History Literature / CreaturesOfLightAndDarkness

21st Sep '15 2:15:49 PM nombretomado
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* ArcWords: "Skagganauk Abyss" and variations occur several times throughout the book before its nature and ultimate purpose is revealed. Also, a series of interludes concerning a [[{{Cerberus}} dog]] playing with a glove, [[CargoCult a pair of old shoes]], and [[NorseMythology three quarreling artisans.]]
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* ArcWords: "Skagganauk Abyss" and variations occur several times throughout the book before its nature and ultimate purpose is revealed. Also, a series of interludes concerning a [[{{Cerberus}} dog]] playing with a glove, [[CargoCult a pair of old shoes]], and [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology three quarreling artisans.]]
11th May '15 3:24:15 AM onegun
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***It's subtle, but the implication is that The Thing That Cries In The Night is [[spoiler:Yaweh]].
19th Apr '15 8:45:57 AM Discar
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-->''"Now, some say her name is Mercy, and others say it's Lust. Her secret name is Isis. Her secret soul is Dust."''
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-->''"Now, ->''"Now, some say her name is Mercy, and others say it's Lust. Her secret name is Isis. Her secret soul is Dust."''
30th Mar '15 3:08:25 PM nombretomado
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''Creatures of Light and Darkness'' is an interstellar ScienceFantasy novel by Creator/RogerZelazny. It combines [[EgyptianMythology Egyptian Gods]] with standard ScienceFiction themes to produce a truly unusual work.
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''Creatures of Light and Darkness'' is an interstellar ScienceFantasy novel by Creator/RogerZelazny. It combines [[EgyptianMythology [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian Gods]] with standard ScienceFiction themes to produce a truly unusual work.

* DivineParentage: Set is both father and son to Thoth (and vice versa, of course), and Horus is the son of Osiris and Isis. The latter is canon in EgyptianMythology.
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* DivineParentage: Set is both father and son to Thoth (and vice versa, of course), and Horus is the son of Osiris and Isis. The latter is canon in EgyptianMythology.Myth/EgyptianMythology.
21st Jul '14 12:04:01 PM SilverDragon
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* NoIAmBehindYou: One of the earliest examples of this trope. The Steel General, Wakim, and several other characters practice a martial art known as "Temporal Fugue", which allows the practitioner to project himself backwards through time for a few seconds. A duel between a Fugue master and an ordinary (albeit very powerful) warrior looks thus: "Then, bowing his head slightly, Wakim vanishes from where he stands and Madrak lies upon the ground, his staff broken before him." When two Fugue practioners fight, they both choose preferable moments to attack and fight simultaneously in many moments during the Fugue interval. Unfortunately, such duels between two practioners can seriously strain the time-space continuum, and can even lead to the destruction of a planet they fight on.
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* NoIAmBehindYou: One of the earliest examples of this trope. The Steel General, Wakim, and several other characters practice a martial art known as "Temporal Fugue", which allows the practitioner to project himself backwards through time for a few seconds. A duel between a Fugue master and an ordinary (albeit very powerful) warrior looks thus: "Then, bowing his head slightly, Wakim vanishes from where he stands and Madrak lies upon the ground, his staff broken before him." When two Fugue practioners fight, they both choose preferable advantageous moments to attack and fight simultaneously in many moments during the Fugue interval. Unfortunately, such duels between two practioners can seriously strain the time-space continuum, and can even lead to the destruction of a planet they fight on.
21st Jul '14 10:16:34 AM SilverDragon
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* TheDreaded:
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* TheDreaded: Both the mutineers live in mortal dread of Typhon.

