History Literature / TheHollows

9th Feb '17 7:04:28 PM Sokudoningyou
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** [[spoiler: Trent's father Trent tries this on a living vampire who figured out that Trent was responsible for the T-4 virus killing humans, setting a circle around himself and torching the vampire. Unfortunately for Trent Sr., the vampire managed to survive and make it Cincinnati to tell the enclave the truth.]]



* ManipulativeBastard: The series has a number of these including Trent[[spoiler:, Piscary, Minias, Nick, and even Rachel's had her moments.]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: The series has a number of these including Trent[[spoiler:, as well as his father, Trent Sr., Piscary, Minias, Nick, and even Rachel's had her moments.]]



** According to the prequel, [[spoiler: it was all on purpose, so the elves wouldn't be hunted down and killed for being responsible for the T-4 outbreak.]]



** Nick fits this trope better, especially concerning hollow eyes and a near-starved frame. Ivy is more an [[AloofDarkHairedGirl aloof dark-haired girl]], given her personality.

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** Nick fits this trope better, especially concerning hollow eyes and a near-starved frame. Ivy is more an [[AloofDarkHairedGirl aloof dark-haired girl]], given her personality. [[spoiler: So's Trent's mom, Trisk, to a degree, as a dark elf.]]



* PoliceAreUseless: It seems Rachel tends to solve more Inderlander crimes for the FIB than their actual employees. The IS on the other hand simply covers up Inderlander crime as opposed to enforcing the laws.

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* PoliceAreUseless: It seems Rachel tends to solve more Inderlander crimes for the FIB than their actual employees. The IS on the other hand simply covers up Inderlander crime as opposed to enforcing the laws. Subverted in ''The Turn'' when [[spoiler: the Interlanders on the force in Chicago are the only sane ones running the asylum, and get Trisk and Daniel away safely.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Kisten.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Kisten.]] Also, in some ways, [[spoiler: Trent Sr, as we never heard of his actual involvement in the T-4 epidemic, nor that he was responsible. All the readers knew until the prequel was that he was working on saving the elves through genetic modification.]]



** In ''The Turn'' [[spoiler:Trisk has managed to win over the enclave into revealing the Inderlanders to humanity so they can save them. However, she's a woman in the 60's, not to mention an elf; she knows she has no career anymore to speak of because of the virus, and to top it off, the elf who ruined her impregnated her during their one night stand, which means they have to get married, and she will basically be subordinate to him.]]



** Perhaps the most obvious shout out is the titles of the books. All except the first are derived from Clint Eastwood films due to the author's love of the actor's work. As a result, fans enjoy speculating on what the titles of upcoming books will be.

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** Perhaps the most obvious shout out is the titles of the books. All except the first are derived from Clint Eastwood films due to the author's love of the actor's work. As a result, fans enjoy speculating on what the titles of upcoming books will be. Subverted with the prequel.



* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:Rachel and Ivy, to a lesser extent, when Kisten dies.]]

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* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:Rachel and Ivy, to a lesser extent, when Kisten dies.]] To a degree, [[spoiler: Trisk and Daniel in the prequel. Mostly due to knowing exactly what's killing humanity being directly related to their work.]]



* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: Played straight, even with Trent... Until you get to ''Pale Demon'', and [[spoiler:suddenly Trent is being less and less of a jerk. Comes to a head in ''A Perfect Blood'' when Rachel spends most of the book actively working with Trent because he's the only one she can trust to watch her back.]]

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* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: Played straight, even with Trent... Until you get to ''Pale Demon'', and [[spoiler:suddenly Trent is being less and less of a jerk. Comes to a head in ''A Perfect Blood'' when Rachel spends most of the book actively working with Trent because he's the only one she can trust to watch her back.]]]] D



* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick. Oh, dear Lord, ''Nick''.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Nick. Oh, dear Lord, ''Nick''. [[spoiler: Trent Sr, in the prequel. It wasn't much of a level up, honestly; he was already a minor jerkass to begin with.]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Trent, [[spoiler: because everything he does is to resurrect his species and lift the genetic curse that affects and kills their infants.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Trent, [[spoiler: because everything he does is to resurrect his species and lift the genetic curse that affects and kills their infants.]] Subverted by [[spoiler:his father, who almost doomed humanity because of his ego.]]
9th Feb '17 6:34:19 PM Sokudoningyou
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*** Almost everyone that tap dances over the line ends up this. [spoiler: Trent's father, also named Trent, kicks off the Turn by twisting a virus and the Angel tomato together, simply to ruin another elf's work. He doesn't end up dead, or even ruined; instead, he's on the way to becoming rich by creating Brimstone, he's managed to impregnate his rival and thus save his bloodline, and he has Piscary willing to fund a secret genetics lab. Trent himself, despite taking after his father in some ways, ends up married to Rachel at the end. Al, despite, well, ''everything'' he's done, ends up free on the other other side of the lines, and a big shot in Hollywood. The only ones to really pay for anything are Piscary, Lee, and Nick.]]

