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8th Jun '17 4:43:42 PM Jachra
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* {{Unicorn}}: They're single-horned equines with tufted tails, goatees, and cloven hooves. They have a longer lifespan than horses, and are implied to be [[MadeOfIron much tougher physically]]. While quite a few (Ses, Lell, Leerah, Teki, Calydor) are partly white-furred to some degree or another, the most common colors seem to be grays, earth tones, and primaries; the only pure-white unicorn mentioned is Dhattar. As for any association with virginity? Well, the daïcha of the human city is some kind of priestess and the only human Jan really bonds with, so she may or may not be a reference to the 'only a maiden may tame a unicorn' part of the legends. In addition, Vale-dwelling unicorns are [[spoiler:(or try to be)]] monogamous and mate for life (Plainsdwellers, on the other hand, will only rarely form lasting pair-bonds; for the most part, they're all about the free love.)

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* {{Unicorn}}: They're single-horned equines with tufted tails, goatees, and cloven hooves.hooves, [[spoiler:aside from those who were horses originally, like Jah-lila and Ryhenna, who only have the horn after they drink from the Mere of the Moon]]. They have a longer lifespan than horses, and are implied to be [[MadeOfIron much tougher physically]]. While quite a few (Ses, Lell, Leerah, Teki, Calydor) are partly white-furred to some degree or another, the most common colors seem to be grays, earth tones, and primaries; the only pure-white unicorn mentioned is Dhattar. As for any association with virginity? Well, the daïcha of the human city is some kind of priestess and the only human Jan really bonds with, so she may or may not be a reference to the 'only a maiden may tame a unicorn' part of the legends. In addition, Vale-dwelling unicorns are [[spoiler:(or try to be)]] monogamous and mate for life (Plainsdwellers, on the other hand, will only rarely form lasting pair-bonds; for the most part, they're all about the free love.)
31st Oct '16 10:05:45 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Seriously, these unicorns ''will'' kick your ass. Jan leaps a ''castle wall'' from a standing start and is surprised by the mare's shock in ''Dark Moon''. Later, he [[spoiler: has a horn versus blade swordfight with a human king and ''wins''.]]
** Tek, hands down. In a one-on-one fight with the wyvern king Lynex, who is gigantic by average wyvern standards (and your average wyvern is larger than a unicorn), she [[spoiler: ''kills three of his seven heads.'']] And then Lell [[spoiler: blinds Lynex's main head by throwing a burning brand into its eyes and severely wounds another minor head.]]
4th Feb '16 2:15:02 PM Jachra
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The trilogy is well-written but not very well known outside a few small (but devoted) groups of fans. They were hard to locate outside the library after they went out of print in the late nineties, but Firebird began publishing them again in paperback in 2003. (According to Amazon, however, the third book seems to be out of print again.)

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The trilogy is well-written but not very well known outside a few small (but devoted) groups of fans. They were hard to locate outside the library after they went out of print in the late nineties, but Firebird began publishing them again in paperback in 2003. (According to Amazon, however, the third book seems to be out of print again.)
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22nd Sep '15 1:08:53 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Feb '15 2:48:05 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The red dragons have jewel-encrusted hides, spent most of their time asleep beneath the Smoking Hills, and don't have wings, save for an unmated queen and her consort.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Two types. The red dragons breathe fire, have jewel-encrusted hides, spent most of their time asleep beneath the Smoking Hills, and don't have wings, save for an unmated queen and her consort.consort. The wyverns are serpentine with two legs at the front, grow extra heads in extreme old age, and have venomous stingers on their tails. The wyverns claim they're cousins to the red dragons, but the red dragons deny this relationship.
8th Oct '14 2:20:53 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* HumansThroughAlienEyes: An amnesiac Jan spends a winter in a city of 'two-foots' in the second book. Much of what they do completely baffles him even after getting some lessons from Ryhenna.



