These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Ashes Series
Mary Sue: Ben Raines is beloved by everyone except his enemies, he's a chick magnet, he's a super-soldier in his late middle ages...Mary Sue.
The Rebels as a whole are an example of a Mary Sue organization. They suffer TWO MAJOR LOSSES in the first 39 volumes. In a 40 volume series
Actually, the series is 34 volumes long; 35 if you count From The Ashes: America Reborn, which is essentially a summary of the first 24 books along with a fictionalized interview between Ben Raines and a young reporter named WWJ — who, of course, admires every single thing Ben Raines and the SUSA have ever done and who ends up deciding to move there by the end of the book.
Squick: In the future, there will not be a single woman or girl who has not been raped at least once. And the narrator tends to describe it. In graphic detail.