Thank you for your interest in beta reading my next novel, Age of War. This is the third book in The Legends of the First Empire series and we are looking for people who have read the other books, as well as people who haven't.

Being a beta reader isn't just a way to get a copy of the book before everyone else. It's prime purpose is to get early feedback on the novel i the hopes of improving the final product. As such it's more work than simply reading and saying, "Yes, I liked it" or "No, I didn't." The beta reader is asked to answer surveys and provide input that may change the final produced book.

To better understand what is required, please take a look at the following document:Age of Swords Beta Instructions. It will provide full details on how the beta works, and what you will be asked to do. After reading that document if you still wish to participate in the beta read, please return to this survey and fill it out so you'll be on the selection list.

As you might imagine, there will be far more people wanting "in" then we can possibly manage through the process. If you are not selected, please don't take it personally. Robin does a great job managing the program and it's always hard to narrow down the list.

When answering the questions in this survey, keep in mind that we want a wide range of experience and levels of past reading familiarity. So don't worry about a particular answer that you think may disqualify you...it may do just the opposite ;-)

Thanks again for your interest, and we'll be in touch closer to the beta read.

What is your name? *

First and last, please.

Please provide your email address: *

Agreement to protect the manuscript *

By participating in the beta test, you acknowledge that the manuscript is provided for your eyes only and will not be shared with others without the prior written permission of Michael J. Sullivan.

Agreement to avoid spoilers. *

By checking the following box, you agree to refrain from posting any comments about the book that might contain spoilers. An exception is made for posts in the beta group forum.

Would you like to be added to the waitlist if you aren't initially selected?

Waitlist readers will be tapped if a beta reader drops out.

Would you like to be informed of future betas, special promotions, and book releases?

What books would you like to be a beta reader for? *

It's not a requirement for you to have read other books in the series to be a beta reader.

Gender: *

Age: *

What country do you live in? *

Which best describes your English language skills? *

Which Michael J. Sullivan novels have you read? *

If you've read Riyria Revelations in their six-book format rather than the omnibus editions, select the omnibus titles that include one or both of the individual books you've read.

How long have you been reading fantasy? *

Which best describes you as a READER? *

Which best describes your experience as a WRITER? *

Which best describes your experience with beta reading? *

Which best describes your thoughts on past works you've read by Michael? *

Have you ever met Michael J. Sullivan in person before? *

For the sake of this question phone conversations count as "in person."

If selected to be a beta reader, what format(s) would you like the book in?

List your five favorite books or series.

Notes or Comments

Is there anything additional I should know?