History Literature / AssassinFantastic

13th Mar '16 1:03:22 AM GrammarNavi
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* "Dying By Inches" by TeresaEdgerton - Miss Odilia Rowan navigates a DeadlyDecadentCourt, seeking vengeance for how her family was wronged... but has she found the right target?

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* "Dying By Inches" by TeresaEdgerton Creator/TeresaEdgerton - Miss Odilia Rowan navigates a DeadlyDecadentCourt, seeking vengeance for how her family was wronged... but has she found the right target?
9th Oct '15 10:10:58 AM Greenygal
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* "Death Rites" by Creator/TanyaHuff - Brother-sister team Bannon and Vree (from Huff's ''Literature/{{Quarters}} series) are dispatched to take care of a traitorous commander who has holed up in one of their own fortresses - a traitor who has already dealt with the first three assassins sent after her with ease.

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* "Death Rites" by Creator/TanyaHuff - Brother-sister team Bannon and Vree (from Huff's ''Literature/{{Quarters}} ''Literature/{{Quarters}}'' series) are dispatched to take care of a traitorous commander who has holed up in one of their own fortresses - a traitor who has already dealt with the first three assassins sent after her with ease.
9th Oct '15 10:09:58 AM Greenygal
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* "Death Rites" by Tanya Huff - Brother-sister team Bannon and Vree are dispatched to take care of a traitorous commander who has holed up in one of their own fortresses - a traitor who has already dealt with the first three assassins sent after her with ease.

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* "Death Rites" by Tanya Huff Creator/TanyaHuff - Brother-sister team Bannon and Vree (from Huff's ''Literature/{{Quarters}} series) are dispatched to take care of a traitorous commander who has holed up in one of their own fortresses - a traitor who has already dealt with the first three assassins sent after her with ease.
14th May '15 2:01:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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* "Never Say... Uh... Die?" by JosephaSherman - Alexei Danilovich runs a efficent "Removal Service", taking out the targets heroes can't hack -- but how do you kill someone who calls himself "the Deathless"?

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* "Never Say... Uh... Die?" by JosephaSherman Creator/JosephaSherman - Alexei Danilovich runs a efficent "Removal Service", taking out the targets heroes can't hack -- but how do you kill someone who calls himself "the Deathless"?
24th Apr '15 4:27:08 PM Angeldeb82
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* "History and Ecomonics" by Anna Oster - A young nobleman comes looking for revenge, only to recieve a few lessons in [[TitleDrop history and ecomonics]].

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* "History and Ecomonics" by Anna Oster - A young nobleman comes looking for revenge, only to recieve a few lessons in [[TitleDrop history and ecomonics]].economics]].



* "Dying By Inches" by TeresaEdgerton - Miss Odilia Rowan navigates a DeadlyDecadentCourt, seeking vengence for how her family was wronged... but has she found the right target?

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* "Dying By Inches" by TeresaEdgerton - Miss Odilia Rowan navigates a DeadlyDecadentCourt, seeking vengence vengeance for how her family was wronged... but has she found the right target?



* CallingTheOldManOut: In "Coin of the Realm", Rosalind [[spoiler: combines this with BreakingSpeech and IronicEcho upon claiming the best target for herself and announcing her place as the new right hand]].

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* CallingTheOldManOut: In "Coin of the Realm", Rosalind [[spoiler: combines this with BreakingSpeech BreakThemByTalking and IronicEcho upon claiming the best target for herself and announcing her place as the new right hand]].



* UnwittingPawn: How the {{Smug Snake}}s of "A Touch of Poison" view Adalia. [[BadassUnintentional Their mistake]].

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* UnwittingPawn: How the {{Smug Snake}}s of "A Touch of Poison" view Adalia. [[BadassUnintentional Their mistake]].mistake.]]
23rd Dec '14 7:24:35 PM FoominBlue
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* SecretTestOfCharacter:
** "Green Stones": Maire eventually tells her guest that [[spoiler:the Green Stone was there the whole time, evaluating him, and has found him unworthy of his time]].
** "Darkness Comes Together": [[spoiler:Nightfall is secretly observing the man he 'teamed up with' as well as their target. In the end, he muses that the man's kindness has earned him his life.]]
** "Echoes": It turns out that the guild tells their apprentices [[spoiler:about their low graduation rate]] as one of these. [[spoiler:Tragically, it leads to two of the boys deciding to weed out the competition through mass-murder.]]
23rd Dec '14 7:13:52 PM FoominBlue
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* ArrangedMarriage - "Coin of the Realm" revolves around one and the surrounding tensions.
* BadassUnintentional - Adalia of "A Touch of Poison".
* BittersweetEnding - Combined with MoodWhiplash in [[spoiler: "Never Say... Uh... Die?"]]: [[spoiler: Koshchei the Deathless dies, but at the cost of a very sympathetic character's life.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest - Implied through rumor in "Death Rites", {{Squick}}ing out the carter who observes the pair during their introduction.
* CallingTheOldManOut - In "Coin of the Realm", Rosalind [[spoiler: combines this with BreakingSpeech and IronicEcho upon claiming the best target for herself and announcing her place as the new right hand]].
* DeaderThanDead - The point of Myhr's mission.

