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7th Jun '17 10:19:09 AM GoldenKeyblade
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** Similarly, in the third book in the series, ''Firestar,'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:Zanna is pregnant with David's baby.]] Since this is a children's book series, no direct reference to them having sex is ever mentioned. However, this is actually a bit of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Crap Gotten Past The Radar]]--early in the book, around the time said baby would logically have been conceived, it's mentioned that the two characters "spent the night keeping each other warm," said with a knowing leer.

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** Similarly, in the third book in the series, ''Firestar,'' ''Fire Star,'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:Zanna is pregnant with David's baby.]] Since this is a children's book series, no direct reference to them having sex is ever mentioned. However, this is actually a bit of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Crap Gotten Past The Radar]]--early in the book, around the time said baby would logically have been conceived, it's mentioned that the two characters "spent the night keeping each other warm," said with a knowing leer.



** [[http://books.google.com/books?id=er7AV7_QY9AC&pg=PT46&lpg=PT46&dq=author+boy+fire+star&source=bl&ots=ZXROHcEgVG&sig=V_iVtb92VQ6gd3OahRDGwfwohnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MGMfU4WkCuewyQGx5IHYDQ&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=author%20boy%20fire%20star&f=false This]] from Firestar. Read this while keeping in mind that Zanna was sitting on David's lap. Wow. Try reading this WITHOUT saying it in a seductive voice. It's impossible

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** [[http://books.google.com/books?id=er7AV7_QY9AC&pg=PT46&lpg=PT46&dq=author+boy+fire+star&source=bl&ots=ZXROHcEgVG&sig=V_iVtb92VQ6gd3OahRDGwfwohnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MGMfU4WkCuewyQGx5IHYDQ&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=author%20boy%20fire%20star&f=false This]] from Firestar.''Fire Star''. Read this while keeping in mind that Zanna was sitting on David's lap. Wow. Try reading this WITHOUT saying it in a seductive voice. It's impossible



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: David dies at the end of ''Firestar''. Initially, this looked like it would be the end of the series, making it an unusually harsh ending for a book aimed at the 8-12 bracket. The series ''did'' [[TrilogyCreep creep on,]] and David came [[BackFromTheDead Back From The]] [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Higher Plane Of Existence,]] with the implication being that ''he became one with {{God}}(ith) and saw all the knowledge in the universe through his daughter's eyes'', but if unexpected, the ending of ''Firestar'' can be a real punch]].

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: David dies at the end of ''Firestar''. ''Fire Star''. Initially, this looked like it would be the end of the series, series (and in fact, it was originally planned to be), making it an unusually harsh ending for a book aimed at the 8-12 bracket. The series ''did'' [[TrilogyCreep creep on,]] and David came [[BackFromTheDead Back From The]] [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Higher Plane Of Existence,]] with the implication being that ''he became one with {{God}}(ith) and saw all the knowledge in the universe through his daughter's eyes'', eyes''; but if unexpected, you're not aware of this, the ending of ''Firestar'' ''Fire Star'' can be a real punch]].



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every book has the word "Fire" in its title.



* MindScrew: ''Fire Star'' is ''really'' heady for a children's book. The end of ''Dark Fire'' can also be really screwy to the mind when you try to think about what happened.

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* MindScrew: ''Fire Star'' is ''really'' heady for a children's book. The end of ''Dark Fire'' can also be really screwy to the mind when you try to think about what happened. In fact, the ''whole series'' becomes this starting around Book 2 or 3.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent

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* OurDragonsAreDifferentOurDragonsAreDifferent: Arguably one of the most extreme examples of this trope in fictional history.



* RewritingReality: One of the first indications of anything supernatural going on is that David's short story he's writing about a squirrel is actually happening outside effectively parallel with his typing. As in, he mentions that the squirrel jumps onto a washing line and the Pennykettles' voices drift in from the window exclaiming about precisely that (though he doesn't pay any attention.) Debatable as to whether he's writing reality or simply being precognitive, but it seems to be the first.

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* RewritingReality: One of the first indications of anything supernatural going on is that David's short story he's writing about a squirrel is actually happening outside outside, effectively in parallel with his typing. As in, he mentions that the squirrel jumps onto a washing line and the Pennykettles' voices drift in from the window exclaiming about precisely that (though he doesn't pay any attention.) attention). Debatable as to whether he's writing reality or simply being precognitive, but it seems to be the first.



* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: [[spoiler: Happened to Gwillana when she seen the inverted version of Gawains head. She died from the sight of the ''thing''.]]

