History Literature / EightDaysOfLuke

7th Dec '17 5:19:47 PM PaulA
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''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David Allard, forced to spend his school vacation with his despised guardians, accidentally releases Luke ([[spoiler:otherwise known as Loki]]) from a magical imprisonment--and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.

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''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David Allard, forced to spend his school vacation with his despised guardians, accidentally releases Luke ([[spoiler:otherwise known as Loki]]) summons a mysterious person who calls himself Luke, in the process freeing him from a magical imprisonment--and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.
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* DirtyCoward: Cousin Ronald chickens out while [[spoiler: running the gauntlet]].

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* DirtyCoward: Cousin Ronald chickens out while [[spoiler: running [[spoiler:running the gauntlet]].



** Luke and David when David returns [[spoiler: with the stolen item.]]
* RedIsHeroic: [[spoiler: Thor]]--whom David recognizes only by his red-blond hair--is the most pleasant and trustworthy of the adults David comes in contact with.

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** Luke and David when David returns [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with the stolen item.]]
* RedIsHeroic: [[spoiler: Thor]]--whom [[spoiler:Thor]]--whom David recognizes only by his red-blond hair--is the most pleasant and trustworthy of the adults David comes in contact with.



* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:All the disguised gods -- Luke is Loki, Mr. Chew is Tiw, Mr. Wedding is Woden, and the Frys are Frey and Freya.]]

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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[[spoiler:All the disguised gods -- Luke is Loki, Mr. Chew is Tiw, Mr. Wedding is Woden, and the Frys are Frey and Freya.]]



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Astrid [[spoiler: accidentally summons Luke into a trap.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: David and [[spoiler: Sigfried.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Astrid [[spoiler: accidentally [[spoiler:accidentally summons Luke into a trap.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: David and [[spoiler: Sigfried.[[spoiler:Sigfried.]]
7th Dec '17 1:57:39 PM sagar
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''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David, forced to spend his school vacation with his guardians, who he dislikes, accidentally releases Luke ([[spoiler:otherwise known as Loki]]) from a magical imprisonment, and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.

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''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David, David Allard, forced to spend his school vacation with his despised guardians, who he dislikes, accidentally releases Luke ([[spoiler:otherwise known as Loki]]) from a magical imprisonment, and imprisonment--and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.



* {{CalvinBall}}: Uncle Bernard and Astrid have daily contests as to who is sicker. David awards points.
* TheCharmer: Luke has David's relatives eating out of the palm of his hand.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Luke has red hair and matching reddish brown eyes.



* DirtyCoward: Cousin Ronald chickens out while [[spoiler: running the gauntlet]].



* FriendshipMoment:
** Astrid remaining with David after the rest of his relatives leave him to what they think is a police interrogation.
** Luke and David when David returns [[spoiler: with the stolen item.]]
* RedIsHeroic: [[spoiler: Thor]]--whom David recognizes only by his red-blond hair--is the most pleasant and trustworthy of the adults David comes in contact with.



* LooseLips: David can only find the stolen item if he doesn't know what he's looking for. Astrid figures it out immediately, and promptly almost spills the beans multiple times.



** David himself--which is probably why he gets on so well with the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Norse gods.]]



* RavensAndCrows: Mr. Wedding assigns two to keep an eye on David.



* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:The ultimate driving force behind the plot.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Astrid [[spoiler: accidentally summons Luke into a trap.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: David and [[spoiler: Sigfried.]]
* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:The ultimate driving force behind the plot. Brunhilde ''wasn't happy'' that Sigfried forgot her or that the gods arranged it that way.]]
17th May '16 1:35:01 PM GothicProphet
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''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David, forced to spend his school vacation with his guardians, who he dislikes, accidentally releases Luke ([[spoiler: otherwise known as Loki]]) from a magical imprisonment, and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.

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''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David, forced to spend his school vacation with his guardians, who he dislikes, accidentally releases Luke ([[spoiler: otherwise ([[spoiler:otherwise known as Loki]]) from a magical imprisonment, and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.
17th May '16 1:34:52 PM GothicProphet
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''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David, forced to spend his school vacation with his guardians, who he dislikes, accidentally releases Luke [[spoiler:(Loki)]] from a magical imprisonment, and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.

