(Pdf/E–pub) [The Legend of Rah and the Muggles]
Free read é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó N.K. StoufferG madly with the butler then sends the babies to sea to give them a better shot at life saccharine nonsensical one shot anecdotes about the babies being adopted by the muggles and being raised by them a Cain and Abel story as one of the brothers turns evil or no reason tries to kidnapkill the other and ends up banished to an islandIf that makes no sense to you that s about how logical it is in the book Stouffer just has things happen and doesn t think of what kind of story she wants to tell A post apocalyptic story with modern
"day or modern "or modern seeing as it s stuck in the 80s or so commentary A Regency esue romance A changeling La main d'Oberon fantasy tale A story of good and evil between two brothers She can t decide and she doesn t layer what she has in any way that makes sense She just jumpsrom one "TO THE OTHER AS SHE PLEASESCHARACTERWISE EVERYONE WAS BLAND "the other as she pleasesCharacterwise everyone was bland toast Names were thrown around in an attempt to pretend there was a wide developed cast and there s a glossary in the back of the book with them all because apparently Stouffer thinks much is lost by Les 9 princes d'ambre forgetting the names of muggles or servants who only show up one time Everyone who shows up before the muggles with the exception of the brothers is completely irrelevant Asor the muggles themselves they re badly handled cartoonish characters who have one uirk apiece one s amusingly hard of hearing One s the kindly grandmother Two are children who always hold hands Etc and so Le Cycle des Princes d'Ambre, tome 9 : Chevalier des Ombres forthAnd then there are the brothers themselves Rah and Zyn are their names which are apparently the muggle wordsor sun and lower
Respectively They Re Also TheThey re also the of the story so to speak and get something close to character development Unfortunately neither are particularly enjoyable as charactersRah is supposed to be the good brother shiny clean rule abiding humble helpful well loved industrious well groomed someone please stop me I m going to gag It s INCREDIBLY obvious that Stouffer is trying to use him as a moral template Coffret Zelazny, 5 volumes : Le Cycle des Princes d'Ambre n°2 (tome 6 à 10) for children to learn off of but the book s so incredibly preachy about it that I justound myself disliking him He isn t witty he isn t charming he isn t Les Fusils d'Avalon funny and he really doesn t have any traits beyond being the dull Good Kid I couldn t stand him because he read like a PSA example than an actual person who sun to hang around with Stouffer tried to add some emotional complexity when he becomes overwhelmed by alleged Neuf Princes d'Ambre feelings of sorrow over his brother turning evil on that in a minute and sobs while wishing his mother was there but considering how out of leftield it is and how his mom hadn t been around since about two chapters in it doesn t do anything besides make him look rather wimpyThen there s Zyn Oh god Zyn Of all the characters he s the only one I The Dark Between the Stars (Fading Suns) felt any pityor And that s because despite or because of Stouffer doing her damndest to make him the Bad Kid I just saw no one giving him a break and him being dumped on by his author We see him start to get jealous of Rah s La séquence des Rencontres Tome 2 : L'Eternel voyageur favoritism when they re kids and we do get a couple of halfway emotional scenes him being genuinely afraid when Rah has an allergic reaction and his adopted grandmother giving him a worry stone to assure him he s loved Unfortunately the whole Cain and Abel story kicks off and any complexity his character may have had goes out the window All we re told is how Zyn is ugly and rude and nasty and mean and don t we all just HATE him He and hisollowers are horribly poisoned by a radioactive tree they live in yes really and end up stranded on an island It s incredibly easy to read his extreme actions later as him being incredibly sick and unstable La séquence des Rencontres Tome 1 : Les Âmes soeurs from those things happening to him but the idea of circumstances leaving him at all deserving of sympathy is completely ignored Even his supposedly compassionate brother does nothing but wring his hands and cry when Zyn This book is so badly written I would only recommend it as an example of how NOT to write It is goodor a ew laughs though and both boosts your confid. Ht rubies and other gemstones between them The raft drifted away with no charted destination but the babies' surviva. ,
