History Literature / DeltoraQuest

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.
11th Nov '15 12:15:41 AM Chericola
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** Confirmed-- it's visited in ''Two Moons''.
17th Oct '15 5:48:14 PM Chericola
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** There's also Brianne in ''Deltora Shadowlands'', who was a champion of the Rithmere Games and fought in (and managed to escape from) the Shadow Arena. And it can be assumed that most females in the Resistance were this.
** Lindal of Broome also qualifies. She single-handedly takes down the Orchard-Keeper in ''Dragon's Nest'', saving the three companions' lives in the process, and also does well against the dragons she pits herself against.



* AnimatedArmor: Gorl

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* AnimatedArmor: GorlGorl.



* CanonWelding: ''Literature/RowanOfRin'' is confirmed to take place in the same universe as Deltora Quest and its related books, but as of yet there has been no relevant interaction between the two stories. [[spoiler: That may change if it is visited in the Star of Deltora Series.]]

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* CanonWelding: ''Literature/RowanOfRin'' is confirmed to take place in the same universe as Deltora Quest and its related books, but as of yet there has been no relevant interaction between the two stories. [[spoiler: That may change if it is visited in the Star of Deltora Series.series.]]



** Josef is viewed as this in-universe in the third series, [[spoiler:much to everyone else's mistake]].

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** Josef is viewed as this in-universe in the third series, [[spoiler:much [[spoiler: much to everyone else's mistake]].



** Sky of Rithmere, in ''Shadows of the Master''.



** In ''Star of Deltora'' it's revealed that most of the ex-slaves from the Shadowlands have this, because of all they have gone through during their captivity. Master Sheevers, the master potter Britta trades with, is a major example.



** Zoolah in ''Shadows of the Master''. Though she does have a valid reason for it...



* JunglePrincess: Jasmine

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* JunglePrincess: JasmineJasmine.



* LoveMakesYouEvil: In Shadowgate we get [[spoiler: Kirsten]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Doom.]]

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: In Shadowgate we get [[spoiler: Kirsten]]
Kirsten.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Doom.Doom is Jasmine's father.]]



** Also, Lief means [[spoiler: heir]].

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** Also, Lief 'Lief' means [[spoiler: heir]].'heir']].



** In ''Star of Deltora'', Bosun the polypan for Captain Gripp.



** Also averted in ''Star of Deltora'', with Dare Larsett and his family, though only Dare is known by both his first name and surname.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Glock, [[LastOfHisKind last of the Jalis]]. [[spoiler:Until more Jalis are found in the second series.]]

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Glock, [[LastOfHisKind last of the Jalis]]. [[spoiler:Until [[spoiler: Until more Jalis are found in the second series.]]



* RightfulKingReturns

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* RightfulKingReturnsRightfulKingReturns: At the end of ''Return to Del'', [[spoiler: Lief]] is revealed by the Belt to be the heir to Deltora and so becomes its king.


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** In ''Shadows of the Master'', one of the chapters begins in Jantsy's POV, and later goes back to Britta's.
23rd Sep '15 3:45:44 AM StFan
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* KickTheDog: The ending to the Shadowlord's [[spoiler: Faith]] {{Gambit}} was just a big kick in the face to a certain [[UnwittingPawn wild girl]].

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* KickTheDog: The ending to the Shadowlord's [[spoiler: Faith]] {{Gambit}} Gambit was just a big kick in the face to a certain [[UnwittingPawn wild girl]].
5th Sep '15 8:23:11 PM Chericola
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* BabiesEverAfter

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* BabiesEverAfter BabiesEverAfter: After the end of the final book, Lief and Jasmine have three children, named Jarred, Anna and Endon. Barda and Lindal have six children 'all taller than their parents'.
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