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23rd Oct '15 4:03:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Brenda, at one point rushing along [[TalkingInYourDreams a messenger in her dream]] specifically to avoid waking up before she learns anything useful. Also, nobody makes the mistake of assuming Brenda's message was AllJustADream.
23rd Feb '15 8:49:47 AM sgamer82
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%%* CoolBigSis: The Ox's daughter, Hua was this for the second generation Orphans.

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%%* * CoolBigSis: The Ox's daughter, Hua was described as this for the second generation Orphans.



%%* FormerChildStar: Pearl Bright, though she subverts the usual definitions of what occurs to these characters in old age.

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%%* * FormerChildStar: Pearl Bright, though she subverts the usual definitions of what occurs to these characters in old age.age by continuing to have connections and being independently wealthy.



%%* InternalReveal: What was ''supposed'' to happen with Brenda at the start of the series.

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%%* * InternalReveal: What was ''supposed'' to happen with Brenda at the start of the series.series. Her father was taking her to meet Albert Yu to explain her ancestry, but Albert's apparent amnesia about the Orphans forced a change of plans.
23rd Feb '15 7:43:02 AM Darksilverhawk
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* TheAtoner: Loyal Wind.

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* %%* TheAtoner: Loyal Wind.



* CheerfulChild: Lani

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* %%* CheerfulChild: Lani



* CoolBigSis: The Ox's daughter, Hua was this for the second generation Orphans.
* CoolOldGuy: Both of the Monkeys we meet, Waking Lizard and Bent Bamboo. Shen Kung.
* CoolOldLady: Pearl & Deborah.
* DarkActionGirl: Honey Dream in the first book.
* EasternZodiac
* FormerChildStar: Pearl Bright, though she subverts the usual definitions of what occurs to these characters in old age.

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* %%* CoolBigSis: The Ox's daughter, Hua was this for the second generation Orphans.
* %%* CoolOldGuy: Both of the Monkeys we meet, Waking Lizard and Bent Bamboo. Shen Kung.
* %%* CoolOldLady: Pearl & Deborah.
* %%* DarkActionGirl: Honey Dream in the first book.
* %%* EasternZodiac
* %%* FormerChildStar: Pearl Bright, though she subverts the usual definitions of what occurs to these characters in old age.



* TheInnerReveal: What was ''supposed'' to happen with Brenda at the start of the series.

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* TheInnerReveal: %%* InternalReveal: What was ''supposed'' to happen with Brenda at the start of the series.



* SmugSnake: Honey Dream and especially Tracy Frye.

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* %%* SmugSnake: Honey Dream and especially Tracy Frye.



* StraightGay: [[spoiler:Albert Yu.]]

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* %%* StraightGay: [[spoiler:Albert Yu.]]
5th Jun '14 7:44:20 AM narm00
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The ''Breaking the Wall'' trilogy was written by Creator/JaneLindskold, author of the ''Literature/FirekeeperSaga'', has three books: ''Thirteen Orphans'', ''Nine Gates'', and ''Five Odd Honors'' which detail the Orphans' quest to defend themselves from attack from the Lands and make their return to it and discover the cause behind them after all this time.

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The ''Breaking the Wall'' trilogy was written by Creator/JaneLindskold, author of the ''Literature/FirekeeperSaga'', and has three books: ''Thirteen Orphans'', ''Nine Gates'', and ''Five Odd Honors'' which detail Honors'', detailing the Orphans' quest to defend themselves from attack from the Lands and make their return to it and discover the cause behind them after all this time.
18th Oct '13 9:22:14 PM Jisu
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* AlliterativeFamily: The Nitas. Besides Nissa and (No)Lani, every person in the family also has an N name.

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* AlliterativeFamily: The Nitas. Besides Nissa and (No)Lani, (Noe)Lani, every person in the family also has an N name.



* BookBurning: An instance of this taken UpToEleven is what created the Lands Born of Smoke and Sacrifice and is the reason people from the lands call earth the Land of the Burning.
* ButNotTooForeign: Every Orphan who isn't pureblooded Chinese. Given the nature between earth and the Lands, probably not even then.

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* BookBurning: An instance of this taken UpToEleven is what created the Lands Born of Smoke and Sacrifice and is the reason people from the lands call earth Earth the Land of the Burning.
* ButNotTooForeign: Every Orphan who isn't pureblooded Chinese. Given the nature between earth Earth and the Lands, probably not even then.



* DarkActionGirl: Honey Dream in the first book.



* PassFail: Many of the original Orphans used magic to pass as other races so as to not be found by any pursuers who would search Chinese communities for them. This diluted over time -- for example, Gaheris looks more white than his daughter Brenda does.



* [[spoiler:StraightGay]]: Albert Yu.

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* [[spoiler:StraightGay]]: Albert StraightGay: [[spoiler:Albert Yu.]]



* UnfortunateNames: Des Lee, full name Desperate Lee. The result of an ignorance nurse and a Chinese relative with a heavy accent trying to say how Des's mother had desperately wanted a boy.

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* UnfortunateNames: Des Lee, full name Desperate Lee. The result of an ignorance ignorant nurse and a Chinese relative with a heavy accent trying to say how Des's mother had desperately wanted a boy.
5th Jul '13 12:27:08 AM sgamer82
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* UnfortunateNames: Des Lee, full name Desperate Lee. The result of an ignorance nurse and a Chinese relative with a heavy accent trying to say how Des's mother had desperately wanted a boy.
5th Jul '13 12:23:44 AM sgamer82
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* TheInnerReveal: What was ''supposed'' to happen with Brenda at the start of the series.
18th Mar '13 7:14:25 PM Thecommander236
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2nd Mar '13 4:39:32 PM Xtifr
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The ''Breaking the Wall'' trilogy was written by Jane Lindskold, author of the ''{{Firekeeper}}'' series, has three books: ''Thirteen Orphans'', ''Nine Gates'', and ''Five Odd Honors'' which detail the Orphans' quest to defend themselves from attack from the Lands and make their return to it and discover the cause behind them after all this time.

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The ''Breaking the Wall'' trilogy was written by Jane Lindskold, Creator/JaneLindskold, author of the ''{{Firekeeper}}'' series, ''Literature/FirekeeperSaga'', has three books: ''Thirteen Orphans'', ''Nine Gates'', and ''Five Odd Honors'' which detail the Orphans' quest to defend themselves from attack from the Lands and make their return to it and discover the cause behind them after all this time.
4th May '12 8:22:42 PM hatespickingnames
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These exiles, who came to call themselves the Thirteen Orphans, represent the welve animals on the Chinese zodiac, with their emperor representing the cat. They settled in our world, doing what they could to preserve their magical knowledge until the exile was rescinded for either themselves or their descendants.

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These exiles, who came to call themselves the Thirteen Orphans, represent the welve twelve animals on the Chinese zodiac, with their emperor representing the cat. They settled in our world, doing what they could to preserve their magical knowledge until the exile was rescinded for either themselves or their descendants.
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