History Literature / DeptfordMice

20th Apr '17 3:16:44 PM Vox
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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: Robin Jarvis is well-known for being a "bloodthirsty" author, so expect most of the characters to be dead by the time all is said and done. One of his bios actually states that "as a child he loved reading scary stories and was disappointed if no one died in them, something he was determined to make up for when he started writing his own". A character is very, ''very'' lucky if they survive to the end in one of his books... well, maybe not, as even if they're still alive they're likely to be miserable.

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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: Robin Jarvis is well-known for being a "bloodthirsty" ''bloodthirsty'' author, so expect most of the characters to be dead by the time all is said and done. One of his bios actually states that "as a child he loved reading scary stories and was disappointed if no one died in them, something he was determined to make up for when he started writing his own". A character is very, ''very'' lucky if they survive to the end in one of his books... well, maybe not, as even if they're still alive they're likely to be miserable.
31st Mar '17 11:08:13 AM TudorRose
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* [[RewatchBonus Reread Bonus]]: These books are made for this! Only after you read through all of them will you pick up on scenes and lines you passed over before and realise how significant they really were. For example, the bats' prophecy in ''The Dark Portal'' will become clear to you upon reading the main trilogy in its entirety.
28th Mar '17 9:31:20 AM TudorRose
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* ChekhovsGun: Audrey's mousebrass, the Anti-Cat Charm.
28th Mar '17 6:37:43 AM TudorRose
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* AwesomeMcCoolName: Madame Akkikuyu. This is lampshaded in ''Thomas'' when she decides to become a fortune teller. Her given name was exotic-sounding enough, but it needed a bit more, so she tacked Madame onto the beginning.
23rd Mar '17 11:04:26 PM TudorRose
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Audrey is the only female in the main cast of mice (she, Arthur, Piccadilly, Twit, and Oswald). However, she also is TheHero, and the story focuses mainly on her.
23rd Mar '17 10:08:54 PM TudorRose
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* TheCameo: Younger versions of Morgan and Madame Akkikuyu in ''Thomas''.
23rd Mar '17 9:01:03 PM TudorRose
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* ShootTheDog: The Green Council in ''Thomas''. [[spoiler:They let everything play out in the villains' favour as they knew that the [[EggMacGuffin egg of Sarpedon]] would not be usable. This meant letting several characters die along the way in trying to keep the remaining fragments of the egg out of enemy hands, with their sacrifices being entirely in vain.]]
22nd Mar '17 11:21:28 PM TudorRose
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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Starwife recalls the night she ascended to the throne in her youth when she "raced uphill from the battle". No further details have been given about this particular war, but it cannot be the one between the bats and the squirrels as it has been [[http://robinjarvis.com/oakenthrone.html confirmed by the author]] that this Starwife who appears in the main trilogy is not Ysabelle.

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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Starwife recalls the night she ascended to the throne in her youth when she "raced uphill from the battle". No further details have been given about this particular war, but it cannot be the one between the bats and the squirrels as it has been [[http://robinjarvis.com/oakenthrone.html confirmed by the author]] that this the Starwife who appears in the main trilogy is not Ysabelle.
22nd Mar '17 11:20:45 PM TudorRose
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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Starwife recalls the night she ascended to the throne in her youth when she "raced uphill from the battle". No further details have been given about this particular war, but it cannot be the one between the bats and the squirrels as it has been [[http://robinjarvis.com/oakenthrone.html confirmed by the author]] that this Starwife who appears in the main trilogy is not Ysabelle.
22nd Mar '17 10:13:08 PM TudorRose
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* DoomedByCanon: If you're reading ''Whortle's Hope'', chances are you've already read ''The Crystal Prison''. If you have, then you know that [[spoiler:the titular character will later be murdered. Also several of his friends will be too.]]
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