History Literature / Meg

16th Sep '16 1:15:47 AM Galvatron29
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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Angel in ''Hell's Aquarium'', at the jaws of the same liopleurodon that previously killed her son Scarface. The liopleurodon itself, along with Angel's daughters Lizzie and Belle, die in ''Night Stalkers'', but all three have surviving offspring.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Angel in ''Hell's Aquarium'', at the jaws of the same liopleurodon that previously killed her son Scarface. The liopleurodon Liopleurodon itself, along with Angel's daughters Lizzie and Belle, die in ''Night Stalkers'', but all three have surviving offspring.]]



** [[spoiler: Nightstalkers reveals that the Liopleurodon is also capable of it.

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** [[spoiler: Nightstalkers reveals that the Liopleurodon is also capable of it.it]].
16th Sep '16 1:14:52 AM Galvatron29
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** [[spoiler: Nightstalkers reveals that the Liopleurodon is also capable of it.



** The Megalodon Scarface is on the receiving end in the first chapter of Hell's Aquarium. Having spent the previous novel terrorising Jonas and Dani, it is killed by the Liopleurodon to show how dangerous it is.

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** The Megalodon Scarface is on the receiving end in the first chapter of Hell's Aquarium. Having spent the previous novel terrorising Jonas and Dani, it is unceremoniously killed by the Liopleurodon to show how dangerous it is.
11th Sep '16 12:39:18 PM Galvatron29
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* PrehistoricMonster: As the series has gone on, more and more of these have been introduced. Aside from the titular Megalodons, there have also been Kronosaurs, a giant Liopleurodon, Mosasaurs and most recently Livyatan Melvillei, an 80ft ancient sperm whale with a lower jaw shaped like an orca's.
11th Sep '16 12:17:15 PM Galvatron29
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* AssholeVictim: More than a few jerks get eaten by the megalodon and other predators.
* AvengingTheVillain: Michael Maren blames Jonas for Celeste Singer's death, which is part of what motivates him in ''Primal Waters''. Allison Petrucci, his assistant and fiancee, has the same goal in ''Hell's Aquarium''.

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** Taken UpToEleven in Hell's Aquarium, which gives us a 122ft, 100-ton Liopleurodon - a good five times the size of the actual historical Liopleurodon.
* AssholeVictim: More than a few jerks get eaten by the megalodon Megalodon and other predators.
predators. [[spoiler: Could also apply to Angel and her offspring Bela and Lizzy. All are responsible for a ton of death and destruction before getting killed by the Liopleurodon]].
* AvengingTheVillain: Michael Maren blames Jonas for Celeste Singer's death, which is part of what motivates him in ''Primal Waters''. Allison Petrucci, his assistant and fiancee, has the same goal in ''Hell's Aquarium''.Aquarium'', though she's mostly kept in check by her bosses Bin Rashidi and the Crown Prince.



* InfantImmortality: Averted. In the original edition of the very first book, both of Angel's brothers are killed off, one moments after birth, the other at just a few days old. ''The Trench'' has two children dying, one killed by Angel, the other being Jonas and Terry's unborn child, who was stillborn before the events of the book.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted. In the original edition of the very first book, both of Angel's brothers are killed off, one moments after birth, birth by its mother, the other at just a few days old.old by a pack of orcas. ''The Trench'' has two children dying, one killed by Angel, the other being Jonas and Terry's unborn child, who was stillborn before the events of the book.



* MeaningfulName: Several of the megalodons, including Angel (short for "white angel of death") and Scarface (the second-born of Angel's first litter, named by Michael Maren). In addition, four of her daughters are NamedAfterSomebodyFamous. Averted with Scarface's nameless brother and Angel's fifth daughter Angelica.

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* MeaningfulName: Several of the megalodons, Megalodons, including Angel (short for "white angel of death") and Scarface (the second-born of Angel's first litter, named by Michael Maren). In addition, four of her daughters are NamedAfterSomebodyFamous. Averted with Scarface's nameless brother and Angel's fifth daughter Angelica.



