History Literature / AlexVerus

21st Apr '16 7:58:41 PM finiteHP
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Seven ooks have been released in the series so far. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.

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Seven ooks books have been released in the series so far. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They give out vague hints and prophecies. Shireen gave one such prophecy to Alex in ''Fated'', Alex got such vague help during ''Cursed'' and Variam got one regarding [[spoiler:Anne]] that had and still has him all kinds of worried. In ''Burned'' it is revealed why this is. [[spoiler:Dragons perceive all points of time at once. They don't predict what ''might'' happen, they state what ''is'' happening]]

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They give out vague hints and prophecies. Shireen gave one such prophecy to Alex in ''Fated'', Alex got such vague help during ''Cursed'' and Variam got one regarding [[spoiler:Anne]] that had and still has him all kinds of worried. In ''Burned'' it is revealed why this is. [[spoiler:Dragons perceive all points of time at once. They don't predict what ''might'' happen, they state what ''is'' happening]]happening.]]
21st Apr '16 7:55:40 PM finiteHP
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Six books have been released in the series so far, with the author and publisher working to get the seventh out, scheduled for April 2016. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.

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Six books Seven ooks have been released in the series so far, with the author and publisher working to get the seventh out, scheduled for April 2016.far. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They give out vague hints and prophecies. Shireen gave one such prophecy to Alex in ''Fated'', Alex got such vague help during ''Cursed'' and Variam got one regarding [[spoiler:Anne]] that had and still has him all kinds of worried.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They give out vague hints and prophecies. Shireen gave one such prophecy to Alex in ''Fated'', Alex got such vague help during ''Cursed'' and Variam got one regarding [[spoiler:Anne]] that had and still has him all kinds of worried. In ''Burned'' it is revealed why this is. [[spoiler:Dragons perceive all points of time at once. They don't predict what ''might'' happen, they state what ''is'' happening]]



* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: Appears to fall in the "Prophecies Are Predictions" category; Alex can only see the future in terms of probability, and he has trouble seeing past a decision that somebody has not already made. Of course, this only applies to human magic: The existence of the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon prophecy]] might push the setting towards the "Fate" end.

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* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: Appears to fall in the "Prophecies Are Predictions" category; Alex can only see the future in terms of probability, and he has trouble seeing past a decision that somebody has not already made. Of course, this only applies to human magic: The existence of the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon prophecy]] might push pushes the setting towards the "Fate" end.end.
25th Sep '15 4:28:20 PM LordSeth
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* ShoutOut: One to Literature/TheDresdenFiles. In the first book Alex refers to Harry Dresden as 'a practicing wizard in Chicago'. Hidden also has one to {{House}}.

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* ShoutOut: One to Literature/TheDresdenFiles. In the first book Alex refers to Harry Dresden as 'a practicing mentions he's heard of a wizard who lives in Chicago'.Chicago and advertises in the phone book, but dismisses it as a rumor. Hidden also has one to {{House}}.
10th Sep '15 11:58:32 AM SkArcher
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Five books have been released in the series so far, with the author and publisher working to get the sixth out, probably sometime in 2015.

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Five Six books have been released in the series so far, with the author and publisher working to get the sixth seventh out, probably sometime in 2015.
scheduled for April 2016. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.




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* ''Burned'' (2016)
5th Sep '15 5:39:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* LadyInRed: [[spoiler:not-Anne]] appears this way.
22nd Aug '15 3:48:04 PM sekkun
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* BigBad: Levistus and [[spoiler:Richard]] are shaping up to be this, with Alex right in the middle of them.



* MeaningfulName: Surely it's not a coincidence that the most prominent Dark wizard of the series has a last name that's a near-anagram of "Dark?"

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* MeaningfulName: Surely it's not a coincidence that the most prominent Dark wizard of the series has a last name that's a near-anagram of "Dark?""Dark?" In the same vein, almost all the mage names are meaningful, which is probably because the mages choose them at the end of their apprenticeship:
** Morden means "to kill" in German. He's a Death mage.
** Deleo means "I delete" in Latin. She's a Water mage who specializes in disintegration spells.
** Vitus comes from Latin for "life". He desperately wanted to live forever.
12th Aug '15 11:59:59 AM LordoftheNight
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* ''Veiled'' (2015)


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Slate, a Light Death Mage Keeper introduced in ''Veiled'', spends the entire novel sniping at Alex for being Ex-Dark and generally being unpleasant, and even Caldera says he is an asshole. [[spoiler: But he is horrified by the little girl that he and Alex find inside White Rose, and at the end when the slaves are leaving and a Council Security guard grabs said little girl and tries to hurry her along out of impatience, Slate comes along, verbally tears into him and gently helps the girl to the Gate. Alex sees this and notes that, even if the Council does nothing for them, the slaves will very likely have some help in the future.]]
4th Aug '15 11:07:13 PM Shaorai217
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* VillainsNeverLie: According to Alex, this is exactly what makes Richard Drakh so dangerous. He never lies, but it's what he doesn't say that ends up hurting the people he manipulates.
22nd Jul '15 1:13:02 PM hobbitguy1420
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* MeaningfulName: Surely it's not a coincidence that the most prominent Dark wizard of the series has a last name that's a near-anagram of "Dark?"
4th May '15 1:02:54 PM sekkun
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* SacrificedBasicSkillsForAwesomeTraining: As it turns out, [[spoiler:Alex did. When he loses his divination for a time in ''Cursed'', it becomes very apparent that he is unable to make logical connections and even ''walk straight without stumbling'' without his magic telling him what to avoid.]]

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* SacrificedBasicSkillsForAwesomeTraining: SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: As it turns out, [[spoiler:Alex did. When he loses his divination for a time in ''Cursed'', it becomes very apparent that he is unable to make logical connections and even ''walk straight without stumbling'' without his magic telling him what to avoid.]]
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