History Literature / TheDarkSeaAnnals

15th Feb '16 3:42:27 PM eroock
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The Dark Sea Annals are a HeroicFantasy book series by Christian author Wayne Thomas Batson. It follows the stories of many characters, all intertwined in a world where good and evil are in an eternal struggle for victory.

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The ''The Dark Sea Annals Annals'' are a HeroicFantasy book series by Christian author Wayne Thomas Batson. It follows the stories of many characters, all intertwined in a world where good and evil are in an eternal struggle for victory.
25th Jun '14 9:45:07 AM rexpensive
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* LadyInRed: Quevara, the Red Queen.
14th May '14 11:31:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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The first book, "Sword in the Stars" follows the story of Alastair Coldhollow, an ex-assassin who once worked for the BigBad, but seeks to atone for his past by finding the [[TheMessiah Halfainin]] and saving his world from the grip of evil, while the noble King Aravel must contend with his wicked brother Morlan and the savage Gorracks.

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The first book, "Sword in the Stars" follows the story of Alastair Coldhollow, an ex-assassin who once worked for the BigBad, but seeks to atone for his past by finding the [[TheMessiah Halfainin]] Halfainin and saving his world from the grip of evil, while the noble King Aravel must contend with his wicked brother Morlan and the savage Gorracks.



* TheChosenOne: A double example. For the fabled [[TheMessiah Halfainin]] to rise there must first come the Caller. Alastair comes to the conclusion that he is the Caller, and desperately searches for the Halfainin, providing most of the plot for the first book.

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* TheChosenOne: A double example. For the fabled [[TheMessiah Halfainin]] Halfainin to rise there must first come the Caller. Alastair comes to the conclusion that he is the Caller, and desperately searches for the Halfainin, providing most of the plot for the first book.



* TheMessiah: The Halfainin.
25th Apr '14 3:55:28 AM SciFiMs
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* CreepyCrows: Rooks are huge, vicious predatory birds that are the mortal enemies of the [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Willowfolk]].



* RavensAndCrows: Rooks are huge, vicious predatory birds that are the mortal enemies of the [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Willowfolk]].
25th Mar '14 11:43:38 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Implied with the Gorracks, but it seems that they can also be NeutralEvil, depending on their leader. The monsters of the Gray Hour are definitely this, though.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: [[spoiler:Cythraul was once Xanalos, the friend and best student of King Ealden. But Ealdenís incredibly strict standards of perfection were too much for Xanalos; no matter what he did, he was never good enough to please [[{{God}} the First One]], and thus he rebelled against all that Ealden stood for and began his [[FaceHeelTurn decent into darkness]]. He was executed by the Wayfolk, but being Pureline, he came back and began his life as Cythraul. Ealden deeply regretted the unfair amount of pressure that he put his student under, and in the second book, he confronted Cythraul in order to apologize and offer him a second chance. But Cythraul was too far gone into evil to be saved and he killed his former teacher.]]

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Implied AlwaysChaoticEvil:
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*AnimalMotif: Morlan himself has wolves.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: [[spoiler:Cythraul was once Xanalos, the friend and best student of King Ealden. But Ealden, but Ealdenís incredibly strict standards of perfection were too much for Xanalos; no matter what he did, he was never good enough to please [[{{God}} the First One]], and thus he rebelled against all that Ealden stood for and began his [[FaceHeelTurn decent into darkness]]. He was executed by the Wayfolk, but being Pureline, he came back and began his life as Cythraul. Ealden deeply regretted the unfair amount of pressure that he put his student under, and in the second book, he confronted Cythraul in order to apologize and offer him a second chance. But Cythraul was too far gone into evil to be saved and he killed his former teacher.]]



* BigBadassWolf: Skoll, Morlanís huge pet blackwolf. Morlan himself has wolves as his AnimalMotif.