* OffingTheOffspring: Angel's mother devours one of her own sons moments after birth. Flashbacks in ''Primal Waters'' have another meg female doing much the same. Near the end of the book, Angel kills her own older son after mating with him.

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* OffingTheOffspring: Angel's mother devours one of her own sons moments after birth. Flashbacks in ''Primal Waters'' have another meg Meg female doing much the same. Near the end of the book, Angel kills her own older son after mating with him.



** At the very end of ''Hell's Aquarium'', David Taylor makes it clear that he wants revenge on the liopleurodon that killed his girlfriend. [[spoiler: He succeeds in ''Night Stalkers'', but holds no such grudge against its offspring.]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Over half of the fourth novel sees David, Jonas's son, try to save/protect his girlfriend from the abyss and their less than scrupulous employers. Near the end it looks like he has succeeded as they narrowly escape the abyss. She is then promptly eaten by a liopleurodon (by accident no less). It's jarring to say the least.]]

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** At the very end of ''Hell's Aquarium'', David Taylor makes it clear that he wants revenge on the liopleurodon Liopleurodon that killed his girlfriend. [[spoiler: He succeeds in ''Night Stalkers'', but holds no such grudge against its offspring.]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Over half of the fourth novel sees David, Jonas's son, try to save/protect his girlfriend from the abyss and their less than scrupulous employers. Near the end it looks like he has succeeded as they narrowly escape the abyss. She is then promptly eaten by a liopleurodon the Liopleurodon (by accident no less). It's jarring to say the least.]]




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** The Megalodon Scarface is on the receiving end in the first chapter of Hell's Aquarium. Having spent the previous novel terrorising Jonas and Dani, it is killed by the Liopleurodon to show how dangerous it is.



* LostWorld: [[spoiler:The sequel is set to feature Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep located two-and-a-half miles beneath [[MysteriousAntarctica the Antarctic ice cap]], home to Mesozoic life forms long thought extinct. And to something responsible for the evolution of modern man.]]

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* LostWorld: [[spoiler:The sequel is set to feature features Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep located two-and-a-half miles beneath [[MysteriousAntarctica the Antarctic ice cap]], home to Mesozoic life forms long thought extinct. And to something responsible for the evolution of modern man.]]
30th Jun '16 6:52:57 PM PaulA
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The flagship series of novels by Florida author Creator/SteveAlten - except the "flagship" is actually a really, really big shark. And [[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Sharks]].

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The flagship series of novels by Florida author Creator/SteveAlten - except the "flagship" is actually a really, really big shark. And [[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Sharks]].
ThreateningShark.



* [[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Sharks]]: And even worse than that with ''giant'' sharks!



* ThreateningShark: And even more threatening when they're ''giant'' sharks!



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water?]]: After the accident in the Sargasso Sea, Zach develops a crippling fear of the water. Like his migraines, confronting his inner demons (and Nessie) causes him to get over this.

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: After the accident in the Sargasso Sea, Zach develops a crippling fear of the water. Like his migraines, confronting his inner demons (and Nessie) causes him to get over this.
18th Jun '16 12:18:20 AM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''Meg: Night Stalkers'' (set for release in 2016)
* ''Meg 6'' (announced for summer 2017 in ''Meg: Revised and Expanded Edition'')

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* ''Meg: Night Stalkers'' (set for release in 2016)
(2016)
* ''Meg 6'' ''Meg: Generations'' (announced for summer 2017 in ''Meg: Revised and Expanded Edition'')
2017)



* InfantImmortality: Averted. In the very first book, both of Angel's brothers are killed off, one moments after birth, the other at just a few days old. ''The Trench'' has two children dying, one killed by Angel, the other being Jonas and Terry's unborn child, who was stillborn before the events of the book.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted. In the original edition of the very first book, both of Angel's brothers are killed off, one moments after birth, the other at just a few days old. ''The Trench'' has two children dying, one killed by Angel, the other being Jonas and Terry's unborn child, who was stillborn before the events of the book.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Angel in ''Hell's Aquarium'', at the jaws of the same liopleurodon that previously killed her son Scarface.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Angel in ''Hell's Aquarium'', at the jaws of the same liopleurodon that previously killed her son Scarface. The liopleurodon itself, along with Angel's daughters Lizzie and Belle, die in ''Night Stalkers'', but all three have surviving offspring.]]



