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5th Aug '17 8:26:01 AM Layec
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A trilogy of fantasy novels by C.S. Friedman, known for her earlier work the ''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy''. The ''Magister Trilogy'' books' titles in order are ''Feast of Souls'', ''Wings of Wrath'' and ''Legacy of Kings''.

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A trilogy of fantasy novels by C.S. Friedman, CeliaSFriedman, known for her earlier work the ''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy''. The ''Magister Trilogy'' books' titles in order are ''Feast of Souls'', ''Wings of Wrath'' and ''Legacy of Kings''.
31st Mar '17 7:54:13 PM Doug86
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A trilogy of fantasy novels by C.S. Friedman, known for her earlier work the ''ColdfireTrilogy''. The ''Magister Trilogy'' books' titles in order are ''Feast of Souls'', ''Wings of Wrath'' and ''Legacy of Kings''.

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A trilogy of fantasy novels by C.S. Friedman, known for her earlier work the ''ColdfireTrilogy''.''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy''. The ''Magister Trilogy'' books' titles in order are ''Feast of Souls'', ''Wings of Wrath'' and ''Legacy of Kings''.
3rd Apr '16 9:43:44 PM Bissek
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: While the Ikati are numerous, only two of them are female. Once this is discovered, it becomes their AchillesHeel: once the two queens are dead, the Souleaters will no longer be able to replenish their numbers.
23rd Sep '15 6:09:26 PM ReaderAt2046
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** It's worth noting that one of the main reasons why having a Magister Royal can be so indispensable is as a kind of insurance. Thanks to the Magister's Law, having a Magister Royal is pretty much the only defense against another Magister deciding to screw around with your kingdom.
6th Jul '15 1:58:50 AM jjhj
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Bonding with [[spoiler a Souleater]] will cause this, as its incredibly aggressive, territorial personality starts bleeding over into you. The Magisters are a less extreme, but still visible, example [[spoiler: because they all draw to a greater or lesser degree on Souleater power]].

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Bonding with [[spoiler a [[spoiler:a Souleater]] will cause this, as its incredibly aggressive, territorial personality starts bleeding over into you. The Magisters are a less extreme, but still visible, example [[spoiler: because they all draw to a greater or lesser degree on Souleater power]].
29th Apr '14 4:55:56 PM ReaderAt2046
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** [[spoiler: Magisters also have an AchillesHeel of sorts: Catching a Magister during Transition leaves him briefly vulnerable. In the first book, Kamala accidentally kills another Magister by pushing him off a balcony. He should have been able to catch himself with magic, but he went into Transition at just the wrong time and died of the fall.]]
7th Mar '14 8:47:50 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* AnticlimaxBoss: Kostas, and later Siderea, both killed by a single sword cut that caught them unawares.



* BlackCloak: Black is the official color of the Magisters (since a pure black that doesn't fade can only be produced by magic), and many of them wear cloaks in that color (though any clothing can cound as a Magister "uniform" so long as it's jet black).

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* BlackCloak: Black is the official color of the Magisters (since a pure black that doesn't fade can only be produced by magic), and many of them wear cloaks in that color (though any clothing can cound count as a Magister "uniform" so long as it's jet black).



* OurSoulsAreDifferent: the ''athra'', or soulfire, is an energy source that everybody has; witches can tap into it in order to produce magical effects, but every spell burns up a little of it and slightly shortens the witch's life. The process of becoming a Magister involves deliberately burning your ''athra'' out so that you latch onto someone else's instead. Whenever their "consort" burns out, they then latch onto someone else, rendering them effectively immortal and capable of perfoming tremendous feats of magic.

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* OurSoulsAreDifferent: the ''athra'', or soulfire, is an energy source that everybody has; witches can tap into it in order to produce magical effects, but every spell burns up a little of it and slightly shortens the witch's life. The process of becoming a Magister involves deliberately burning your ''athra'' out so that you latch onto someone else's instead. Whenever their "consort" burns out, they then latch onto someone else, rendering them effectively immortal and capable of perfoming performing tremendous feats of magic.
18th Oct '13 4:10:29 PM etaukan
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* AnticlimaxBoss: Kostas, and later Siderea, both killed by a single sword cut that caught them unawares.


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* IdiotBall: Siderea spends a ''lot'' of time and energy pondering the significance of items which bear the signature, or magical resonance of a particular person (in this case, her collection of Magister tokens). Much is made--in her own thoughts--of how vulnerable these items make a person, and how much trust it took for her Magister lovers to leave her those items. And yet, when she departs her palace after her FaceHeelTurn, she leaves literally ''piles'' of items there which bear her own signature. The good guys make free use of these items in their plans to destroy Siderea, and no one ever wonders why such an intelligent and cautious woman was so stupidly careless as to leave them there.


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* SquishyWizard: Applies to both Witches and Magisters, in that even though magic can achieve nearly anything, an unexpected attack, even something as mundane as a sword cut, can end their life before they have a chance to react.
** Partially subverted in that, so long as the spellcaster ''does'' see the attack coming, they can either deflect, avoid, or repair the damage with the speed of thought. In some cases, this takes MadeOfIron to a fairly insane level, as two magical combatants dish out and in turn absorb absurd amounts of punishment, and come back for more.
11th May '13 12:09:14 AM gwen
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Though intelligent, the Souleaters are ''very'' primal and as such aren't driven by anything that particularly resembles human morality. This is lessened somewhat [[spoiler: when they start bonding with humans. In the end, though, understanding the BlueAndOrangeMorality of Souleaters lets Colivar and Kamal exploit it to defeat them]].

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Though intelligent, the Souleaters are ''very'' primal and as such aren't driven by anything that particularly resembles human morality. This is lessened somewhat [[spoiler: when they start bonding with humans. In the end, though, understanding the BlueAndOrangeMorality of Souleaters lets Colivar and Kamal Kamala exploit it to defeat them]].



* BrokenBird: Kamala, so much. [[spoiler: She gets some better across the series]].

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* BrokenBird: Kamala, so much. [[spoiler: She gets some somewhat better across the series]].
11th May '13 12:00:06 AM gwen
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Ikati way.


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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Aurelius family.


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* TheStarscream: Young Nyuku. [[JustifiedTrope Expected]] and almost encouraged in Ikati society.
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