History Literature / ShadowsOfTheApt

2nd Mar '15 9:10:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* OneOfUs: Adrian Tchaikovsky's [[http://www.panmacmillan.com/interviews/displayPage.asp?PageID=8245 author A-Z]] on his publisher's website includes references to DresdenCodak, [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Jaegermonsters]] and [[DungeonsAndDragons ten-foot-by-ten-foot rooms containing an orc and a chest.]]
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* OneOfUs: Adrian Tchaikovsky's [[http://www.panmacmillan.com/interviews/displayPage.asp?PageID=8245 author A-Z]] on his publisher's website includes references to DresdenCodak, [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Jaegermonsters]] and [[DungeonsAndDragons [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ten-foot-by-ten-foot rooms containing an orc and a chest.]]
29th Dec '14 6:11:43 AM malagate
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Adding to the superstition regarding "gods", spoiler regarding final book
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: The Apt in general, Che in particular, have outgrown the silly superstitions of magic[[note]]''Actually'' it's not quite as simple as "Inapt believe in magic, Apt don't"; people who have grown up in places ruled by the Apt also tend to believe that magic does not exist (eg. Tynisa is Inapt but was brought up in Collegium and does not believe in magic) where as people who have grown up in places ruled by the Inapt believe that magic does exist (eg. the Beetle servants in Tharn are Apt but they certainly believe in their master's abilities to perform magic.)[[/note]]. This being a fantasy book, they are wrong. Meanwhile, ''everyone'''s outgrown the silly superstition that gods exist.
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: The Apt in general, Che in particular, have outgrown the silly superstitions of magic[[note]]''Actually'' it's not quite as simple as "Inapt believe in magic, Apt don't"; people who have grown up in places ruled by the Apt also tend to believe that magic does not exist (eg. Tynisa is Inapt but was brought up in Collegium and does not believe in magic) where as people who have grown up in places ruled by the Inapt believe that magic does exist (eg. the Beetle servants in Tharn are Apt but they certainly believe in their master's abilities to perform magic.)[[/note]]. This being a fantasy book, they are wrong. Meanwhile, ''everyone'''s outgrown the silly superstition that gods exist.exist, as well as old wives tales of unusual kinden [[spoiler: both of which in a manner return in ''Seal of the Worm''.]]
13th Oct '14 2:13:04 AM malagate
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Updating list of books in the series
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#''War Master's Gate'' (2013) #''Seal of the Worm'' (2014)
5th Mar '14 12:53:52 PM fq
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don't refer to yourself when adding examples
** ''The Sea Watch'' has to take the cake though. Despite some foreshadowing from previous books and online material, hints from WordOfGod, and even the front cover of the book itself; nothing prepared this troper for [[spoiler:the reveal that the "Sea-kinden" aren't just insect kinden that live underwater but are kinden of entirely non-insect related origins, and that these kinden are divided into families of unrelated kinden. Considering that the histories of the insect kinden are still a mystery to the reader its a pretty big shock to be suddenly introduced to Octopus- and Jellyfish-kinden. It also raises even more questions about how much Scyla (and her teachers) truely knew about the different types of Kinden.]]
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** ''The Sea Watch'' has to take the cake though. Despite some foreshadowing from previous books and online material, hints from WordOfGod, and even the front cover of the book itself; nothing prepared this troper prepares for [[spoiler:the reveal that the "Sea-kinden" aren't just insect kinden that live underwater but are kinden of entirely non-insect related origins, and that these kinden are divided into families of unrelated kinden. Considering that the histories of the insect kinden are still a mystery to the reader its a pretty big shock to be suddenly introduced to Octopus- and Jellyfish-kinden. It also raises even more questions about how much Scyla (and her teachers) truely knew about the different types of Kinden.]]
24th Oct '13 7:58:37 PM Vasha
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* AndThenWhat?: What Thalric says to [[spoiler:his would-be assassin]] in ''Dragonfly Falling''.
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* AndThenWhat?: AndThenWhat: What Thalric says to [[spoiler:his would-be assassin]] in ''Dragonfly Falling''.
7th Sep '13 3:36:08 PM Leguim
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**And of course, it's worth mentioning the "Triumph of Aeronautics", an armoured airship.
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