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* ArrangedMarriage - ArrangedMarriage: "Coin of the Realm" revolves around one and the surrounding tensions.
* BadassUnintentional - BadassUnintentional: Adalia of "A Touch of Poison".
* BittersweetEnding - BittersweetEnding: Combined with MoodWhiplash in [[spoiler: "Never [[spoiler:"Never Say... Uh... Die?"]]: [[spoiler: Koshchei [[spoiler:Koshchei the Deathless dies, but at the cost of a very sympathetic character's life.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest - BrotherSisterIncest: Implied through rumor in "Death Rites", {{Squick}}ing out the carter who observes the pair during their introduction.
* CallingTheOldManOut - CallingTheOldManOut: In "Coin of the Realm", Rosalind [[spoiler: combines this with BreakingSpeech and IronicEcho upon claiming the best target for herself and announcing her place as the new right hand]].
* DeaderThanDead - DeaderThanDead: The point of Myhr's mission.



* DoubleAgent - The [[SympatheticPOV main character]] in "On My Honor"
* DownerEnding - Found in [[spoiler: "History and Economics"]] and combined with KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Jan was sent after his sister's murder by his uncle so that the assassin could take ''his'' life as well]].
** Also appears in [[spoiler: "On My Honor"]]: [[spoiler: the POV character ends up unable to commit to either side, takes a third option and flees both countries after finding himself unable to take out his target while standing at the king's bedside]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses - {{Subverted}} in "Coin of the Realm", as Rosalind despises her title and [[spoiler: prefers becoming her father's right hand]].
* FirstPersonSmartass - "Never Say... Uh... Die?" and "Myhr's Adventure in Hell". "On My Honor" has a light touch of this, but is more SympatheticPOV.
* {{Foreshadowing}} - Found in all of the stories, but features most heavily in "Green Stones" and "History and Economics".
* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson - Myhr and his wizard companion Terrin make ''tons'' of pop culture references and {{Shout Out}}s; this is {{Justified| Trope}} by the fact that they're both dimension-hopping wanderers trying to get back to Earth.

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* DoubleAgent - DoubleAgent: The [[SympatheticPOV main character]] in "On My Honor"
Honor".
* DownerEnding - DownerEnding:
**
Found in [[spoiler: "History [[spoiler:"History and Economics"]] and combined with KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Jan [[spoiler:Jan was sent after his sister's murder by his uncle so that the assassin could take ''his'' life as well]].
** Also appears in [[spoiler: "On [[spoiler:"On My Honor"]]: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the POV character ends up unable to commit to either side, takes a third option and flees both countries after finding himself unable to take out his target while standing at the king's bedside]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses - EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: {{Subverted}} in "Coin of the Realm", as Rosalind despises her title and [[spoiler: prefers becoming her father's right hand]].
* FirstPersonSmartass - FirstPersonSmartass: "Never Say... Uh... Die?" and "Myhr's Adventure in Hell". "On My Honor" has a light touch of this, but is more SympatheticPOV.
* {{Foreshadowing}} - {{Foreshadowing}}: Found in all of the stories, but features most heavily in "Green Stones" and "History and Economics".
* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson - TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: Myhr and his wizard companion Terrin make ''tons'' of pop culture references and {{Shout Out}}s; this is {{Justified| Trope}} by the fact that they're both dimension-hopping wanderers trying to get back to Earth.



* HeirClubForMen - Rosalind's father views his six daughters as mere "coin to be traded", for he feels only a ''son'' can inherit his crown.
* IronicEcho - A running theme in "Coin of the Realm".
--> "Looks like you'll have to do."
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]] - All over the place in "Coin of the Realm". [[spoiler: Including the former right hand, which led directly to his demise.]]
* MurderInc - A major plot point in "History and Economics", as the Silent Guild operates ''openly'' after the Romanez vs. the Silent Guild case.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Adalia uses the fact that the {{Smug Snake}}s trying to play her as their pawn assume she's stupid and easily manipulated to her advantage.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent - In "He", [[spoiler: along with OurVampiresAreDifferent]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure - Master Greene Reid in "A Touch of Poison". [[spoiler: How else do you describe someone who reacts so calmly to being informed of a plot against him by the very same woman who just about poisoned him?]]
* SatelliteLoveInterest - Variation in "Coin of the Realm": all we know about Lief is his decidedly cool reaction to meeting his bride-to-be ([[spoiler: "Looks like you'll have to do."]]), so that [[spoiler: we don't have to feel too sorry for him upon his death]].
* ShoutOut - Everything from Franchise/{{Alien}} to WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes in "Myhr's Adventure in Hell".
* SmugSnake - The villains in "A Touch of Poison".
* SympatheticPOV - "On My Honor" and "Raven's Cut".
* TakeAThirdOption - In "On My Honor", [[spoiler: it gets Deconstructed: his "third option" leaves him with ''nothing'', dissatisfied and still struggling with his decision, uncertain whether or not his scruples were worth it.]]
* TwistEnding - As mentioned above, frequently appears. Doesn't reach MandatoryTwistEnding levels since ''most'' don't double as {{Downer Ending}}s.
* UnwittingPawn - How the {{Smug Snake}}s of "A Touch of Poison" view Adalia. [[BadassUnintentional Their mistake]].
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm - In "Myhr's Adventure In Hell", Terrin translates everything Myhr "sees" in Hell to something he can grasp without going insane. Mainly, a SugarBowl. With [[ItMakesSenseInContext naked lesbian demons]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness - [[spoiler: Marshall Arnon]] falls victim to this in "Death Rites".

