History Literature / SecretSeries

4th Jul '17 6:51:31 PM JMQwilleran
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* DragonRider: Clay is this is in ''Bad Luck'', this as described just above, it's really more "Dragon Rides You."

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* DragonRider: Clay is this is in ''Bad Luck'', News'', this as described just above, it's really more "Dragon Rides You."
4th Jul '17 6:47:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* DragonRider: Clay is this is in ''Bad Luck'', this as described just above, it's really more "Dragon Rides You."
1st Jun '17 5:30:49 PM JMQwilleran
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* PunnyName: In the ''Bad Books'' SequelSeries, Clay has a llama that he speaks to in Spanish as a pet of sorts, and which is named Como C. Llama. ("''¿Como se llama?''" is Spanish for "What is your name?")
26th May '17 4:28:08 PM JMQwilleran
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** ''Bad News'', the final book of the sequel series, has a normal version of the disclaimer, but next to it in italics: "Any resemblance to actual dragons is a different story--a story that the author of this book would very much like to hear." Additionally, on the copyright page, it has "Hachette Book Group supports the right to free expression and value of copyright. The purpose of copyright is to encou

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** ''Bad News'', the final book of the sequel series, has a normal version of the disclaimer, but next to it in italics: "Any resemblance to actual dragons is a different story--a story that the author of this book would very much like to hear." Additionally, on the copyright page, it has "Hachette Book Group supports the right to free expression and value of copyright. The purpose of copyright is to encouencourage writers and artists to produce creative works that enrich our culture. ''Incidentally, that is also the purpose of chocolate.''"
26th May '17 4:26:36 PM JMQwilleran
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: In ''You Have to Stop This'', the disclaimer reads "The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author. Of course, you know what they say about good intentions..."

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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: ThisIsAWorkOfFiction
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In ''You Have to Stop This'', the final book of the series, the disclaimer reads "The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author. Of course, you know what they say about good intentions...intentions...."
** ''Write This Book: A Do-It-Yourself Mystery'', a tie-in to the series, has a normal version of the disclaimer. There is, however, a label before it reading "Traditional (and absolutely completely totally sincere) disclaimer."
** ''Bad Luck'', which is the second title of the SequelSeries, again has a normal version of the disclaimer. Underneath it, however, it says "''Blah, blah, blah...''"
** ''Bad News'', the final book of the sequel series, has a normal version of the disclaimer, but next to it in italics: "Any resemblance to actual dragons is a different story--a story that the author of this book would very much like to hear.
" Additionally, on the copyright page, it has "Hachette Book Group supports the right to free expression and value of copyright. The purpose of copyright is to encou
22nd May '17 1:48:42 PM JMQwilleran
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In 2014, another followup, ''Bad Magic'', was released. This title focuses on a new protagonist named Clay (originally Paul-Clay) who is sent to a strange camp for wayward youths after being falsely accused of an act of vandalism. Clay is the younger brother of Max-Ernest, who at the start of the novel has been missing for over two years, having disappeared leaving only a mysterious note telling his family not to worry. Another title in the series, ''Bad Luck'' (originally titled ''Bad Kids''), was [[http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/ProductDetailPage.aspx?sequence=110&group=catalog&mailingID=0&mailingGroupID=0&catalogID=2684888&org=&sku=1478960035 released]] in February 2016. The finale, '''Bad News'', was released in March 2017.

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In 2014, another followup, ''Bad Magic'', was released. This title focuses on a new protagonist named Clay (originally Paul-Clay) who is sent to a strange camp for wayward youths after being falsely accused of an act of vandalism. Clay is the younger brother of Max-Ernest, who at the start of the novel has been missing for over two years, having disappeared leaving only a mysterious note telling his family not to worry. Another title in the series, ''Bad Luck'' (originally titled ''Bad Kids''), was [[http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/ProductDetailPage.aspx?sequence=110&group=catalog&mailingID=0&mailingGroupID=0&catalogID=2684888&org=&sku=1478960035 released]] in February 2016. The finale, '''Bad ''Bad News'', was released in March 2017.
22nd May '17 1:47:19 PM JMQwilleran
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In 2014, another followup, ''Bad Magic'', was released. This title focuses on a new protagonist named Clay (originally Paul-Clay) who is sent to a strange camp for wayward youths after being falsely accused of an act of vandalism. Clay is the younger brother of Max-Ernest, who at the start of the novel has been missing for over two years, having disappeared leaving only a mysterious note telling his family not to worry. Another title in the series, ''Bad Luck'' (originally titled ''Bad Kids''), was [[http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/ProductDetailPage.aspx?sequence=110&group=catalog&mailingID=0&mailingGroupID=0&catalogID=2684888&org=&sku=1478960035 released]] in February 2016.

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In 2014, another followup, ''Bad Magic'', was released. This title focuses on a new protagonist named Clay (originally Paul-Clay) who is sent to a strange camp for wayward youths after being falsely accused of an act of vandalism. Clay is the younger brother of Max-Ernest, who at the start of the novel has been missing for over two years, having disappeared leaving only a mysterious note telling his family not to worry. Another title in the series, ''Bad Luck'' (originally titled ''Bad Kids''), was [[http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/ProductDetailPage.aspx?sequence=110&group=catalog&mailingID=0&mailingGroupID=0&catalogID=2684888&org=&sku=1478960035 released]] in February 2016.
2016. The finale, '''Bad News'', was released in March 2017.


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* DogWalksYou: ''Bad News'', from ''The Bad Books'' SequelSeries, has an intro in which a Dragon Tamer talks about the many irritating questions asked of him, the first of which is almost always "''What is it like to ride a dragon--is it like riding a horse?''" His response is that "You really want to know what riding a dragon is like? First of all, you don't ride a dragon; the dragon rides you. As soon as you climb onto a dragon's back, you let go of the idea that you are in control. The dragon is the pilot; you are a passenger--no, a barely tolerated stowaway."
1st Jun '16 4:55:12 PM spacealien
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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Although his parents are well-intentioned, poor Max-Ernest has an unusual childhood to say the least. Both of his parents are absoultely certain that he or she is right, and the other is well-intentioned, but misguided. When Max-Ernest was born, they argued for several days about whether to name him "Max" or "Ernest". This argument lasted so long that the nurse threatened to put him up for adoption, name or no name. They then compromised, and then divorced. But they both still live in the same house, since the one thing they ''can'' agree on is that every child should be raised by both his parents. So they split the house in half and pretend the other half doesn't exist.

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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Although his parents are well-intentioned, poor Max-Ernest has an unusual childhood to say the least. Both of his parents are absoultely absolutely certain that he or she is right, and the other is well-intentioned, but misguided. When Max-Ernest was born, they argued for several days about whether to name him "Max" or "Ernest". This argument lasted so long that the nurse threatened to put him up for adoption, name or no name. They then compromised, and then divorced. But they both still live in the same house, since the one thing they ''can'' agree on is that every child should be raised by both his parents. So they split the house in half and pretend the other half doesn't exist.
27th May '16 2:38:21 PM JMQwilleran
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* LemonyNarrator

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* LemonyNarratorLemonyNarrator: This is heavily, heavily present in all of the books of the original ''Secret Series''. The style is some ways very similar to ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', though in many ways different. The narrator is, nevertheless, very obtrusive. This trope is still present but heavily [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] in ''The Bad Books'', to the relief of some reviewers who felt it was used to the point of driving the reader to distraction in the original series.
24th May '16 11:57:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Ms. Mauvais.
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