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13th May '16 5:59:36 PM eleutherios
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* GambitRoulette: It's implied that [[spoiler: Jokaste pulls one off by convincing Kastor to send Damen to Vere as a slave instead of killing him, thereby giving Damen the chance to ally himself with Laurent and then bringing down Kastor together.]] She had no way of knowing how any of it would work out; it's possible she simply didn't want him killed.



* HasAType: Damen prefers blonde hair and blue eyes.
* IceQueen: Laurent is a rare male example, and has been described as a "cast-iron bitch". Twice.

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* HasAType: Damen prefers blonde hair and blue eyes.
eyes, and he's a sucker for an IceQueen.
* IceQueen: Laurent is a rare male example, and has been described as a "cast-iron bitch". Twice. Also Jokaste, who's cool, calculating, coldly intelligent and took "three months of courtship".
13th May '16 5:52:35 PM eleutherios
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* ZeroApprovalGambit: It's implied that [[spoiler: Jokaste]] manages to pull off one of these. If Laurent's surmises are correct and she is to be believed, [[spoiler: Jokaste was genuinely in love with Damen but found out about Kastor's planned coup, and, powerless to stop it, pretended to join Kastor's faction in order to convince him to send Damen to Vere as a slave in the hope that he would join forces with Laurent and bring Kastor down. It cost her Damen's love and branded her as a traitor to her King, but it worked.]]
20th Mar '16 6:20:14 PM thleen
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* MadeASlave: Damen, within the first few pages.
11th Mar '16 4:29:21 PM IniuriaTalis
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* BetaCouple: Each book has a couple getting together in the background that serves as a foil to Damen and Laurent.
** In the first book, [[spoiler:Torveld and Erasmus]] are an "ideal" master/slave pairing.
** In the second, [[spoiler:Jord and Aimeric]] are a rough soldier and a pampered, pretty noble who have an easy, affectionate relationship [[spoiler:that leads to tragedy due to Aimeric's dark secrets]].
** In the last, [[spoiler:Pallas and Lazar]] are an Akielon and Veretian who make an uncomplicated, fun couple who get together based mainly off of physical attraction.
18th Feb '16 3:04:57 AM eleutherios
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* HappinessInSlavery: Erasmus, Type 3, who was apparently chosen to be a slave because of his submissive tendencies.

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* HappinessInSlavery: Erasmus, Type 3, who was apparently chosen to be a slave because of his submissive tendencies. More generally, Akielon slaves: they're described as being perfectly submissive, bringing obedience to the form of a high art, but can expect perfect treatment and care in return.
18th Feb '16 3:02:40 AM eleutherios
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* DramaticIrony: Very appropriately, considering Akielon culture is based on AncientGreece: [[spoiler:

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* DramaticIrony: Very appropriately, considering Akielon culture is based on AncientGreece: [[spoiler: the reader figures out long before Damen that Laurent was raped by his uncle.]]
18th Feb '16 3:02:03 AM eleutherios
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* DramaticIrony: Very appropriately, considering Akielon culture is based on AncientGreece: [[spoiler:



* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex

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* EverybodyHasLotsOfSexEverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Veretians are horrified by the idea of illegitimate birth and heterosexual sex outside of marriage, but are perfectly willing to take same-sex pets and indulge themselves in public displays of gay sex, while Akielons don't much care who you're attracted to but are shocked at the idea of doing it while someone is watching.
4th Feb '16 8:08:41 PM Mara
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* BigBrotherWorship: Laurent towards Auguste, before he died.



* IceQueen: Laurent is a rare male example, and has been described as a “iron-cast bitch.” Twice.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: The Regent.]]

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* IceQueen: Laurent is a rare male example, and has been described as a “iron-cast bitch.” "cast-iron bitch". Twice.
** DefrostingIceQueen: Only in private, though, and only towards Damen.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: The Regent.]]]] Laurent is a more honourable example.
4th Feb '16 8:52:10 AM Mara
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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: For a plot line where succession, the royal family, and bloodlines are important, no one seems to have mothers.

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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: For a plot line where succession, the royal family, and bloodlines are important, no one seems to have mothers.CastFullOfPrettyBoys


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* MissingMom: For a plot line where succession, the royal family, and bloodlines are important, no one seems to have mothers.
4th Feb '16 8:49:29 AM Mara
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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Why Damen was so blindsided by Kastor and Jokaste’s betrayal, why it took him so long to realize who Nicaise belonged to, why he still hasn’t figured out the relationship between the Regent and Laurent.
** ''Auguste was like you…He had no instinct for deception; it meant he couldn’t recognize it in other people.''

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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Why Damen was so blindsided by Kastor and Jokaste’s Jokaste's betrayal, why it took him so long to realize who Nicaise belonged to, why he still hasn’t never figured out the relationship between the Regent and Laurent.
** ''Auguste Laurent describes Auguste this way too:
--->"Auguste
was like you…He you ... He had no instinct for deception; it meant he couldn’t couldn't recognize it in other people.''"
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