* NoIAmBehindYou: One of the earliest examples of this Trope. The Steel General, Wakim, and several other characters practice a martial art known as "Temporal Fugue", which has the practitioner project himself through space and time behind his opponent to strike. Unfortunately, duels between two practioners invariably degenerate into recursive replications of hundreds of consecutive duplications, straining the time-space continuum. * NoodleIncident: Whatever timetravel shenanigans caused Set and Toth to be eachothers father and son. * OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: One of the most prominent characters is Madrak the Mighty, a warrior-priest "of the non-theistic, non-sectarian sort", whose personal religion was based on an agnostic's deity (another character referred to him as a "holy ambulance-chaser"). When Set the Destroyer pointed out to him that Madrak had just aided in the destruction of the Nameless, an EldritchAbomination from beyond the universe, ''which perfectly fit the definition of Madrak's agnostic God,'' the idea that his god existed - and he profited by Its death - made him suffer [[HeroicBSOD a crisis of faith]].
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* NoIAmBehindYou: One of the earliest examples of this Trope. trope. The Steel General, Wakim, and several other characters practice a martial art known as "Temporal Fugue", which has allows the practitioner to project himself backwards through space and time behind for a few seconds. A duel between a Fugue master and an ordinary (albeit very powerful) warrior looks thus: "Then, bowing his opponent head slightly, Wakim vanishes from where he stands and Madrak lies upon the ground, his staff broken before him." When two Fugue practioners fight, they both choose preferable moments to strike. attack and fight simultaneously in many moments during the Fugue interval. Unfortunately, such duels between two practioners invariably degenerate into recursive replications of hundreds of consecutive duplications, straining can seriously strain the time-space continuum. continuum, and can even lead to the destruction of a planet they fight on. * NoodleIncident: Whatever timetravel time-travel shenanigans caused Set and Toth to be eachothers each other's father and son. * OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: One of the most prominent characters is Madrak the Mighty, a warrior-priest "of the non-theistic, non-sectarian sort", whose personal religion was based on an agnostic's deity (another character referred to him as a "holy ambulance-chaser"). When Set the Destroyer pointed out to him that Madrak had just aided in the destruction of the Nameless, an EldritchAbomination from beyond the universe, ''which perfectly fit fitted the definition of Madrak's agnostic God,'' the idea that his god existed - and he profited by Its death - made him suffer [[HeroicBSOD a crisis of faith]].
21st Jul '14 9:59:29 AM SilverDragon
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* DeathOfTheOldGods: Inverted. The Egyptian Gods hold sway over a futuristic StandardSciFiSetting, and a mad, powerful creature, strongly implied to be Yaweh, is held captive to protect the universe.
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* DeathOfTheOldGods: Inverted. The Egyptian Gods hold sway over a futuristic StandardSciFiSetting, and a another mad, powerful creature, strongly implied to be Yaweh, old god is held captive to protect the universe.

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* DeathOfTheOldGods: Inverted. The Egyptian Gods hold sway over a futuristic StandardSciFiSetting, and a mad, powerful creature, strongly implied to be Yaweh, is held captive to protect the universe.TheDreaded:

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* DeathOfTheOldGods: Inverted. EldritchAbomination: ** The Egyptian Gods hold sway over a futuristic StandardSciFiSetting, and a mad, Thing That Cries In The Night is (probably) an old god even more powerful creature, strongly implied to be Yaweh, is held captive to protect than the universe.main cast. With great effort it can be contained, but it's practically impossible to kill. ** Typhon's abilities are such that he's considered an EldritchAbomination by some. It is rumored he is somehow related to the legendary Skagganauk Abyss, the ultimate empty place where even space doesn't exist.
20th Sep '13 1:56:30 PM Viira
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* XMeetsY: EgyptianMythology meets ScienceFiction.
21st Mar '13 5:12:52 AM Doimas
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* HeroicSacrifice: By Typhon, before the beggining of the story [[spoiler: and once again at the end, to defeat The Thing That Cries In The Night once and for all. Though it is not certain whether both of them are dead, banished forever, or just temporarily banished.]]
21st Mar '13 5:03:12 AM Doimas
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* NoodleIncident: Whatever timetravel shenanigans caused Set and Toth to be eachothers father and son.
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