History Literature / BlackTrillium

5th Feb '17 1:52:10 PM Koveras
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A 1990 {{fantasy}} novel [[RoundRobin co-written]] by Creator/AndreNorton, Creator/MarionZimmerBradley, and Creator/JulianMay. It is also the first book in the ''Trillium'' series, consisting of four more novels set in the same universe and featuring more or less the same cast. After the original novel, however, the three co-authors decided to write the sequels separately, so there are effectively [[AlternateTimeline three mutually exclusive continuities]], of which ''Black Trillium'' is the lowest (and only) denominator.

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A 1990 {{fantasy}} novel [[RoundRobin co-written]] by Creator/AndreNorton, Creator/MarionZimmerBradley, and Creator/JulianMay. It is also the first book in the ''Trillium'' series, consisting of four more novels set in the same universe and featuring more or less the same cast. After the original novel, however, the three co-authors decided to write the sequels separately, so there are effectively [[AlternateTimeline three mutually exclusive continuities]], of which ''Black Trillium'' is the lowest smallest (and only) common denominator.
5th Feb '17 1:28:00 PM Xtifr
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* '''''Black Trillium''''' (1990). The original novel begins with the [[TheEmpire evil kingdom of Labornok]] conquering the [[TheFederation neighboring kingdom of Ruwenda]]. The only remnant of the Ruwendan [[RoyalBlood royal family]] are the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses young triplet princesses]], who are rescued by their servants and smuggled across the conquered country to the White Lady, who was supposed to protect Ruwenda from the invasion. From there on, the three princesses must brave three different paths to retrieve [[RuleOfThree three parts]] of the mightiest weapon left behind by ThePrecursors, the [[DismantledMacGuffin Scepter of Power]], and to retake their kingdom from the invaders.
* '''''Blood Trillium''''' (1992, May).
* '''''Golden Trillium''''' (1993, Norton). Some time after the conclusion of ''BT'', [[LadyOfWar Kadiya, the second princess]], leads an expedition into the [[SwampsAreEvil Thorny Hell]] to uncover a few of the Ancients' secrets.
* '''''Lady of the Trillium''''' (1995, Zimmer Bradley). [[TimeSkip 900 years after]] the ''BT'', [[BadassBookworm Haramis, the oldest princess]] and the current White Lady, is faced with the challenge of selecting and educating a successor for herself.
* '''''Sky Trillium''''' (1997, May).

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* '''''Black Trillium''''' ''Black Trillium'' (1990). The original novel begins with the [[TheEmpire evil kingdom of Labornok]] conquering the [[TheFederation neighboring kingdom of Ruwenda]]. The only remnant of the Ruwendan [[RoyalBlood royal family]] are the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses young triplet princesses]], who are rescued by their servants and smuggled across the conquered country to the White Lady, who was supposed to protect Ruwenda from the invasion. From there on, the three princesses must brave three different paths to retrieve [[RuleOfThree three parts]] of the mightiest weapon left behind by ThePrecursors, the [[DismantledMacGuffin Scepter of Power]], and to retake their kingdom from the invaders.
* '''''Blood Trillium''''' ''Blood Trillium'' (1992, May).
* '''''Golden Trillium''''' ''Golden Trillium'' (1993, Norton). Some time after the conclusion of ''BT'', [[LadyOfWar Kadiya, the second princess]], leads an expedition into the [[SwampsAreEvil Thorny Hell]] to uncover a few of the Ancients' secrets.
* '''''Lady ''Lady of the Trillium''''' Trillium'' (1995, Zimmer Bradley). [[TimeSkip 900 years after]] the ''BT'', [[BadassBookworm Haramis, the oldest princess]] and the current White Lady, is faced with the challenge of selecting and educating a successor for herself.
* '''''Sky Trillium''''' ''Sky Trillium'' (1997, May).
6th Dec '16 10:41:59 PM FarseerLolotea
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* FieryRedhead: Kadiya is a LadyOfWar with the quickest temper of the sisters, and has "russet" (which could mean either mahogany brown or dark auburn) hair.

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* FieryRedhead: Kadiya is a LadyOfWar with the quickest temper of the sisters, and has "russet" (which could mean either mahogany brown or dark auburn) auburn hair.
4th Dec '16 10:54:54 PM FarseerLolotea
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* ChasteHero: By contrast to Haramis (who gets it on with Orogastus) and Anigel (who marries and has kids with Antar), Kadya doesn't seem to be interested in romance at all.

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* BrainyBrunette: Again, Haramis. She's the most bookish and cerebral triplet [[spoiler:and ends up being Archmage Binah's successor]], and has black hair.
* ChasteHero: By contrast to Haramis (who gets it on with Orogastus) and Anigel (who marries and has kids with Antar), Kadya Kadiya doesn't seem to be interested in romance at all.



* FieryRedhead: Kadiya is a LadyOfWar with the quickest temper of the sisters, and has "russet" (which could mean either mahogany brown or dark auburn) hair.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Anigel is the sweetest, most diplomatic, and (at least initially) most vulnerable of the sisters. She's blonde.



** BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Ditto.

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** BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Ditto.Anigel = HairOfGoldHeartOfGold. Haramis = BrainyBrunette. Kadiya = FieryRedhead.


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* SameSexTriplets: And all fraternal in the bargain.
7th Jul '16 7:44:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''''Black Trillium''''' (1990). The original novel begins with the [[TheEmpire evil kingdom of Labornok]] conquering the [[TheFederation neighboring kingdom of Ruwenda]]. The only remnant of the Ruwendan [[RoyalBlood royal family]] are the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses young triplet princesses]], who are rescued by their servants and smuggled across the conquered country to [[TheObiWan the White Lady]], who was supposed to protect Ruwenda from the invasion. From there on, the three princesses must brave three different paths to retrieve [[RuleOfThree three parts]] of the mightiest weapon left behind by ThePrecursors, the [[DismantledMacGuffin Scepter of Power]], and to retake their kingdom from the invaders.

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* '''''Black Trillium''''' (1990). The original novel begins with the [[TheEmpire evil kingdom of Labornok]] conquering the [[TheFederation neighboring kingdom of Ruwenda]]. The only remnant of the Ruwendan [[RoyalBlood royal family]] are the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses young triplet princesses]], who are rescued by their servants and smuggled across the conquered country to [[TheObiWan the White Lady]], Lady, who was supposed to protect Ruwenda from the invasion. From there on, the three princesses must brave three different paths to retrieve [[RuleOfThree three parts]] of the mightiest weapon left behind by ThePrecursors, the [[DismantledMacGuffin Scepter of Power]], and to retake their kingdom from the invaders.



* TheObiWan: White Lady Binah provides early guidance to the princesses, sends them on their respective quests, and dies of old age soon thereafter.

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* TheObiWan: TheMentor: White Lady Binah provides early guidance to the princesses, sends them on their respective quests, and dies of old age soon thereafter.
9th Sep '15 10:34:42 PM Koveras
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* DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest: TheGoodPrince Antar in ''Literature/BlackTrillium'' is a complex character torn between his loyalty to his royal father and his country and the realization that his father and king has been corrupted by an EvilSorcerer and pushes their country into ruin and dishonor. In Creator/JulianMay's sequel novels, his role mostly boils down to being the King Consort and frequent DistressedDude to his queenly wife, [[spoiler:the ex-princess Anigel]].

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* DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest: TheGoodPrince Antar in ''Literature/BlackTrillium'' is a complex character torn between his loyalty to his royal father and to his country and the realization that his father and king has been corrupted by an EvilSorcerer and pushes their country into ruin and dishonor. In Creator/JulianMay's sequel novels, his role mostly boils down to being the King Consort and frequent DistressedDude to his queenly wife, [[spoiler:the ex-princess Anigel]].
9th Sep '15 2:24:11 PM Rjinswand
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* DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest: TheGoodPrince Antar in ''Literature/BlackTrillium'' is a complex character torn between his loyalty to his royal father and his country and the realization that his father and king has been corrupted by an EvilSorcerer and pushes their country into ruin and dishonor. In Creator/JulianMay's sequel novels, his role mostly boils down to being the King Consort and frequent DistressedDude to his queenly wife, [[spoiler:the ex-princess Anigel]].
26th Apr '15 12:26:03 PM Koveras
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* Antar, the Crown Prince of Labornok. TheWisePrince who mistrusts Orogastus and later defects to Anigel's army and eventually marries her. In May's continuity he often plays the DistressedDamsel role for Anigel.

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* Antar, the Crown Prince of Labornok. TheWisePrince who mistrusts Orogastus and later defects to Anigel's army and eventually marries her. In May's continuity he often plays the DistressedDamsel DistressedDude role for Anigel.



* DamselInDistress: Surprisingly, it is Antar who often causes trouble to his frail princess of a wife.


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* DistressedDude: Surprisingly, it is Antar who often causes trouble to his frail princess of a wife.
26th Feb '15 7:34:01 AM Koveras
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A 1990 {{fantasy}} novel [[RoundRobin co-written]] by AndreNorton, MarionZimmerBradley, and Julian May. It is also the first book in the ''Trillium'' series, consisting of four more novels set in the same universe and featuring more or less the same cast. After the original novel, however, the three co-authors decided to write the sequels separately, so there are effectively [[AlternateTimeline three mutually exclusive continuities]], of which ''Black Trillium'' is the lowest (and only) denominator.

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A 1990 {{fantasy}} novel [[RoundRobin co-written]] by AndreNorton, MarionZimmerBradley, Creator/AndreNorton, Creator/MarionZimmerBradley, and Julian May.Creator/JulianMay. It is also the first book in the ''Trillium'' series, consisting of four more novels set in the same universe and featuring more or less the same cast. After the original novel, however, the three co-authors decided to write the sequels separately, so there are effectively [[AlternateTimeline three mutually exclusive continuities]], of which ''Black Trillium'' is the lowest (and only) denominator.
24th Feb '15 12:24:28 AM Koveras
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* RulingFamilyMassacre: The first book opens with the sack of Ruwendan capital by Labornok and the off-screen massacre of most of the royal family members.
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