History Literature / KnightAndRogueSeries

2nd Mar '16 11:53:48 PM serpentchan
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* HealingHands: [[spoiler:Michael manages to make his magic cooperate with him while he's thinking clearly just in time to heal a fatal wound that Rupert receives.]]



* MagicIsMental: [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. According to academic theory, magic and intelligence are incapable of coexisting, explaining why it is only found naturally in animals and humans born with mental disabilities and/or with very young children, as well as why Michael's magic triggers when he's in a state of panic, but not when he tries to will it to work. Elaborated upon in ''Scholar's Plot'': the invocation has to be more ''natural'' as opposed to ''logical'', proven when Michael ends up turning invisible as opposed to enabling himself to breathe underwater the first time he tests this theory. His magic responded to his need to hide, but not his logically thinking he needs to breathe underwater in order to hide.]]

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* MagicIsMental: [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. According to academic theory, magic and intelligence are incapable of coexisting, explaining why it is only found naturally in animals and humans born with mental disabilities and/or with very young children, disabilities, as well as why Michael's magic triggers when he's in a state of panic, but not when he tries to will it to work. Elaborated upon in ''Scholar's Plot'': the invocation has to be more ''natural'' as opposed to ''logical'', proven when Michael ends up turning invisible as opposed to enabling himself to breathe underwater the first time he tests this theory. His magic responded to his need to hide, but not his logically thinking he needs to breathe underwater in order to hide.]]
25th Feb '16 10:01:16 AM SnowMaiden
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A final book called ''Lady's Pursuit'' is planned.

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\nA final book called * ''Lady's Pursuit'' is planned.
Pursuit''

The series has been completed with the release of "Lady's Pursuit".
11th Feb '16 12:01:43 PM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: Fisk is this, for the most part.
17th Mar '15 9:26:48 PM TheStrayXIII
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* MagicIsMental: [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. According to academic theory, magic and intelligence are incapable of coexisting, explaining why it is only found naturally in animals and humans born with mental disabilities, as well as why Michael's magic triggers when he's in a state of panic, but not when he tries to will it to work.]]

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* MagicIsMental: [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. According to academic theory, magic and intelligence are incapable of coexisting, explaining why it is only found naturally in animals and humans born with mental disabilities, disabilities and/or with very young children, as well as why Michael's magic triggers when he's in a state of panic, but not when he tries to will it to work.work. Elaborated upon in ''Scholar's Plot'': the invocation has to be more ''natural'' as opposed to ''logical'', proven when Michael ends up turning invisible as opposed to enabling himself to breathe underwater the first time he tests this theory. His magic responded to his need to hide, but not his logically thinking he needs to breathe underwater in order to hide.]]
17th Mar '15 9:16:57 PM TheStrayXIII
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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: [[spoiler:Considering he could already feel magic, being able to see it is only a slight step up. Even when Michael starts to seriously work magic, [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman the number of situations where it could come in handy are slim]]. It isn't until the third book that his magic really starts to look impressive. By book four he's begs to test the waters by using it to enhance his animal handling Gift in order to affect a human, but it's in book five--when he actually gets a plausible theory on ''how'' to control his magic--that it actually becomes useful in two separate occasions in the book: 1) by hiding him from an angry con who got busted by Fisk; 2) by creating a bubble of air to protect himself and Fisk from the fire destroying the old tower. The second time is when Michael actually makes the magic do what he wants, as it only really responds to the will of his heart (or primal instinct).]]

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: [[spoiler:Considering he could already feel magic, being able to see it is only a slight step up. Even when Michael starts to seriously work magic, [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman the number of situations where it could come in handy are slim]]. It isn't until the third book that his magic really starts to look impressive. By book four he's begs begins to test the waters by using it to enhance his animal handling Gift in order to affect a human, but it's in book five--when he actually gets a plausible theory on ''how'' to control his magic--that it actually becomes useful in two separate occasions in the book: 1) by hiding him from an angry con who got busted by Fisk; 2) by creating a bubble of air to protect himself and Fisk from the fire destroying the old tower. The second time is when Michael actually makes the magic do what he wants, as it only really responds to the will of his heart (or primal instinct).]]
17th Mar '15 8:23:15 PM TheStrayXIII
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Michael takes a little too much glee in how they handle Ceciel after capturing her, Fisk is extremely concerned.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
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When Michael takes a little too much glee in how they handle Ceciel after capturing her, Fisk is extremely concerned.concerned.
** Fisk is normally looking out primarily for himself, and it's almost a OnceAnEpisode moment that the first thing Fisk would do when facing armed thugs is wait for an opportunity to flee. In ''Scholar's Plot'', Michael recalls this very fact, only when a thug makes a swing at Kathy, Fisk doesn't run--''he tackles the thug instead''. [[spoiler: Initially comes off as a bit of CharacterDevelopment for Fisk, who at the start of the book is beside himself at doing something selfless of his own volition. Except later, via a separate event, Fisk realizes that he's fallen for Kathy and that suddenly he has a whole group of people to watch out for, not just his own neck]].
14th Mar '15 10:59:47 PM TheStrayXIII
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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: [[spoiler:Considering he could already feel magic, being able to see it is only a slight step up. Even when Michael starts to seriously work magic, [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman the number of situations where it could come in handy are slim]]. It isn't until the third book that his magic really starts to look impressive.]]