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* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: [[spoiler: Happened to Gwillana when she seen the inverted version of Gawains Gawain's head. She died from the sight of the ''thing''.]]
26th Mar '17 11:41:43 AM Malady
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* TheChosenMany: [[spoiler: Liz and Lucy aren't the only descendants of Guinevere running around, and on the flipside, Gwilanna isn't the only nasty sibyl...]]

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* TheChosenMany: [[spoiler: Liz [[spoiler:Liz and Lucy aren't the only descendants of Guinevere running around, and on the flipside, Gwilanna isn't the only nasty sibyl...]]



* TheEndOrIsIt: The ending of Fire Ascending, though specified as definite by D'lacey, seemed... less then definite. [[spoiler: Though the ending was played off as a NestedStoryReveal, Bergstrom had the mark of Oomara which David never knew about, and Gadzooks [[RealAfterAll came alive]] on Elizabeth's grave...]]



* GRatedSex: In [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]], by Chris D'Lacey, it is possible for descendants of Gwendolyn to "quicken" (become pregnant) when thinking about motherhood or the ones they love, which typically results in [[WhaleEgg human babies born from clay eggs.]] In one case, however, a bit of [[AWizardDidIt magic]] results in a ''dragon baby'' being born in such a fashion. ItMakesSenseInContext.
** Similarly, in the third book in the series, ''Firestar,'' it's revealed that [[spoiler: Zanna is pregnant with David's baby.]] Since this is a children's book series, no direct reference to them having sex is ever mentioned. However, this is actually a bit of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Crap Gotten Past The Radar]]--early in the book, around the time said baby would logically have been conceived, it's mentioned that the two characters "spent the night keeping each other warm," said with a knowing leer.

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* GRatedSex: In [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]], by Chris D'Lacey, it It is possible for descendants of Gwendolyn to "quicken" (become pregnant) when thinking about motherhood or the ones they love, which typically results in [[WhaleEgg human babies born from clay eggs.]] In one case, however, a bit of [[AWizardDidIt magic]] results in a ''dragon baby'' being born in such a fashion. ItMakesSenseInContext.
** Similarly, in the third book in the series, ''Firestar,'' it's revealed that [[spoiler: Zanna [[spoiler:Zanna is pregnant with David's baby.]] Since this is a children's book series, no direct reference to them having sex is ever mentioned. However, this is actually a bit of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Crap Gotten Past The Radar]]--early in the book, around the time said baby would logically have been conceived, it's mentioned that the two characters "spent the night keeping each other warm," said with a knowing leer.



* {{God}}: [[spoiler: Is the first dragon, named Godith. ''All'' dragon's names [[ThemeNaming start with G.]] [[RunningGag Every last one.]]]]

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* {{God}}: [[spoiler: Is [[spoiler:Is the first dragon, named Godith. ''All'' dragon's names [[ThemeNaming start with G.]] [[RunningGag Every last one.]]]]



* HonoraryUncle: Liz and [[spoiler: Arthur]] are this to Alexa.

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* HonoraryUncle: Liz and [[spoiler: Arthur]] [[spoiler:Arthur]] are this to Alexa.



* [[LivingToys Living Dragon Figurines]]

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* [[LivingToys LivingToys: Well, Living Dragon Figurines]]Figurines.



* MarkedToDie: [[spoiler: Ms.Gee, literally, by Hannah. Hannah threw her dead ancestors hand at Ms.Gee, and she caught it, dooming her to a horrible death.]]

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* MarkedToDie: [[spoiler: Ms.[[spoiler:Ms.Gee, literally, by Hannah. Hannah threw her dead ancestors hand at Ms.Gee, and she caught it, dooming her to a horrible death.]]



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: [[spoiler:In Fire Ascending, after the universal mess that had been created got repaired, so to speak, the universe took one more change. It plays the entire series off as books writen within the series.]] See TheEndOrIsIt.
* TheEndOrIsIt: The ending of Fire Ascending, though specified as definite by D'lacey, seemed...less then definite. [[spoiler: Though the ending was played off as a NestedStoryReveal, Bergstrom had the mark of Oomara which David never knew about, and Gadzooks [[RealAfterAll came alive]] on Elizabeth's grave...]]

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: [[spoiler:In Fire Ascending, after the universal mess that had been created got repaired, so to speak, the universe took one more change. It plays the entire series off as books writen written within the series.]] See TheEndOrIsIt.
* TheEndOrIsIt: OneWordTitle:
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The ending of Fire Ascending, though specified as definite by D'lacey, seemed...less then definite. [[spoiler: Though the ending was played off as a NestedStoryReveal, Bergstrom had the mark of Oomara which David never knew about, series is called ''Dragons'', and Gadzooks [[RealAfterAll came alive]] on Elizabeth's grave...]]is about dragons.
** The second book, ''Icefire'', is one, and is also a {{Portmantitle}}.



