History Literature / TheForgottenBeastsOfEld

3rd May '16 10:43:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Tamlorn, the child of Queen Rianna, is brought to the sorceress Sybel to keep him safe. She raises him in ignorance of his heritage.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: Tamlorn, the child of Queen Rianna, is brought to the sorceress Sybel to keep him safe. She raises him in ignorance of his heritage.
12th Jan '16 2:37:09 PM phoenix
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''The Forgotten Beasts of Eld'' is a 1974 WorldFantasyAward-winning novel by Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip; the very first book to win that award. It was her breakout novel. The story has a fairy-tale-like quality, but, as usual with [=McKillip's=] works, the myths and legends mentioned in the story are almost entirely her own invention.

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''The Forgotten Beasts of Eld'' is a 1974 WorldFantasyAward-winning UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward-winning novel by Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip; the very first book to win that award. It was her breakout novel. The story has a fairy-tale-like quality, but, as usual with [=McKillip's=] works, the myths and legends mentioned in the story are almost entirely her own invention.
8th Aug '15 8:19:21 PM Fireblood
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Sybel erases part of Coren's memory after he grows suspicious about her dealings with his brothers, and feels terrible about it afterward.
26th Jul '15 7:04:06 PM Fireblood
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* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Sybil's mother probably didn't consent to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil thinks her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to her given this, yet neither characters or the text ever describe her conception as even ''possibly'' due to rape.

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* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Sybil's mother probably didn't consent to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil thinks her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to her given this, yet neither any characters or the text ever describe her conception as even ''possibly'' due to rape.
26th Jul '15 6:46:42 PM Fireblood
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* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Sybil's mother probably didn't consent to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil thinks her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to her given this.

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* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Sybil's mother probably didn't consent to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil thinks her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to her given this.this, yet neither characters or the text ever describe her conception as even ''possibly'' due to rape.
26th Jul '15 6:40:12 PM Fireblood
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* ChildByRape: Sybil, quite possibly.

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* ChildByRape: Sybil, quite possibly.possibly, given that her father controlled her mother by magic.
26th Jul '15 6:37:24 PM Fireblood
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* ChildByRape: Sybil, quite possibly.



* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Sybil's mother probably didn't consent to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil thinks her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to her given this.



* QuestionableConsent: It's unclear whether Sybil's mother consented to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil thinks her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to her given what her father did.
26th Jul '15 6:32:52 PM Fireblood
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* QuestionableConsent: It's unclear whether Sybil's mother consented to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil acknowledges this later by noting that her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to Sybil given these circumstances.

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* QuestionableConsent: It's unclear whether Sybil's mother consented to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil acknowledges this later by noting that thinks her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to Sybil her given these circumstances.what her father did.
26th Jul '15 6:30:58 PM Fireblood
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The beautiful young sorceress Sybel (child of the Wizard Ogam and a noblewoman he seduced) lives on a remote mountain deep in the Eldwold. With both her parents dead, Sybel knows little of the world of mankind; she keeps company with the collection of magical beasts started by her grandfather, which includes the wise Boar Cyrin, The Black Swan of Tirlith, the spellcasting black cat Moriah, the Dragon Gyld, and many more. With her powerful magic, Sybel seeks little but to expand her collection, calling beasts out of legend to join her on Eld mountain.

One day a frightened man, Coren of Sirle, shows up on Sybel's mountain with a baby. The baby, Tamlorn, is a possible heir to the throne, and being hunted by the King. It is also a cousin of Sybel's, on her mother's side, so, although she has no experience with or interest in children, she reluctantly agrees to keep it safe, and soon comes to love it as she loves her beasts. Then, when Tam is twelve years old, Coren reappears. Sybel may be drawn into the affairs of mankind after all.

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The beautiful young sorceress Sybel (child of the Wizard Ogam and a noblewoman he seduced) called with magic) lives on a remote mountain deep in the Eldwold. With both her parents dead, Sybel knows little of the world of mankind; she keeps company with the collection of magical beasts started by her grandfather, which includes the wise Boar Cyrin, The Black Swan of Tirlith, the spellcasting spell-casting black cat Moriah, the Dragon Gyld, and many more. With her powerful magic, Sybel seeks little but to expand her collection, calling beasts out of legend to join her on Eld mountain.

One day a frightened man, Coren of Sirle, shows up on Sybel's mountain with a baby. The baby, Tamlorn, is a possible heir to the throne, and being hunted by the King. It He is also a cousin of Sybel's, on her mother's side, so, although she has no experience with or interest in children, she reluctantly agrees to keep it him safe, and soon comes to love it him as she loves her beasts. Then, when Tam is twelve years old, Coren reappears. Sybel may be drawn into the affairs of mankind after all.



* HeirClubForMen: Tamlorn's mother is Sybel's aunt, who married King Drede. His father is either the king, in which case he's the heir, or another man, who the king killed in a fit of jealousy, which is why Tam's life is in danger, especially since in the latter case, he could be a pretender for the king's rivals to gather around.

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* HeirClubForMen: Tamlorn's mother is Sybel's aunt, who married King Drede. His father is either the king, in which case he's the heir, or another man, who the king killed in a fit of jealousy, which is why Tam's life is in danger, especially since in the latter case, he could be a pretender for the king's rivals to gather around. [[spoiler: It's revealed he's Drede's son, and goes home with him to Mondor, living as his heir.]]



* RevengeBeforeReason: After the MindRape that was intended to destroy her personality and turn her into a [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul happy little slave]], Sybel decides that no sacrifice--not even the love and happiness of those closest to her, and certainly not the death of uninvolved third parties--is too great to make if it will ensure that the man responsible suffers the depths of terror and despair before he dies.

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* QuestionableConsent: It's unclear whether Sybil's mother consented to have sex with her father, since he called her to him with magic and she's described as being afraid of him. Sybil acknowledges this later by noting that her maternal grandfather, Lord Horst of Hilt, might be unwelcoming to Sybil given these circumstances.
* RevengeBeforeReason: After the MindRape that was intended to destroy her personality and turn her into a [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul happy little slave]], Sybel decides that no sacrifice--not sacrifice-not even the love and happiness of those closest to her, and certainly not the death of uninvolved third parties--is parties-is too great to make if it will ensure that the man responsible suffers the depths of terror and despair before he dies.
1st Jun '14 3:15:46 AM heh
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* BadDreams: Coren wakes Sybil with his screams and when she goes to wake him, he is babbling of his brothers and a disastrous battle they fought.

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* BadDreams: Coren wakes Sybil Sybel with his screams and when she goes to wake him, he is babbling of his brothers and a disastrous battle they fought.



* ThickerThanWater: Sybel, who has no interest in the company of other humans, agrees to keep the baby Tam safe from those hunting him only because he's related to her mother. She also find the baby appealing and thinks he will go well in the collection.

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* ThickerThanWater: Sybel, who has no interest in the company of other humans, agrees to keep the baby Tam safe from those hunting him only because he's related to her mother. She also find finds the baby appealing and thinks he will go well in the collection.
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