History Literature / TheFirebringerTrilogy

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.
21st Oct '13 1:36:42 PM Hedgebird
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* NoManOfWomanBorn: One prophetess says the Firebringer "will be born out of a wyvern's belly and sired by the summer stars." Everyone thinks she's crazy. [[PropheciesAreAlwaysRight She's not]], as [[spoiler: Jan's friends drag him to the Mere of the Moon in the wyvern queen's skin after she nearly stung him to death and after being healed by the spring, "rises weak as a newborn colt from the she-wyrm's bellyskin." And Jan's true sire is Calydor, whose name means "summer stars."]]

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* NoManOfWomanBorn: One prophetess says the Firebringer "will be born out of a wyvern's belly and sired by the summer stars." [[TheCassandra Everyone thinks she's crazy.crazy]]. [[PropheciesAreAlwaysRight She's not]], as [[spoiler: Jan's friends drag him to the Mere of the Moon in the wyvern queen's skin after she nearly stung him to death and after being healed by the spring, "rises weak as a newborn colt from the she-wyrm's bellyskin." And Jan's true sire is Calydor, whose name means "summer stars."]]
25th Sep '13 1:39:01 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Korr]] goes crazy because [[spoiler: he thinks Tek and Jan are siblings, which is a ''really'' big no-no among the unicorns.]]
* GiantFlyer: Gryphons, who make away with unicorn colts each spring to feed to their own hatchlings.

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Korr]] goes crazy because [[spoiler: he thinks Tek and Jan are siblings, which is a ''really'' big no-no among the unicorns.unicorns of the Vale.]]
* GiantFlyer: Gryphons, who make away with unicorn colts foals each spring to feed to their own hatchlings.
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