History Literature / TheHeritageOfShannara

11th Jul '17 2:26:06 AM Ingonyama
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* EnergyAbsorption: [[spoiler: Southwatch]] feeds off of the magic in the Four Lands themselves, leaving them barren. The Shadowen have a more limited ability to drain lesser magics from from their victims.

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* EnergyAbsorption: [[spoiler: Southwatch]] feeds off of the magic in the Four Lands themselves, leaving them barren. The Shadowen have a more limited ability to drain lesser magics from from their victims.
11th Jul '17 2:24:30 AM Ingonyama
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* CatScare: Morgan's first appearance in the series is covering himself in mud and jumping out in front of Par and Coll as a prank, at a point where the reader is expecting the "mud creature" to be a Shadowen.

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* CatScare: [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Morgan's first appearance in the series series]] is covering himself in mud and jumping out in front of Par and Coll as a prank, at a point where the reader is expecting the "mud creature" to be a Shadowen.
1st Jun '17 5:04:35 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* CatScare: Morgan's first appearance in the series is covering himself in mud and jumping out in front of Par and Coll as a prank, at a point where the reader is expecting the "mud creature" to be a Shadowen.
2nd May '17 10:59:16 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* BaitAndSwitch: In the third book, Coll Ohmsford puts on the Mirrorshroud to escape Southwatch, only to be subverted by it into a Shadowen and go haring off to Tyrsis to hunt down his brother. Not two chapters later, Par is discovered in his safehouse by a mysterious figure in a black cloak. But the very next book reveals this to be, not Par, but Padishar Creel.

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* BaitAndSwitch: In the third book, Coll Ohmsford puts on the Mirrorshroud to escape Southwatch, only to be subverted by it into a Shadowen and go haring off to Tyrsis to hunt down his brother. Not two chapters later, Par is discovered in his safehouse by a mysterious figure in a black cloak. But the very next book reveals this to be, not Par, Coll, but Padishar Creel.
6th Mar '17 1:27:59 AM Ingonyama
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* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Hirehone, Steff, Teel, Carisman, Quickening, Pe Ell, Aurin Striate (The Owl), Ellenroh Elessedil, Eowen Cerise, Cort, Dal, Gavilan Elessedil, The Wisteron, Garth, Cogline, Tib Arne, Faun, Rimmer Dall]].