* {{Portmantitle}}: The second book, ''Icefire'', which is also a OneWordTitle.



** A lot of things in ''Fire World'' have semi-colons in them, to a vast extent. To name a few, theres the world itself, Co:pern:ica, with machinery known as Com:puters, and they can send E:coms with them. Harlan teaches Phy:sics, and has a Tech:nician, Benard.

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** A lot of things in ''Fire World'' have semi-colons in them, to a vast extent. To name a few, theres there's the world itself, Co:pern:ica, with machinery known as Com:puters, and they can send E:coms with them. Harlan teaches Phy:sics, and has a Tech:nician, Benard.



** [[spoiler: Gwillana could count as well.]] However, we do not see the characters reactions to it because they're all to busy. [[spoiler: They wouldn't miss her anyways, and its even lampshaded...well sort of.]]

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** [[spoiler: Gwillana could count as well.]] However, we do not see the characters reactions to it because they're all to busy. [[spoiler: They wouldn't miss her anyways, and its even lampshaded... well sort of.]]



** [[spoiler: Mr.Henry in ''Fire World''. He dies because he got aged by Harlans Time Rift.]]

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** [[spoiler: Mr.Henry in ''Fire World''. He dies because he got aged by Harlans Harlan's Time Rift.]]
6th Jun '15 1:42:13 PM Nakokun
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* ArcWords: "Sometimes".



* ArcWords: Sometimes.

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* ArcWords: Sometimes."Sometimes".
19th Feb '15 3:27:59 PM NOYB
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* [[spoiler: TheChosenMany]]: [[spoiler: Liz and Lucy aren't the only descendants of Guinevere running around, and on the flipside, Gwilanna isn't the only nasty sibyl...]]

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* [[spoiler: TheChosenMany]]: TheChosenMany: [[spoiler: Liz and Lucy aren't the only descendants of Guinevere running around, and on the flipside, Gwilanna isn't the only nasty sibyl...]]
19th Feb '15 3:27:32 PM NOYB
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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]: [[spoiler: David dies at the end of ''Firestar''. Initially, this looked like it would be the end of the series, making it an unusually harsh ending for a book aimed at the 8-12 bracket. The series ''did'' [[TrilogyCreep creep on,]] and David came [[BackFromTheDead Back From The]] [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Higher Plane Of Existence,]] with the implication being that ''he became one with {{God}}(ith) and saw all the knowledge in the universe through his daughter's eyes'', but if unexpected, the ending of ''Firestar'' can be a real punch]].

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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]: TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: David dies at the end of ''Firestar''. Initially, this looked like it would be the end of the series, making it an unusually harsh ending for a book aimed at the 8-12 bracket. The series ''did'' [[TrilogyCreep creep on,]] and David came [[BackFromTheDead Back From The]] [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Higher Plane Of Existence,]] with the implication being that ''he became one with {{God}}(ith) and saw all the knowledge in the universe through his daughter's eyes'', but if unexpected, the ending of ''Firestar'' can be a real punch]].



* [[spoiler: ManicPixieDreamGirl]]: Zanna, quite blatantly so.

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* [[spoiler: ManicPixieDreamGirl]]: Zanna, ManicPixieDreamGirl: [[spoiler:Zanna, quite blatantly so.so]].



* [[spoiler: SomeoneToRememberHimBy]]: The end of David's first story, ''Snigger and the Nutbeast.'' And at the end of the third book, [[spoiler: Zanna reveals she's pregnant with David's child.]]

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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler: SomeoneToRememberHimBy]]: The end of David's first story, ''Snigger and the Nutbeast.'' And at the end of the third book, [[spoiler: Zanna reveals she's pregnant with David's child.]]child]].
19th Feb '15 3:25:39 PM NOYB
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* [[spoiler: AlternateRealityEpisode: Fire World.]]

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* [[spoiler: AlternateRealityEpisode: [[spoiler: Fire World.]]



* [[spoiler: AmnesiacGod:]] Actually it'd be [[spoiler: Amnesiac Fain,]] but for all intents and purposes, [[spoiler: David and Alexa]] would be very nearly as powerful.

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* [[spoiler: AmnesiacGod:]] AmnesiacGod: Actually it'd be [[spoiler: Amnesiac Fain,]] but for all intents and purposes, [[spoiler: David and Alexa]] would be very nearly as powerful.



* [[spoiler: BolivianArmyEnding]]: ''Dark Fire.''

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* [[spoiler: BolivianArmyEnding]]: BolivianArmyEnding: ''Dark Fire.''