Consign them to the mercy of the seas aboard a raftsmack considerably of Daisy Ashford s The Young Visitors1919 Lady Catherine although heartbroken over the death ofher beloved
"husband Sir Geophrey sic neverthelessimmediately starts lirting audaciously with her butler with astrong suggestion that onstage lirting is "Sir Geophrey sic neverthelessimmediately starts lirting audaciously with her butler with astrong suggestion that onstage lirting is to be matchedby offstage naughtiness Real Soon Now if it hasn t startedalreadySir there is no woman in this room that wouldn t tradedance partners with me right now I m not about to give them thechance If that makes me wicked so be it she said with apoor attempt at A Shakespearean Delivery And They Shakespearean delivery and they laughedStouffer has not ully realized her Lance Dragon : Trilogie des Légendes n° 1 - Le Temps des jumeaux fantasy world Asideromthe curiosity already mentioned of moonlight being able topenetrate where sunlight cannot there are items such as theMuggles managing to grow ruit and vegetables in a sunless landIn the same context the traditional Muggle songs make referenceto such events as dawn which the Muggles could not haveexperienced before the arrival of the twins also mentioned in asong is the star that s shinning bright even though the veryexistence of stars brightly shinning or otherwise must beunknown to the Muggles There are countless other such lapsesNevertheless Stouffer s achievement in conceiving thefantasy shouldn t be underestimated Although The Legend ofRah and the Muggles doesn t bear up well in any comparisonwith Tove Jansson s "Moomins series of which it is in someways reminiscent it has its excellent moments I was "series of which it is in someways reminiscent it has its excellent moments I was takenfor example with the Greeblies creatures amply worthy ofinclusion and this is high praise indeed in theecology of Rene Laloux s animated movie Fantastic Planet La plan te sauvage 1973Greeblies are at ratlike rodents that live in Sticky IckySwamp and often hide beneath boulders They are nocturnal littlepests with Le Temps des jumeaux faces that resemble rabbits and their large roundears curl slightlyorward at the top Their bodies are coveredwith gray coarse hair with black tips that look like they weredipped in inkGreeblies have short legs but they can jump La séquence des Rencontres Tome 4 : La règle et la mesure fiveeet in theair La Séquence de Raistlin, tome 2 : Les Frères d'armes from a sitting position Their long coiled tails are used touickly grab and snatch anything of interest to them beforebeing seenThey have been known to grab hold of Muggle legsrom behindand drag them La séquence des Rencontres Tome 5 : La Pierre et l'acier franticallyor yards and yards before lettingthem go Most often their goal is to steal Lancedragon - Le Pacte de la forge, la séquence des nains food or raid thegarbageOnly two thingsrighten Greeblies sand dogs called Nardlesand getting caught in a trap set by the Muggles who would than likely use them as dinner La séquence des défenseurs de la magie Tome 3 : La septième sentinelle for their pet NardlesNardles live in burrows along the shoreline and Greeblieswon t go near them Even though the Greeblies are difficult tosee the Nardles can smell them a mile awayIt is at times like this when Stouffer s imagination justsuddenly lifts off the ground and carries her to who knows wherethat The Legend of Rah and the Muggles is at its bestGiven a thorough edit this book could be much recommended as itstands however the best that can be said is that The Legendof Rah and the Muggles is worth picking up primarilyor itscuriosity value and of course Les Chroniques Tome 2 : Dragons d'une nuit d'hiver for its occasional deliciousflights ofancyThis review CONTES DES LANCEDRAGONS N08 first published by Infinity Plus isexcerptedrom my ebook Warm Words and Otherwise A Blizzardof Book Reviews to be published on September 19 by InfinityPlus Ebooks When I say that this book was a terrible mess I know I m not adding anything new here By this point I think everyone who has heard of The Legend of Rah and the Muggles knows how awful it is What gets me though is how completely jumbled it isRemember CONTES DES LANCEDRAGONS N07 folks nothing described in this review is made up Chew on that as you readThe story s natural progression is thus Description of nuclear warranting about politics and the UNvery awkward social commentarylearning how the titular Muggles were createdrom radiation in the prologue nuclear war in entirely different country and awkward Tanis, les années secrètes fairy tale backstory as a widowed noblewoman gives birth to twins immediately startslirtin. Aboard her two infant sons She wrapped the boys in royal blankets and uilts and packed a jewel box illed with brig. ,
