History Literature / TheDarkIsRising

30th Dec '15 8:13:50 PM jormis29
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* TreasureMap: Found in the attic of the Grey House in the first book; leads the Drew children to the grail. (No, not ''[[PublicDomainArtifact that]]'' grail, although it is said to be [[{{Expy}} "made after the fashion of" it]].)

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* TreasureMap: Found in the attic of the Grey House in the first book; leads the Drew children to the grail. (No, not ''[[PublicDomainArtifact ''[[HolyGrail that]]'' grail, although it is said to be [[{{Expy}} "made after the fashion of" it]].)
10th Dec '15 11:37:36 AM TheFuzzinator
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* WomenAreWiser: Jane is the only one the Greenwitch will deal with, because she's the only who's ever wished for ''its'' happiness rather than her own.
28th Oct '15 3:00:13 PM roxana
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* ChangelingFantasy: Bran finds out that instead of the boring, judgmental, overly-religious Owen Davies, his real father is [[spoiler:King Arthur]].

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* ChangelingFantasy: Bran finds out that instead of the boring, judgmental, overly-religious Owen Davies, his real father is [[spoiler:King Arthur]]. Owen knows it too, and much of his religiosity is an effort to protect Bran from the consequences of his heritage.
16th Sep '15 10:28:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* VillainOverForDinner: While Will Stanton is enjoying Christmas morning with his family, the Black Rider (a Lord of the Dark) stops by to drop off a ring. He can get through the house's defenses because Mr. Stanton (Will's father) [[VampireInvitation invited him to enter]]. Will can't force him to leave because using such powerful magic would endanger his family, so he has to be polite to the Black Rider until he leaves.

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* VillainOverForDinner: While Will Stanton is enjoying Christmas morning with his family, the Black Rider (a Lord of the Dark) stops by to drop off a ring. He can get through the house's defenses because Mr. Stanton (Will's father) [[VampireInvitation [[MustBeInvited invited him to enter]]. Will can't force him to leave because using such powerful magic would endanger his family, so he has to be polite to the Black Rider until he leaves.
30th May '15 11:26:06 PM LordGro
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** John Wayland Smith's middle name is a reference to the legendary Saxon smith, Literature/{{Wayland| the Smith}}.
** The alias the Black Rider assumes in ''The Dark Is Rising'', Mr. Mitothin, is associated with [[NorseMythology Loki]].

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** John Wayland Smith's middle name is a reference to the legendary Saxon smith, Literature/{{Wayland| the Myth/{{Wayland|the Smith}}.
** The alias the Black Rider assumes in ''The Dark Is Rising'', Mr. Mitothin, is associated with [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki]].
18th May '15 8:48:54 AM Fighteer
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* ElementalRockPaperScissors: The six Signs--[[KillItWithFire Fire]], [[KillItWithWater Water]], [[DishingOutDirt Stone]], [[Myth/ChineseMythology Wood]], plus Iron and Bronze to represent modern man (and thus also joining Western and Eastern elements).
19th Apr '15 8:16:55 PM nombretomado
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* ElementalRockPaperScissors: The six Signs--[[KillItWithFire Fire]], [[KillItWithWater Water]], [[DishingOutDirt Stone]], [[ChineseMythology Wood]], plus Iron and Bronze to represent modern man (and thus also joining Western and Eastern elements).

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* ElementalRockPaperScissors: The six Signs--[[KillItWithFire Fire]], [[KillItWithWater Water]], [[DishingOutDirt Stone]], [[ChineseMythology [[Myth/ChineseMythology Wood]], plus Iron and Bronze to represent modern man (and thus also joining Western and Eastern elements).
19th Apr '15 7:58:17 AM PaulA
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The series is based on the [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian mythos]], and is written primarily for older children and young adults. The series is a high-fantasy affair, drawing much of its lore from the CelticMythology of Britain.

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The series is based on the [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian mythos]], and is written primarily for older children and young adults. The series is a high-fantasy affair, drawing much of its lore from the CelticMythology Myth/CelticMythology of Britain.



** The moment in ''Over Sea, Under Stone'' when Jane, visiting Hastings about the guide book to Trewissick and believing him to be the vicar, is shown a book called ''Tales of Lyonesse'' and asked if she had seen a book like that in the Grey House, calls ahead to the Lost Land subplot, seeing as it refers to another legendary sunken kingdom of CelticMythology.

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** The moment in ''Over Sea, Under Stone'' when Jane, visiting Hastings about the guide book to Trewissick and believing him to be the vicar, is shown a book called ''Tales of Lyonesse'' and asked if she had seen a book like that in the Grey House, calls ahead to the Lost Land subplot, seeing as it refers to another legendary sunken kingdom of CelticMythology. Myth/CelticMythology.



* AMythologyIsTrue: CelticMythology, especially of the Welsh or Cornish variety. Except for one odd CrossoverCosmology example, the Greek sea goddess Tethys, who makes a random appearance in book three. Book three also contains a reference to the Egyptian deity of the afterlife Anubis, apparently associated in some way with the prophecies of the Dark.

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* AMythologyIsTrue: CelticMythology, Myth/CelticMythology, especially of the Welsh or Cornish variety. Except for one odd CrossoverCosmology example, the Greek sea goddess Tethys, who makes a random appearance in book three. Book three also contains a reference to the Egyptian deity of the afterlife Anubis, apparently associated in some way with the prophecies of the Dark.
18th Apr '15 2:59:36 AM jormis29
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The heroes are Will Stanton, a boy who discovers he is an immortal wizard; the Drew children, a trio of average kids caught up in the battle; Bran Davies, a mysterious albino boy; and Merlin. Yes, ''that'' {{Merlin}}.

The series is based on the [[KingArthur Arthurian mythos]], and is written primarily for older children and young adults. The series is a high-fantasy affair, drawing much of its lore from the CelticMythology of Britain.

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The heroes are Will Stanton, a boy who discovers he is an immortal wizard; the Drew children, a trio of average kids caught up in the battle; Bran Davies, a mysterious albino boy; and Merlin. Yes, ''that'' {{Merlin}}.

Myth/{{Merlin}}.

The series is based on the [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian mythos]], and is written primarily for older children and young adults. The series is a high-fantasy affair, drawing much of its lore from the CelticMythology of Britain.
24th Mar '15 6:40:23 PM PaulA
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* WelcomedToTheMasquerade: On Will Smith's eleventh birthday in ''The Dark Is Rising'', all sorts of amazing things start to happen. Later on he meets a man named Merriman Lyon who explains that both he and Will are Old Ones, powerful magical beings who serve the Light and oppose the Dark.

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* WelcomedToTheMasquerade: On Will Smith's Stanton's eleventh birthday in ''The Dark Is Rising'', all sorts of amazing things start to happen. Later on he meets a man named Merriman Lyon who explains that both he and Will are Old Ones, powerful magical beings who serve the Light and oppose the Dark.
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