History Literature / LordofLight

22nd Jan '17 12:08:35 PM Ciara25
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* {{Animorphism}}: being turned into an animal on your next reincarnation is a serious possibility.

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* {{Animorphism}}: being turned Having your consciousness transferred into an animal on your next reincarnation is a serious possibility.


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** When Sam comes to the city in order to talk to Brahma, he's warned that people are evaluated for their karma and can be transferred into dogs as punishment; he should be very wary of any strays spying on him. [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedKarma Later, one of the Masters of Karma who was threatened into helping Sam suffers the same fate, howling as he watches his human body be destroyed.]] ]]
8th Jan '17 10:45:44 PM saltin
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* FauxActionGirl: Kali, who is the only member of the four gods who raid Hellwell to be injured, only manages to attain victory with the help of her lovers (and a BrownNote-producing scepter Yama gave her), and is handily manipulated by several parties even after [[spoiler:becoming the new Brahma.]]
8th Dec '16 5:00:47 PM sagar
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* {{Animorphism}}: being turned into an animal on your next reincarnation is a serious possibility.
** Tak is punished by being given a monkey body.
** [[spoiler: Kali]] voluntarily takes the body of a snow leopard to hunt at times.
** Mention is made of a poet who wrote verses not to the liking of the gods. He was turned into a jackdaw.



** Yama to Mara:
--> "Did you not know each man kills the thing he loves?"



** Technically [[spoiler: Mara]] also died of strangulation....



* DueToTheDead: Yama commands that [[spoiler: Mara]] be buried with the honors befitting a god.



* FlippingTheBird: implied after Murugan demands a new body from Yama (the groom to be) in honor of Yama's wedding.
--> The Lord of Karma made an ancient and arcane gesture behind his back.



* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Rudra, about Kali

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* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Rudra, about KaliKali.
9th Nov '16 9:00:43 AM nombretomado
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Notably, concept art by JackKirby for a film adaption of the book was used by the CIA as cover when they needed to create a a pretense to evacuate Americans out of Iran during the Iran Hostage Crisis, as detailed in the Creator/BenAffleck movie ''Film/{{Argo}}''.

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Notably, concept art by JackKirby Creator/JackKirby for a film adaption of the book was used by the CIA as cover when they needed to create a a pretense to evacuate Americans out of Iran during the Iran Hostage Crisis, as detailed in the Creator/BenAffleck movie ''Film/{{Argo}}''.
28th Apr '16 3:51:10 PM SpectralTime
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** Kali is also a BloodKnight, bored with peace and missing the battles of the old days.

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** Kali is also a BloodKnight, bored with peace and missing the battles of the old days. At one point Sam claims she's incapable of loving anyone anymore, [[InLoveWithYourCarnage only their ability to cause pain and violence]].
24th Apr '16 5:58:33 PM aye_amber
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The novel is more-or-less ScienceFiction, but relies heavily on {{Fantasy}} tropes. Zelazny's follow-up novel, ''Literature/CreaturesOfLightAndDarkness'', is almost exactly the opposite, a {{Fantasy}} (with [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian Gods]]) full of ScienceFiction tropes. Though unrelated, the two works are often considered companion pieces. ''Lord of Light'' remains one of Zelazny's most popular and respected works. It also inspired a song by {{Hawkwind}}.

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The novel is more-or-less ScienceFiction, but relies heavily on {{Fantasy}} tropes. Zelazny's follow-up novel, ''Literature/CreaturesOfLightAndDarkness'', is almost exactly the opposite, a {{Fantasy}} (with [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian Gods]]) full of ScienceFiction tropes. Though unrelated, the two works are often considered companion pieces. ''Lord of Light'' remains one of Zelazny's most popular and respected works. It also inspired a song by {{Hawkwind}}.
Music/{{Hawkwind}}.
24th Mar '16 11:14:32 AM Goldfritha
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* WomanScorned: Kali brings this to exciting new levels, [[spoiler: resulting in (temporary) DeathByWomanScorned for Sam]].

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* WomanScorned: Kali WomanScorned:
**Kali
brings this to exciting new levels, [[spoiler: resulting in (temporary) DeathByWomanScorned for Sam]].Sam]].
** GenderFlipped, this is Yama's chief motive after [[spoiler:Kali leaves him for power]].
24th Mar '16 10:31:47 AM Goldfritha
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* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Yama makes it clear he's on Sam's side purely for personal reasons.
8th Oct '15 8:12:02 AM Pavlov
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* CorruptChurch: When one goes to apply for reincarnation, how much money one has offered to the various temples is taken into account when determining how one reincarnates. Automated "pray-o-mats" are set up to receive these offerings. Sam fills them with slugs, purely for laughs.

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* CorruptChurch: When one goes to apply for reincarnation, how much money one has offered to the various temples is taken into account when determining how one reincarnates. Automated "pray-o-mats" are set up to receive these offerings. Sam fills them with slugs, purely either for laughs.laughs or to introduce a new sin to the locals.
8th Oct '15 8:09:56 AM Pavlov
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* CorruptChurch: When one goes to apply for reincarnation, how much money one has offered to the various temples is taken into account when determining how one reincarnates. Automated "pray-o-mats" are set up to receive these offerings.

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* CorruptChurch: When one goes to apply for reincarnation, how much money one has offered to the various temples is taken into account when determining how one reincarnates. Automated "pray-o-mats" are set up to receive these offerings. Sam fills them with slugs, purely for laughs.
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