History Literature / InheritanceTrilogy

30th Oct '16 2:49:12 PM Eagal
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* ApocalypseHow: Class X-5 ("Multiversal/Physical Annihilation") as [[spoiler:the Maelstrom comes for Kahl]], leading to:

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* ApocalypseHow: Class X-5 ("Multiversal/Physical Annihilation") as [[spoiler:the Maelstrom comes for Kahl]], leading to: Kahl]].
30th Oct '16 2:48:55 PM Eagal
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%%* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople



** TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople (well, better than Sieh expected)
** StarKilling
** TheStarsAreGoingOut.



* BiTheWay

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* BiTheWayBiTheWay: Nahadoth and Itempas were lovers with eachother along with Enefah.



* TheChurch[=/=]ActivistFundamentalistAntics[=/=]SaintlyChurch: The Itempan Church, led by hateful priestess Shahar Arameri, used the Enefadeh to completely reshape the world after the gods' war. It collects taxes, provides extensive social services (universal primary education, food and housing for the disabled, public sanitation, etc.), and imposes a theological injunction against the chaos of war. The Church, with the guidance of the Arameri family, gave the world an unprecedented 2,000 years of stability and prosperity -- on the backs of the enslaved Enefadeh, and after crushing local religious traditions. Also supporting the Arameri's tyrranical rule, ruthlessly executing heretics, and carefully controlling the populace with propaganda. In Yeine's opinion, and that of other Darrens, the "peace" is nothing but everyone being too crushed to do anything, and benefits no one but the Arameri.

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* TheChurch[=/=]ActivistFundamentalistAntics[=/=]SaintlyChurch: TheChurch: The Itempan Church, led by hateful priestess Shahar Arameri, used the Enefadeh to completely reshape the world after the gods' war. It collects taxes, provides extensive social services (universal primary education, food and housing for the disabled, public sanitation, etc.), and imposes a theological injunction against the chaos of war. The Church, with the guidance of the Arameri family, gave the world an unprecedented 2,000 years of stability and prosperity -- on the backs of the enslaved Enefadeh, and after crushing local religious traditions. Also supporting the Arameri's tyrranical rule, ruthlessly executing heretics, and carefully controlling the populace with propaganda. In Yeine's opinion, and that of other Darrens, the "peace" is nothing but everyone being too crushed to do anything, and benefits no one but the Arameri.Arameri.
* CompleteImmortality: Nahadoth and Itempas; it's implied that they ''can'' be KilledOffForReal, but doing so would end the universe. [[spoiler: Enefa on the other hand shows more of a BodyBackupDrive sort of immortality. She died, she's gone, and now Yeine has her place, but her power and place are never completely gone because it would also end the world.]]



* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu[=/=]PalsWithJesus[=/=]GodWasMyCopilot:
** Yeine and the Enefadeh.
** Oree and [[spoiler:Shiny]].
** Sieh and the Arameri twins.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Oree.

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* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu[=/=]PalsWithJesus[=/=]GodWasMyCopilot:
** Yeine and the Enefadeh.
** Oree and [[spoiler:Shiny]].
** Sieh and the Arameri twins.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Oree.Oree is blind, but she can see magic.



* DescendFromAHigherPlaneOfExistence[=/=]GodInHumanForm[=/=]EmergentHuman[=/=]Humanity Ensues: The Enefadeh, Itempas, Sieh.



* DownerEnding: ''The Broken Kingdoms''.

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* %%* DownerEnding: ''The Broken Kingdoms''.



* EarthMother[=/=]MotherNatureFatherScience: Intentionally averted. Enefa, creator of life, is also the goddess of death, and is ruthless about offing substandard creations. Itempas and Nahadoth got most of the stereotypically emotional "motherly" aspects.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim

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* %%* EvenTheGuysWantHim



* FromASingleCell: The Enefadeh are somewhere between these. They're bound to serve the Arameri for all time (at least until Itempas is overthrown at the end of book 1), and not even killing themselves will stop their bodies from regenerating.



* GodInHumanForm: The Enefadeh, Itempas, Sieh.



* [[HumanResources Godling Resources]]: The primary antagonist in the second book [[spoiler: gains power by eating the hearts of godlings]].



* HeroicSacrifice

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* HumanResources: The primary antagonist in the second book [[spoiler: gains power by eating the hearts of godlings]].



