History Literature / TheDarkIsRising

22nd Apr '17 3:11:02 AM Ingonyama
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The mountain Bran's mother comes from, Cader Idris, means [[spoiler:"the seat of Arthur"]].[[note]]This is actually an apocryphal meaning for the name, since it references the name of a giant from Welsh mythology, but in-story the given translation remains meaningful.[[/note]]

to:

** The mountain Bran's mother comes from, Cader Idris, means [[spoiler:"the seat of Arthur"]].[[note]]This is actually an apocryphal meaning for the name, since it actually references the name of a giant from Welsh mythology, but in-story the given translation remains meaningful.[[/note]]
22nd Apr '17 3:09:48 AM Ingonyama
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The mountain Bran's mother comes from, Cader Idris, means [[spoiler:"the seat of Arthur"]].

to:

** The mountain Bran's mother comes from, Cader Idris, means [[spoiler:"the seat of Arthur"]].[[note]]This is actually an apocryphal meaning for the name, since it references the name of a giant from Welsh mythology, but in-story the given translation remains meaningful.[[/note]]



** Barnabas was one of the earliest Christians and went on missionary journeys with St Paul.

to:

** Barnabas was one of the earliest Christians and went on missionary journeys with St St. Paul.



* AMythologyIsTrue: 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.

to:

* AMythologyIsTrue: 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. [[EveryoneHatesHades (Of course.)]]
22nd Apr '17 3:00:46 AM Ingonyama
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** It backfires at one point. Will gets the sixth and last sign from a great ship, carrying a long dead king who was an ally of the Light (but not King Arthur), and all his possessions. After he claims it, in an act of spite the Dark sets the whole ship on fire. Will is horrified by it, but Merry points out that Dark was so eager to be spiteful that they didn't think it through. All they have done is give the King [[VikingFuneral what he deserves]].

to:

** It backfires at one point. Will gets the sixth and last sign from a great ship, carrying a long dead king who was an ally of the Light (but not King Arthur), and all his possessions. After he claims it, in an act of spite the Dark sets the whole ship on fire. Will is horrified by it, but Merry points out that the Dark was so eager to be spiteful that they didn't think it through. All they have done is give the King [[VikingFuneral what he deserves]].
19th Mar '17 12:30:40 AM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FunctionalMagic: Wild Magic and some Theurgy; it seems to have been a major influence on the {{Franchise/Nasuverse}}.

to:

* FunctionalMagic: Wild Magic and some Theurgy; it seems to have been a major influence on the {{Franchise/Nasuverse}}.Theurgy.
17th Mar '17 7:14:49 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FunctionalMagic: Wild Magic and some Theurgy; it seems to have been a major influence on the {{Nasuverse}}.

to:

* FunctionalMagic: Wild Magic and some Theurgy; it seems to have been a major influence on the {{Nasuverse}}.{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}.
21st Jan '17 11:46:21 PM Orbiting
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CrystalWeapon: In ''Silver on the Tree'', Will Stanton and Bran journey to the Lost Land to retrieve the crystal sword Eirias, which is necessary to fulfill the prophecy of the destruction of the Dark.
--> ''"And where the Midsummer Tree grows tall, by Pendragon's sword the Dark shall fall."''
14th Dec '16 11:41:14 AM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Withers siblings in ''Over Sea, Under Stone''. While their MostDefinitelyNotAVillain cred is established by their beautiful yacht (Simon [[ContrivedCoincidence just so happens]] to love sailing), [[LightIsNotGood pristine white clothes]] and [[StepfordSmiler gleaming smiles]], and Polly's [[EvilIsSexy loveliness]], for most of the book they come off as either genuinely nice, bumbling people or at worst {{Punch Clock Villain}}s who really are just following orders but otherwise wouldn't hurt a fly. The scene where they dance with Barney at the festival is genuinely fun, if a bit sinister at times. But when Polly tries to take the map and the children feign ignorance, she shows her vicious nature in a truly startling and disturbing moment...and at the climax of the book during the fight for the grail, the masks come off permanently.

to:

** The Withers siblings in ''Over Sea, Under Stone''. While their MostDefinitelyNotAVillain cred is established by their beautiful yacht (Simon [[ContrivedCoincidence just so happens]] to love sailing), [[LightIsNotGood pristine white clothes]] and [[StepfordSmiler gleaming smiles]], and Polly's [[EvilIsSexy loveliness]], for most of the book they come off as either genuinely nice, bumbling people or at worst {{Punch Clock Villain}}s who really are just following orders but otherwise wouldn't hurt a fly. The scene where they dance with Barney at the festival is genuinely fun, if a bit sinister at times. But when Polly tries to take the map and the children feign ignorance, she shows her vicious nature in a truly startling and disturbing moment... and at the climax of the book during the fight for the grail, the masks come off permanently.
29th Jul '16 3:48:35 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PlotMagnet: Barney, by virtue of being the youngest and (presumably) the most vulnerable of the Drew children. In the first book he is kidnapped and hypnotized by Hastings; in the third he is kidnapped by the painter, compelled to scry in the grail, and then given LaserGuidedAmnesia; and in the fifth book, he is kidnapped by the White Rider and taken back to the time of [[{{Mabinogion}} Owain Glyndwyr]], where he is almost executed as an English spy. To a lesser extent all the Drews are this in the last book, since the ''afanc'' targets Jane in order to obtain the Lady's prophecies from her, and later all three are sent back to an earlier time at the harbor [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy by the Dark]], thus necessitating Merriman coming to their rescue [[LoopholeAbuse so he could not join Will and Bran in the Lost Land]].

to:

* PlotMagnet: Barney, by virtue of being the youngest and (presumably) the most vulnerable of the Drew children. In the first book he is kidnapped and hypnotized by Hastings; in the third he is kidnapped by the painter, compelled to scry in the grail, and then given LaserGuidedAmnesia; and in the fifth book, he is kidnapped by the White Rider and taken back to the time of [[{{Mabinogion}} Owain Glyndwyr]], where he is almost executed as an English spy. To a lesser extent all the Drews are this in the last book, since the ''afanc'' targets Jane in order to obtain the Lady's prophecies from her, and later all three are sent back to an earlier time at the harbor [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy by the Dark]], Dark, thus necessitating Merriman coming to their rescue [[LoopholeAbuse so he could not join Will and Bran in the Lost Land]].
30th Dec '15 8:13:50 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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]].)

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 57. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.TheDarkIsRising