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6th Aug '17 11:08:13 AM Koveras
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''The Dark Star'' started off as a HighFantasy DeconstructionFic based on Creator/NickPerumov's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfHjorvard'' but eventually lost all connections to the source material (with only slight conceptual overlaps, such as the "True Mages"). When Perumov was finally shown the manuscript, [[AscendedFanfic he took it straight to the publisher]].

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''The Dark Star'' started off as a HighFantasy DeconstructionFic based on Creator/NickPerumov's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfHjorvard'' but eventually lost all connections to the source material (with only slight conceptual overlaps, such as the "True Mages"). When Perumov was finally shown the manuscript, [[AscendedFanfic he took it straight to the publisher]]. See also ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' by the same author.
6th Aug '17 8:07:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Treachery is treated as one of the worst sins: it is a treachery that sets in motion events that culminate in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and the resident HorsemenOfTheApocalypse are reincarnations of four kings who betrayed their loyal subjects and friends during their lifetimes.
6th Apr '17 5:19:26 AM Koveras
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Fun trivia: ''The Dark Star'' started off as a HighFantasy DeconstructionFic based on Creator/NickPerumov's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfHjorvard'' but eventually lost all connections to the source material (with only slight conceptual overlaps, such as the "True Mages"). When Perumov was finally shown the manuscript, [[AscendedFanfic he took it straight to the publisher]].

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Fun trivia: ''The Dark Star'' started off as a HighFantasy DeconstructionFic based on Creator/NickPerumov's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfHjorvard'' but eventually lost all connections to the source material (with only slight conceptual overlaps, such as the "True Mages"). When Perumov was finally shown the manuscript, [[AscendedFanfic he took it straight to the publisher]].
10th Feb '17 12:33:08 AM Koveras
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The series consists of six novels as of 2016, with the final tome [[DevelopmentHell in planning since 2004]]:

* ''War of the Deer'' duology:
** ''The Dark Star'' (2001). An [[TheMasquerade Elven undercover agent]] Neo "Roman" Ramierl and the {{Pirate}} [[KingOfThieves Duke]] "Lucky" René Arroy team up to thwart an AncientConspiracy that aims to incarnate an evil Old God Roigu as a child of a mortal woman, who happens to be René's distant relative. They partly succeed but in process, kick off the devastating War of the Deer (named after said Old God's physical form).
** ''Incomparable Right'' (2001). Failing to incarnate their god, the [[{{Cult}} Roigians]] mount an all-out assault on Arcia and neighboring lands and it's up to Roman and René to repel them. Other Elves, TheChurch, and supernatural forces join the fight but their salvation lies with Gerika, the proverbial Dark Star and the failed mother of Roigu, who gained powers equal to the Deer himself.
* ''War of the Daffodils'' duology:
** ''Blood of Sunset'' (2002). Set 600 years after the ''Incomparable Right'', the novel [[FantasyConflictCounterpart reenacts]] the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses from Charles Tagere's (Richard Plantagenet's {{expy}}) marriage until Philip Tagere's (Edward IV) ascension to the throne, against the backdrop of yet another AncientConspiracy and various supernatural powers ramping up for the FinalBattle.
** ''Argument of Kings'' (2002). Covers the War of the Daffodils until Alexander Tagere's (UsefulNotes/RichardIII) [[ReluctantRuler crowning]] and ties the duology nicely into the overarching plot by proclaiming him the Last of Kings, whose coming was prophesied in the end of ''Incomparable Right''.
* ''The Year of Three Stars'' duology (tetralogy?):
** ''Tower of Fury'' was intended as a single novel but was split in two because of [[DoorStopper its sheer size]]:
*** ''Black Poppies'' (2003). Alexander is saved by Gerika (where Richard III died) and brought to Tayana, while Arcia degenerates under Pierre Lumen's (Henry VII) rule. The HorsemenOfTheApocalypse make their move, foreshadowing the advent of their masters.
*** ''Wind's Harvest'' (2003). Alexander's followers in Arcia (both human and otherwise) organize LaResistance, while he leads the armies of Tayana against Roigian remnants to ensure the former's help in returning his throne. Neo returns to Tarra, Gerika and her like clash with the Horsemen in [[JustBeforeTheEnd anticipation of the prophesied Year of Three Stars]].
** ''Wild Wind''. The GrandFinale of the series, to be published after the ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' cycle is completed. The most recent WordOfGod is that it'll be released in two volumes, as well: ''Steel and Fire'' and ''Grizzled Field''.

