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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 genuinely afraid when Rah has an allergic reaction and his adopted grandmother giving him a worry stone to assure him s loved Unfortunately the whole Cain and Abel story kicks off and any complexity his character may have had goes out the window may have had goes out the window we re told is how Zyn is gly and rude and nasty and mean and don t we all just HATE him He and his followers are horribly poisoned by a radioactive tree they live in yes really and end Nyx up stranded on an island It s incredibly easy to read his extreme actions later as him being incredibly sick andnstable 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 tries to leave not actually trying to talk things over with him or anythingAnd that leads to the main issue of the characters and the book in general really What little we get is generally very very Blanco nocturno unpleasant The muggles arenhelpful and Jake Millers Wheel useless While Zyn is having an emotional breakdown and suffers an inferiority complex towards Rah only one of them actually does ANYTHING to try to reassure him All the other muggles do nothing but gather around Rah and say how great he is and basically feed Zyn s belief that yes Rah is the favorite of the two Zyn bullies and abuses a group of muggle children into working for him and despite the text clearly stating that they were forced into it and abusedntil they snapped none of the other muggles seem to care They whine about the trouble being caused but they don t try to reach out and get their family backAnd the npleasantness isn t limited to the Cain and Abel story at the end The book begins with horrible descriptions t limited to the Cain and Abel story at the end The book begins with horrible descriptions two nuclear wars but they re just forgotten about Muggles the cute little things they are were created when the have nots of society Stouffers words not mine were mutated by generations of exposure to radiation The twins mother is sobbing over news of her husband s death one minute and then practically jumping the butler the next Nobody is particularly likeable or sympathetic Reading some parts actually made me feel very ncomfortableAnd I think this all goes back to Nancy Stouffer and how she went about writing this It is my belief that Stouffer is one of those folks who believes that anyone can cobble together a children s book Certainly the Simpsons Comics uality of hers is slapdash a hardly edited jumbled mess It feels like she threw a bunch of things together thinking that children will accept anything if it s shiny enough I guess it s possible she felt she put her heart and soul into this and that her work really is that special but that doesn t change the fact that she didn t plan this out at all She didn t figure out what kind of story she wanted and that s why there are countless reviews pointing out how rushed and nonsensical this book is to say nothing of fairy tale tropes like the talking animals or magic sun which COULD have been handwaved with better writing Finally I should bringp the plagiarism controversy Everyone and their mother has pointed out how baseless it is and that s true Not only do Stouffer s points of similarity focus only on superficial details one thing she argues is that both books have a castle with a Great Hallreceiving area Because that s daming but some of her points don t even come p in The Legend of Rah Larry Potter and Lilly for example are from an entirely different line of children s books she s written and have nothing at all to do with magic or England or Harry Potter I also suspect that she s arguing plagiarism based on books she hasn t writtenpublisheddid publish but got a very limited release but I m not sure on thatRegardless the Legend of Rah and the Muggles is a Thing and a very bad one If you re very interested in it and want to see for yourself give it a look if you have the chance But don t go out of your way to find it This book has taken p too much of our time as it is 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 fr. Aboard her two infant sons She wrapped the boys in royal blankets and ilts and packed a jewel box filled with brig. ,

Read out of curiosity Unfortunately 1 star is the minimum rating there should be a negative minimum rating there should be a negative rating Really poorly written nonsense story I read this book when I was ten and it was one of the worst things I ve ever held in my hands The plot was nonsensical the characters cardboard the good vs evil too clearly drawn and I was so bored Do not ever read this book This book is so badly written I would only recommend it as an example of how NOT to write It is good For A Few Laughs a few laughs and both boosts your confidence in your own writing skills and makes you want to curl p and cry over the fact that shit like this actual gets published 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 folks nothing described in this review is made Prom Kings and Drama Queens 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 created from radiation in the prologue nuclear war in entirely different country and awkward fairy tale backstory as a widowed noblewoman gives birth to twins immediately starts flirting 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 for no reason tries to kidnapkill the other and endsp 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 day seeing as it s stuck in the 80s or so commentary A Regency esue romance A changeling 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 jumps from one to the other as she pleasesCharacterwise everyone was bland as 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 forgetting the names of muggles or servants who only show Confident Conversation up one time Everyone who showsp before the muggles with the exception of the brothers is completely irrelevant As for the muggles themselves they re badly handled cartoonish characters who have one irk apiece one s amusingly hard of hearing One s the kindly grandmother Two are children who always hold hands Etc and so forthAnd then there are the brothers themselves Rah and Zyn are their names WHICH ARE APPARENTLY THE MUGGLE WORDS FOR SUN AND are apparently the muggle words for sun and respectively They re also the protagonists 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 se him as a moral template for children to learn off of but the book s so incredibly preachy about it that I just found myself disliking him He isn t witty he isn t charming he isn t 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 s fun to hang around with Stouffer tried to add some emotional complexity when he becomes overwhelmed by alleged 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 left field 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 felt any pity for 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 favoritism when they re kids. In another land far from the shoreline of Aura war was raging and Lady Catherine launched a raft with precious cargo.
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Ont cover of The Legend of Rah and the Muggles for Nancy Stouffer isthe author who has created minor shockwaves in the book trade bypointing out that the name Muggles More to Love (A Perfect Fit, used by JK Rowling in her Harry Potter series was previouslysed by Stouffer whois also the author of a pre existing series of books for 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 nofficialboycott of Stouffer s books and a stolid silence on the wholematter nothing must threaten the Harry Potter cash cowLeaving the 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 ndimmedAll 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
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her owncountry was 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 Sexual X-Perimentation (Cyborg Gigolos, up good andwise while Zyn growsp nasty and spiteful The dispute betweenthem is chronicled in the Muggles ongoing Ancient Book ofTales pon whose account the current volume is purportedlybasedIllustrated with a central clutch of Stouffer s own ratherjolly colour illustrations The Legend purportedlybasedIllustrated with a central clutch of Stouffer s own ratherjolly colour illustrations The Legend 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 aint 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 few spelling errors tooFurther this being a fantasy for young children someoneshould have pointed out to Stouffer the meaning of the wordbugger which she ses freuently and clearly regards asinnocuousDelivered as an oral presentation for children this talewhich comes complete with songs the music for one of which issupplied at the back would one imagines be tremendous fun itis easy to envisage a youthful audience falling around withlaughter at some of the jokes for 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 spoken necessarily episodictelling As printed novel the text doesn t work nearly so well most of the jokes just referred to fall flat when rendered intype In their place are moments of humour that are certainly notdeliberate such as the Monty Pythonesue legend drawn 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 hope for her twinbabies is to 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 flirting audaciously with her butler with astrong suggestion that onstage flirting is likely 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 Shakespeare. Ht rubies and other gemstones between them The raft drifted away with no charted destination but the babies' surviva.