* {{Immortality}}:
** CompleteImmortality: Nahadoth and Itempas; it's implied that they ''can'' be KilledOffForReal, but doing so would end the universe. [[spoiler: Enefa on the other hand shows more of a BodyBackupDrive sort of immortality. She died, she's gone, and now Yeine has her place, but her power and place are never completely gone because it would also end the world.]]
** TheAgeless[=/=]FromASingleCell: The Enefadeh are somewhere between these.



* KidsAreCruel: Sieh.

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* KidsAreCruel: Sieh. Multiple references are made throughout the series that Sieh, the god of childhood, is one of the most thoughtlessly cruel of the godlings.



* TheMafia

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** Glee!
* MedievalStasis

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** Glee!
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%%* MedievalStasis



* MotherNatureFatherScience: Intentionally averted. Enefa, creator of life, is also the goddess of death, and is ruthless about offing substandard creations. Itempas and Nahadoth got most of the stereotypically emotional "motherly" aspects.



* ParentalIncest

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* ParentalIncestParentalIncest: The Three had sex with many of the Godlings on top of eachother. Enefah and Sieh's having sex is a plot point later in the series.



* {{Polyamory}}

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* %%* {{Polyamory}}



* RedemptionEqualsSex

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* SexSlave: Naha and Sieh in book one.



* ShiningCity[=/=]SoiledCityOnAHill: Depending on whose point of view you're talking about, Sky, where delegates of the eponymous "hundred thousand kingdoms" meet and, more importantly, the Arameri family head lives. Later it becomes a HolyCity and pilgrimage destination.

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* ShiningCity[=/=]SoiledCityOnAHill: ShiningCity: Depending on whose point of view you're talking about, Sky, where delegates of the eponymous "hundred thousand kingdoms" meet and, more importantly, the Arameri family head lives. Later it becomes a HolyCity and pilgrimage destination.



* [[spoiler:SomeoneToRememberHimBy]]: [[spoiler:At the end of ''The Broken Kingdoms'' it turns out that Oree's been telling her story to Itempas's unborn daughter, conceived after their one night of passion.]]

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* [[spoiler:SomeoneToRememberHimBy]]: [[spoiler:At SomeoneToRememberHimBy: At the end of ''The Broken Kingdoms'' it turns out that Oree's been telling her story to [[spoiler:to Itempas's unborn daughter, conceived after their one night of passion.]]]]
%%* StarKilling
%%* TheStarsAreGoingOut
22nd Sep '16 10:27:01 PM GhostLad
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the first book, [[spoiler:Itempas knew where Enefa's soul was, and could have ended her at any time. But he just ''had'' to kill her in the presence of her remaining divine power - thus triggering her rebirth.]]


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* ImmortalImmaturity: Sieh, the fourth oldest being in existence, and God of Childhood.
11th Sep '16 8:12:06 PM NOYB
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A major subplot of the book deals the war of [[RuleOfThree the Three]], the tribunal of creator gods; their children; and its aftermath. One of the Three, Enefa, [[GodIsDead was slain]], one, Nahadoth, was imprisoned, and the third, Itempas, took over the world. Various lesser gods are imprisoned along with Nahadoth and take up the name of Enefadeh, or "we who remember Enefa."

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A major subplot of the book deals with the war of [[RuleOfThree the Three]], the tribunal of creator gods; their children; and its aftermath. One of the Three, Enefa, [[GodIsDead was slain]], one, Nahadoth, was imprisoned, and the third, Itempas, took over the world. Various lesser gods are imprisoned along with Nahadoth and take up the name of Enefadeh, or "we who remember Enefa."
26th Aug '16 1:15:01 AM Ciara25
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* MoralityKitchenSink: Each book reveals more and more about characters who seemed to have been established as bad, good, or grey. In the second book, Itempas becomes much more sympathetic; in the third, we learn that the BigBad was created by a cruel decision of Enefa's (who had previously been presented as, though imperfect, the best of the Three) and that, for all his hatred of what Itempas did during the Gods' War, Sieh was actually a major cause of said war due to his thoughtlessness and dis-compassionate stance on mortals. Also, it's accepted that as evil as the Arameri were, they are kind of necessary to keep the world from descending into an all-way war.

