History Literature / LiadenUniverse

21st Aug '17 8:04:07 PM PaulA
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** In ''Carpe Diem'', one of the main characters is driven through the city of Solcintra by a snarky cab driver who caught the imagination of fans and prompted many to write in asking for more about her. The novella ''Skyblaze'' gives the cab driver a name, Vertu dea'San, and tells what happened to her during after the climactic battle that occurred in Solcintra a few novels later.
** In ''Scout's Progress'', one of the chapter heading quotes is a message home by a pilot, one of Daav's ancestors, giving a brief account of a stopover at space station where he was overcharged for emergency repairs. "The Space at Tinsori Light" is the story of that pilot, and reveals that there was something much more sinister going on at the space station than the brief account would indicate.
16th Jun '17 6:50:03 PM PaulA
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* CreatorInJoke: Timonium, the series' version of {{unobtanium}}, is named after a town in Maryland near where the authors lived when they created the series.
30th May '17 12:27:49 PM lalalei2001
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* CapturedOnPurpose: "The man who was not Terrence O'Grady had come quietly." It shortly turns out that being exposed as an imposter and captured is all part of the plan, as it gets him inside a security perimeter so he can achieve his actual goal, after which he swiftly makes good his escape.

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* CapturedOnPurpose: ''Agent of Change'' begins with the sentence "The man who was not Terrence O'Grady had come quietly." It shortly turns out that being exposed as an imposter and captured is all part of the plan, as it gets him inside a security perimeter so he can achieve his actual goal, after which he swiftly makes good his escape.
29th May '17 7:45:48 PM PaulA
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* CastFromCalories: How it works for wizards. For minor everyday workings it doesn't have any obvious effect, but a working of any significant size will leave a wizard ravenously hungry, and there are at least two examples of a wizard visibly losing weight after a major working. (One is in Conflict of Honors, and is followed by Priscilla looking in the mirror and reflecting that she looks like she's the survivor of a famine.)

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* CapturedOnPurpose: "The man who was not Terrence O'Grady had come quietly." It shortly turns out that being exposed as an imposter and captured is all part of the plan, as it gets him inside a security perimeter so he can achieve his actual goal, after which he swiftly makes good his escape.
* CastFromCalories: How it works for wizards. For minor everyday workings it doesn't have any obvious effect, but a working of any significant size will leave a wizard ravenously hungry, and there are at least two examples of a wizard visibly losing weight after a major working. (One is in Conflict ''Conflict of Honors, Honors'', and is followed by Priscilla looking in the mirror and reflecting that she looks like she's the survivor of a famine.) )
9th May '17 5:10:02 PM PaulA
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* PercussiveMaintenance: In ''The Gathering Edge'', an unreliable piece of equipment has a handwritten notice on the wall next to it warning that hitting it won't make it work any better.
3rd May '17 4:09:13 PM PaulA
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* LuckySeven: In ''The Gathering Edge'', Chernak and Stost are dubbed "the lucky ones" by one of the people attending their birth because they were born on the seventh minute of the seventh hour of the seventh day, seven seconds apart.


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* SiblingSenioritySquabble: In ''The Gathering Edge'', Chernak is older than Stost by all of seven seconds.
21st Jan '17 11:49:26 PM Orbiting
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* CrystalWeapon: Val Con has a crystal knife made on an alien world by the Knife Clan of Middle River, which is nearly indestructible and has an AbsurdlySharpBlade. The Knife Clan is said to grow the blades in caves over a period of decades, with considerable care and attention required for them to come out with the required characteristics.
8th Jan '17 1:41:57 PM WrathfulElephantine
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** For example: what are the odds that a half-brainwashed Agent of Change disengaging from a mission would meet, become companions with, and eventually [[spoiler:lifemate]] a woman who happens to be [[spoiler:the granddaughter of a missing member of a long-lost clan with whom his is allied—a woman who grew up on the planet that his cousin is shortly going to civilize so Clan Korval can move to? And that this woman's own clan's world is about to be invaded by Yxtrangi, bringing with them the very member of that race he had encountered ten years before]]? The entire Agent of Change sequence is one long chain of increasingly unlikely coincidences. (It drives the Department of the Interior, and more than a few people who are actually ''in the know'' about Clan Korval's history with the Luck, right up the wall.)

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** For example: what are the odds that a half-brainwashed Agent of Change disengaging from a mission would meet, become companions with, and eventually [[spoiler:lifemate]] a woman who happens to be [[spoiler:the granddaughter of a missing member of a long-lost clan with whom his is allied—a woman who grew up on the planet that his cousin is shortly going to civilize so Clan Korval can move to? And that this woman's own clan's world is about to be invaded by Yxtrangi, Yxtrang, bringing with them the very member of that race he had encountered ten years before]]? The entire Agent of Change sequence is one long chain of increasingly unlikely coincidences. (It drives the Department of the Interior, and more than a few people who are actually ''in the know'' about Clan Korval's history with the Luck, right up the wall.)
30th Sep '16 10:28:26 AM Ramidel
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* TwoDSpace: Humorously, Liadens on space stations tend to think that way. In ''Balance of Trade'', however, space-born Jethri doesn't - so when he leaps off the edge of a space station deck into a zero-gravity zone, the Liaden toughs chasing him are thunderstruck and Jeth becomes an in-universe MemeticBadass overnight. The Scout who finds him isn't quite so amazed, but compliments him on a well-executed escape.


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* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: Jethri Gobelyn develops a legend among Liadens for having jumped off the edge of a space station, and is repeatedly asked to tell the tale. He doesn't think it's so amazing; he was just a veteran space brat who knew where the zero-gee zones were.
15th Sep '16 12:32:50 PM Robotech_Master
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** In ''Dragon in Exile,'' [[spoiler:Kamele learns to shoot, and ends up taking down a mobster who has the poor sense to attack the shooting range where she is competing in a match.]]

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** In ''Dragon in Exile,'' [[spoiler:Kamele learns to shoot, and ends up taking down a mobster who has the poor sense to attack the shooting range where she is competing in a match.]] Will Theo even recognize her when and if she finally returns to Surebleak?]]
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