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* CanisMajor: Skoll, Morlanís huge pet blackwolf.
10th Apr '13 4:58:54 PM LordofShadow
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* TheSociopath: Cythraul and Quevara are both completely without mercy and empathy. Morlan barely averts this, as the one person he (somewhat) cares for is Maren.
2nd Apr '13 2:02:29 PM TVRulezAgain
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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Quevara, the Red Queen of the Hinterlands. For a list of her atrocities, see her entry in the CompleteMonster section of YMMV.

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Quevara, the Red Queen of the Hinterlands. For a list of her atrocities, see her entry in the CompleteMonster section of YMMV.
24th Mar '13 7:38:53 PM LordofShadow
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* KingIncognito: Loch's whole plot in the second book is about him traveling around the land and mingling incognito with his subjects so that he can escape the pomp and pressure of being King and get to know his people more.


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* MeaningfulName: The land of Myriad is home to a wide variety of peoples and creatures.
18th Mar '13 5:17:35 PM LordofShadow
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* BadassGrandpa: Mosteryn the Old, an Elder Shepard with a fiery temper and the power to call lightning and storms.



* FateWorseThanDeath: To be sent across the Dark Sea to the Isle of Lost Souls.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Telwyn has the uncanny ability to tame almost any creature he comes across, which earns him a [[CoolPet pet snow drake]], Icetooth. [[spoiler:He tries and fails to tame Skoll, Morlan's pet blackwolf, and has to resort to killing the beast instead.]]



* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler:Morlan notices that whenever he killed a Shepard, he would get a scar on his face in addition to their powers.]]



* OurElvesAreBetter: There are two sub-races of elves: the [[WarriorPoet Wayfolk]] and the [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace Elladorians]]. Subverted in that neither race, as a whole, views themselves as superior to other races, although there are individual exceptions (i.e. Cythraul).



* OurElvesAreBetter: There are two sub-races of elves: the [[WarriorPoet Wayfolk]] and the [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace Elladorians]]. Subverted in that neither race, as a whole, views themselves as superior to other races, although there are individual exceptions (i.e. Cythraul).
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The Willowfolk are a race of BadassAdorable sprites that live in the Greenshire Forest.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: This is explored with [[spoiler:Cythraul. When he enters the Abode of Wights, he finds the last Queen of Grayvalon who was trapped inside and, due to also being Pureline, still alive in a body of flesh. She is crazed from the decades of solitude and begs Cythraul to kill her and end her misery. She shows him the only device that could kill either of them (a small pump filled with an incendiary power and a long needle used to inject it into the chest, thus [[KillItWithFire burning their heart]]) and tries to take it from him, imploring him to kill them both, specifically because of this trope. But being the sadistic prick that he is, Cythraul decides that LivingForeverIsAwesome and departs without killing her, [[AndIMustScream leaving her to an endless life of crazed loneliness in a dark, empty cavern]]. It is hinted, however, and deep down he really fears ending up like her.]]

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* WackyWaysideTribe: The Willowfolk
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: This is explored with [[spoiler:Cythraul. When he enters the Abode of Wights, he finds the last Queen of Grayvalon who was trapped inside and, due to also being Pureline, still alive in a body of flesh. She is crazed from the decades of solitude and begs Cythraul to kill her and end her misery. She shows him the only device that could kill either of them (a small pump filled with an incendiary power and a long needle used to inject it into the chest, thus [[KillItWithFire burning their heart]]) and tries to take it from him, imploring him to kill them both, specifically because of this trope. But being the sadistic prick that he is, Cythraul decides that LivingForeverIsAwesome and departs without killing her, [[AndIMustScream leaving her to an endless life of crazed loneliness in a dark, empty cavern]]. It is hinted, however, and that deep down he really fears ending up like her.]]
18th Mar '13 1:14:24 PM LordofShadow
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* TheUntwist: Itís pretty obvious from his initial introduction that [[spoiler:Telwyn is the Halfainin]]. Waiting for the other characters to figure it out is the suspenseful part.
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