History Creator / DavidEddings

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14th Dec '16 11:45:01 PM PaulA
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* PalsWithJesus: In ''The Dreamers'', the four gods of the country tend to pal around and be on first name terms with some of their subjects.
13th Dec '16 7:25:04 PM PaulA
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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: In ''Regina's Song'', Regina and her sister were so identical even their parents couldn't tell them apart, and when one of the sisters is murdered only the surviving sister knows for sure which it was.
13th Dec '16 7:03:02 PM PaulA
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* TheOldGods: ''The Dreamers'' has the original male and female creative powers embodied as [[spoiler:the peasant couple Ara and Omago]].


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* WorthlessYellowRocks: In ''The Dreamers'', the four gods hire armies with gold, except for Aracia. Queen Trenicia of the Isle of Akalla won't accept gold--she refers to it as 'yellow lead'--and took gems as payment instead.
13th Dec '16 6:52:41 PM PaulA
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In ''Regina's Song'', the Seattle Slasher is killing off sexual predators in a hunt for one in particular who [[spoiler:raped and murdered her twin sister]].
13th Dec '16 6:49:12 PM PaulA
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* SerialKillingsSpecificTarget: ''Regina's Song''
13th Dec '16 6:47:09 PM PaulA
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* PosthumousCharacter: The dead twin in ''Regina's Song''.
* RapeAndRevenge: In ''Regina's Song'', a girl is raped and murdered, [[spoiler:inspiring her identical twin to hunt down and messily murder sexual predators in her search for the man responsible]].
* ResetButton: ''The Dreamers'' series ends with a massive Reset Button, using time travel to negate the existence of the BigBad and thus negate absolutely everything that occurred in the previous novels.
* SerialKiller: ''Regina's Song'' has the Seattle Slasher, a killer who paralyzes sexual predators with a syringe of curare and then carves them to pieces with a linoleum knife. [[spoiler:She was a Mission/Revenge type, targeting sex offenders because one of them raped and murdered her twin sister, and ultimately seeking out and killing the specific rapist responsible for that act.]]
13th Dec '16 6:07:24 PM PaulA
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In ''Regina's Song'', the Seattle Slasher killed her victims by stabbing them with a syringe of curare to paralyze them, and then slowly carved them to pieces with a linoleum knife. While singing. When she finally tracked down [[spoiler:the man who killed her sister]], she slices him with the knife about eighty times. The coroner wasn't sure of the exact count, as some of the cuts were very close together -- especially around the groin. He was still alive when she cut his throat at the end.


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* MixAndMatchCritters: In ''The Dreamers'' series, That-Called-the-Vlagh (or just The Vlagh) is a giant female insect who creates thousands and thousands of eggs, and whenever she sees a characteristic she likes, she mixes and matches animals with the characteristics she likes, with bizarre (but very, very, deadly) results.


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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: ''Regina's Song'' features not one, but two double-paragraph plot summaries on its back blurb. Both of them, in trying to be mysterious, blatantly state who the killer is and to some extent, what happens after we discover that fact.
13th Dec '16 12:34:30 AM PaulA
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* AdaptiveAbility: The Vlagh and its creatures in ''Dreamers''. They adapted to every trick the protagonists use in the previous battles... only to have them devise more. They also forage the battlefield for dropped weapons. Eventually they evolved to the point they had [[spoiler:eight arms on some of the creatures... each carrying four bows]]. This caused the protagonists some anxiety. [[spoiler:At least until they saw the creatures using the bows...as maces.]]
* AngstySurvivingTwin: The plot driver in ''Regina's Song''.


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* HiveCasteSystem: In ''The Dreamers'' quartet, the original workers and warriors are joined by humanoid bugs capable of semi-independent thought. Eventually this causes problems for the species as contrary points of view need to be dealt with for the first time.
* HiveQueen: In ''The Dreamers'' quartet, the enemies are poisonous bugs in widely divergent forms who are controlled by a queen. The queen becomes more human as the books progress.
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