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21st Jan '16 11:28:41 AM roxana
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* BattleHarem: Mess with Jerin and you will have five furious warrior princesses at your throat, not to mention thirty or forty mothers, sisters, aunts and cousins ''all'' trained as fighters and thieves.
10th Jan '16 10:28:53 AM roxana
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* BleedEmAndWeep: Jerin is horrified when Cira clocks someone with a stone paperweight. Not long after, he [[spoiler: shoots a Porter woman to save Cira]] and holds absolutely still for several minutes, overcome with reaction.
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* BleedEmAndWeep: Jerin is horrified when Cira clocks someone with a stone paperweight. Not long after, he [[spoiler: shoots a Porter woman to save Cira]] and holds absolutely still for several minutes, overcome with reaction. Of course five or ten minutes later he is using the woman he killed as a dead weight to keep the whistle going to bleed steam out of the boilers. Jerin's a Whistler, necessity trumps emotion every time.
8th Jan '16 9:18:36 AM roxana
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** Basically his hormones were saying 'Yes, yes, yes' and his judgement and ethics were saying 'No, no, no' fatally complicating the issue of consent.
8th Jan '16 9:01:23 AM roxana
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** At one point Ren and Jerin have a purely philosophical conversation about how their society would be different if it were {{Gender Flip}}ped, and Jerin concludes that no matter what the male:female ratio, a woman's consent is more important than a man's, because pregnancy will always make the consequences of sex riskier for women than for men.
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** At one point Ren and Jerin have a purely philosophical conversation about how their society would be different if it were {{Gender Flip}}ped, and Jerin concludes that no matter what the male:female ratio, a woman's consent is more important than a man's, because pregnancy will always make the consequences of sex riskier for women than for men. Amusingly Ren assumes that babies are the only 'reward' of marriage. Regular sex doesn't figure.
28th Dec '15 8:31:22 AM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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Correction: Although the name of the eldest daughter is always Eldest, the oldest mother (or grandmother, etc.) in a family was Mother *Elder* rather than Mother Eldest.
* ThemeNaming: Of a sort. The firstborn female of any family is always named Eldest. The Whistlers have the Mother Eldest, the oldest of the mothers, and Eldest Whistler, the eldest of their daughters. A batch of experimental prototype cannons which were stolen before the book starts, which have a major subplot devoted to them, are called the Prophets and have names: Joan, Bonnye, Anna, Judith, Gregor, Larisa, Nane, and Ami.
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* ThemeNaming: Of a sort. The firstborn female of any family is always named Eldest. The Whistlers have the Mother Eldest, Elder, the oldest of the mothers, and Eldest Whistler, the eldest of their daughters. A batch of experimental prototype cannons which were stolen before the book starts, which have a major subplot devoted to them, are called the Prophets and have names: Joan, Bonnye, Anna, Judith, Gregor, Larisa, Nane, and Ami.
28th Dec '15 8:19:35 AM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* [[LineageComesfromtheFather Lineage Comes from the Mother]]: Noble or royal blood through the father gives status (most of the Queensland nobility became so by marrying a royal prince) but land and titles descend only through the female.
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* [[LineageComesfromtheFather Lineage Comes from the Mother]]: Noble or royal blood through the father gives status (most of the Queensland nobility became so by marrying a royal prince) but land and titles descend only through the female. In addition, birth certificates list the child's pedigree for generations, but solely following the maternal line.
28th Dec '15 7:58:48 AM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* AerithAndBob: Here are the names of the Whistler children--there are a total of twenty-eight girls/women and four boys--given in order of mention: Jerin, Corelle, Eldest, Pansy, Violet, Kai, Doric, Leia, Blush, Summer, Eva, Kira, Heria, Liam, Emma, Celain, Kettie, Birdie, and Bunny. Not all are named in the book.
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* AerithAndBob: Here are the names of the Whistler children--there are a total of twenty-eight girls/women and four boys--given in order of mention: Jerin, Corelle, Eldest, Pansy, Violet, Kai, Doric, Leia, Blush, Summer, Eva, Kira, Heria, Liam, Emma, Celain, Kettie, Birdie, and Bunny. Not all are named in the book. This effect may be due to the fact that the children were born to (and presumably named by) various mothers within the family.
20th Dec '15 5:28:00 PM roxana
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* ILied: When Cira reminds Jerin he gave their captors his word of honor not to try to escape he replies with this trope.
16th Dec '15 10:19:23 AM roxana
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* NotBloodSiblings: [[spoiler: Eldie Porter's parents]], not that that makes it okay in-universe.
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* NotBloodSiblings: [[spoiler: Eldie Porter's parents]], not that that makes it okay in-universe.in-universe - just not so bad as it might have been.

* [[OldManMarryingAChild Old Woman Marrying A Teen]]: Grooms are 16, the older brides are... well, not old, because they have to get there before menopause, but much more adult. A one point the 'not young anymore' (by Ren's words) Kij Porter, presumably in her late thirties, makes advances to a not quite yet sixteen Jerin. He's creeped, though probably more because he's scared of her as a person.
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* [[OldManMarryingAChild Old Woman Marrying A Teen]]: Grooms are 16, the older brides are... well, not old, because they have to get there before menopause, but much more adult. A one point the 'not young anymore' (by Ren's words) Kij Porter, presumably in her late thirties, makes advances to a not quite yet sixteen Jerin. He's creeped, though probably more because he's scared of her as a person. Cullen Moorland on the other hand clearly welcomes Eldest Whistler's advances and she's twenty-eight to his sixteen.
16th Dec '15 10:12:50 AM roxana
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* KissingCousins: Spoilery example aside, Ren and Jerin share great-great-grandmothers, making them third cousins. There's also mention of a PracticeKiss having been tried between cousins Lylia and Cullen.
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* KissingCousins: Spoilery example aside, Ren and Jerin share great-great-grandmothers, making them third cousins. There's also mention of a PracticeKiss having been tried between cousins Lylia and Cullen. It is later made clear that cousin marriages are acceptable as long as the biological relationship is no closer than first half-cousins. The princesses can't marry their cousin Cullen because his biological mother and the late Prince Consort were full siblings.
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