Fun fact: ''The Dark Star'' started off as a HighFantasy DeconstructionFic based on Creator/NickPerumov's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfHjorvard'' but eventually lost all connections to the source material (with only slight conceptual overlaps, such as the "True Mages"). When Perumov was finally shown the manuscript, [[AscendedFanfic he took it straight to the publisher]].

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The series consists of six novels as of 2016, with the final tome [[DevelopmentHell in planning since 2004]]:

* ''War of the Deer'' duology:
** ''The Dark Star'' (2001). An [[TheMasquerade Elven undercover agent]] Neo "Roman" Ramierl and the {{Pirate}} [[KingOfThieves Duke]] "Lucky" René Arroy team up to thwart an AncientConspiracy that aims to incarnate an evil Old God Roigu as a child of a mortal woman, who happens to be René's distant relative. They partly succeed but in process, kick off the devastating War of the Deer (named after said Old God's physical form).
** ''Incomparable Right'' (2001). Failing to incarnate their god, the [[{{Cult}} Roigians]] mount an all-out assault on Arcia and neighboring lands and it's up to Roman and René to repel them. Other Elves, TheChurch, and supernatural forces join the fight but their salvation lies with Gerika, the proverbial Dark Star and the failed mother of Roigu, who gained powers equal to the Deer himself.
* ''War of the Daffodils'' duology:
** ''Blood of Sunset'' (2002). Set 600 years after the ''Incomparable Right'', the novel [[FantasyConflictCounterpart reenacts]] the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses from Charles Tagere's (Richard Plantagenet's {{expy}}) marriage until Philip Tagere's (Edward IV) ascension to the throne, against the backdrop of yet another AncientConspiracy and various supernatural powers ramping up for the FinalBattle.
** ''Argument of Kings'' (2002). Covers the War of the Daffodils until Alexander Tagere's (UsefulNotes/RichardIII) [[ReluctantRuler crowning]] and ties the duology nicely into the overarching plot by proclaiming him the Last of Kings, whose coming was prophesied in the end of ''Incomparable Right''.
* ''The Year of Three Stars'' duology (tetralogy?):
** ''Tower of Fury'' was intended as a single novel but was split in two because of [[DoorStopper its sheer size]]:
*** ''Black Poppies'' (2003). Alexander is saved by Gerika (where Richard III died) and brought to Tayana, while Arcia degenerates under Pierre Lumen's (Henry VII) rule. The HorsemenOfTheApocalypse make their move, foreshadowing the advent of their masters.
*** ''Wind's Harvest'' (2003). Alexander's followers in Arcia (both human and otherwise) organize LaResistance, while he leads the armies of Tayana against Roigian remnants to ensure the former's help in returning his throne. Neo returns to Tarra, Gerika and her like clash with the Horsemen in [[JustBeforeTheEnd anticipation of the prophesied Year of Three Stars]].
** ''Wild Wind''. The GrandFinale of the series, to be published after the ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' cycle is completed. The most recent WordOfGod is that it'll be released in two volumes, as well: ''Steel and Fire'' and ''Grizzled Field''.

Fun fact: trivia: ''The Dark Star'' started off as a HighFantasy DeconstructionFic based on Creator/NickPerumov's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfHjorvard'' but eventually lost all connections to the source material (with only slight conceptual overlaps, such as the "True Mages"). When Perumov was finally shown the manuscript, [[AscendedFanfic he took it straight to the publisher]].
publisher]].
13th Jan '17 9:10:06 PM rmctagg09
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* BornUnderTheSail: Eland is a small northern kingdom that is (in)famous for its disproportionately huge sometimes-merchant-sometimes-pirate navy, to the point where the terms "Elander" and "mariner" are used as interchangeable ethnonyms. This goes doubly so after the old coastal Eland from the first duology is flooded by natural cataclysms and its refugees settle on a well-hidden archipelago in the south seas, basically precluding any land contact with other countries.
3rd Dec '16 7:54:59 PM Xtifr
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The '''''Arcia Chronicles''''' (''Хроники Арции'') is a HighFantasy novel series by Russian author Vera Kamsha, set in a ConstructedWorld of Tarra, which itself is a part of a [[TheMultiverse multiverse]]. What makes Tarra stand out among other worlds is that unlike them, it doesn't have any {{god}}s: some nine thousand years ago, seven alien deities known as the "Lightbringers" conquered Tarra, [[DeathOfTheOldGods slaughtered the native Old Gods]] and whatever worshipers they had, and ruled Tarra for seven thousand years in the name of the "[[LightIsNotGood Light]]". After that, the "Light" called them back, leaving Tarra [[GodsHandsAreTied effectively defenseless against cosmic threats]]. Therefore, it is up to local humans and a handful of [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] (left behind by two renegade Lightbringers) to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out cosmic monstrosities]] eying Tarra. The books are mostly set in Arcia (hence the title), a VestigialEmpire (later, TheKingdom) in what is likely the most densely populated region of the world.

