History Literature / EnchantedForestChronicles

26th Apr '17 3:50:48 AM EvilKid
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** Discussed. The sword Cimorene wields in ''Calling on Dragons'' described as "the wielder will never be defeated in battle". Cimorene then adds the description never mention the wielder's survival.
3rd Apr '17 1:37:33 AM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: Naturally, to just about every fairy tale in the public consciousness, but also to some recent literature. The Fire-witch whose castle is full of [[TakenForGranite petrified]] passersby is like the White Witch in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', and the idea that witches and wizards [[KillItWithWater melt in soapy water]] clearly comes from ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', though in Morwen's case it is subverted. Some of the descriptions of the network of caverns under the Mountains of Morning echo those in ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'', including a maze of twisty little passages.

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* ShoutOut: Naturally, to just about every fairy tale in the public consciousness, but also to some recent literature. The Fire-witch whose castle is full of [[TakenForGranite petrified]] passersby is like the White Witch in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', and the idea that witches and wizards [[KillItWithWater melt in soapy water]] clearly comes from ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', though in Morwen's case it is subverted. Some of the descriptions of the network of caverns under the Mountains of Morning echo those in ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'', including a maze of twisty little passages.
2nd Apr '17 7:22:11 PM Malady
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* BurningWithAnger: Fire witches' hair tends to [[FlamingHair burst into flames]] when they get angry enough.



* ElementalHair: Fire witches invariably have red hair (which tends to burst into flames when they get angry enough.)

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* ElementalHair: Fire witches invariably have red hair (which tends to [[FlamingHair burst into flames flames]] when [[BurningWithAnger they get angry enough.) enough]].)



* EvilRedhead: Subverted in the case of fire-witches. While they are shown to have nasty tempers and are prone to tantrums, nearly all of the ones mentioned or seen are generally quite helpful to the protagonists. [[spoiler: Played straight by the one that Daystar and his companions meet.]]

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* EvilRedhead: Subverted in the case of fire-witches. While they are shown to have nasty tempers and are prone to tantrums, nearly all of the ones mentioned or seen are generally quite helpful to the protagonists. [[spoiler: Played [[spoiler:Played straight by the one that Daystar and his companions meet.]]



* FisherKing: The Enchanted Forest itself apparently has a kind of low-level sentience, which is linked to the status of its king. If he dies, the forest reacts in a dramatic fashion. As Morwen mentions (and her cat Trouble confirms), reflecting on a prior such occasion, "none of us got any sleep for three weeks".

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* FieryRedhead: Fire-witches, who, as the name implies, specialize in PlayingWithFire, and they have ElementalHair to match. They are shown to have nasty tempers and are prone to tantrums.
* FisherKing: The Enchanted Forest itself apparently has a kind of low-level sentience, which is linked to the status of its king. If he dies, the forest reacts in a dramatic fashion. As Morwen mentions (and her cat Trouble confirms), reflecting on a prior such occasion, "none of us got any sleep for three weeks". weeks".
* FlamingHair: Fire witches' hair tends to burst into flames when [[BurningWithAnger they get angry enough]].



* ItsWhatIDo
-->"He's been trying to figure out how the wizards work their spells," Mendanbar [[TranslatorBuddy explained]], "but he hasn't done it yet."\\
"Why do you want to know that?" Cimorene asked Telemain with renewed suspicion.\\
"Because that's what I do!" Telemain said.

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* ItsWhatIDo
-->"He's
ItsWhatIDo:
--> "He's
been trying to figure out how the wizards work their spells," Mendanbar [[TranslatorBuddy explained]], "but he hasn't done it yet."\\
"
-->
"Why do you want to know that?" Cimorene asked Telemain with renewed suspicion.\\
suspicion.
-->
"Because that's what I do!" Telemain said.



* KingInTheMountain: happens to [[spoiler: Mendanbar]] between book 3 and 4.

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* KingInTheMountain: happens to [[spoiler: Mendanbar]] [[spoiler:Mendanbar]] between book 3 and 4.



** In "The Princess, the Cat, and the Unicorn", the King of Oslett has advisors who do much the same: they try to convince his daughters that they're supposed to hate one another, and their stepmother that she's supposed to be unpleasant toward her stepdaughters. None of the royal family cares for their behavior; in fact, when Princess Elyssa leaves to seek her fortune, her father tells her that he hoped "she would give the councillors one in the eye".

