[Author's note: I thought this went up a month ago. But apparently not. Short version: Go buy Rolf's book. You'll be glad you did!]
Rolf, the author of "The Stars Came Back" published part over on Joe's place. The story piqued my interest but TL;DR at the time and forgot to check back when I did have time.
A call for proofreaders went out in December and having some experience in proofreading, I volunteered. Christmas Vacation provided the time to do a proper read. What the heck.. I'm not getting paid so if it doesn't hold my interest I can always use the "ran out of time" excuse.
I had no inkling of the ride he was about to take me on! And the editing was far more professional than I'd expected for a self published work. I had to look hard to find any critiques.
There is a lot of good stuff in there. Right thinking philosophical stuff, military strategies, etc. I sent it on to the SandCastle Son to read as he is considering a future in the military. The read includes some good lessons in proper use of military force.
And an ending I never could have imagined!
I hope I was able to help Rolf improve the final product.