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Hirehone, Steff, Teel, Carisman, Quickening, Pe Ell, Aurin Striate (The Owl), Ellenroh Elessedil, Eowen Cerise, Cort, Dal, Gavilan Elessedil, The Wisteron, Garth, Cogline, Tib Arne, Faun, Rimmer Dall]].
6th Mar '17 12:34:10 AM Ingonyama
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* [[IsThatWhatHeToldYou Is That What They Told You?]]: Wren gets hit by this ''hard'' in ''Elf Queen''--not only does she find out both her own grandmother and Eowen Cerise are keeping the truth from her about the origin of the demons and [[AndManGrewProud the full extent of the Elves' sins]], something which first has to be revealed to her by Stresa of all people, but even Garth [[spoiler:knew all along she was Ellenroh's granddaughter, and that the Elfstones were real, since her parents brought her to the Rovers and made him promise to care for her]]. It's no wonder she spends most of that book shifting from RageAgainstTheMentor to HeroicBSOD to RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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* [[IsThatWhatHeToldYou Is That What They Told You?]]: Wren gets hit by this ''hard'' in ''Elf Queen''--not only does she find out both her own grandmother and Eowen Cerise are keeping the truth from her about the origin of the demons and [[AndManGrewProud the full extent of the Elves' sins]], something which first has to be revealed to her by Stresa of all people, but even Garth [[spoiler:knew all along she was Ellenroh's granddaughter, and that the Elfstones were real, about Morrowindl and Eowen's prophecy, since her parents brought her to the Rovers and made him promise to care for her]]. It's no wonder she spends most of that book shifting from RageAgainstTheMentor to HeroicBSOD to RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
6th Mar '17 12:26:36 AM Ingonyama
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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Thanks to the Elves messing around with the magic of the earth to [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke create new creatures]] [[spoiler:and eventually [[CloningBlues copies of themselves]] [[CloneDegeneration that degenerated into demons]]]], and the demons drawing on its magic further to sustain themselves, the island of Morrowindl eventually becomes this crossed with HungryJungle.
6th Mar '17 12:10:58 AM Ingonyama
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* BaitAndSwitch: In the third book, Coll Ohmsford puts on the Mirrorshroud to escape Southwatch, only to be subverted by it into a Shadowen and go haring off to Tyrsis to hunt down his brother. Not two chapters later, Par is discovered in his safehouse by a mysterious figure in a black cloak. But the very next book reveals this to be, not Par, but Padishar Creel.
27th Nov '16 1:11:37 AM Ingonyama
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* NothingIsScarier: Some of the most disturbing, creepy, nightmare-inducing moments in the series come from the times when the characters are exploring dark, empty, lifeless, twisted places, constantly waiting for something to jump out at them but it never does. The sewers beneath Tyrsis act as this at several points for Par, particularly when he, Coll, and Damson are led by the Mole through the old palace of the Buckhannahs to enter the Pit for the last time, and some of Wren's exploration of Morrowindl partakes of this as well. But the biggest example in the series as to the many chapters detailing the long, bleak days the company from Rampling Steep spends in Eldwist...the constant description of the lifeless stone, the cries of the seabirds and crashing of the ocean waves, the otherwise endless silence of the ruined city, the mist and shadows, how solitary and alone they are...and how they just keep finding nothing. The tension is so thick that the times when it suddenly explodes into horrific attacks from the Rake or the Maw Grint are almost welcome...but afterward the same silent nothingness always returns, and Brooks's language through the whole section is some of his best and most evocative ever. It gets to the point that the oppressiveness of the place weighs down upon the company until all of them, even Pe Ell and Quickening, seem on the verge of crossing the DespairEventHorizon, and while Walker suggests it is a function of the Stone King's magic and that the city itself is alive in a way and corrupting them, it's just as likely to be the simple result of constant exposure to so much changeless, empty nothingness. It's certainly very haunting and will stay with the reader for a long time.

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* NothingIsScarier: Some of the most disturbing, creepy, nightmare-inducing moments in the series come from the times when the characters are exploring dark, empty, lifeless, twisted places, constantly waiting for something to jump out at them but it never does. The sewers beneath Tyrsis act as this at several points for Par, particularly when he, Coll, and Damson are led by the Mole through the old palace of the Buckhannahs to enter the Pit for the last time, and some of Wren's exploration of Morrowindl partakes of this as well. But the biggest example in the series as has to be the many chapters detailing the long, bleak days the company from Rampling Steep spends in Eldwist...the constant description of the lifeless stone, the cries of the seabirds and crashing of the ocean waves, the otherwise endless silence of the ruined city, the mist and shadows, how solitary and alone they are...and how they just keep finding nothing. The tension is so thick that the times when it suddenly explodes into horrific attacks from the Rake or the Maw Grint are almost welcome...but afterward the same silent nothingness always returns, and Brooks's language through the whole section is some of his best and most evocative ever. It gets to the point that the oppressiveness of the place weighs down upon the company until all of them, even Pe Ell and Quickening, seem on the verge of crossing the DespairEventHorizon, and while Walker suggests it is a function of the Stone King's magic and that the city itself is alive in a way and corrupting them, it's just as likely to be the simple result of constant exposure to so much changeless, empty nothingness. It's certainly very haunting and will stay with the reader for a long time.
27th Nov '16 1:06:43 AM Ingonyama
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* BigApplesauce: It's hinted that Stone King Uhl Belk's lair, revealed to be the petrified remains of an Old World city, ''might'' be New York.

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* BigApplesauce: It's hinted that Stone King Uhl Belk's lair, revealed to be the petrified remains of an Old World city, ''might'' be New York.York (although it could also be Chicago, with the Tiderace being Lake Michigan).
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