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Sequel is the follow-up to the best-selling work of classical literature, Original. Sequel follows the story of the son of Main Character, and is a highly politically charged story with hints of neo-classical themes. It makes have use of drama and be warned that it contains spoilers for all previous books in Series. And some of the subsequent books. And also Harry Potter. And Dune. Other than that though, you're perfectly safe. Unless you watch television.
edit Successor of Original
Sequel is widely recognised as not living up to the hype established after the publishing of the previous book, Original. Original is heralded by praise of its deep, challenging philosophical outlook, meaningful characterisation without sacrificing good plot development, and having the exactly correct balance of elves, whores, and fast cars to avoid being purely fantasy, purely action, or purely romance. Original is said to appeal to the following demographics:
- Flame Warriors
- Weirdoes who like to glue fake elf ears to the sides of their heads
- Honest People
- Ages 1-20
- Ages 20-200
edit Fan reaction
Original featured a teaser chapter of its follow-up title, Sequel, however the version of Sequel that was published was entirely missing this chapter. Fans have described this as "a slap in the face", because they claim to have only brought the book because of how awesomely fantastically awesomely cool the teaser chapter was. People who have actually been slapped in the face are decrying these fans as "stupid".
Fans were also greatly disappointed in its complete departure from the subject matter of the original, featuring a total of zero elves, one whore, and only one slow car. The fact that it took six years to be released to the public when the Original was done in a single year didn't help, either.
edit Critical reviews
Critics, preferring to leave no turn unstoned, feel that it was highly derivative and lacked the deep philosophical meaning of the original, were scathingly nice about its chapter-long descriptions of Main Character's Son's beard, and publicly decried the lack of elves and fast cars.
Critics claimed to have received a current total of 5,632 "slaps in the face" due to this book.
They were, however, quite pleased with the rhyme scheme in chapter seven. And they liked the bit with tea and muffins. Oh, and the furry sidekick was totally cute and not at all annoying, which is practically a first. One brave critic decided to give Sequel an award for this, but unfortunately she was stoned to death and given quite scathingly nice reviews from her colleagues.
edit Part of the Series dodecology
Series consists of the following titles:
- Before Prequel: Throne of Prequel
- Before Prequel: Prophecy of Sequel
- Before Prequel: Lands of Original
- Shadows of Prequel
- The Colour of Original
- Knife of Character
- The Ultimate Conflict