Editorial Review for The Unwilling Recruit

The Unwilling Recruit is a gripping, supernatural thriller that will have you turning pages well into the night and cursing when it's over!

After six months in a hospital, recovering from a massive explosion that took the like of his cameraman, his job as a reporter, and half his face, John Hunt receives a visit from someone who leaves him believing he’s either crazy or high on pain medication. The grotesque vision of his dismembered cameraman is horrifying and real, and he comes bearing a message. John died on that battlefield. He has died several times, since. There is something special about John Hunt, and Andrew, his new macabre guide is about to lead him to the terrifying truth.

I instantly liked John Hunt and was drawn into his story and to the ‘why’ and ‘how’ he was still alive and for what ‘greater purpose’ it was all for. I could so vividly see the scenes play out in my mind. The author has a seriously good knack for describing and developing scenes and characters. This book is full of gipping suspense, memorable characters, fringe elements, and intriguing mysteries that keep you guessing and reading until the very end. A must read for all supernatural thriller fans. The Unwilling Recruit is book one in a brand new series, The Armageddon Wars, so buckle in for a long, thrilling future.

Our team agrees your style is visually striking, and you have a great knack for character development. There is a lot of quality to your craft, and it shines in this book. We envision this series taking readers on a long term adventure, exploring radical new roads (and worlds) along the way. John Hunt is the type of character who can be propelled down many different roads as he attempts to figure out his new life. The overall story can follow a singular plotline while each book focuses on a subplot that has virtually nothing to do with the last book. The possibilities for this series are endless. If done right, this series could easily be turned into a long-running primetime television series.

Now that props are out of the way, we can delve into the painful bits of manuscript editing. Most of the problems that we found involve terminologies, proper names, words, and praises that don't translate well (if at all) from European English to American English. While these pages may be severely marked, I assure you, the problems are quickly resolved, so please bear with us.

The following are a series of pdfs marking out the edits made in each chapter, by two different editors, along with notes made by those editors, compiled and abridged by Keith Katsikas. 

Editorial Notes | Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Epilogue | Unnecessary Words