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''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David, forced to spend his school vacation with his guardians, who he dislikes, accidentally releases Luke [[spoiler:(Loki)]] ([[spoiler: otherwise known as Loki]]) from a magical imprisonment, and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.



* PlayingWithFire: [[spoiler:Luke]]

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* PlayingWithFire: [[spoiler:Luke]][[spoiler:Luke.]]
13th Jul '15 12:22:31 AM PaulA
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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Luke]]

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Luke]][[spoiler:Luke appears to be about David's age, but is actually the immortal god Loki.]]
13th Jul '15 12:20:58 AM PaulA
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A fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David, forced to spend his school vacation with his guardians, who he dislikes, accidentally releases Luke [[spoiler:(Loki)]] from prison, and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.

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A ''Eight Days of Luke'' is a fantasy/mystery novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. David, forced to spend his school vacation with his guardians, who he dislikes, accidentally releases Luke [[spoiler:(Loki)]] from prison, a magical imprisonment, and then has to protect him from Luke's family, who are after him to give back something he stole.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler:In the myths, Loki once accused Frey and Freya of BrotherSisterIncest. They appear disguised as a married couple. In her memoins, DWJ recalled a close reading editor realizing that Astrid and Thor were having an affair. It almost stopped the book's publication.]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler:In the myths, Loki once accused Frey and Freya of BrotherSisterIncest. They appear disguised as a married couple. In her memoins, memoirs, DWJ recalled a close reading editor realizing that Astrid and Thor were having an affair. It almost stopped the book's publication.]]



* [[spoiler:NorseMythology]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Luke, Mr. Chew, Mr. Wedding, and the Frys.]]

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* [[spoiler:NorseMythology]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Luke, [[spoiler:All the disguised gods -- Luke is Loki, Mr. Chew, Chew is Tiw, Mr. Wedding, Wedding is Woden, and the Frys.Frys are Frey and Freya.]]



* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Luke]]
* [[spoiler:PlayingWithFire: Luke]]

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* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Luke]]
ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Luke]]
* [[spoiler:PlayingWithFire: Luke]]PlayingWithFire: [[spoiler:Luke]]



* [[spoiler:WomanScorned: The ultimate driving force behind the plot.]]

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* [[spoiler:WomanScorned: The WomanScorned: [[spoiler:The ultimate driving force behind the plot.]]
1st Jan '14 1:21:44 PM meganrenee
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[spoiler:Astrid is described as "quite pretty" when she's first introduced, in contrast to David's other, ugly relations. By the end of the book, she and David have become very close, she helps David achieve his goals, and David is actively looking forward to living with just her.]]
24th Jul '13 11:44:27 PM syneblue
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler:In the myths, Loki once accused Frey and Freya of BrotherSisterIncest. They appear disguised as a married couple.]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler:In the myths, Loki once accused Frey and Freya of BrotherSisterIncest. They appear disguised as a married couple. In her memoins, DWJ recalled a close reading editor realizing that Astrid and Thor were having an affair. It almost stopped the book's publication.]]
24th Jul '13 11:42:22 PM syneblue
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*AdultsAreUseless: Played straight, then subverted. Most of David's relations are willfully oblivious to the supernatural events playing out under their noses, but Astrid eventually becomes useful, if not downright involved, and of course there is the solicitor down the street...
22nd Apr '13 7:25:22 PM Teakay
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: On a shopping trip David wishes something interesting would happen, like a fire. [[spoiler:Luke offers to set one in a nearby building, and David is shocked to realize that he can actually do it and that people are now in danger]].
* BigEater: Luke, who at one point downs multiple ice cream sundaes. [[spoiler:Which makes sense considering his long imprisonment and his mythological exploits.]]



* JustWhistle: Luke appears when David strikes a match.

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* JustWhistle: Luke appears when David strikes a match. [[spoiler:This is used to trap him.]]


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* [[spoiler:PlayingWithFire: Luke]]
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