* [[spoiler: GooGooGodlike]]: Alexa. [[spoiler: She ''created her own father.'']] Oh, and [[spoiler: Joseph Henry]] is just as bad.

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* [[spoiler: GooGooGodlike]]: Alexa. [[spoiler: GooGooGodlike: [[spoiler:Alexa. She ''created her own father.'']] '' Oh, and [[spoiler: Joseph Henry]] Henry is just as bad.bad]].



* [[spoiler: NothingIsTheSameAnymore: In Fire Ascending, after the universal mess that had been created got repaired, so to speak, the universe took one more change. It plays the entire series off as books writen within the series.]] See TheEndOrIsIt.

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* [[spoiler: NothingIsTheSameAnymore: In [[spoiler:In Fire Ascending, after the universal mess that had been created got repaired, so to speak, the universe took one more change. It plays the entire series off as books writen within the series.]] See TheEndOrIsIt.



* [[spoiler: PeacefulInDeath: Henry Bacon died this way.]]

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* [[spoiler: PeacefulInDeath: Henry [[spoiler:Henry Bacon died this way.]]



* [[spoiler: TheArk: In Fire World, the Librarium becomes one during the flood, complete with animals and plants.]]
* [[spoiler: TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: Ms.Gee the sybil in ''Dark Fire''.]]

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* TheArk: [[spoiler: TheArk: In Fire World, the Librarium becomes one during the flood, complete with animals and plants.]]
* [[spoiler: TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: [[spoiler: Ms.Gee the sybil in ''Dark Fire''.]]
7th Apr '14 9:21:43 AM Dragonfly999
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* WritersCannotDoMath: If Gawain was the last dragon 50,000 years ago, why was [[spoiler: there a dragon fighting monks at the monastery Arthur serves at in present day? That would give a range of 1000 years, give or take, from present day.]]
15th Mar '14 5:21:38 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* [[http://books.google.com/books?id=er7AV7_QY9AC&pg=PT46&lpg=PT46&dq=author+boy+fire+star&source=bl&ots=ZXROHcEgVG&sig=V_iVtb92VQ6gd3OahRDGwfwohnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MGMfU4WkCuewyQGx5IHYDQ&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=author%20boy%20fire%20star&f=false This]] from Firestar. Read this while keeping in mind that Zanna was sitting on David's lap. Wow. Try reading this WITHOUT saying it in a seductive voice. It's impossible

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* ** [[http://books.google.com/books?id=er7AV7_QY9AC&pg=PT46&lpg=PT46&dq=author+boy+fire+star&source=bl&ots=ZXROHcEgVG&sig=V_iVtb92VQ6gd3OahRDGwfwohnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MGMfU4WkCuewyQGx5IHYDQ&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=author%20boy%20fire%20star&f=false This]] from Firestar. Read this while keeping in mind that Zanna was sitting on David's lap. Wow. Try reading this WITHOUT saying it in a seductive voice. It's impossible
11th Mar '14 12:39:13 PM Thatguyyouknow51
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* [[http://books.google.com/books?id=er7AV7_QY9AC&pg=PT46&lpg=PT46&dq=author+boy+fire+star&source=bl&ots=ZXROHcEgVG&sig=V_iVtb92VQ6gd3OahRDGwfwohnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MGMfU4WkCuewyQGx5IHYDQ&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=author%20boy%20fire%20star&f=false This]] from Firestar. Read this while keeping in mind that Zanna was sitting on David's lap. Wow. Try reading this WITHOUT saying it in a seductive voice. It's impossible
8th Mar '14 3:07:01 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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** Earlier on in the series there's a reference to (paraphrased from memory) '[[Literature/HarryPotter a popular series of books about a boy wizard going to school]]', and then in ''The Fire Eternal'', Gollygosh conjours up a screwdriver that 'looked very similar to the [[Series/DoctorWho screwdriver used by the time travelling hero of the dragons' favourite television programme]]'.

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** Earlier on in the series there's a reference to (paraphrased from memory) '[[Literature/HarryPotter a popular series of books about a boy wizard going to school]]', and then in ''The Fire Eternal'', Gollygosh conjours up a screwdriver that 'looked very similar to the [[Series/DoctorWho screwdriver used by the time travelling traveling hero of the dragons' favourite favorite television programme]]'.



* TwoPartTrilogy: An ''inverse'' of the way it usually happens - the first two books form a more complete and coherent story, with the third one being more seperate.

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* TwoPartTrilogy: An ''inverse'' of the way it usually happens - the first two books form a more complete and coherent story, with the third one being more seperate.separate.
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