History Literature / DragonsWinter

5th Sep '17 8:03:37 PM florianschild
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* {{Patronymic}} - Azil Aumson uses the matronymic derived from his mother, Aum's, name. Also, Thea Serretsdatter (a matronymic as well).
23rd Aug '17 12:40:58 PM florianschild
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''Dragon's Winter'' is a HighFantasy by Elizabeth A. Lynn. The story revolves around twin brothers, Karadur and Tenjiro, son of the dragon lord of Ippa. Karadur is a dragon-child like his father, but Tenjiro is as human as their mother...and jealous of his elder brother. When Karadur grows to manhood, Tenjiro leaves their home to study magic. But the only power he desires is his brothers', and so Tenjiro betrays his brother, binding his power and preventing him from taking his dragon form.

Meanwhile, a man called Wolf arrives in the nearby village of Sleeth. The winters of Ippa grow longer and colder than any can remember. And rumors from the north speak of a strange Black Citadel risen from the earth, and with it terrible creatures from the oldest of legends.

The book was garnered general praise when it debuted, including from such luminaries as [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]. A sequel, ''Dragon's Treasure'', was released six years after the first novel was published.

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[[caption-width-right:264:''Dragon Keep rides to war in the spring.'']]

->"His name was Karadur Atani. His brother called him Kaji; the officers of his household and garrison called him, to his face, ''my lord'', and privately, among and to themselves, ''Dragon''."

''Dragon's Winter'' is a HighFantasy by World Fantasy Award-winning author Elizabeth A. Lynn. The story revolves around twin brothers, Karadur and Tenjiro, son sons of the dragon lord of Ippa. Karadur is a dragon-child like his father, but Tenjiro is as human as their mother...and jealous of his elder brother. When Karadur grows to manhood, Tenjiro leaves their home to study magic. But the only power he desires is his brothers', brother's, and so Tenjiro betrays his brother, binding his power and preventing him from taking his dragon form.

Meanwhile, a man called Wolf arrives in the nearby village of Sleeth. The winters of Ippa grow longer and colder than any can remember. And rumors from the north speak of a strange Black Citadel risen from the earth, and with it terrible creatures from the oldest of legends. \n\n From the north, monsters appear - threatening soldiers and villagers alike - and Karadur is left with no choice but to ride to war against his brother.

The book was garnered general praise when it debuted, including from such luminaries as [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]. A

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sequel, ''Dragon's Treasure'', was released six years after the first novel was published.
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Like many of Lynn's previous works, the Dragon series contains [[QueerRomance representation]] of non-heterosexual relationships, in this case between the main character Karadur and his best friend Azil. While it could be considered HomoeroticSubtext in the first book, there is blatant confirmation in ''Dragon's Treasure'', in which Azil describes Karadur as his lover while they lie in bed together. [[HomophobiaIndex For some reason]], marketing of the books tends to focus on the conflict between Karadur and his brother (for the first book) and the romance with his [[ChosenConceptionPartner female love interest]] (for the second book), at the expense of the equally important subplot of Karadur and Azil's relationship.
15th Aug '17 8:23:51 AM florianschild
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* CainAndAbelAndSeth - Karadur and Tenjiro and Azil


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* ChosenConceptionPartner - Karadur with [[spoiler: Maia]]. To an even greater extent in the sequel, Dragon's Treasure.


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* HeirClubForMen - Karadur needs to find a woman he can have a child with, or the dragon-changeling line will die out


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* LastOfHisKind - Karadur is the only known Dragon changeling, which is supposedly why Tenjiro wants him to get have a child before he transforms


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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe - Treion [[spoiler: is probably the son of Kojiro Atani and Iva Unamira, which makes him Karadur's and Maia's half-brother. Which also makes him kind of a HiddenBackupPrince]]
7th Aug '17 2:32:01 PM florianschild
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The book was garnered general praise when it debuted, including from such luminaries as [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]. A sequel, ''Dragon's Treasure'', was released twelve years after the first novel was published.

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The book was garnered general praise when it debuted, including from such luminaries as [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]. A sequel, ''Dragon's Treasure'', was released twelve six years after the first novel was published.
7th Aug '17 11:09:22 AM florianschild
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* YaoiGuys - Karadur and Azil
7th Aug '17 11:06:39 AM florianschild
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''Dragon's Winter'' is a HighFantasy by Elizabeth A. Lynn. The story revolves around twin brothers, Karadur and Tanjiro, son of the dragon lord of Ippa. Karadur is a dragon-child like his father, but Tanjiro is as human as their mother...and jealous of his elder brother. When Karadur grows to manhood, Tanjiro leaves their home to study magic. But the only power he desires is his brothers', and so Tanjiro betrays his brother, binding his power and preventing him from taking his dragon form.

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''Dragon's Winter'' is a HighFantasy by Elizabeth A. Lynn. The story revolves around twin brothers, Karadur and Tanjiro, Tenjiro, son of the dragon lord of Ippa. Karadur is a dragon-child like his father, but Tanjiro Tenjiro is as human as their mother...and jealous of his elder brother. When Karadur grows to manhood, Tanjiro Tenjiro leaves their home to study magic. But the only power he desires is his brothers', and so Tanjiro Tenjiro betrays his brother, binding his power and preventing him from taking his dragon form.



The book was garnered general praise when it debuted, including from such luminaries as [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]. A sequel was released, ''Dragon's Treasure'', but was [[FanonDiscontinuity regarded poorly]] in terms of its predecessor.

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The book was garnered general praise when it debuted, including from such luminaries as [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]. A sequel was released, sequel, ''Dragon's Treasure'', but was [[FanonDiscontinuity regarded poorly]] in terms of its predecessor.
released twelve years after the first novel was published.



* CainAndAbel - Karadur and Tanjiro

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* CainAndAbel - Karadur and TanjiroTenjiro



* ManBehindTheMan - Or really, the entity behind the man. [[spoiler: Ankoku]] is pulling Tanjiro's strings, though the latter doesn't know it.

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* ManBehindTheMan - Or really, the entity behind the man. [[spoiler: Ankoku]] is pulling Tanjiro's Tenjiro's strings, though the latter doesn't know it.


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* PastVictimShowcase - Tenjiro's torture of Azil as a means to hurt Karadur
12th Jul '17 11:56:00 PM Doug86
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The book was garnered general praise when it debuted, including from such luminaries as [[ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]. A sequel was released, ''Dragon's Treasure'', but was [[FanonDiscontinuity regarded poorly]] in terms of its predecessor.

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The book was garnered general praise when it debuted, including from such luminaries as [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]. A sequel was released, ''Dragon's Treasure'', but was [[FanonDiscontinuity regarded poorly]] in terms of its predecessor.
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