History Literature / ChildrenOfTheRedKing

13th Mar '16 3:44:44 PM aye_amber
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The series begins with [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Charlie Bone]] accidentally getting the wrong photograph from the photo developer... and discovering that he can hear people talking in the photo. While he is perturbed at this [[IncrediblyLamePun development]], his [[{{Jerkass}} grandmother and great aunts]] inform him he has magical abilities and enroll him in [[WizardingSchool Bloor's Academy]] where he becomes part of the music department (because of his [[DisappearedDad supposedly dead father]], [[ChekhovsGun who played the piano]]). At Bloor's, Charlie makes [[TrueCompanions new friends]], encounters strange magic, and learns all about the history of his BigScrewedUpFamily.

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The series begins with [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Charlie Bone]] accidentally getting the wrong photograph from the photo developer... and And discovering that he can hear people talking in the photo. While he is perturbed at this [[IncrediblyLamePun development]], [[{{Pun}} development,]] his [[{{Jerkass}} grandmother and great aunts]] inform him he has magical abilities and enroll him in [[WizardingSchool Bloor's Academy]] where he becomes part of the music department (because of his [[DisappearedDad supposedly dead father]], father,]] [[ChekhovsGun who played the piano]]). At Bloor's, Charlie makes [[TrueCompanions new friends]], friends,]] encounters strange magic, and learns all about the history of his BigScrewedUpFamily.
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9th Jan '16 4:20:37 AM jormis29
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* TheEmpath: Gabriel Silk is psychometric, which allows him to experience the thoughts and feelings of people whose clothes he puts on.


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* {{Psychometry}}: Gabriel Silk can experience the thoughts and feelings of people whose clothes he puts on.
28th Nov '15 7:14:44 AM morenohijazo
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* WheelChairAntics: Ezekiel Bloor engages in this at least once. In ''Hidden King'', he attaches sparklers to the back of his wheelchair and rides around through a crowd like that.
16th Dec '14 12:03:29 AM Chericola
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There was also a spin-off series released in 2011, chronicling the story of the Red King and his family.

[[AC: The books in the trilogy are:]]
* ''The Secret Kingdom'' (2011)
* ''The Stones of Ravenglass'' (2012)
* ''Leopards' Gold'' (2013)
1st Dec '14 11:20:02 PM Chericola
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** Before the beginning of the series, Manfred Bloor [[spoiler: hypnotises Lyell Bone to punish him for trying to stop the abduction of Emma Tolly. He also does it partially in an attempt to discern the whereabouts of Maybelle's will (which Lyell had hidden). However, while spellbound Lyell has LaserGuidedAmnesia and as such forgets where he put the pearl-inlaid box containing the will.]]
22nd May '14 10:26:28 PM Cakeman
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* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:Billy Raven, at the end of the series]].

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* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:Billy Raven, at the end of the series]]. This is unfortunately subverted earlier on when his initial adopted parents turn out to be LawfulEvil.
2nd Jan '14 11:18:48 PM storyyeller
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* DramatisPersonae: Each book has several pages at the beginning listing all the current major characters and their powers, as well as a copy of [[TangledFamilyTree Charlie's ever expanding family tree]] and in later books, the family of the Red King.
6th Sep '13 10:19:03 PM storyyeller
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[JerkassWoobie Dagbert Endless]], whose CharacterAlignment changes with the moon. [[spoiler:At the end, he seems to have finally settled somewhere on [[LawfulGood the]] [[ChaoticGood "good"]] [[NeutralGood spectrum]]]]. Billy Raven switches to bad side for several books before rejoining the heroes.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[JerkassWoobie Dagbert Endless]], whose CharacterAlignment changes with the moon. [[spoiler:At the end, he seems to have finally settled somewhere on [[LawfulGood the]] [[ChaoticGood "good"]] [[NeutralGood spectrum]]]]. Billy Raven switches to the bad side for several books before rejoining the heroes.


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* KaleidoscopeHair: Olivia
12th Aug '13 6:04:11 PM storyyeller
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[JerkassWoobie Dagbert Endless]], whose CharacterAlignment changes with the moon. [[spoiler:At the end, he seems to have finally settled somewhere on [[LawfulGood the]] [[ChaoticGood "good"]] [[NeutralGood spectrum]]]].

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[JerkassWoobie Dagbert Endless]], whose CharacterAlignment changes with the moon. [[spoiler:At the end, he seems to have finally settled somewhere on [[LawfulGood the]] [[ChaoticGood "good"]] [[NeutralGood spectrum]]]]. Billy Raven switches to bad side for several books before rejoining the heroes.
16th Apr '13 11:50:53 AM Scabbard
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* HypnoticEyes: Manfred's original power, though it begins to wane to make way for a newer, [PlayingWithFire much more destructive]] one.

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* HypnoticEyes: Manfred's original power, though it begins to wane to make way for a newer, [PlayingWithFire [[PlayingWithFire much more destructive]] one.
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