History Literature / EightDaysOfLuke

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]]
10th Jan '13 3:25:04 PM Xtifr
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* HoYay: Between [[spoiler:Luke]] and [[spoiler:David.]]
** Considering [[spoiler:Luke is the Norse god Loki]] any real relationship would probably result in a [[spoiler:MayflyDecemberRomance.]]
10th Jan '13 3:20:05 PM Xtifr
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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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!! Tropes featured include:

* DefrostingIceQueen: Astrid dislikes David's family just as much as he does, and when they realize this they start to get along a lot better.
* EvilUncle: It turns out David's uncle and cousin have been stealing money that was rightfully David's and using it for their own illegal purposes.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler:In the myths, Loki once accused Frey and Freya of BrotherSisterIncest. They appear disguised as a married couple.]]
* HoYay: Between [[spoiler:Luke]] and [[spoiler:David.]]
** Considering [[spoiler:Luke is the Norse god Loki]] any real relationship would probably result in a [[spoiler:MayflyDecemberRomance.]]
* JustWhistle: Luke appears when David strikes a match.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: David can only find what Luke stole if he doesn't know what it is.
* [[spoiler:NorseMythology]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Luke, Mr. Chew, Mr. Wedding, and the Frys.]]
* PalsWithJesus: Pals with [[spoiler:Loki,]] rather.
* ParentalAbandonment: David's parents are dead and his guardians are spiteful and neglectful.
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Luke]]
* TheTrickster: Luke.
* [[spoiler:WomanScorned: The ultimate driving force behind the plot.]]
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