History Literature / DeltoraQuest

6th Nov '16 9:17:25 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* DestinationDefenestration: How Prandine dies.
6th Nov '16 9:16:25 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* KansasCityShuffle: In the beginning of the series, Endon's wife pulls this off against his treacherous adviser Prandine. While they're in a tall tower, she looks out the window, gasps, and says unconvincingly that she saw nothing. Prandine, of course, goes to check it out- at which point she promptly [[DestinationDefenestration defenestrates]] him. She really did see nothing, but knew he wouldn't think she was truthful.
28th Oct '16 3:35:45 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}:
** Doom.
** Damn-near ''everyone in the series'', and don't you deny it!



** Marilen also qualifies when in the third series she defies her father's orders, takes supplies from Tora's tradeship to aid Del and uses Toran magic to transport herself to Del while it is scourged with disease and the people believe the Torans caused the plague. That's pretty damn BadAss.

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** Marilen also qualifies when in the third series she defies her father's orders, takes supplies from Tora's tradeship to aid Del and uses Toran magic to transport herself to Del while it is scourged with disease and the people believe the Torans caused the plague. That's pretty damn BadAss.badass.



* SuccessionCrisis: This happens to be a major plot-point in the second series. [[spoiler: After he becomes King, Lief is in constant danger of dying without an heir as Shadow Lord spies try to kill him and end Adin's bloodline forever. Before he can travel to the Shadowlands in a BadAss attempt to free the trapped Deltorans there, Lief sensibly realises that he must make sure that he has an heir to succeed him should he die in the attempt. With the single line of descent forced upon the Kings and Queens by their chief advisors long ago, Lief is forced to trace his ancestry all the way back to Adin, and then follow the descent of Adin's second issue. This leads Lief to Tora, and Marilen.]]

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* SuccessionCrisis: This happens to be a major plot-point in the second series. [[spoiler: After he becomes King, Lief is in constant danger of dying without an heir as Shadow Lord spies try to kill him and end Adin's bloodline forever. Before he can travel to the Shadowlands in a BadAss badass attempt to free the trapped Deltorans there, Lief sensibly realises that he must make sure that he has an heir to succeed him should he die in the attempt. With the single line of descent forced upon the Kings and Queens by their chief advisors long ago, Lief is forced to trace his ancestry all the way back to Adin, and then follow the descent of Adin's second issue. This leads Lief to Tora, and Marilen.]]
2nd Oct '16 9:58:37 PM Cakeman
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** When they are stung by Wenn, Barda and Lief are briefly left unable to move at all though they are still conscious.
29th Aug '16 2:03:09 PM Cakeman
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: After the Grey Guards decide to attack Steven, Nevets pops out and...well, let's just say that the man-eating plants that go by the name of grippers have a buffet. The grey guards also inflict this on their enemies using blisters which poison their victims and cause them to die rapidly in agony. Fortunately, it's implied that the blisters cause a less painful death once Gellick is destroyed and the elves come up with an alternative.
24th Jul '16 3:40:11 AM eroock
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'''Deltora Quest''' is the collective title of three separate series of [[HighFantasy Fantasy]] novels written by [[AustralianLiterature Australian author]] Emily Rodda, with cover art and other illustrations by Marc [=McBride=]. A series written as a mix of [[GenreBusting fantasy, mystery, interactivity, horror, romance, action and adventure]], it definitely has a following. Also, quite {{Troperiffic}}. The fifteen-book series chronicles the adventures of [[KidHero Lief]], [[TheBigGuy Barda]] and {{J|unglePrincess}}asmine as they fight to defend their land from the forces of evil, going on a series of quests and adventures across the country in the process.

