In book 8 of the Pendragon series, Pilgrims of Rayne, there is a line that I have a question about.
It is a statement made by one of the character's of the book, it occurs on page 397, in the top half of the page, and is as follows:
"You're going to wish this were a trick," I said bluntly.
I believe this is incorrect, however, I am not 100% sure.
I believe it should be:
"You're going to wish this was a trick," I said bluntly.
I know "You are" is correct, however, shouldn't it be: "this was"?
Also, "this" is referring to news, specifically about an impending invasion. So it is not multiple news items or multiple invasions.
Shouldn't it be these/were?
I am not here to criticize any mistakes, I read a lot and have seen many, however, this is one that I am not sure about. As you can tell I love the series, I am on book eight, and I have not brought anything else up. So please do not think that I hold myself in a manner consistent or parallel with "the grammar police." I do not have any qualms with the grammar police, I am asking for anyone's help. Thank you.