History Creator / PatriciaCWrede

1st Jun '16 8:58:57 PM PaulA
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* "Literature/TheSixtyTwoCursesOfCaliphArenschadd"



* ArabianNightsDays: "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd" is set in an unnamed fantasy land with Arabian Nights trappings.



* BenevolentMageRuler: Caliph Arenschadd in "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd" is a wizard. His rule is mostly benevolent apart from his tendency to put curses on people when he loses his temper, and even that is generally regarded as better than, say, chopping people's heads off, since none of the curses are lethal and most are more annoying than really harmful.



* {{Curse}}: "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd" features a variety of imaginative examples.
* CurseThatCures: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", a curse is used to cure [[spoiler:another curse--Tumpkin realizes the family's curse-induced lycanthropy can be cured by inciting the Caliph to curse them with something else, since the Caliph's curses only work one at a time]].



* KingIncognito: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", the vizier's daughter befriends a boy she meets in the palace garden and assumes is one of the pages. He turns out to be the son of the Caliph.
* OneCurseLimit: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", [[spoiler:the cure for the unbreakable curse the family is under turns out to be having a different curse put on them, which displaces the first]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", the protagonist meets a boy who's reluctant to tell her his real name, so she dubs him 'Tumpkin' on the grounds that she has to call him ''something''. At the end of the story, she finds out who he really is, but the audience doesn't get to learn his real name, because she keeps calling him by the name they became friends by.



* SenseFreak: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", people who are cursed to turn into wolves are immediately enthralled with the awesome sensations of hearing and smell.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Tumpkin in "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd".
6th Apr '16 12:09:26 AM PaulA
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* ArabianNightsDays: "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd" is set in an unnamed fantasy land with Arabian Nights trappings.



* BenevolentMageRuler: Caliph Arenschadd in "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd" is a wizard. His rule is mostly benevolent apart from his tendency to put curses on people when he loses his temper, and even that is generally regarded as better than, say, chopping people's heads off, since none of the curses are lethal and most are more annoying than really harmful.



* CurseThatCures: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", a curse is used to cure [[spoiler:another curse--a local boy realizes the family's curse-induced lycanthropy can be cured by inciting the Caliph to curse them with something else, since there's a limit on how many curses one person can have at a time]].

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* CurseThatCures: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", a curse is used to cure [[spoiler:another curse--a local boy curse--Tumpkin realizes the family's curse-induced lycanthropy can be cured by inciting the Caliph to curse them with something else, since there's a limit on how many the Caliph's curses only work one person can have at a time]].



* KingIncognito: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", the vizier's daughter befriends a boy she assumes is the son of some court official or servant. He turns out to be the son and heir of the Caliph himself.

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* KingIncognito: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", the vizier's daughter befriends a boy she meets in the palace garden and assumes is one of the son of some court official or servant. pages. He turns out to be the son and heir of the Caliph himself.Caliph.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", the protagonist meets a boy who's reluctant to tell her his real name, so she dubs him 'Tumpkin' on the grounds that she has to call him ''something''. At the end of the story, she finds out who he really is, but the audience doesn't get to learn his real name, because she keeps calling him by the name they became friends by.


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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Tumpkin in "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd".
5th Apr '16 11:24:46 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Liavek}}'' series - a shared setting to which Wrede contributed several stories


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* CurseThatCures: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", a curse is used to cure [[spoiler:another curse--a local boy realizes the family's curse-induced lycanthropy can be cured by inciting the Caliph to curse them with something else, since there's a limit on how many curses one person can have at a time]].


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* KingIncognito: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", the vizier's daughter befriends a boy she assumes is the son of some court official or servant. He turns out to be the son and heir of the Caliph himself.
* OneCurseLimit: In "The Sixty-Two Curses of Caliph Arenschadd", [[spoiler:the cure for the unbreakable curse the family is under turns out to be having a different curse put on them, which displaces the first]].
5th Apr '16 10:34:40 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/CruelSisters'' - a short story from ''The Book of Enchantments"

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* ''Literature/CruelSisters'' - a short story from ''The Book of Enchantments"Enchantments''



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In "Cruel Sisters", as in the ballad it's based on.



** "Cruel Sisters", a retelling of [[Literature/ChildBallads Child Ballad #10, "The Twa Sisters"]].
5th Apr '16 8:53:12 PM Jayalaw
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* ''Literature/CruelSisters'' - a short story from ''The Book of Enchantments"
29th Aug '13 12:05:34 AM PaulA
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* HistoricalFantasy: Several, including an adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed''.

