History Literature / SummerKnight

25th Jul '16 4:27:49 PM Iris
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** A subtler variation: the heavily-implied gang rape Harry endured near the end of [[Literature/GravePeril the previous book]] likely isn't helping his awful mental state in this book.
16th May '16 4:37:49 AM Yozzy
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** Harry insists he really had nothing to do with the [[Literature/StormFront broken elevator in his office. It certainly wasn't because of a magical scorpion trying to kill him.]]
** Lea reminds Harry she is still bound to not harm him as was their deal at the end of ''Grave Peril.''

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** Harry insists he really had nothing to do with the [[Literature/StormFront broken elevator in his office. office]]. It certainly [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial wasn't because of a magical scorpion trying to kill him.]]
** Lea reminds Harry she is still bound to not harm him for a couple of weeks as was their deal at the end of ''Grave Peril.''



** This book introduces several characters whose lives and choices will lead to trouble for Harry. First, [[spoiler:Wizard Samuel Peabody, the one who reads of the list of the most senior wizards,]] plays a major role in ''Turn Coat''.

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** While fae can't touch anything containing [[ColdIron iron]], Grum demonstrates that fae can very handily insulate themselves from exposure with another material, like plastic. [[spoiler: Harry arms the fairies he recruits in his fight against Aurora with plastic-handled utility knives with steel blades, making for a weapon they can wield and very deadly to even a sidhe en masse.]]
** This book introduces several characters whose lives and choices will lead to trouble for Harry. First, [[spoiler:Wizard Samuel Peabody, the one who reads of off the list of the most senior wizards,]] plays a major role in ''Turn Coat''.



* ColdIron: The fae, large and small, loath the metal and any mixture of metals that contain it. To harm a fae with iron is seen as a heinous and vicious act. The [[PhysicalGod Winter Queen]] herself jumped back from a ''rolling nail'' like Harry had just tossed boiling acid at her. [[spoiler:Aurora dies from steel blades slashing her up.]]

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* ColdIron: The fae, large and small, loath the metal loathe iron and any mixture of metals alloy that contain it. To harm a fae with iron is seen as a heinous and vicious act. The [[PhysicalGod Winter Queen]] herself jumped back from a ''rolling nail'' like Harry had just tossed boiling acid at her. [[spoiler:Aurora dies from steel blades slashing her up.]]



* CosmicKeystone: The Stone Table [[spoiler:which sits between the lands of Summer and Winter. It trades ownership between the two Courts on each solstice. It is a storage unit of power as well. Should one be slain on the table, the power of the person is irrevocably placed into the Fae Courts. The Big Bad plans to place the Vessel of the Summer Knight's Mantle there and kill her, the power of the Summer Mantle will become Winter's for the next six months, but in that time the courts will be completely unbalanced and Winter will win the war]].

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* CosmicKeystone: The Stone Table [[spoiler:which sits between the lands of Summer and Winter. It trades ownership between the two Courts on each solstice. It is a storage unit of power as well. Should one be slain on the table, the power of the person is irrevocably placed into the Fae Courts. The Big Bad plans to place the Vessel of the Summer Knight's Mantle there and kill her, the power of the Summer Mantle will become Winter's for the next six months, then permanently belong to Winter, but in that time the courts will be completely unbalanced and Winter will win the war]].



* DidntSeeThatComing: Harry was very confident [[spoiler:he wouldn't be handed over to the Red Court as requested in their letter of appeasement because the Council, while not liking him, wouldn't give into monstrous bullies like that. But then [=LaFortier=] of the Senior council moves to strip Harry of his title of Wizard, thus meaning he no longer has the protection of the Council. If it happened, they could consider handing him over.]]

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* DidntSeeThatComing: Harry was very confident [[spoiler:he wouldn't be handed over to the Red Court as requested in their letter of appeasement appeasement; because the Council, while not liking him, wouldn't give into monstrous bullies be willing to set a dangerous precedent of turning on their own wizards like that. But then [=LaFortier=] of the Senior council moves to strip Harry of his title of Wizard, thus meaning he no longer has the protection of the Council. If it happened, they could consider handing him over.]]



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: What would have happened if Harry hadn't gotten involved. [[spoiler: The Summer Lady intended to sacrifice the new summer knight on a special altar on the summer solstice, which would have resulted in the power of the summer knight transferring to winter. Since Earth's weather patterns mirror the war between the summer and winter fae, this would have resulted in an Ice Age]].

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: What would have happened if Harry hadn't gotten involved. [[spoiler: The Summer Lady intended to sacrifice the new summer knight on a special altar on the summer solstice, which would have resulted in the power of the summer knight transferring to winter. Since Earth's weather patterns mirror the war between the summer and winter fae, this would have resulted in an a new Ice Age]].