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'''Deltora Quest''' ''Deltora Quest'' is the collective title of three separate series of [[HighFantasy Fantasy]] novels written by [[AustralianLiterature Australian author]] Emily Rodda, with cover art and other illustrations by Marc [=McBride=]. A series written as a mix of [[GenreBusting fantasy, mystery, interactivity, horror, romance, action and adventure]], it definitely has a following. Also, quite {{Troperiffic}}. The fifteen-book series chronicles the adventures of [[KidHero Lief]], [[TheBigGuy Barda]] and {{J|unglePrincess}}asmine as they fight to defend their land from the forces of evil, going on a series of quests and adventures across the country in the process.
1st Jul '16 2:49:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Barda fits this a bit. Could also in part be applied to Josef, regarding how he raised Ranesh...
11th Apr '16 6:06:08 AM Chericola
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** Jewel in ''Star of Deltora''. Though she never gets the chance to use her weapons, it's made clear that she's as much of an ActionGirl as Lindal, having grown up in Broome.



* AndIMustScream: The fate of [[spoiler: Doran the Dragonlover]]. Then there are [[ItMakesSenseInContext Laughing Jack's horses]]

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* AndIMustScream: The fate of [[spoiler: Doran the Dragonlover]]. Then there are [[ItMakesSenseInContext Laughing Jack's horses]]horses]].



* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: At the climax of Return to Del, it looks like all hope is lost. The rebellion has been captured, Jasmine, Barda and Doom are caught, and the heir still hasn't been found. Believing Jasmine to be the Heir, Lief has to jump across a gap holding both the Belt and his sword. [[spoiler:Realizing he cannot make the jump, he sheathes his sword and puts on the belt. This causes the Belt to glow, revealing Lief as Adin's Heir and King of Deltora.]]

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: At the climax of Return to Del, it looks like all hope is lost. The rebellion has been captured, Jasmine, Barda and Doom are caught, and the heir still hasn't been found. Believing Jasmine to be the Heir, Lief has to jump across a gap holding both the Belt and his sword. [[spoiler:Realizing [[spoiler: Realizing he cannot make the jump, he sheathes his sword and puts on the belt. This causes the Belt to glow, revealing Lief as Adin's Heir heir and King of Deltora.]]



** An example: The second series revolves around finding the pieces of the Pirran Pipe so Lief can use it to fight the Shadow Lord in the Shadowlands. After two titanic fights in the first two books, Leif and co arrive at the third island, and the reader expects another monster fight. [[spoiler: Nope. The Kerons are the only Pirrans who managed to ''keep'' their piece of the Pipe, and so Leif simply explains what's going on, asks for the Pipe, does a trade and then it's off to the Shadowlands.]]

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** An example: The second series revolves around finding the pieces of the Pirran Pipe so Lief can use it to fight the Shadow Lord in the Shadowlands. After two titanic fights in the first two books, Leif Lief and co arrive at the third island, and the reader expects another monster fight. [[spoiler: Nope. The Kerons are the only Pirrans who managed to ''keep'' their piece of the Pipe, and so Leif Lief simply explains what's going on, asks for the Pipe, does a trade and then it's off to the Shadowlands.]]



** We can assume that the real Anna was [[spoiler:ripped apart by a Vraal]].

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** We can assume that the real Anna was [[spoiler:ripped [[spoiler: ripped apart by a Vraal]].


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** Sky in ''Star of Deltora''. He grows up fending for himself on the River Broad, and it's implied that [[spoiler: he's seen so much death that not even the sight of Bar-Enoch's centuries-old corpse can shock him. This is made even worse by the fact that, unlike the previous examples listed, this happened under the reign of King Lief, during a time when the kingdom is supposedly prospering and at peace.]]


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** In ''Star of Deltora'', text from ''A Trader's Life'' crops up from time to time in Britta's memory.
28th Dec '15 3:07:59 AM morenohijazo
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* InvisibleWriting: Briefly appears in one of the books, ''Isle of the Dead''. Tom the shopkeeper sends Lief, Barda and Jasmine a gift of firebeads and sweets. Since Tom is notorious for his NoHeroDiscount attitude they are wondering why he did so, when they notice that the wrapping they had left by the fire they just made now has writing on it. The wrapping is a note from Tom advising them on the next stage of their quest... with a postscript asking them, when convenient, to pay for the items he has sent.
26th Nov '15 4:07:22 AM biojal
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** The second half of ''The Third Door'' is practically made up Rye and Sonia wading through a river of Red Herrings; trying to figure out who is friend, who is foe and what the hell is even going on.
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