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* HistoricalFantasy: Several, including ''Snow White and Rose Red'', an adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed''.[[Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed the fairy tale of the same name]].
28th Aug '13 9:44:06 AM Greenygal
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* HistoricalFantasy: Several, including ''Snow White and Rose Red''.

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* HistoricalFantasy: Several, including ''Snow White and Rose Red''.an adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed''.
8th Apr '13 11:05:59 PM PaulA
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Her other works include two series of [[RegencyEngland Regency]] Fantasy (one beginning with ''Mairelon the Magician'' and the other, co-written with Creator/CarolineStevermer, with ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia''), and a series set in the world of Literature/{{Lyra}}, as well as a number of stand-alone novels (including ''The Seven Towers'') and numerous short stories.

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Her other works include two series of [[RegencyEngland Regency]] Fantasy (one beginning with ''Mairelon the Magician'' ''Literature/MairelonTheMagician'' and the other, co-written with Creator/CarolineStevermer, with ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia''), and a series set in the world of Literature/{{Lyra}}, as well as a number of stand-alone novels (including ''The Seven Towers'') and numerous short stories.



* ''Literature/MairelonTheMagician'' series



* BlueBlood: Several characters in the Regency fantasy ''Mairelon'' novels.



* FriendOrFoe: In ''Mairelon the Magician'', Kim is accosted as she comes out of the pub, and blacks his eye before she realizes it's Mairelon.
* GentlemanWizard: Mairelon.
* HistoricalFantasy: Several, including ''Snow White and Rose Red'' and the ''Mairelon'' series.
* InstantRunes: Averted in ''Mairelon the Magician'', and more explicitly in ''Magician's Ward'', as Mairelon explains that the use of most magic requires runes prepared in advance.
* MagicalForeignWords: In the Mairelon series, magicians use a foreign language because if you try to cast a spell using your own native language, it becomes uncontrollable. The amount of danger increases the further along you get in your magic studies. A first-year student casting a spell in their native language isn't likely to have results that are too awful, mostly because they are not yet able to use that much power. A third-year student casting a spell in their native language may be dealing with the consequences for weeks.
* MagiciansAreWizards: The title character of ''Mairelon the Magician'' is a wizard who chooses the role of stage magician (in which he is also competent) to hide from the law, as nobody would expect a ''real'' magician to waste his time playing marketplaces.
* TheMagocracy: The ''Mairelon'' novels are set in a world where magic does exist, and Wizards are so influential that the government and society bows to them. Specifically British Parliament had to move out of its building because the Wizards already worked in it, and Wizards are automatically considered social equals of any level in society. It's never implied that the King of Britain is a wizard, but the Russian royalty certainly is.
* MentorShip: In the sequel to ''Mairelon''.
* OldRetainer: Hunch in ''Mairelon''

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* FriendOrFoe: In ''Mairelon the Magician'', Kim is accosted as she comes out of the pub, and blacks his eye before she realizes it's Mairelon.
* GentlemanWizard: Mairelon.
* HistoricalFantasy: Several, including ''Snow White and Rose Red'' and the ''Mairelon'' series.
* InstantRunes: Averted in ''Mairelon the Magician'', and more explicitly in ''Magician's Ward'', as Mairelon explains that the use of most magic requires runes prepared in advance.
* MagicalForeignWords: In the Mairelon series, magicians use a foreign language because if you try to cast a spell using your own native language, it becomes uncontrollable. The amount of danger increases the further along you get in your magic studies. A first-year student casting a spell in their native language isn't likely to have results that are too awful, mostly because they are not yet able to use that much power. A third-year student casting a spell in their native language may be dealing with the consequences for weeks.
* MagiciansAreWizards: The title character of ''Mairelon the Magician'' is a wizard who chooses the role of stage magician (in which he is also competent) to hide from the law, as nobody would expect a ''real'' magician to waste his time playing marketplaces.
* TheMagocracy: The ''Mairelon'' novels are set in a world where magic does exist, and Wizards are so influential that the government and society bows to them. Specifically British Parliament had to move out of its building because the Wizards already worked in it, and Wizards are automatically considered social equals of any level in society. It's never implied that the King of Britain is a wizard, but the Russian royalty certainly is.
* MentorShip: In the sequel to ''Mairelon''.
* OldRetainer: Hunch in ''Mairelon''
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* RegencyEngland: Several, including the ''Mairelon'' series.



* StreetUrchin: Kim, the protagonist of ''Mairelon the Magician''.
4th Apr '13 5:42:59 PM Goldfritha
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** "Stronger Than Death", retelling "Sleeping Beauty" gone wrong.
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