History Literature / RiversOfLondon

19th May '16 1:23:01 AM PaulA
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*** The Del Rey edition is even worse, calling her "a born-again Christian who regards all magic as the work of Satan", although there is zero evidence of this in the book.

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*** ** The Del Rey edition is even worse, calling her "a born-again Christian who regards all magic as the work of Satan", although there is zero evidence of this in the book.



* MageTower: In the third book, Peter refers to the Faceless Man's abandoned ElaborateUndergroundBase as an inverted wiazard's tower.

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* MageTower: MageTower:
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In the third book, Peter refers to the Faceless Man's abandoned ElaborateUndergroundBase as an inverted wiazard's tower.
19th May '16 12:41:59 AM Bosco13
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* MageTower: In the third book, Peter refers to the Faceless Man's abandoned ElaborateUndergroundBase as an inverted wiazard's tower.
** In ''Foxglove Summer'', Peter refers to Hugh Oswald's house as a wizard tower and this one's based on the RealLife ''[[http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/846512/leinthall-earls-folly-herefordshire/ Folly of Herefordshire]]''.
29th Feb '16 4:35:12 PM Ciara25
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* ReallyGetsAround: Derek Lacey in ''Foxglove Summer''. There are four young girls who are important to the narrative and they all turn out to be half-sisters with him as the father. [[spoiler: Even the fae.]]

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* ReallyGetsAround: Derek Lacey in ''Foxglove Summer''. There are four young girls who are important to the narrative and they all ''all'' turn out to be half-sisters with him as the father. [[spoiler: Even the fae.]]]] The entirety of the plot probably wouldn't have happened if he'd just learned to keep his zip closed.
29th Feb '16 1:08:30 PM Ciara25
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* ThatThingIsNotMyChild: In ''Foxglove Summer'', [[spoiler:Veronica is determined to return whatever came back from fairyland to the fae. Even once Peter explains to her that this ''is'' her daughter and it's the girl she was raising for eleven years that was a changeling, she's understandably adamant that that's not the point.]]

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* ThatThingIsNotMyChild: In ''Foxglove Summer'', [[spoiler:Veronica is determined to return whatever came back from fairyland to the fae. Even once Peter explains to her that this ''is'' her biological daughter and it's the girl she was raising for eleven years that was a changeling, she's understandably adamant that that's not the point.]]
29th Feb '16 12:54:29 PM Ciara25
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* AdultFear: There's bits throughout the series, but it hits a new level in ''Foxglove Summer''. First, two children go missing with next to no trace whatsoever, and Peter makes comparisons to Soham and the Ian Huntley case. [[spoiler:The kids are found... but it transpires that one of them is a changeling, and the original is still missing... until it turns out that no, that one is in fact the real deal, and the "original" was the changeling, who had been swapped more than a decade earlier without anybody noticing. The climax of the book is partly driven by the mother's desire to get the "original" back -- she'd raised her for over ten years, after all]].

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* AdultFear: There's bits throughout the series, but it hits a new level in ''Foxglove Summer''. First, two children go missing with next to no trace whatsoever, and Peter makes comparisons to Soham and the Ian Huntley case. [[spoiler:The kids are found... but it transpires that one of them is a changeling, and the original is still missing... until it turns out that no, that one is in fact the real deal, and the "original" was the changeling, who had been swapped more than a decade earlier without anybody noticing. The climax of the book is partly driven by the mother's desire to get the "original" back -- she'd raised her for over ten years, after all]].all, leaving aside the fact that her biological daughter is an obnoxious, mind-controlling brat]].
27th Feb '16 8:39:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Waaaaay down the cynical side.
27th Feb '16 8:39:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* SkeletonMotif: The badge of The Skeleton Army is an important clue in tracking the spectral serial killer.
15th Jan '16 3:42:31 PM Anddrix
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* MarketBasedTitle: Book one was re-titled as "Midnight Riot" for the US release, ostensibly [[ViewersAreMorons because American readers need something more dynamic]] to catch their interest.

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* MarketBasedTitle: Book one was re-titled as "Midnight Riot" for the US release, ostensibly [[ViewersAreMorons because American readers need something more dynamic]] dynamic to catch their interest.
2nd Dec '15 6:25:17 AM dbr
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Peter, in the first couple of books, is rather a shallow jerkass, albeit one who wants to do the right thing. By later books he has begun to start taking things rather more seriously and is somewhat more insightful.
23rd Oct '15 9:41:30 AM FuzzyBoots
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* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: The Faceless Man. In book two, he leaves the message "IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE A NERD AND ALSO PROBABLY DEAD" written on a demon trap in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Tolkien]]'s elvish script. In book four, he leaves a note on a time bomb warning that it is booby-trapped and should not be tampered with "as being blown up often offends".

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* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: The Faceless Man. In book two, three, he leaves the message "IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE A NERD AND ALSO PROBABLY DEAD" written on a demon trap in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Tolkien]]'s elvish script. In book four, he leaves a note on a time bomb warning that it is booby-trapped and should not be tampered with "as being blown up often offends".
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