house moves so I went with the Kindle version rather than the dead tree edition as it should last longer this time. The story I rate as 5 stars, again, I'm repurchasing this, so figure I enjoyed it enough to buy it again. My 3 star rating (generous given the number of errors) is due to the fact that the Kindle edition was poorly (more likely not at all) checked prior to publishing. There are typos, there are incorrect words, punctuation issues, etc. I'm assuming they probably scanned and OCR-ed without much in the way of checking the output. Any editor worth their pay would have sent this back for corrections before allowing it out the front door. If I was the author or the editor with my name on or in the book, I'd be embarrassed.
To the folks at DAW... Please check your work. The original books were well edited and mostly free from flaws. When you provide a Kindle version, please verify that the work is not degraded due to glaring errors that exist in this whole series of Kindle books. There's little excuse for this sort of poor workmanship, and I have to imagine it significantly reduces the value of stories from wonderful authors like Mercedes Lackey. For the new reader that starts with the Kindle edition, they're going to think poorly of the author and publisher that lets such flaws exist in the finished product. It would be a shame to drive new readers away from DAWs superb collection of authors and stories for something as basic as this.
To Amazon... Kindle is your platform, you should be encouraging these publishers to do better with their Kindle editions. This is not the only publisher with comments like this and others concerning Kindle version/transcriptions from paper works. Publishers such as DAW usually have high standards with their hard and soft bound books. The electronic versions should not be of lesser quality than what they demand of themselves when publishing printed versions.