* EvilGloating: The assassin ghoul Tigress [[spoiler:has Murphy, suffering from a panic attack as she flashed back to the MindRape, and gloats about her being a weak human. Then she laughs at Murphy. [[BerserkButton Murphy didn't take that too well.]]]]

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* EvilGloating: The assassin ghoul Tigress [[spoiler:has Murphy, suffering from a panic attack as she flashed back to the MindRape, and gloats about her being a weak human. Then she laughs at Murphy. [[BerserkButton Murphy didn't take that too well.]]]]well]].]]


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* HeroicBSOD: Harry starts the book in one as he obsessively searches for a cure for Red Court infection, neglecting his business and finances, and almost lets himself fall apart doing it.
23rd Mar '16 9:51:44 AM isoycrazy
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** Mab's rather understated [[OhCrap Oh Crap]] moments when she realises that [[spoiler: Aurora is behind the plot and the Gatekeeper views this as a matter he should get involved in]] are likely her first realisation that [[spoiler: [[Literature/ColdDays Nemesis can infect the Queens]].]]
23rd Mar '16 8:34:00 AM Adahn
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** Mab's rather understated [[OhCrap Oh Crap]] moments when she realises that [[spoiler: Aurora is behind the plot and the Gatekeeper views this as a matter he should get involved in]] are likely her first realisation that [[spoiler: [[Literature/ColdDays Nemesis can infect the Queens]].]]
12th Mar '16 12:25:02 PM morenohijazo
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual: The book opens with a rain of toads in Chicago. The first toads somehow survive the fall, but the following downpour necessitates the use of windscreen wipers.
1st Mar '16 10:20:28 AM SilverDragon
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* TookALevelInBadass: The Alphas had gone from skinny NewMeat to the the supernatural world in ''Literature/FoolMoon'' to muscular, seasoned fighters more than capable of helping Harry and Murphy should they need it.

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* TookALevelInBadass: The Alphas had gone from skinny NewMeat to the the supernatural world in ''Literature/FoolMoon'' to muscular, seasoned fighters more than capable of helping Harry and Murphy should they need it.
1st Mar '16 10:18:03 AM SilverDragon
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** The White Council meeting is protected by, in part, by stone dogs which will come to life an attack any who have even hints of dark magic on them.

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** The White Council meeting is protected by, in part, by stone dogs which will come to life an attack any who have even hints of dark magic on them.
1st Mar '16 10:13:54 AM SilverDragon
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** [[spoiler:The Queen Mothers are mostly kind entities who don't want the battle that is coming to happen. To that end, when Harry proves himself worthy of their wisdom, they give him aide in their own way]].

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** [[spoiler:The Queen Mothers are mostly kind entities who don't want the battle that is coming to happen. To that end, when Harry proves himself worthy of their wisdom, they give him aide aid in their own way]].
1st Mar '16 10:12:47 AM SilverDragon
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** When the Senior Council is considering candidates to replace a vacant spot, several of the reasons for these venerable men and women not present. Wizard Gomen is "sleeping off that potion." Others interesting reasons include one man "got real married," the wizard is "living under the polar ice cap," and "Pyramid sitting."

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** When the Senior Council is considering candidates to replace a vacant spot, several of the reasons for these venerable men and women not present.being present are of this sort. Wizard Gomen is "sleeping off that potion." Others interesting reasons include one man "got real married," the another wizard is "living under the polar ice cap," and "Pyramid sitting."



* PubertySuperpower: Changlings, half-human and half-Fae, generally show their Fae side when they hit puberty.

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* PubertySuperpower: Changlings, Changelings, half-human and half-Fae, generally show their Fae side when they hit puberty.
1st Mar '16 10:07:09 AM SilverDragon
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* NeverMessWithGranny: Excluding the fact Mab and Titania are old enough to be many people's grannies, this trope applies to [[PhysicalGod Mother Summer and Mother Winter]] who may appear to be old ladies but are by far the strongest of the Queens, able to read minds without Harry even sensing them doing it. [[spoiler:They are also strong enough that Aurora must use Harry as a patsy to get the Unraveling as Aurora is far to weak to try and steal it. Furthermore, Mother Winter is able to produce the Unraveling, a piece of Antimagic capable of dispelling any enchantment, including the Vampire Curse Susan suffers from.]]

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* NeverMessWithGranny: Excluding the fact Mab and Titania are old enough to be many people's grannies, this trope applies to [[PhysicalGod Mother Summer and Mother Winter]] who may appear to be old ladies but are by far the strongest of the Queens, able to read minds without Harry even sensing them doing it. [[spoiler:They are also strong enough that Aurora must use Harry as a patsy to get the Unraveling as Aurora is far to too weak to try and steal it. Furthermore, Mother Winter is able to produce the Unraveling, a piece of Antimagic capable of dispelling any enchantment, including the Vampire Curse Susan suffers from.]]
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