** At the very end of ''Hell's Aquarium'', David Taylor makes it clear that he wants revenge on the liopleurodon that killed his girlfriend.

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** At the very end of ''Hell's Aquarium'', David Taylor makes it clear that he wants revenge on the liopleurodon that killed his girlfriend. [[spoiler: He succeeds in ''Night Stalkers'', but holds no such grudge against its offspring.]]
5th Apr '16 7:48:21 AM Theriocephalus
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The initially unrelated ''The Loch'' features another scientist, Zachary Wallace, whose career is nearly destroyed when a similar expedition to the Sargasso Sea to find a giant squid, leads to disaster. Months later, Dr. Wallace, suffering from a crippling fear of the water, is forced to return to his native Scotland in order to support his father, who is on trial for murder and claims the [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]] was the real killer. This forces Zach into confronting his own inner demons and, after tracking it down, Nessie itself. The book's sequel will bring characters from both ''Meg'' and ''The Loch'' together.

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The initially unrelated ''The Loch'' features another scientist, Zachary Wallace, whose career is nearly destroyed when a similar an expedition to the Sargasso Sea to find a giant squid, squid leads to disaster. Months later, Dr. Wallace, suffering from a crippling fear of the water, is forced to return to his native Scotland in order to support his father, who is on trial for murder and claims the [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]] was the real killer. This forces Zach into confronting his own inner demons and, after tracking it down, Nessie itself. The book's sequel will bring brought characters from both ''Meg'' and ''The Loch'' together.together, CanonWelding the two series.
5th Apr '16 7:43:45 AM Theriocephalus
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And we ''do'' mean, ''ensue''. These books delight in taking their narrative about humans going up against giant sharks everywhere and anywhere they can think of, no matter how crazy, unrealistic, or controversial it may be. ''Franchise/IndianaJones''--caliber exploits by members of the human cast tend to be the result, with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome or CrowningMomentOfFunny, or both, often capping it all off at the finale.

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And we ''do'' mean, mean ''ensue''. These books delight in taking their narrative about humans going up against giant sharks everywhere and anywhere they can think of, no matter how crazy, unrealistic, or controversial it may be. ''Franchise/IndianaJones''--caliber exploits by members of the human cast tend to be the result, with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome or CrowningMomentOfFunny, or both, often capping it all off at the finale.
4th Mar '16 1:29:01 AM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''Meg 7'' (announced for summer 2017 in ''Meg: Revised and Expanded Edition'')

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* ''Meg 7'' 6'' (announced for summer 2017 in ''Meg: Revised and Expanded Edition'')
3rd Mar '16 1:13:30 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''Meg: Special Anniversary Edition'' (set for release at the end of 2015); omnibus of a further revised version of the original novel and ''Meg: Origins''.
* ''Meg: Night Stalkers'' (set for release in 2016; said to be the final installment)

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* ''Meg: Special Anniversary Edition'' (set for release at the end of 2015); (2015); limited edition hardcover omnibus of a further revised version of the original novel and ''Meg: Origins''.
* ''Meg: Revised and Expanded Edition'' (2015); wide release paperback omnibus of a further revised version of the original novel and ''Meg: Origins''.
* ''Meg: Night Stalkers'' (set for release in 2016; said to be the final installment)
2016)
* ''Meg 7'' (announced for summer 2017 in ''Meg: Revised and Expanded Edition'')
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