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** In "The In''The Princess, the Cat, and the Unicorn", Unicorn'', the King of Oslett has advisors who do much the same: they try to convince his daughters that they're supposed to hate one another, and their stepmother that she's supposed to be unpleasant toward her stepdaughters. None of the royal family cares for their behavior; in fact, when Princess Elyssa leaves to seek her fortune, her father tells her that he hoped "she would give the councillors one in the eye".



* NoSell: [[spoiler: Morwen shrugs off the soapy-water treatment, and explains it as "clean living".]]

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* NoSell: [[spoiler: Morwen [[spoiler:Morwen shrugs off the soapy-water treatment, and explains it as "clean living".]]



* RebelliousPrincess: Zig-zagged. Cimorene doesn't rebel just because she'd rather play with swords and hates girly princess stuff as Rebellious Princesses tend to- she just sees nothing ''useful'' learning common princess skills such as dancing and embroidery. She prefers cooking and learning magic, but she grits her teeth and learns it anyway.. She runs away to avoid an unwanted marriage but finds her princess skills come in handy or even save her life. She ends up becoming queen, and a very happy and efficent one at that.

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* RebelliousPrincess: Zig-zagged. Cimorene doesn't rebel just because she'd rather play with swords and hates girly princess stuff as Rebellious Princesses tend to- she just sees nothing ''useful'' learning common princess skills such as dancing and embroidery. She prefers cooking and learning magic, but she grits her teeth and learns it anyway.. She runs away to avoid an unwanted marriage but finds her princess skills come in handy or even save her life. She ends up becoming queen, and a very happy and efficent efficient one at that.
29th Nov '16 12:22:15 PM Morgenthaler
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28th Oct '16 8:49:48 PM jormis29
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* PublicDomainArtifact: Genie in a bottle, flying carpet, seven-league boots, flying mortar and pestle...virtually every well-known object from European fairy tales is likely to get at least a passing mention -- [[FracturedFairyTale often with a twist]].

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* PublicDomainArtifact: Genie in a bottle, flying carpet, seven-league boots, GenieInAbottle, FlyingCarpet, SevenLeagueBoots, [[Literature/BabaYaga flying mortar and pestle...pestle]]...virtually every well-known object from European fairy tales is likely to get at least a passing mention -- [[FracturedFairyTale often with a twist]].
24th Sep '16 11:28:03 AM Jayalaw
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* CursedWithAwesome: The stone prince finds that being made of stone comes in quite useful when a dragon tries to chomp on you. The unpleasant Woraug ends up chipping a tooth, and the prince complains that he's also been chipped.



* KillerRabbit: Subverted with the aptly named Killer. He's an ordinary rabbit that gets caught up in eating many strange plants, each of which cause him to undergo various transformations. His big appetite manages to save Cimorene at a crucial time, but he's more benevolent and stupid even when magically changed into a flying donkey.

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* KillerRabbit: Subverted with the aptly ironically named Killer. He's an ordinary rabbit that gets caught up in eating many strange plants, each of which cause him to undergo various transformations. His big appetite manages to save Cimorene at a crucial time, but he's more benevolent and stupid even when magically changed into a flying donkey.
24th Sep '16 11:22:53 AM Jayalaw
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* KillerRabbit: Subverted with the aptly named Killer. He's an ordinary rabbit that gets caught up in eating many strange plants, each of which cause him to undergo various transformations. His big appetite manages to save Cimorene at a crucial time, but he's more benevolent and stupid even when magically changed into a flying donkey.


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* StickyFingers: Any man that giants encounter happened to be named Jack, and they have a penchant for stealing giants' harps. Or flying carpets.
25th Aug '16 11:45:48 PM loracarol
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** Witches in general try to pretend that they ''are'' this, because they're afraid that if people are no longer afraid of them, they'll be endlessly bothered for magic cures for everything.