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* MoralityKitchenSink: Each book reveals more and more about characters who seemed to have been established as bad, good, or grey. In the second book, Itempas becomes much more sympathetic; in the third, we learn that the BigBad was created by a cruel decision of Enefa's (who had previously been presented as, though imperfect, the best of the Three) and that, for all his hatred of what Itempas did during the Gods' War, Sieh was actually a major cause of said war due to his thoughtlessness and dis-compassionate dismissive stance on mortals. Also, it's accepted that as evil as the Arameri were, they are kind of necessary to keep the world from descending into an all-way war.
3rd Aug '16 6:09:05 PM Ciara25
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* MoralityKitchenSink: Each book reveals more and more about characters who seemed to have been established as bad, good, or grey. In the second book, Itempas becomes much more sympathetic; in the third, we learn that the BigBad was created by a cruel decision of Enefa's (who had previously been presented as, though imperfect, the best of the Three). Also, it's accepted that as evil as the Arameri were, they are kind of necessary to keep the world from descending into an all-way war.

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* MoralityKitchenSink: Each book reveals more and more about characters who seemed to have been established as bad, good, or grey. In the second book, Itempas becomes much more sympathetic; in the third, we learn that the BigBad was created by a cruel decision of Enefa's (who had previously been presented as, though imperfect, the best of the Three).Three) and that, for all his hatred of what Itempas did during the Gods' War, Sieh was actually a major cause of said war due to his thoughtlessness and dis-compassionate stance on mortals. Also, it's accepted that as evil as the Arameri were, they are kind of necessary to keep the world from descending into an all-way war.
28th Jun '16 9:09:34 PM eowynjedi
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** Itempas to all the Godlings but the Enefadeh in particular.

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** Itempas to all the Godlings Godlings, but the Enefadeh in particular.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Yeine, when she takes the place of the Goddess Enefa at the end of ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'']].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence:
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[[spoiler: Yeine, when she takes the place of the Goddess Enefa at the end of ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'']].



* BestHerToBedHer: The Darre tribe is a matriarchal society where the female leader wrestles against a male. If the female wins, he dies and doesn't marry her. If he wins, he ''rapes her in front of the entire village.''

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* BestHerToBedHer: The Darre tribe is a matriarchal society where a woman must beat a male fighter in a wrestling match to come of age. Usually the female leader wrestles against family picks out kind of a male. wimpy guy, but heirs like Yeine have to beat a genuine warrior. If the female woman wins, he dies and doesn't marry her. she kills him. If he the man wins, he ''rapes her in front of the entire village.''village''.



* BrotherSisterIncest: The Three (two brothers and one sister) are basically a polyandrous relationship; their godly children get their share of hanky-panky with each other.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: BrotherSisterIncest:
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The Three (two brothers and one sister) are basically a polyandrous relationship; their godly children get their share of hanky-panky with each other. The mortals who witness it have to frequently remind themselves that it's different for gods to keep their lunches down.



* ButchLesbian: Subverted. Yeine has short hair and is flatchested, and is 'often mistaken for a boy'. However, [[spoiler: she has sex both with T'vril and Nahadoth, and shows no interest in women, though lesbianism is apparently common in her homeland.]] Specifically subverts NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.

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* ButchLesbian: ButchLesbian:
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Subverted. Yeine has short hair and is flatchested, and is 'often mistaken for a boy'. However, [[spoiler: she has sex both with T'vril and Nahadoth, and shows no interest in women, though lesbianism is apparently common in her homeland.]] Specifically subverts NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.



* CharacterDevelopment: The point of Nahadoth and Yeine sticking [[spoiler: Bright Itempas]] in a human body. It works very well in this regard-- majorly thanks to Oree and later her daughter Glee Shoth, Itempas learns to love truly and stops thinking of mortals as beneath him. He also learns some manners, as Oree finds out in the short story ''Not The End''.]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: CharacterDevelopment:
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The point of Nahadoth and Yeine sticking [[spoiler: Bright Itempas]] in a human body. It works very well in this regard-- majorly regard--majorly thanks to Oree and later her daughter Glee Shoth, Itempas learns to love truly and stops thinking of mortals as beneath him. He also learns some manners, as Oree finds out in the short story ''Not The End''.]]



* ChekhovsGun: Glee's knife.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Glee's knife.knife.
** The mask "decorations" that Sieh sees in a pub in book three.



