Origin stories always sound so exciting. But sometimes they’re just NOT. But the imagination can build something beautiful.
I confess: I’ve skipped books about the side character I didn’t care for. Until I finished the rest of the series and felt compelled to go back. And, dang it, sometimes it turns out to be my favorite.
Authors need names for hundreds of people and places that are near and dear… although, yes, I know, they are fictional, but it’s still a thing that means a lot. Sometimes, I won’t read a book if I don’t like the main character’s name.