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The '''''Arcia Chronicles''''' ''Arcia Chronicles'' (''Хроники Арции'') is a HighFantasy novel series by Russian author Vera Kamsha, set in a ConstructedWorld of Tarra, which itself is a part of a [[TheMultiverse multiverse]]. What makes Tarra stand out among other worlds is that unlike them, it doesn't have any {{god}}s: some nine thousand years ago, seven alien deities known as the "Lightbringers" conquered Tarra, [[DeathOfTheOldGods slaughtered the native Old Gods]] and whatever worshipers they had, and ruled Tarra for seven thousand years in the name of the "[[LightIsNotGood Light]]". After that, the "Light" called them back, leaving Tarra [[GodsHandsAreTied effectively defenseless against cosmic threats]]. Therefore, it is up to local humans and a handful of [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] (left behind by two renegade Lightbringers) to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out cosmic monstrosities]] eying Tarra. The books are mostly set in Arcia (hence the title), a VestigialEmpire (later, TheKingdom) in what is likely the most densely populated region of the world.



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* '''War of the Daffodils''' duology:

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* '''The Year of Three Stars''' duology (tetralogy?):

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* '''The ''The Year of Three Stars''' Stars'' duology (tetralogy?):
30th Jun '16 9:45:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* BastardAngst: Pierre Tartue/Lumen comes from a bastard bloodline of the Lumens--one of the two clans vying for the throne of Arcia from book three onwards. He does a lot of very unsavory things to cover up his illegitimacy both before and after he usurps the throne, and hates being reminded that he is still a bastard.
28th May '16 4:21:20 AM Koveras
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is the Swiss Confederacy, Er-Atev is the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Duchy of Burgundy, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is the Swiss Confederacy, Er-Atev is the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: A recurring motif from the second duology onward is that women in power are more dangerous than they are useful. [[AuthorAvatar Gerika's]] explanation is that men can be (though not always are) motivated by honor and abstract obligations, whereas women always live for themselves and the ones they love. Especially bad are those who only love power, which is what the Cialian Order is all about. This is particularly evident in the stories of Agnesa (Margaret of Anjou's expy) and Anastasia, though notably subverted by Marta Tagere, who is a far more capable monarch than her [[spoiler:first]] husband.

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: A recurring motif from the second duology onward is that women in power are more dangerous than they are useful. [[AuthorAvatar Gerika's]] explanation is that men can be (though not always are) motivated by honor and abstract obligations, whereas women always live for themselves and the ones they love. Especially bad are those who only love power, which is what the Cialian Order is all about. This is particularly evident in the stories of Agnesa (Margaret of Anjou's expy) and Anastasia, though notably subverted by Marta Tagere, Tagere (Margaret of York's expy), who is a far more capable monarch than her [[spoiler:first]] husband.
28th May '16 4:16:23 AM Koveras
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is a bunch of German states, Er-Atev is the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is a bunch of German states, the Swiss Confederacy, Er-Atev is the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.
28th May '16 4:13:14 AM Koveras
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is Germany, Er-Atev is generic Muslim world, Tayana is Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Starting from the third novel, Arcia becomes very much like the England during the the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Ifrana is France (King Joseph is obviously Louis XI), Orgonda is the Netherlands, Cantisca is Vatican, Miria is Spain, Darnian Union is Germany, a bunch of German states, Er-Atev is generic Muslim world, the Abbasid Caliphate, Tayana is Muscovite Russia, Frontera is Ukraine, Escota is Scotland, etc. Original Eland from the first duology is Viking Scandinavia.
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