This is sound advice and what I’m also doing with my book. My beta readers are a diverse group, featuring a non-fantasy reader, a hardcore gamer, a book snob and high brow intellectual types. It’s better to hear the harsh critique now and fix whatever is wrong than get slammed with 1 star reviews after the book is published.
Claire’s series is quite promising and I’m planning to read it as soon as I can.
Btw I am looking for more beta readers, hardcore Wheel of Time/Malazan fans, non-fantasy readers, literary snobs and diehard gamers are most appreciated! Send me an email at drowqueen@gmail if you are interested in beta reading.
Source: Guest blog: Five people you need to beta read your novel by Claire Frank