History Literature / Emberverse

20th Apr '17 3:21:49 PM Alas_Poor_Donny
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* MedievalStasis: zig-zagged. This is the in-universe goal of [[spoiler: the Mind]], more or less, but pretty much every character in the series is working to avert it... with varying degrees of success, of course.
31st Jan '17 2:52:11 PM PhoenixBlade
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***However, a character who may be Creator/{{HarrisonFord}} is seen running Ford's Kyentse Cowboy Bar & Grill (The Scourge of God).
2nd Jan '17 10:08:27 AM C89337186
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Boy howdy! Especially in books 4-10, which feature members of three generations in the chronology of the story. A partial list of '''point of view''' characters (please note that this is not a comprehensive list of ''significant'' characters) includes Rudi Mackenzie, Mathilda Arminger, Ingolf Vogeler, Mary and Ritva Havel, Edain Aylward Mackenzie, Odard Lui, Father Ignatius, Fred Thurston, Tiphaine d'Ath, Juniper Mackenzie, Sandra Arminger, Chuck Barstow, Astrid Larsson, Ian Kovalevsky, Asgerd Karlsdottir, Lioncel de Stafford, Huon and Yseult Lui, and Orlaith Arminger Mackenzie. Sometimes results in FourLinesAllWaiting. The roster is pared down sharply in the current tetrology, which focuses almost entirely on members of the youngest generation of characters.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Boy howdy! Especially in books 4-10, which feature members of three generations in the chronology of the story. A partial list of '''point of view''' characters (please note that this is not a comprehensive list of ''significant'' characters) includes Rudi Mackenzie, Mathilda Arminger, Ingolf Vogeler, Mary and Ritva Havel, Edain Aylward Mackenzie, Odard Lui, Liu, Father Ignatius, Fred Thurston, Tiphaine d'Ath, Juniper Mackenzie, Sandra Arminger, Chuck Barstow, Astrid Larsson, Ian Kovalevsky, Asgerd Karlsdottir, Lioncel de Stafford, Huon and Yseult Lui, Liu, and Orlaith Arminger Mackenzie. Sometimes results in FourLinesAllWaiting. The roster is pared down sharply in the current tetrology, which focuses almost entirely on members of the youngest generation of characters.
16th Dec '16 12:43:00 PM BuccoBabe
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* DramaticIrony: In ''Prince of Outcasts'', Orlaith attaches no significance to the yellow-and-black symbol her love interest, Alan Thurston, wears on his gear. Readers, however, have seen it elsewhere in the novel. [[spoiler: It's the symbol used by the evil forces her brother John is encountering in the Ceram Sea -- and, by the description, is or at least resembles a symbol right out of TheCthulhuMythos.]]

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* DramaticIrony: In ''Prince of Outcasts'', Orlaith attaches no significance to the yellow-and-black symbol her love interest, Alan Thurston, wears on his gear. Readers, however, have seen it elsewhere in the novel. [[spoiler: It's the symbol used by the evil forces her brother John is encountering in the Ceram Sea -- and, by the description, is or at least resembles a symbol right out of TheCthulhuMythos.the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.]]
10th Dec '16 12:06:41 PM BuccoBabe
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** Reiko's foster daughter Kiwako, previously severely neglected and close to feral, blossoms in Reiko's care.
10th Dec '16 11:58:18 AM BuccoBabe
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* CanonImmigrant: Arguably, any of the characters originating in the non-Stirling stories of ''The Change'' anthology who later make an appearance in the main storyline. Deor Godulfson and Thora Garwood, who originally appear in Diana Paxson's "Deor," are the most prominent; but Jared and Connor Tillman and Kwame Curtis (Harry Turtledove's "Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers") and Cap'n Pete and Fifi Lamont Holder (John Birmingham's "Fortune and Glory") also play minor roles. Prince John becomes romantically involved with Philippa "Pip" Balwyn-Abercombie, daughter of another Birmingham character, the late Lady Julianne Balwyn.
* CannibalLarder: ''Dies the Fire'' has several of these. Most of the cannibal bands that arose after the end of the world keep live prisoners in them as well (best way to keep the meat fresh).

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* CannibalLarder: ''Dies the Fire'' has several of these. Most of the cannibal bands that arose after the end of the world keep live prisoners in them as well (best way to keep the meat fresh).
* CanonImmigrant: Arguably, any of the characters originating in the non-Stirling stories of ''The Change'' anthology who later make an appearance in the main storyline. Deor Godulfson and Thora Garwood, who originally appear in Diana Paxson's "Deor," are the most prominent; but Jared and Connor Tillman and Kwame Curtis (Harry Turtledove's "Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers") and Cap'n Pete and Fifi Lamont Holder (John Birmingham's "Fortune and Glory") also play minor roles. Prince John becomes romantically involved with Philippa "Pip" Balwyn-Abercombie, daughter of another Birmingham character, the late Lady Julianne Balwyn.
* CannibalLarder: ''Dies the Fire'' has several of these. Most of the cannibal bands that arose after the end of the world keep live prisoners in them as well (best way to keep the meat fresh).
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* FlatEarthAtheist: Ultimately averted. Though Sandra Arminger and Tiphaine d'Ath are presented as atheists for much of the series, both eventually realize that it's an insupportable position in a world where there is objective evidence for the existence, and influence, of deities. In ''Tears of the Sun'', Sandra actually rejects this trope ''by name''.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Ultimately averted. averted, at least among the main characters. Though Sandra Arminger and Tiphaine d'Ath are presented as atheists for much of their portion of the series, both eventually realize that it's an insupportable position in a world where there is objective evidence for the existence, and influence, of deities. In ''Tears of the Sun'', Sandra actually rejects this trope ''by name''.


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** Minor characters King John of Darwin and Cap'n Pete Holder seem to fit the trope, though. King John describes himself as "an old-fashioned atheist," and Pete takes issue with the term "accursed" being used to describe an outsized, and unnaturally determined and aggressive, saltwater crocodile.
10th Dec '16 11:47:29 AM BuccoBabe
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* CanonImmigrant: Arguably, any of the characters originating in the non-Stirling stories of ''The Change'' anthology who later make an appearance in the main storyline. Deor Godulfson and Thora Garwood, who originally appear in Diana Paxson's "Deor," are the most prominent; but Jared and Connor Tillman and Kwame Curtis (Harry Turtledove's "Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers") and Cap'n Pete and Fifi Lamont Holder (John Birmingham's "Fortune and Glory") also play minor roles. Prince John becomes romantically involved with Philippa "Pip" Balwyn-Abercombie, daughter of another Birmingham character, the late Lady Julianne Balwyn.
4th Dec '16 10:30:09 AM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Tiphaine d'Ath.
24th Nov '16 12:48:33 PM LBHills
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* BadassFamily: The Havel-Larsson clan, full stop. That includes Mike, Signe, Pam, Eric, Luanne, and all of their adult descendants that we meet by the end of the tetrology. Of the whole family, only Ken doesn't qualify -- and he's in his fifties at the time of ''Dies the Fire'', so give the guy a break.

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* BadassFamily: The Havel-Larsson clan, full stop. That includes clan - including Mike, Signe, Pam, Eric, Luanne, and all of their adult descendants that we meet by the end of the tetrology. Of the whole family, only Ken doesn't qualify -- and he's in his fifties at the time of ''Dies the Fire'', so give the guy a break.
20th Nov '16 4:36:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Name-checked in Jared Tillman's word-for-word opinion when he sees the black-clad warriors of Reiko's band. Nonetheless [[AvertedTrope averted]], as these particular warriors are far from GratuitousNinja, being thoroughly justified in-story.
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