It’s awesome. No other word for it.
There’s five things that people are looking for in a book. Likable characters, a comprehensible plotline, suspense, humor, and overall just a well-written story. The entire series of Ranger’s Apprentice checks every box. I wouldn’t go as far to say it’s a book for nerds, but there are fascinating technical details on every page. Flanagan did his research, and he did it well. The characters are not overpowered, but have a basic goodness (or lack thereof, for the villains) that make them tangible and likable. The sarcasm is genius. Rereading the series has probably taught me more of how to write than every English class and writing camp I’ve ever taken. The series is long, but none of the details included are overblown or unnecessary, so essentially it’s watching the development of a really lovable universe. There are some characters that I hate with my entire being (even the good guys) but being capable of feeling any strong emotions signifies that you’re engaged in the book. It’s just good. I could read the series more than my 7 times record and never get bored with it, even if I memorize an entire dialogue exchange by heart.
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Positive role models