History Creator / LisaShearin

1st Mar '17 8:09:15 AM Bissek
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* ''Wedding Bells, Magic Spells''
* ''Treasure & Treason''



* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Politics in the goblin court are literally cutthroat. The elven court and the Council of Twelve are less violent, but equally corrupt.



* GargleBlaster: Raine bonds with her mother-in-law to be over a couple of bottles of very rare, expensive and powerful rum they find after they end up stuck in the archmage's wine cellar after a battle. When they get extracted, the archmage expresses astonishment that they are still ''alive'' after drinking both bottles.



* TheHighwayman: [[spoiler:Mychael's mother]] used to be one.



* ''The Ghoul Vendetta''



* DealWithTheDevil: Complete with a notarized contract. [[spoiler:And then it turns out the demon was selling goods that weren't his to sell, and his boss wasn't happy when he found out about it.]]
* DonutMessWithACop: At one point Kitty bribes the NYPD to leave a crime scene for a while so SPI can examine it for evidence of the supernatural with a large bag of baked goods.



* FamousAncestor: A minor character in the first book is descended from the Norse hero Sigurd. [[spoiler:Ian]] turns out to be descended from the Celtic hero Lugh.



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The first book takes place during the week leading up to New Years, the second on Halloween. Both times there are story-related reasons why (A monster attack at the New Years Celebration at Times Square would be impossible to cover up, Halloween being the ideal time for certain rituals). The third book takes place during the rather unremarkable and holiday-free first week of November, because it starts just after the second book ended.

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The first book takes place during the week leading up to New Years, the second on Halloween. Both times there are story-related reasons why (A monster attack at the New Years Celebration at Times Square would be impossible to cover up, Halloween being the ideal time for certain rituals). The third book takes place during the rather unremarkable and holiday-free first week of November, because it starts just after the second book ended. The fourth returns to the pattern, with the climax taking place on the summer solstice.
* {{Masquerade}}: Part of SPI's mission is to keep the existence of the supernatural hidden from the general public.



* NoodleIncident: Mention is occasionally made of cases that happen between books. One notable one was a Siren infestation during Fleet Week, which SPI was only able to cover up because all the witnesses were drunk.



* SuperheroTrophyShelf: Every SPI agent has a collection of 'desk bling', little knickknacks given to them by their coworkers that reference notably impressive or embarrassing things they have done.

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* SharedUniverse: The SPI novels and the Raine Benares novels take place on different dimensions, but there is communication and travel between them. The SPI novels have multiple references to events in the Raine novels.
* SingleLineOfDescent: One of the things that has to be done to break the curse that banished the Fomor to the oceans was exterminate the line of Lugh, the hero who defeated the Fomor King and banished them thousands of years ago. Despite all the millennia, it appears that there is only one living descendant (or at least, only one that matters): [[spoiler:Ian]].
* SuperheroTrophyShelf: Every SPI agent has a collection of 'desk bling', little knickknacks given to them by their coworkers that reference notably impressive or embarrassing things they have done.done.
* SupremeChef: Kitty Poertner, New York's top portal witch, is a first-rate baker. She apparently gets called on to provide SPI with scones more often than she is called on for her expertise with portals.
24th Jan '17 9:33:36 AM Black_Diesel
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17th Dec '16 9:47:16 PM Xtifr
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'''Lisa Shearin''' is an American author of the Raine Benares series, about a sorceress and seeker of things lost and people missing, who gets mixed up with an ArtifactOfDoom. She is also the author of the SPI Files series, an urban fantasy series about Mackenna Fraser, a seer employed to locate paranormal creatures for an organization dedicated to protecting humans from the supernatural and upholding TheMasquerade.

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'''Lisa Shearin''' Lisa Shearin is an American author of the Raine Benares series, about a sorceress and seeker of things lost and people missing, who gets mixed up with an ArtifactOfDoom. She is also the author of the SPI Files series, an urban fantasy series about Mackenna Fraser, a seer employed to locate paranormal creatures for an organization dedicated to protecting humans from the supernatural and upholding TheMasquerade.
2nd Feb '16 3:38:46 PM Bissek
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* ''The Brimstone Deception''



* FantasticDrug: Brimstone allows people to see through illusions. This causes humans who take it to freak out when they realize that the non-humans hidden under glamours all around them are non-humans hidden under glamours.



