History Literature / TheCorsayBooks

22nd Dec '15 3:28:40 PM MRAustin
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* DisabilitySuperpower: The Knockers are blinded to focus their abilities of auditory clairvoyance.
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* DisabilitySuperpower: The Knockers are blinded (by wearing a metal blindfold, and not in any more squicky way) to focus their abilities of auditory clairvoyance.clairvoyance.

* DisabilitySuperpower: The Knockers are blinded to focus their abilities of auditory clairvoyance.HandCannon: Elijah's massive [[IronicName Feathersmith]] revolver, as useful as a blunt instrument as it is as a firearm.

* LastNameBasis: Fitting given the quasi-Edwardian setting. Beckett and Skinner are almost always referred to by their last names. Curiously, however, Valentine goes by his first. * MadScientist
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* LastNameBasis: Fitting given the quasi-Edwardian setting. Beckett and Skinner are almost always referred to by their last names. Curiously, however, Valentine goes by his first. first - possibly because there are so many Vie-Gordons around that it might cause confusion, or possibly just because it bucks convention. * MadScientistMadScientist - the primary targets of the Coroners. Beckett's been hunting them for so long that he can even predict the content of their EvilGloating.
21st Dec '15 2:46:25 PM MRAustin
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* ShoutOut: Elijah Beckett has the same first name and last initial as Elijah Bailey, of TheCavesOfSteel. He habitually wears a red scarf over the lower part of his face, a possible visual nod to TheShadow.
21st Dec '15 2:41:58 PM MRAustin
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Valentine is quite eccentric by the standards of Trowthi society
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Valentine is quite eccentric by the standards of Trowthi societysociety... and by the standards of his colleagues in the Coroners.
18th Sep '15 9:51:34 AM DoctorFluffy
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: It's implied that Valentine is this when he [[spoiler: commits regicide.]] Beckett has had gone on a long investigation of the Emperor, very well-thought out, where he realizes that the Emperor is [[spoiler: essentially a mechanical puppet... meanwhile, Valentine just heads in and shoots the Emperor.]] It should be noted that Valentine's family had been exiled and their main business of printing had been outlawed. Upon Beckett asking, Valentine just says "I just sort of... figured it out," the implication being that he wanted revenge for his family's ruination.
18th Oct '13 9:00:15 PM Vasha
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The Corsay Books are an as-yet uncompleted book series by Chris Braak. The first two novels, ''The Translated Man'' and ''Mr. Stitch'', are set in the city of Trowth - an AlternateUniverse version of VictorianLondon. They follow the adventures of Elijah Beckett, Elizabteth Skinner, and Valentine Vie-Gorgon. These three are members of the Coroners, a law enforcement group dedicated to fighting the dangerous and exotic sciences known as Heresies.
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The '''The Corsay Books Books''' are an as-yet uncompleted book series by Chris Braak. The first two novels, ''The Translated Man'' and ''Mr. Stitch'', are set in the city of Trowth - an AlternateUniverse version of VictorianLondon. They follow the adventures of Elijah Beckett, Elizabteth Skinner, and Valentine Vie-Gorgon. These three are members of the Coroners, a law enforcement group dedicated to fighting the dangerous and exotic sciences known as Heresies.

A third novel, ''In Corsay'' is due [[http://chrisbraak.com/novels/ sometime in 2011]].
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A third novel, ''In Corsay'' Corsay'', is due [[http://chrisbraak.com/novels/ sometime in 2011]]. planned.

* AlienGeometries: How The Excelsior was supposed to work. Also the cause of [[spoiler:the titular translated man]].
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* AlienGeometries: How The the Excelsior was supposed to work. Also the cause of [[spoiler:the titular translated man]].

* VictorianLondon: Trowth is something of an AlternateUniverse version, albiet with more malevolent weather.
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* VictorianLondon: Trowth is something of an AlternateUniverse version, albiet albeit with more malevolent weather.weather. ----
27th Jan '13 2:06:05 PM HaruAxeman
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Beckett's enormous Feathersmith revolver, and Valentine's two pearl-handled revolvers.
12th Nov '12 5:03:39 PM HaruAxeman
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* SillyReasonForWar: An ''architectural'' war at that, started because one noble family was insulted by a tower from another family that blocked their view.
31st Jul '12 8:06:40 AM FELH2
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fixed the Namespace, yo
The overall aesthetic of the series can be described as [[HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] SteamPunk, prominently featuring BodyHorror, EldritchAbomination, and fantastical technology made of brass. The world is closely realized, with intriguing details of Trowthi history and culture woven into the page-turner narrative.
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The overall aesthetic of the series can be described as [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] SteamPunk, prominently featuring BodyHorror, EldritchAbomination, and fantastical technology made of brass. The world is closely realized, with intriguing details of Trowthi history and culture woven into the page-turner narrative.

* DisabilitySuperpower: The Knockers are blinded to focus their abilities of auditory clairvoyance.
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* DisabilitySuperpower: The Knockers are blinded to focus their abilities of auditory clairvoyance.

* LayeredMetropolis: An architecturally improbable example rather like a [[HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] {{Steampunk}} channeling-suicidal-amounts-of-PerdidoStreetStation version of [[StarWars Coruscant]], spurred on by an [[SillyReasonForWar architectural war.]] Yes, really, it all MakesSenseInContext. It started when one noble family built a tall, spindly tower with a view of the river, which offended another noble family who made a squat ugly tower in front of the tall spindly tower as an insult. It escalated into [[SeriousBusiness war]], until a new front opened up when one architect built bridges over a major thoroughfare that went through his property. Soon, people started building on top of the bridges, to the point that it became a massive, towering, constantly constructed city.
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* LayeredMetropolis: An architecturally improbable example rather like a [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] {{Steampunk}} channeling-suicidal-amounts-of-PerdidoStreetStation version of [[StarWars Coruscant]], spurred on by an [[SillyReasonForWar architectural war.]] Yes, really, it all MakesSenseInContext. It started when one noble family built a tall, spindly tower with a view of the river, which offended another noble family who made a squat ugly tower in front of the tall spindly tower as an insult. It escalated into [[SeriousBusiness war]], until a new front opened up when one architect built bridges over a major thoroughfare that went through his property. Soon, people started building on top of the bridges, to the point that it became a massive, towering, constantly constructed city.
14th Jun '12 3:28:57 PM HaruAxeman
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* LayeredMetropolis: An architecturally improbable example rather like a [[HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] {{Steampunk}} channeling-suicidal-amounts-of-PerdidoStreetStation version of [[StarWars Coruscant]], spurred on by an [[SillyReasonForWar architectural war.]] Yes, really, it all MakesSenseInContext. It started when one noble family built a tall, spindly tower with a view of the river, which offended another noble family who made a squat ugly tower in front of the tall spindly tower as an insult. It escalated into [[SeriousBusiness war]], until a new front opened up when one architect built bridges over a major thoroughfare that went through his property. Soon, people started building on top of the bridges, to the point that it became a massive, towering, constantly constructed city.
20th Oct '11 10:05:41 PM imapseudonym27
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Refined Hostile Weather entry - made it fit the trope better
* HostileWeather: The city of Trowth has this in spades, ranging from a Second Winter cold enough to kill an exposed person in moments to psychestorms, which drive anyone not sheltered by copper-plating ''insane''.
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* HostileWeather: The city of Trowth has this in spades, ranging from a Second Winter cold enough to kill an exposed person in moments to psychestorms, which drive anyone not sheltered by copper-plating ''insane''. This often proves an inconvenience.
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