The Legend of Rah and the Mugglesby NK StoufferThurman House 267 pages plus 12 pages colour illustrationshardback 2001 reissue of a book originally published in 1984By all rights this review should be littered with instancesof the letters TM in superscript just as is the Lancedragon, numéro 5 : La Guerre des jumeaux front cover of The Legend of Rah and the Mugglesor Nancy Stouffer isthe author who has created minor shockwaves in the book trade bypointing out that the name Muggles used by JK Rowling in her Harry Potter series was previously used by Stouffer whois also the author of a pre existing series of books or the veryyoung based on the character Larry Potter Moreover Stouffer sillustrations of Larry Potter bear a very considerableresemblance to the depictions of Harry Potter on the covers ofthe Rowling books The response of the book trade to Stouffer sobjections in the USA at least has been a courageous unofficialboycott of Stouffer s books and a stolid silence on the "WHOLEMATTER NOTHING MUST THREATEN THE HARRY POTTER CASH COWLEAVING "nothing must threaten the Harry Potter cash cowLeaving LarryHarry Potter dispute aside the Muggles ofthis book bear no resemblance beyond the name to Rowling sInstead they are the mutant descendants bald huge headed small childish of the people left behind in theisland nation of Aura many generations ago when the wealthydeserted it and them in the wake of a nuclear war Since thattime Aura has been covered with a purple haze through whichsunlight can barely trickle but moonlight paradoxically canpass undimmedAll this changes with the arrival on the shore of Aura of twobaby twin brothers aboard a makeshift raft they were cast adriftby their mother as per Superman by his parents during thedestruction of the planet Krypton when she saw that her owncountry was plunging into an all destroying war Aboard the raftalong with the twins is a magical illuminating stone whichbrings sunlight back to AuraThe two brothers Rah and Zyn are nurtured by the MugglesAlthough identical in every respect to begin with theirpersonalities come to differ radically Rah grows up good andwise while Zyn grows up nasty and spiteful The dispute betweenthem is chronicled in the Muggles ongoing Ancient Book ofTales upon whose account the current volume is purportedlybasedIllustrated with a central clutch of Stouffer s own ratherjolly colour illustrations The Legend of Rah and theMuggles is a much shorter book than the page count abovemight suggest the type is extremely large and the page marginslikewise It is also a very badly published book clearlyThurman House does not believe in uaint customs like editingcopy editing and proofreading I liked the idea of a bright starshinning in the sky and especially approved of the termdinning room The text reads as if it s a somewhat inaccuratetranscript of an oral presentation complete with shifts of tensebetween past and present and countless typographical andgrammatical errors a ew spelling errors tooFurther this being
A Fantasy For Young Childrenfantasy or young children have pointed out to Stouffer the meaning of the wordbugger which she uses Les Chroniques Tome 4 : Dragons d'une flamme d'été freuently and clearly regards asinnocuousDelivered as an oral presentationor children this talewhich comes complete with songs the music Kendermore : Série : La trilogie des préludes for one of which issupplied at the back would one imagines be tremendousun itis easy to envisage a youthful audience L'Ordre des dragons T01: La Lance falling around withlaughter at some of the jokesor example while the ramshacklenature of the plot wouldn t be evident or at least itwouldn t be important in a spoken necessarily episodictelling As a printed novel the text doesn t work nearly so well most of the jokes just referred to Lancedragon n°28 - le cinquieme age : L'Aube d'un nouvel âge falllat when rendered intype In their place are moments of humour that are certainly notdeliberate such as the Monty Pythonesue legend drawn Les hérétiques de Dune (5) from The Ancient Book of Tales about The Year of the RabbitsAnd so it was that the rabbits with protruding teeth losttheir gentleness and ravaged the continent Likewise some of the early scenes set in the castle wherethe noble Lady Catherine decides the only hopeor her twinbabies is to. In another land Dune - Tome 2 : Le Messie de Dune (02) farrom the shoreline of Aura war was raging and Lady Catherine launched a raft with precious cargo.