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The first book takes place during the week leading up to New Years, the second on Halloween. Both times there are story-related reasons why (A monster attack at the New Years Celebration at Times Square would be impossible to cover up, Halloween being the ideal time for certain rituals).

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The first book takes place during the week leading up to New Years, the second on Halloween. Both times there are story-related reasons why (A monster attack at the New Years Celebration at Times Square would be impossible to cover up, Halloween being the ideal time for certain rituals). The third book takes place during the rather unremarkable and holiday-free first week of November, because it starts just after the second book ended.
7th Feb '15 5:31:43 AM Bissek
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* ''Wild Cards'' (eBook novella)



* ''The Dragon Conspiracy''



* GroinAttack: Fraser's first piece of desk bling - an anatomically correct leprechaun doll with his pants around his ankles - refers to an incident where she cornered a group of naked drunken leprechauns in a [=McDonald's=] and tased their leader in the Happy Meal.

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* GroinAttack: Fraser's first piece of desk bling - an anatomically correct leprechaun doll with his pants around his ankles - refers to an incident where she cornered a group of naked drunken leprechauns in a [=McDonald's=] and tased tasered their leader in the Happy Meal.Meal.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The first book takes place during the week leading up to New Years, the second on Halloween. Both times there are story-related reasons why (A monster attack at the New Years Celebration at Times Square would be impossible to cover up, Halloween being the ideal time for certain rituals).
* MineralMacguffin: The second book centers around the theft of the Dragon's Eggs, seven magically powerful diamonds that were once owned by the Romanovs.
* OfficeRomance: Though Mac is clearly attracted to her partner Ian, they aren't in one, possibly because they both understand how difficult it would make working together if things fell apart. At the end of the second book Ian has started dating a dryad in SPI's PR (Read: invents semi-plausible mundane explanations for supernatural incidents, like a statue coming to life actually being animatronic) department, with Mac's knowledge and approval.
7th Mar '14 5:37:05 PM Bissek
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* MagicMusic: Spellsingers.
7th Mar '14 5:35:59 PM Bissek
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!!The SPI Files series consists of
* ''The Grendel Affair''
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7th Mar '14 5:34:42 PM Bissek
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'''Lisa Shearin''' is an American author of the Raine Benares series, a sorceress and seeker of things lost and people missing, who gets mixed up with an ArtifactOfDoom.

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'''Lisa Shearin''' is an American author of the Raine Benares series, about a sorceress and seeker of things lost and people missing, who gets mixed up with an ArtifactOfDoom.ArtifactOfDoom. She is also the author of the SPI Files series, an urban fantasy series about Mackenna Fraser, a seer employed to locate paranormal creatures for an organization dedicated to protecting humans from the supernatural and upholding TheMasquerade.



!!The series consists of

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!!The Raine Benares series consists of



!!Tropes found in her work include

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!!Tropes found in her work the Raine Benares series include



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----* WhiteSheep: Raine is the only respectable Benares. Most of her relatives are pirates, the one named exception is a crooked banker.
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!!Tropes found in the SPI Files series include
* DragonLady: Vivienne Sagadraco is referred to as this. Mainly because she really ''is'' a dragon.
* ExplosiveBreeder: Grendels only reproduce once every fifty years or so, but when they do, they lay three batches of 20-30 eggs each. This is a major reason as to why they haven't been hunted into extinction by SPI Scandinavia (Despite their best efforts).
* GroinAttack: Fraser's first piece of desk bling - an anatomically correct leprechaun doll with his pants around his ankles - refers to an incident where she cornered a group of naked drunken leprechauns in a [=McDonald's=] and tased their leader in the Happy Meal.
* SuperheroTrophyShelf: Every SPI agent has a collection of 'desk bling', little knickknacks given to them by their coworkers that reference notably impressive or embarrassing things they have done.
5th Dec '13 5:47:30 AM Bissek
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* DiplomaticImpunity: Just about everyone with diplomatic status. Nobody ever points out that the Guardians have more than enough evidence to declare them PersonaNonGrata and throw them out of the city for this.
* DrinkingGame: Students and off-duty guards invented one where they drink whenever the archmage snarks during a speech. Everyone involved generally gets hammered.


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* VirginPower: Needed to find the Scythe of Nen. Good luck finding a virgin on a college campus on short notice.
14th Aug '12 4:23:51 AM Goldfritha
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* HeavenlyBlue: Mychael's spell


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* ThePaladin: Mychael
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