History Literature / Seraphina

14th Mar '16 12:04:10 AM Alia_of
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''Seraphina'' is a YoungAdult {{Fantasy}} dualogy by Rachel Hartman. It count the novels ''Seraphina'' and ''Shadow Scale'', as well as a prequel novelette, ''The Audition''.

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''Seraphina'' is a YoungAdult {{Fantasy}} dualogy by Rachel Hartman. It count comprises the novels ''Seraphina'' and ''Shadow Scale'', as well as a prequel novelette, ''The Audition''.
7th Dec '15 10:50:29 AM stopthattimerave
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Dragons must stay in their saarantras around human territories.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Dragons must stay in their saarantras [[HumanityEnsues saarantras]] around human territories.



* BigScrewedUpFamily: almost all the main characters come from one:

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: almost Almost all the main characters come from one:



** The [[RoyallyScrewedUp royal family]] aren't such a well-adjusted bunch either. The youngest of Lavonda's children, Princess Laurel, eloped with a Samsamese admiral and had a bastard, Prince Lucian, before dying in a shipwreck. Princess Dionne is incredibly bigoted towards dragons, which is a terrifying trait to have in someone who would soon enough have to help uphold the Treaty. [[spoiler: And while Glisselda's father doesn't seem to be in the picture, Dionne was still seemingly willing to have an illegal affair with Comonot.]] Prince Lucian lost both his parents at age five in an accident he narrowly avoided being in, was brought to a foreign country where he couldn't speak the language, had to live with relatives he had never met and deal with the scorn associated with being a bastard: no wonder he was a problem child.

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** The [[RoyallyScrewedUp royal family]] aren't such a well-adjusted bunch either. The youngest of Lavonda's children, Princess Laurel, eloped with a Samsamese admiral and had a bastard, Prince Lucian, before dying in a shipwreck. Princess Dionne is incredibly bigoted towards dragons, which is a terrifying trait to have in someone who would soon enough have to help uphold the Treaty. [[spoiler: And while Glisselda's father doesn't seem to be in the picture, Dionne was still seemingly willing to have an illegal affair with Comonot.]] Prince Lucian lost both his parents at age five in an accident he narrowly avoided being in, was brought to a foreign country where he couldn't speak the language, and had to live with relatives he had never met and deal with the scorn associated with being a bastard: no wonder he was a problem child.



* BodyHorror: Seraphina growing scales as a child. All the ityasaari are born with some form of defect, but such defects vary from person to person.

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* BodyHorror: Seraphina growing scales as a child. All the ityasaari [[HalfHumanHybrid ityasaari]] are born with some form of defect, but such defects vary from person to person.



** And Ninys, with its dukes, palashos, mild climate and well-developed culture is reminiscent of Renaissance Italy, with a bit of Spain thrown in for good measure (the way Des Osho look).

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** And Ninys, with its dukes, palashos, mild climate climate, and well-developed culture is reminiscent of Renaissance Italy, with a bit of Spain thrown in for good measure (the way Des Osho look).



* GeneticMemory: Dragons have it.

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* GeneticMemory: Dragons have it.it, as do half-dragons.


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* HumanityIsInfectious: Dragons have to safeguard themselves against experiencing human emotions.
6th Dec '15 11:41:53 AM Alia_of
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** Lars' family fits this trope well. His mother had an extramaritial affair with a dragon in human form. When Lars grew up and showed the first signs of being a half-dragon, his father killed his wife in a fit of anger - both for adultery and giving birth to a hybrid. Enraged that his father murdered his mother, Lars' brother, Josef, killed his father. Josef, however, harbours no warm feelings for his half-brother, whom he views as a monstrosity.

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** Lars' family fits this trope well. His mother had an extramaritial affair with a dragon in human form. When Lars grew up and showed the first signs of being a half-dragon, his father mother was killed his wife in a fit of anger by her enraged husband - both for adultery and giving birth to a hybrid. Enraged that his father murdered his mother, Lars' brother, Josef, killed his father. Josef, however, harbours no warm feelings for his half-brother, whom he views as a monstrosity.
5th Dec '15 9:53:00 AM Alia_of
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They can take human form, [[GeneticMemory inherit their ancestors' memories]] and are [[EmotionalEmotionlessPerson emotionless]] as well as highly intellectual.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They can take human form, [[GeneticMemory inherit their ancestors' memories]] and are [[EmotionalEmotionlessPerson emotionless]] as well as highly intellectual. And when confronted with humans and their social interactions, they often behave as if they had [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome Asperger's]].
3rd Oct '15 12:18:16 PM Alia_of
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* TheTrickster: Pau'Henoa - legendary queen Belondweg's companion, a trickster rabbit. Also called Mad Bun.
29th Sep '15 9:52:12 PM Alia_of
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** And Ninys, with its dukes, palashos, mild climate and well-developed culture is reminiscent of Renaissance Italy, with a bit of Spain thrown in for good measure (the way Des Osho look).
29th Sep '15 5:19:55 AM Alia_of
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** Lars' family fits this trope well. His mother was a half-dragon and his father was a human. Upon learning that his son was a half-dragon and his wife was a dragon, Lars' father killed his wife in a fit of anger. Enraged that his father murdered his mother, Lars' brother, Josef, killed his father.

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** Lars' family fits this trope well. His mother was had an extramaritial affair with a half-dragon dragon in human form. When Lars grew up and showed the first signs of being a half-dragon, his father was a human. Upon learning that his son was a half-dragon and his wife was a dragon, Lars' father killed his wife in a fit of anger.anger - both for adultery and giving birth to a hybrid. Enraged that his father murdered his mother, Lars' brother, Josef, killed his father. Josef, however, harbours no warm feelings for his half-brother, whom he views as a monstrosity.
29th Sep '15 1:44:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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*** Actually, Lars's mother was human but had an affair with a half-dragon male. That's why Josef is fully human while Lars is not. And why Josef hates dragons and half-dragons so much.
29th Sep '15 1:05:46 AM Alia_of
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*** Actually, Lars's mother was human but had an affair with a half-dragon male. That's why Josef is fully human while Lars is not. And why Josef hates dragons and half-dragons so much.


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* GenderBender: In Porphyria, citizens can choose their own gender and this is treated as something natural, the best example being [[spoiler: Camba]].
21st Jul '15 9:43:02 PM Pamina
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* BondingOverMissingParents: Having mothers who both [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to them]] is one the things Seraphina and Lucian bonds over.

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* BondingOverMissingParents: Having mothers who both [[DeathByChildbirth [[MissingMom died giving birth to them]] when they were small children]] is one the things Seraphina and Lucian bonds bond over.
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