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Since all of the "books" in this series are posted under the same fic, I'm going to review up until where the updates stop, which is somewhere in the beginning of Milo's third year.
So, I read this fic a while back (at least four or five years ago), and I recalled it being good, so I recently dropped back in on it to reread and catch up. And, let me say, I am so happy that I did. The main character, Milo, is truly a breath of fresh air for me, and I adore the way he thinks and the clever, blunt humour that is threaded through the writing. There are some OCs that aren't even overly connected to Milo, but they are written in such a way as to make me look forward to their sections just as much as I do the sections about Milo and his mates. Overall, I've been left looking for another fic that will match the tone of this one, and I haven't found one just yet. I'm left craving more of Milo's wit and munchkinery. Seriously, even if you know practically nothing about D&D, this fic is definitely worth a read, anyway, if you are looking for a humourous story with an engaging plot and characters.
The plot flows at first as the exploration of an entity who operates on a different set of world physics than the rest of the setting, with a lot of fun poked at Dungeons and Dragons' mechanical structure and a degree of lighthearted ribbing of infamous 'munchkin' attitude, and keeps that element going strong with the plot gradually shifting to follow a rather farcical existential crisis for poor shallow, min-maxed, roll-playing (and proud of it!) Milo, as he's forced by the scenario he's found himself in become a deeper character, much to his dismay.
great series so far. The author introduces a decent OC who's naturally quirky (coming from a different universe and all) without making him overpowered. It's a hilarious deconstruction of both D&D and Harry Potter because the OC is fully aware that he's a D&D character with stat points and everything, and he's trying to impose his own universe's mechanics on the Harry Potter universe.
even if you're not a fan of D&D, the concepts are presented very smoothly in the narrative without glaring infodumps. great work so far.
Extremely well executed, with great editing and the kind of characterization you don't normally get in fanfiction as close to crack as this one is. In particular, the Harry is almost perfect- he's better than in many of the best-respected HP fics. In addition, the OC is very reasonably powered and does not at all cry out for a knife to the face. Also, there appears to be a well-kept update schedule. I, personally, will be following this story voraciously.
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