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: [[spoiler:Considering he could already feel magic, being able to see it is only a slight step up. Even when Michael starts to seriously work magic, [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman the number of situations where it could come in handy are slim]]. It isn't until the third book that his magic really starts to look impressive. By book four he's begs to test the waters by using it to enhance his animal handling Gift in order to affect a human, but it's in book five--when he actually gets a plausible theory on ''how'' to control his magic--that it actually becomes useful in two separate occasions in the book: 1) by hiding him from an angry con who got busted by Fisk; 2) by creating a bubble of air to protect himself and Fisk from the fire destroying the old tower. The second time is when Michael actually makes the magic do what he wants, as it only really responds to the will of his heart (or primal instinct).]]
8th Mar '15 10:36:50 AM MarchVee
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A series of fantasy novels for young adults by author HilariBell. The books focus on the OddCouple of Sir Michael, a KnightErrant, and his squire, Fisk (a former conman). The two start out very much on the opposite ends of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism (guess who is at which end). They travel together through a made-up country that sounds remarkably like Western Europe at the tail-end of the medieval ages, where feudalism is losing hold and industry and the middle class are starting to take over. All this however just minus the Catholic Church (or really any religion of any kind) but with lots of magic around [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou that can kill you]]!

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A series of fantasy novels for young adults by author HilariBell.Creator/HilariBell. The books focus on the OddCouple of Sir Michael, a KnightErrant, and his squire, Fisk (a former conman). The two start out very much on the opposite ends of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism (guess who is at which end). They travel together through a made-up country that sounds remarkably like Western Europe at the tail-end of the medieval ages, where feudalism is losing hold and industry and the middle class are starting to take over. All this however just minus the Catholic Church (or really any religion of any kind) but with lots of magic around [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou that can kill you]]!
15th Dec '14 1:25:42 AM serpentchan
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* IncriminatingIndifference: [[spoiler:Dayless acting as though Quicken's sabotage of her own research is no great trouble and arguing that he be let of light for it is what leads Michael and Fisk to suspect she's the one behind every]]

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* IncriminatingIndifference: [[spoiler:Dayless acting as though Quicken's sabotage of her own research is no great trouble and arguing that he be let of off light for it is what leads Michael and Fisk to suspect she's the one behind every]]everything.]]
12th Dec '14 5:08:05 PM serpentchan
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Books already released:

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Books already released:




A fifth book called ''Scholar's Plot'' and a currently untitled sixth book are planned.

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\nA fifth book called * ''Scholar's Plot'' and a currently untitled sixth Plot''

A final
book are called ''Lady's Pursuit'' is planned.



** Hotchkiss in ''Scholar's Plot''. So many people didn't like him that there's no good starting place in looking for someone with a motive.



* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: One of the potential suspect's in Max's framing is happy to demand money to tell a long, drawn out and useless story, and only give information that's a matter of public record.



* {{Blackmail}}: Hotchkiss was blackmailing a number of professors and students. He attempted to blackmail Benton as well, but his hints that he had incriminating information and wanted money went over Benton's head.



* ClearTheirName: Fisk is called home in ''Rogue's Home'' to prove his brother-in-law is innocent.

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* ClearTheirName: Fisk is called home in ''Rogue's Home'' to prove his brother-in-law wasn't bribed to wrongfully hang someone.
** Michael
is innocent. called to Benton's school in ''Scholar's Plot'' when his brother is framed for plagiarism,



* DestroyTheEvidence: The villains of both ''Rogue's Home'' and ''Scholar's Plot'' attempt to get rid of incriminating records by burning down the whole building containing them.



* DrivenToSuicide: Seymour Peebles, after being treated as an outcast in school and his one friend [[spoiler:steals his alpha-numeric system idea.]]



* IncriminatingIndifference: [[spoiler:Dayless acting as though Quicken's sabotage of her own research is no great trouble and arguing that he be let of light for it is what leads Michael and Fisk to suspect she's the one behind every]]



* LoveTriangle: Though Michael worries one will arise between him, Fisk, and Rosamund, it instead occurs with the actor Rudy his rival in love.

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* LoveObstructingParents: Baron Sevenson attempts to stop Rosamund from being with her sweetheart, forcing the girl to [[spoiler:fake her death. Fisk anticipates that he and Kathy will meet similar resistance.]]
* LoveTriangle: Though Michael worries one will arise between him, Fisk, Between Michael, Rudy, and Rosamund, it instead occurs with the actor Rudy his rival in love.Rosamund.


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* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:Peebles]] is happy to submit to arrest and tell everyone why Hotchkiss had to die.


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* MySisterIsOffLimits: [[spoiler:Fisk is very aware of this situation when he realizes he loves Kathy. Michael, for all Fisk's concerns, is more annoyed that no one told him before he catches to two kissing.]]


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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Mistress Peebles, who works at the university in memory of the son who killed himself while attending.


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* TheRainman: Seymour Peebles. Incredibly good with numbers, and not that functional with anything else.


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** After his exploits in ''Theif's War'', the general law enforcement even takes the time to look into the circumstances of Michael's status, and are sympathetic to his situation.
* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:Fisk and Kathy get very close as penpals without realizing it, and spend much of Scholar's Plot sticking together and feeling one another out before hooking up.]]


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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Fisk notes more than once in ''Scholar's Plot'' that Kathy is no longer fourteen.
* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler:Kathy's reward for Fisk after the fire in the old tower.]]


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* SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler:No one is too upset with Peebles for killing Hotchkiss after getting her story. Fisk even goes out of his way to try and help her keep her job, and it's implied she'll be about as well off as she was before on top of ensuring that her son's genius gets recognized.]]


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* TeacherStudentRomance: One of the professors at Pendarian has a bad habit of having affairs with his students. As the rumors agree that he doesn't give SextraCredit, most look the other way.
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