Backseat. Wouldn't shut up for the first half of the trip, and kept asking every five minutes when they were going to get there. Is the reason Halt eventually agreed to turn the radio on. Fell asleep halfway through the trip and hasn't moved. Is he even alive.
the driver. Refused to have the radio on at first, but eventually gave in in the hopes it would drown out Will. Insists he knows where he's going without instructions. Gave up on any hope of conversation 10 minutes in and now only speaks to tell the others to shut up.
shotgun. Is singing along to the radio loudly and frequently changing stations to annoy Halt. Keeps wanting to pull over and look at random stuff like cows and trees. Has instructions written out and is trying to convince Halt to use them. Is in charge of snacks.
backseat. Is pretending not to know how the radio works and keeps making song requests to annoy Halt and Crowley. Claims that he's dying because the backseat is too small for him and is trying convince Crowley to switch with him. Exaggerates every story he tells, and keeps shouting out random directions to confuse Halt.
the middle backseat. Has patiently listened to both Will and Gilan the entire trip. Stole and ate all the snacks in the first half hour of the trip. Asks to pull over and eat whenever they pass a restaurant. Should really be sitting in the front seat, he is too tall. Save him.
Can we all take a moment to appreciate the fact that the first thing Will did once he was out on his own was adopt a dog.
Imagine how many times he tried to adopt pets while he was living with Halt.
He shows up after hunting down bandits and “please Halt she’s adorable we can even keep her in the barn because cats hunt mice right”
Or Will shows up after patrolling the fief and “I know rangers don’t have dogs but loOK AT THIS ADORABLE FACE HOW CAN YOU SAY NO”
And then Will shows up at the gathering grounds with Shadow and Halt’s just like “for fuCKS SAKE why am I not surprised”
Book Recommendations for Tamora Pierce lovers (pt. 1)
Our followers recommend:
The Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell
“One of the POV characters is a woman and she’s really kick ass. Plus there’s war, magic, rebellion, spies, lots of really awesome characters and a mule that thinks he’s a duck.”
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
“The main characters are men, but the women are kickass and actually have important functioning roles in the plot!”
Literally Anything by Brandon Mull (Fablehaven or the Beyonders especially)
You might feel weird picking up a 600-page-each-book series written for 5-8th graders but believe me when I say that these books are so damn phenomenal, you’ll be glad you did. Really imaginative stories. Good characters. Patton Burgess.
The Name of the Wind (of The Kingkiller Chronicle series) by Patrick Rothfuss
A more adult fantasy novel that is so unbelievably good I can’t even put it into words. Just do it.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
A classic. No explanation needed.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
We love a good two-perspective story. Bonus points for supporting an author who is a WOC!
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
This story is not without its weak moments, but A+ for a non-Medieval England setting and main characters with physical deformities. Also revenge is good.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Beauty and the Beast retelling. Curses, trials, fairies. If for nothing else, read for the scene where the protag gets mad at the two male characters and paints portraits of their faces on pigs’ bodies for hours.
I’ve seen a few posts going around lately with all the pretty book maps and decided to do my own with some of my favorites because who doesn’t love book maps?
The maps are from Ranger’s Apprentice, The Lord of the Rings, Six of Crows, The Kingkiller Chronicle, The Queen’s Thief series, Inkheart, The Books of Bayern, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Princess Bride, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Inheritance Cycle.
I want a fanfic where Gilan and Will pull some prank that’s pretty risky but they think they haven’t been caught and go home right.
Then the next day Halt has to go and talk to the Baron and the Baron’s all like “look at what your fucking apprentices did”
But Halt’s obviously like “my children are perfect little ANGELS they would NEVER do such a thing” but he gets home and is all like “you litTLE SHITS”
I don’t know how many of ya’ll know the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan, but I personally grew up with it and thoroughly loved the story and it’s characters! Halt O’Carrick was my favorite character by far, thanks to his sass and wit, so I decided to practice my digital painting skills and I came up with this lovely image!