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*** Almost everyone that tap dances over the line ends up this. [spoiler: [[spoiler: Trent's father, also named Trent, kicks off the Turn by twisting a virus and the Angel tomato together, simply to ruin another elf's work. He doesn't end up dead, or even ruined; instead, he's on the way to becoming rich by creating Brimstone, he's managed to impregnate his rival and thus save his bloodline, and he has Piscary willing to fund a secret genetics lab. Trent himself, despite taking after his father in some ways, ends up married to Rachel at the end. Al, despite, well, ''everything'' he's done, ends up free on the other other side of the lines, and a big shot in Hollywood. The only ones to really pay for anything are Piscary, Lee, and Nick.]]
9th Feb '17 6:33:38 PM Sokudoningyou
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*** Almost everyone that tap dances over the line ends up this. [spoiler: Trent's father, also named Trent, kicks off the Turn by twisting a virus and the Angel tomato together, simply to ruin another elf's work. He doesn't end up dead, or even ruined; instead, he's on the way to becoming rich by creating Brimstone, he's managed to impregnate his rival and thus save his bloodline, and he has Piscary willing to fund a secret genetics lab. Trent himself, despite taking after his father in some ways, ends up married to Rachel at the end. Al, despite, well, ''everything'' he's done, ends up free on the other other side of the lines, and a big shot in Hollywood. The only ones to really pay for anything are Piscary, Lee, and Nick.]]
9th Feb '17 5:46:02 PM Sokudoningyou
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* ''The Turn'' (published in 2017, a prequel to the series)

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* ''The Turn'' Turn: The Hollows Begins With Death'' (published in 2017, a prequel to the series)
9th Feb '17 5:29:26 PM Sokudoningyou
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* ''The Turn'' (published in 2017, a prequel to the series)
29th Dec '16 11:33:22 AM Black_Diesel
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[[caption-width-right:277:"The cuffs are used for ''work''."]]

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[[caption-width-right:277:"The [[caption-width-right:350:"The cuffs are used for ''work''."]]
29th Dec '16 11:33:05 AM Black_Diesel
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14th Aug '16 9:47:15 PM set-a-rabbit
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The books are set in an [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]]where UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace was a biotechnology race instead, and various supernatural beings known collectively as "Inderlanders" have [[{{Masquerade}} lived alongside mundane humans since ancient times]], but kept their identities secret from the masses. In the 1960s, a virus called the [[ThePlague T4 Angel]] was accidentally released, attached itself to a genetically modified tomato, was transported worldwide, and wiped out a quarter of the human population in an event known as "The Turn". Since the Inderlanders were mostly unaffected by the virus and found their combined numbers were now close to that of humanity's, [[TheUnmasquedWorld they decided to reveal themselves to the world]], a move that further changed the already altered post-pandemic society.

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The books are set in an [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]]where universe]] where UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace was a biotechnology race instead, and various supernatural beings known collectively as "Inderlanders" have [[{{Masquerade}} lived alongside mundane humans since ancient times]], but kept their identities secret from the masses. In the 1960s, a virus called the [[ThePlague T4 Angel]] was accidentally released, attached itself to a genetically modified tomato, was transported worldwide, and wiped out a quarter of the human population in an event known as "The Turn". Since the Inderlanders were mostly unaffected by the virus and found their combined numbers were now close to that of humanity's, [[TheUnmasquedWorld they decided to reveal themselves to the world]], a move that further changed the already altered post-pandemic society.
14th Aug '16 9:47:00 PM set-a-rabbit
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The books are set in an AlternateUniverse where UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace was a biotechnology race instead, and various supernatural beings known collectively as "Inderlanders" have [[{{Masquerade}} lived alongside mundane humans since ancient times]], but kept their identities secret from the masses. In the 1960s, a virus called the [[ThePlague T4 Angel]] was accidentally released, attached itself to a genetically modified tomato, was transported worldwide, and wiped out a quarter of the human population in an event known as "The Turn". Since the Inderlanders were mostly unaffected by the virus and found their combined numbers were now close to that of humanity's, [[TheUnmasquedWorld they decided to reveal themselves to the world]], a move that further changed the already altered post-pandemic society.

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The books are set in an AlternateUniverse where [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]]where UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace was a biotechnology race instead, and various supernatural beings known collectively as "Inderlanders" have [[{{Masquerade}} lived alongside mundane humans since ancient times]], but kept their identities secret from the masses. In the 1960s, a virus called the [[ThePlague T4 Angel]] was accidentally released, attached itself to a genetically modified tomato, was transported worldwide, and wiped out a quarter of the human population in an event known as "The Turn". Since the Inderlanders were mostly unaffected by the virus and found their combined numbers were now close to that of humanity's, [[TheUnmasquedWorld they decided to reveal themselves to the world]], a move that further changed the already altered post-pandemic society.
14th Aug '16 9:44:07 PM set-a-rabbit
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** Rachel favorite expression when things get complicated is "Crap on toast," unsurprising given that she's not too fond of stronger language. Trent catches himself using it as well in "Million-Dollar Baby." She temporarily upgrades to "shit on crap" when things get ''really'' bad.

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** Rachel favorite expression when things get complicated is "Crap on toast," unsurprising given that she's not too fond of stronger language. Trent catches himself using it as well in "Million-Dollar Baby." She Rachel temporarily upgrades to "shit on crap" when things get ''really'' bad.
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