History Literature / DreadCompanion

16th May '18 1:35:37 PM sagar
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* TheAgeless: The inhabitants.
* AntiMagic: The notus blossom. Unfortunately for Jorth it affects him as well as the enchantments on him.
* BalefulPolymorph: the effect of the fruit that the land grows
* BloodMagic: Kilda needs to bleed to get a guide.
* ChangelingTale: Bartare claims this.
* CommonalityConnection: how she acquired her mentor at the creche
* CoolGate: How they get there
* CreepyChild: Bartare
* DispelMagic: The notus blooms revert Kilda's BalefulPolymorph to a certain extent.

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* TheAgeless: The inhabitants.
inhabitants of the dark realm.
* AntiMagic: The notus blossom. Unfortunately for Jorth Kosgro it affects him as well as the enchantments on him.
* BalefulPolymorph: the effect of the fruit that the land grows
grows. Kilda's skin and hair turn green and her toes try to turn into roots. Kosgro...WasOnceAMan.
* BloodMagic: At one point, Kilda needs to bleed to get a guide.guide. The guide is a bunch of grass she's uprooted--equal sacrifice is required.
* ChangelingTale: Bartare is described as a changeling.
* CommonalityConnection: Kilda acquired her mentor at the creche through their shared curiosity and desire for intellectual adventures.

* ChangelingTale: Bartare claims this.
* CommonalityConnection: how she acquired her mentor at the creche
* CoolGate: How they get there
Getting in or out of the Dark Realm requires one.
* CreepyChild: Bartare
Bartare in spades.
* DispelMagic: The notus blooms revert Kilda's undo the Folk's enchantments, and, to a certain extent, the BalefulPolymorph to a certain extent.effects of eating the Folk's food.
* {{Determinator}}: Kilda ''will not'' let anything stop her from rescuing the children under her charge and returning them safely home.



* ExactWords: They do not want ''a'' gate, but their own ones.
* TheFairFolk: Made explicit in the frame story

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* ExactWords: They do Kosgro makes [[spoiler: the Lady]] promise them not want ''a'' gate, gate but their own ones.
"their own" one.
** Kosgro also notes at the end that [[spoiler: he never promised anybody in the colony that he'd take one of the ''men'' with him.]]
* TheFairFolk: Made explicit in the frame storystory.



* HomeSweetHome: Kosgro insists that they return to their own place.
* IKnowYourTrueName: They must answer to their true names; it is the law.
* {{Immortality}}: The beings of this world can be killed, but are otherwise immortal.

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* HellYesMoment: Kilda pinning Kosgro's bandages in place with his Survey insignia.
* HomeSweetHome: Kilda and Kosgro insists that they return are completely dead-set on returning to their own place.
* IKnowYourTrueName: They must The Dark Ones ''must'' answer to their true names; it is the law.
* {{Immortality}}: The beings of this world Folk can be killed, but are otherwise immortal.immortal.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Kilda fills a bag with rocks. It's a handy weapon...until she loses it.



* MandatoryMotherhood: At the end, Kilda is told she must decide and so settle down to a husband and children.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Kilda can't leave Bartare even if she wants to stay.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She
* ParentalAbandonment: For both Kilda, at birth, and the children, during the novel.
* RitualMagic: Bartare's

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* MandatoryMotherhood: At the end, Kilda is told she must decide marry and so settle down bear children [[spoiler: due to being the only single woman on a husband and children.
planet with a population of several dozen.]] She decides to TakeAThirdOption.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Kilda can't and won't leave Bartare even Bartare--even if she wants to stay.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She
''She''
* ParentalAbandonment: For both Kilda, at birth, and the children, birth. The children suffer a milder version during the novel.
novel: their father dies in an accident and their mother has a nervous breakdown (implied to be partly Bartare's doing) and is confined to bed rest.
* PluckyGirl: Kilda is only about eighteen.
* RitualMagic: Bartare's Bartare learns it from The Lady.



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Things change while they are gone.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Things change while they are gone.[[spoiler: The heroes return to find they've been gone about fifty years, and things have changed. There has been a war and the colony has collapsed to a mere few dozen people.]]
* WasOnceAMan: Kosgro has spent so much time in the Dark Realm that Kilda doesn't even realize he is human, at first.



* YearOutsideHourInside: What we are told in the opening line is that she has aged only a year though it's been decades.

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* YearOutsideHourInside: What we are told in the opening line is that she Kilda has aged only a year though it's been decades.decades. [[spoiler: and centuries for Kosgro.]]
30th Jul '17 8:21:58 AM Universalist
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30th Jul '17 8:18:35 AM Universalist
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* TheAgeless: the inhabitants.

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* TheAgeless: the The inhabitants.
30th Jul '17 8:17:42 AM Universalist
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5th Feb '17 1:26:29 PM Xtifr
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'''''Dread Companion''''' is a SF/Fantasy novel by Creator/AndreNorton.

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'''''Dread Companion''''' ''Dread Companion'' is a SF/Fantasy novel by Creator/AndreNorton.
31st May '16 3:36:56 AM Doug86
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'''''Dread Companion''''' is a SF/Fantasy novel by AndreNorton.

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'''''Dread Companion''''' is a SF/Fantasy novel by AndreNorton.Creator/AndreNorton.
8th Feb '15 2:08:38 PM morenohijazo
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!!Tropes included

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* DispelMagic: The notus blooms revert Kilda's BalefulPolymorph to a certain extent.
29th Jun '13 8:58:41 PM Goldfritha
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* HomeSweetHome: Kosgro insists that they return to their own place.


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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: The problem with going through the gate.
13th Jun '13 9:40:38 PM Goldfritha
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When they go on a sight-seeing trip, Bartare lures her brother off and insists on doing something with stones. Kilda, following, is trapped with them in another world.

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When they go on a sight-seeing trip, Bartare lures her brother off and insists on doing something with stones. Kilda, following, is trapped with them in another world.
world, where to eat its food is to be transformed into one of its beings..


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* {{Immortality}}: The beings of this world can be killed, but are otherwise immortal.


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* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She
11th Jun '13 8:10:48 PM Goldfritha
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* ChangelingTale: Bartare claims this.


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* MandatoryMotherhood: At the end, Kilda is told she must decide and so settle down to a husband and children.


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* RoyalBrat: The children's mother is a rather languid version.
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