** Witches in general try to pretend that they ''are'' this, because they're afraid that if people are no longer afraid of them, they'll be endlessly bothered for magic cures for everything.
21st Jun '16 8:54:06 PM Jayalaw
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Invoked for Daystar in ''Talking to Dragons'', since if he [[spoiler:rescued the King of the Enchanted Forest knowing the king was his father, then wizards would track him down.]] Cimorene isn't happy when discussing this plan while Daystar is a baby, but she eventually has no choice when [[spoiler:her husband is taken hostage.]]



* BalefulPolymorph: Quite a few. In ''Calling on Dragons'', Killer is hit with multiple ones that ''stack''.

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* BalefulPolymorph: Quite a few.
** Woraug as a result of being a traitor finds himself turned into a toad, for "not behaving like a dragon."
**
In ''Calling on Dragons'', Killer is hit with multiple ones that ''stack''.''stack''.
** The Frying Pan of Doom when the rightful owner wields it, [[spoiler:in this case a princess whose uncle tries to kidnap her in full view of a dozen knights and kings]], its target [[spoiler:gets turned into an enormous poached egg.]] This has the benefit of making everyone nearby lose their appetite.



* BullyingADragon: Arona Vamist goes out of his way to make himself hated by a group of notoriously temperamental people that can set things on fire with their minds. This might have been excusable in that he at least protected himself against their retribution by allying himself with wizards, but he continues his boneheaded streak by ''literally'' trying invoke this trope by taking severe exception to the intellectual positions held by Kazul -- not just '''a''' dragon, but the King of the Dragons! And to make it worse, the argument is over the behavior of dragons, which Kazul is naturally an expert on.

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* BullyingADragon: BullyingADragon:
** Wizards trying to threaten dragons, as well as dragons' princesses. It gets to the point that they need a traitor, which they get from Woraug.
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Arona Vamist goes out of his way to make himself hated by a group of notoriously temperamental people that can set things on fire with their minds. This might have been excusable in that he at least protected himself against their retribution by allying himself with wizards, but he continues his boneheaded streak by ''literally'' trying invoke this trope by taking severe exception to the intellectual positions held by Kazul -- not just '''a''' dragon, but the King of the Dragons! And to make it worse, the argument is over the behavior of dragons, which Kazul is naturally an expert on.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: As punishment for his crimes against the Enchanted Forest, Arona Vamist [[spoiler:is made to take on all Killer's transformations, returning Killer to normal and turning Arona into a seven foot tall floating blue winged donkey... with a bald patch, reflecting his human form being bald]].

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment:
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As punishment for his crimes against the Enchanted Forest, Arona Vamist [[spoiler:is made to take on all Killer's transformations, returning Killer to normal and turning Arona into a seven foot tall floating blue winged donkey... with a bald patch, reflecting his human form being bald]].bald]].
** Cimorene and Mendenbar suggest to Prince Rupert that being an EvilUncle would actually mean more if he made his nephew do something that said nephew didn't like, with the boy being TooKinkyToTorture. They then recommend sending the nephew to boarding school, where he'll get an education to become a proper prince.


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* OhNoNotAgain: Cimorene says this at the beginning when meeting Mendanbar, mistaking him for another prince that wants to "rescue" her. He quickly explains he's a king, wants to meet Kazul, and manages to repair her plugged sink.


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* UnwantedRescue: Cimorene tells this to all of the princes that come to "rescue" her. When Mendenbar comes, she mentions that she's even threatened to duel the princes herself so that they'll go away.
10th Jun '16 8:36:50 AM sparklingmoon356
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The first book starts with the forthright [[RebelliousPrincess Princess Cimorene]] deciding that she is tired of being a princess (and doesn't much like the prince her parents are pushing at her). Her Fairy Godmother is no help with this problem so she follows the advice of a talking frog and ends up offering her services to a dragon. The first three books in the series follow Cimorene's adventures - the fourth one (which was actually written first) concerns her son Daystar.

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The first book starts with the forthright and tomboyish [[RebelliousPrincess Princess Cimorene]] deciding that she is tired of being a princess (and doesn't much like the prince her parents are pushing at her). Her Fairy Godmother is no help with this problem so she follows the advice of a talking frog and ends up offering her services to a dragon. The first three books in the series follow Cimorene's adventures - the fourth one (which was actually written first) concerns her son Daystar.
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