History DarkerAndEdgier / Literature

27th Jul '16 8:03:09 AM tropesinreadiness
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* The thriller ''Literature/MasterOfTheWorld'' is often held up as an example of how Creator/JulesVerne, in his later years, became more and more pessimistic about humanity's use of science and technology.
17th May '16 1:15:39 PM Josef5678
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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.

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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.
17th May '16 11:25:37 AM Furienna
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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.

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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Hultgren Olsson-Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.
17th May '16 11:20:43 AM Furienna
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* All of the installments of ''Literature/TheAnderssons'' by Solveig Hultgren touch some social injustices and other tougher issues. Nevertheless though, "Skärvor av kristall" arguably takes the cake with its portrayal of domestic abuse, suicide, antisemitism and an upcoming second world war.
9th May '16 8:37:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WickedLovely'' was, on its own, dark, due to being an UrbanFantasy novel about TheFairFolk. Ink Exchange was [[RapeAsBackstory much]], [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence much]], ''[[DrugsAreBad much]]'' more so. Then came fragile eternity, the [[LighterAndSofter Lightest and Softest]] of the series. Then came Radiant Shadows, which was similar in tone to Ink Exchange, with the additions of [[spoiler:Tish]] being KilledOffForReal, and [[spoiler:Irial]] being wounded to the extent that he'll die within a fortnight. So, it's DarkerAndEdgier And Deader.

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* ''WickedLovely'' ''Literature/WickedLovely'' was, on its own, dark, due to being an UrbanFantasy novel about TheFairFolk. Ink Exchange was [[RapeAsBackstory much]], [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence much]], ''[[DrugsAreBad much]]'' more so. Then came fragile eternity, the [[LighterAndSofter Lightest and Softest]] of the series. Then came Radiant Shadows, which was similar in tone to Ink Exchange, with the additions of [[spoiler:Tish]] being KilledOffForReal, and [[spoiler:Irial]] being wounded to the extent that he'll die within a fortnight. So, it's DarkerAndEdgier And Deader.
3rd May '16 9:16:32 PM chicagomel
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* Although the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films had their share of dark and edgy moments (Han and Leia's respective torture scenes, Anakin being burned alive, the death of Shmi, the death of Owen and Beru ect), the ''Literature/StarWarsLegends'' books still manage to get even darker and edgier. There's a lot more torture and gruesome death and bloody war, especially with ''Literature/NewJediOrder'', which was DarkerAndEdgier than some of the previous novels. The next two series, ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' and ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' continue the trend, as do some of the comics.
19th Mar '16 8:04:35 PM Josef5678
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** Notably, the series features a Muslim as a main character. Post-9/11. And it's set in ''the United States'', ''[[UpToEleven with all of the implications and lampshade hangings played up to their fullest]]''. How many children's book authors are capable of doing such a daring attempt?
19th Mar '16 7:49:14 PM Dimas28
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* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series, continuing the trend from the original series.

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' and its sequel, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' take a darker turn with every book released. The first indication of a dark turn is during the third book, ''The Titan's Curse'', which sees [[spoiler: a 12-year-old suffering a CruelAndUnusualDeath.]] And it's ''almost'' swept aside, with only minor repercussions that got resolved in the next book. The sequel series, continuing though, takes the trend cake, what with featuring DysfunctionJunction plaguing the ''entire'' main cast, with the exception of Percy himself, who's really a lucky bastard among the demigods by having GoodParents who take care of him, and even he has to endure being separated from his friends for half a year. The ninth book, ''The House of Hades'', in particular, features what might be an extreme taboo to be featured in a children's book: [[spoiler: homosexuality.]] It's ''not'' PlayedForLaughs.
* Creator/RickRiordan's other series, ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' is much, much darker than his standard fantasy fare, including
the original series.aforementioned PJO and THO series. While those series and ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', even with their darker stories, mostly keep low on profanities, MCGA isn't shy from having curses and (mild) profanities from being thrown, including "damn", "hell", "gosh", etc. Then there's the fact that, [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascension]] aside, the main protagonist is disposed in a heavily horrific manner ([[spoiler: being ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice, with a gaping hole in his abdomen]]) And it's still a certifiably ''children's'' series.
** Notably, the series features a Muslim as a main character. Post-9/11. And it's set in ''the United States'', ''[[UpToEleven with all of the implications and lampshade hangings played up to their fullest]]''. How many children's book authors are capable of doing such a daring attempt?
21st Feb '16 1:10:51 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/ShamanBlues'': while its [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries progenitor series]] takes place in WorldOfBadass and the heroine has a whole lot of allies, this books starts with the villain targeting newborn children and the hero having very little know-how regarding the supernatural and a much bleaker outlook on life.
30th Jan '16 8:46:28 AM Josef5678
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** [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/156/899/OaA6X.jpg?1318992465 Quite literally too.]]
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