* HumansThroughAlienEyes: An amnesiac Jan spends a winter in a city of 'two-foots' in the second book. Much of what they do completely baffles him even after getting some lessons from Ryhenna.
8th Oct '14 2:19:41 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* HumansThroughAlienEyes: An amnesiac Jan spends a winter in a city of 'two-foots' in the second book. Much of what they do completely baffles him even after getting some lessons from Ryhenna.
8th Oct '14 2:13:23 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* {{Unicorn}}: They're single-horned equines with tufted tails, goatees, and cloven hooves. They have a longer lifespan than horses, and are implied to be [[MadeOfIron much tougher physically]]. While quite a few (Ses, Lell, Leerah, Teki, Calydor) are partly white-furred to some degree or another, the most common colors seem to be grays, earth tones, and primaries; the only pure-white unicorn mentioned is Dhattar. As for any association with virginity? Well, the daïcha of the human city is some kind of priestess and the only human Jan really bonds with, so she may or may not be a reference to 'only a maiden may tame a unicorn' part of the legends. In addition, Vale-dwelling unicorns are [[spoiler:(or try to be)]] monogamous and mate for life (Plainsdwellers, on the other hand, will only rarely form lasting pair-bonds; for the most part, they're all about the free love.)

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* {{Unicorn}}: They're single-horned equines with tufted tails, goatees, and cloven hooves. They have a longer lifespan than horses, and are implied to be [[MadeOfIron much tougher physically]]. While quite a few (Ses, Lell, Leerah, Teki, Calydor) are partly white-furred to some degree or another, the most common colors seem to be grays, earth tones, and primaries; the only pure-white unicorn mentioned is Dhattar. As for any association with virginity? Well, the daïcha of the human city is some kind of priestess and the only human Jan really bonds with, so she may or may not be a reference to the 'only a maiden may tame a unicorn' part of the legends. In addition, Vale-dwelling unicorns are [[spoiler:(or try to be)]] monogamous and mate for life (Plainsdwellers, on the other hand, will only rarely form lasting pair-bonds; for the most part, they're all about the free love.)
8th Oct '14 2:12:32 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* {{Unicorn}}: They're single-horned equines with tufted tails, goatees, and cloven hooves. They have a longer lifespan than horses, and are implied to be [[MadeOfIron much tougher physically]]. While quite a few (Ses, Lell, Leerah, Teki, Calydor) are partly white-furred to some degree or another, the most common colors seem to be grays, earth tones, and primaries; the only pure-white unicorn mentioned is Dhattar. As for any association with virginity? Well, Vale-dwelling unicorns are [[spoiler:(or try to be)]] monogamous and mate for life, and that's about as close as it gets. (Plainsdwellers, on the other hand, will only rarely form lasting pair-bonds; for the most part, they're all about the free love.)

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* {{Unicorn}}: They're single-horned equines with tufted tails, goatees, and cloven hooves. They have a longer lifespan than horses, and are implied to be [[MadeOfIron much tougher physically]]. While quite a few (Ses, Lell, Leerah, Teki, Calydor) are partly white-furred to some degree or another, the most common colors seem to be grays, earth tones, and primaries; the only pure-white unicorn mentioned is Dhattar. As for any association with virginity? Well, the daïcha of the human city is some kind of priestess and the only human Jan really bonds with, so she may or may not be a reference to 'only a maiden may tame a unicorn' part of the legends. In addition, Vale-dwelling unicorns are [[spoiler:(or try to be)]] monogamous and mate for life, and that's about as close as it gets. life (Plainsdwellers, on the other hand, will only rarely form lasting pair-bonds; for the most part, they're all about the free love.)
14th May '14 11:45:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:Jan]] as the prophesied Firebringer, though the unicorns treated it more like a [[TheMessiah messiah figure]] before [[spoiler:Jan's]] down-to-earth approach to things mellowed them out.

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* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:Jan]] as the prophesied Firebringer, though the unicorns treated it more like a [[TheMessiah [[MessianicArchetype messiah figure]] before [[spoiler:Jan's]] down-to-earth approach to things mellowed them out.
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