Interesting review about inconsistencies with Brand's power of repeating
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I read a review of The Unaltered Series where the reviewer states that there are inconsistencies with Brand's power of repeating between book 2 and book 3. I remembered the confusion in my own mind while writing his scenes and the over the top effort in trying to make sure I stayed consistent with his power.
However, to hear one of my fans felt like I'd failed to be consistent, made me realize I'd better check it out.
I found in book three Calli makes an assumption that Brand cannot repeat back into the presence of obsidian. It was one sentence in book 3 that contradicted the major repeating scene of book 2 ... so I took it out of book 3. The new version will be posted soon on the book selling outlets.
The deeper explanation into Brand's power is this: Brand can repeat back two minutes into the presence of obsidian, but his power is then gone. He cannot activate his repeating power in the presence of exposed obsidian. Like when Brand would continually repeat back to the moment Freedom entered the room with the pocket watch opened and out in front of him. Brand's power, along with everyone else, was canceled until Brand was able to wrestle with Freedom and close the watch. Then he could repeat back again and try a new strategy.
The exception is when a 'personal sized' piece of obsidian is exposed, like when Calli constantly has the pocket watch opened, Brand can repeat, but he cannot take Calli with him while she has the small obsidian exposed. He asks her to close the watch so he can take her with him during the series of repeats following his rescue from General Harding's compound.
By removing the sentence where Calli assumes details about Brand's power, the inconsistency is hopefully repaired.
I encourage anyone to submit errors or confusing topics so I can address them. That's the beauty of self-publishing ... I can edit my work and re-submit. Perhaps by the time this series really takes off I'll be able to have tightened down the manuscript to it's best possible form.
Re: Interesting review about inconsistencies with Brand's power of repeating
The above post had an inconsistency. I'd stated Brand could repeat 2 1/2 minutes, when in fact he only has 2 minutes of repeat time. I edited the post to reflect the proper time frame. Sorry for any confusion.