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* HeirClubForMen - HeirClubForMen: Rosalind's father views his six daughters as mere "coin to be traded", for he feels only a ''son'' can inherit his crown.
* IronicEcho - IronicEcho: A running theme in "Coin of the Realm".
--> "Looks -->"Looks like you'll have to do."
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]] - Sexist]]: All over the place in "Coin of the Realm". [[spoiler: Including [[spoiler:Including the former right hand, which led directly to his demise.]]
* MurderInc - MiscarriageOfJustice: A FrameUp led to Odilia's whole family being imprisoned in "Dying By Inches". The story begins when she's called in and informed that the ruling has been reversed and she and her surviving relatives are being released and recomponsated.
* MurderInc:
A major plot point in "History and Economics", as the Silent Guild operates ''openly'' after the Romanez vs. the Silent Guild case.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - ObfuscatingStupidity: Adalia uses the fact that the {{Smug Snake}}s trying to play her as their pawn assume she's stupid and easily manipulated to her advantage.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent - OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: In "He", [[spoiler: along [[spoiler:along with OurVampiresAreDifferent]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure - ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Master Greene Reid in "A Touch of Poison". [[spoiler: How else do you describe someone who reacts so calmly ''calmly'' to being [[spoiler:being informed of a plot against him by the very same woman who just about poisoned him?]]
him]]?
* SatelliteLoveInterest - SatelliteLoveInterest: Variation in "Coin of the Realm": all we know about Lief is his decidedly cool reaction to meeting his bride-to-be ([[spoiler: "Looks ([[spoiler:"Looks like you'll have to do."]]), so that [[spoiler: we [[spoiler:we don't have to feel too sorry for him upon his death]].
* ShoutOut - ShoutOut: Everything from Franchise/{{Alien}} ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' to WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' in "Myhr's Adventure in Hell".
* SmugSnake - SmugSnake: The villains in "A Touch of Poison".
* SympatheticPOV - SuccessionCrisis: In "Coin of the Realm", the King's right-hand assassin was recently murdered, and he's running a contest. Whoever can kill the most high-profile target in a way that benefits the King the most will get the job.
* SympatheticPOV:
"On My Honor" and "Raven's Cut".
* TakeAThirdOption - TakeAThirdOption: In "On My Honor", [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it gets Deconstructed: his "third option" leaves him with ''nothing'', dissatisfied and still struggling with his decision, uncertain whether or not his scruples were worth it.]]
* TwistEnding - TakingYouWithMe: In "Myhr's Adventure in Hell", it turns out that [[spoiler:their target attempted to pull this on his world, setting it up so that his death would trigger a deadly chain reaction that can only end if his soul dies]].
* TwistEnding:
As mentioned above, frequently appears. Doesn't reach MandatoryTwistEnding levels since ''most'' don't double as {{Downer Ending}}s.
* UnwittingPawn - UnwittingPawn: How the {{Smug Snake}}s of "A Touch of Poison" view Adalia. [[BadassUnintentional Their mistake]].
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm - YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: In "Myhr's Adventure In Hell", Terrin translates everything Myhr "sees" in Hell to something he can grasp without going insane. Mainly, a SugarBowl. With [[ItMakesSenseInContext naked lesbian demons]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness - YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Marshall Arnon]] falls victim to this in "Death Rites".
29th Dec '13 2:31:12 PM JIKTV
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* LicensedSexist - All over the place in "Coin of the Realm". [[spoiler: Including the former right hand, which led directly to his demise.]]

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* LicensedSexist [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]] - All over the place in "Coin of the Realm". [[spoiler: Including the former right hand, which led directly to his demise.]]
17th Mar '13 12:43:43 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut - Everything from {{Alien}} to WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes in "Myhr's Adventure in Hell".

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* ShoutOut - Everything from {{Alien}} Franchise/{{Alien}} to WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes in "Myhr's Adventure in Hell".
2nd Mar '13 4:17:46 PM Xtifr
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* "A Touch of Poison" by Jane Lindskold - Adalia, the Widow Baker, is dragged into an assassination plot as their instrument of murder -- poison her beloved master, or her infant son dies. Surely an ordinary, ''helpless'' girl like her can't stand against them, right...?

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* "A Touch of Poison" by Jane Lindskold Creator/JaneLindskold - Adalia, the Widow Baker, is dragged into an assassination plot as their instrument of murder -- poison her beloved master, or her infant son dies. Surely an ordinary, ''helpless'' girl like her can't stand against them, right...?
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