* CreationMyth

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* CreationMythCreationMyth: Nahadoth, god of night and chaos, was the first to emerge from the chaotic Maelstrom. Then came Itempas, god of light and order, and finally Enefa, goddess of twilights and life. The three of them fashioned the world and mortals.



* DarkIsNotEvil

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* DarkIsNotEvilDarkIsNotEvil: Nahadoth is wild and destructive, but also deeply loving and empathetic. He balances out Itempas' rigidity.



* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu?

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* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu?DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: Yeine is seriously attracted to Nahadoth, even though he's so powerful that he routinely kills his mortal lovers by mistake.



* FantasyPantheon

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* FantasyPantheonFantasyPantheon: There are the Three full gods who made and manage the world. They have children called "godlings" who each have a strong nature (eg Lil's nature is hunger, Madding's is debt, etc) that attracts worshippers seeking blessings in that area, but the godlings tend to mix and mingle more freely with mortals.



* GoingNative: [[spoiler:Kurue, who turns against her fellow Enefadeh]] in hopes of winning Itempas' favor.

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* GoingNative: GoingNative:
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[[spoiler:Kurue, who turns against her fellow Enefadeh]] in hopes of winning Itempas' favor.



* HarmonyVersusDiscipline

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* HarmonyVersusDisciplineHarmonyVersusDiscipline: This is the major problem caused by Enefa's death. With her there, the world had ''harmony''. With her gone, Itempas simply enforces brutal order in which it doesn't matter what kind of atrocities the Arameri commit so long as it keeps the world neat.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: It's hard to really feel sorry for [[spoiler: Scimina when she gets handed over to Nahadoth to torture and eventually kill.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: KickTheSonOfABitch:
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It's hard to really feel sorry for [[spoiler: Scimina when she gets handed over to Nahadoth to torture and eventually kill.]]



* KillTheGod: The villains from ''The Broken Kingdoms'' attempt to kill Nahadoth.

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* KillTheGod: The villains from ''The Broken Kingdoms'' attempt to kill Nahadoth.Nahadoth and ''does'' succeed in murdering several godlings.



* MoralityKitchenSink

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* MoralityKitchenSinkMoralityKitchenSink: Each book reveals more and more about characters who seemed to have been established as bad, good, or grey. In the second book, Itempas becomes much more sympathetic; in the third, we learn that the BigBad was created by a cruel decision of Enefa's (who had previously been presented as, though imperfect, the best of the Three). Also, it's accepted that as evil as the Arameri were, they are kind of necessary to keep the world from descending into an all-way war.



* SexAsRiteOfPassage: In Darre.

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* SexAsRiteOfPassage: In Darre. Or rather, fighting off a rapist as rite of passage.
26th Feb '16 12:27:39 AM Nerrin
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** For a double-whammy, the gods and godlings can sense and change to the expectations and desires of others, both physically and mentally. As a result, some of the gods' flaws have been magnified by how they are reflected back upon them by their own flawed human creations - particularly Nahadoth's reputation as a capricious and monstrous seducer among his mortal captors.


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** Yeine fears she will go native among the people of Sky, and her Darren countrywomen fear the same about her.


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** Scimina suggests this is Nahadoth's "favorite" way of killing Arameri - he seduces them until they give him too much freedom [[OutWithABang in exchange for a night of passion with a]] ''god''. [[spoiler:His human form Naha mentions in quiet horror the number of dead bodies he's woken up next to over the centuries.]]
16th Dec '15 7:26:58 PM Doug86
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* SexAsARiteOfPassage: In Darre.

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* SexAsARiteOfPassage: SexAsRiteOfPassage: In Darre.
15th Nov '15 6:29:41 AM Albertosaurus
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The ''Inheritance Trilogy'' is a series of books by Creatore/NKJemisin (website [[http://www.nkjemisin.com/ here]]) about a world where gods walk the earth alongside mortals (though, in general, not voluntarily). ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'' and ''The Broken Kingdoms''; both came out in 2010, and the third and final book, ''The Kingdom of Gods,'' came out in 2011.

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The ''Inheritance Trilogy'' is a series of books by Creatore/NKJemisin Creator/NKJemisin (website [[http://www.nkjemisin.com/ here]]) about a world where gods walk the earth alongside mortals (though, in general, not voluntarily). ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'' and ''The Broken Kingdoms''; both came out in 2010, and the third and final book, ''The Kingdom of Gods,'' came out in 2011.
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