History Literature / ThePeculiar

11th Sep '15 4:16:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: Lickerish eats one very sinisterly [[spoiler:as he waits for the door to faeryland to open]].


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* TemptingApple: Lickerish eats one very sinisterly [[spoiler:as he waits for the door to faeryland to open]].
12th Feb '13 8:42:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DeclarationOfProtection: Bartholomew to Hettie. Mr. Jelliby to Melusine, though neither of them are very familiar to each other.



* IWillProtectHer: Bartholomew to Hettie. Mr. Jelliby to Melusine, though neither of them are very familiar to each other.
20th Oct '12 5:38:52 PM Amata
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Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie are [[ChangelingTale changelings]], also known as Peculiars--half-human, [[MixedAncestry half-fae]], and scorned by pretty much everyone. [[CabinFever Forced to stay hidden inside the house for his own protection]], [[IJustWantToHaveFriends the only thing Bartholomew wants is a friend]], and when the closest thing to it--the Peculiar boy from across the street--vanishes into a ring of black feathers at the hands of a mysterious [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple lady in plum]], he sets out to find out what's going on and hopefully find another friend--forgetting the rules and getting himself noticed. [[OhCrap Seriously noticed.]]

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Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie are [[ChangelingTale changelings]], also known as Peculiars--half-human, [[TitleDrop Peculiars]]--half-human, [[MixedAncestry half-fae]], and scorned by pretty much everyone. [[CabinFever Forced to stay hidden inside the house for his own protection]], [[IJustWantToHaveFriends the only thing Bartholomew wants is a friend]], and when the closest thing to it--the Peculiar boy from across the street--vanishes into a ring of black feathers at the hands of a mysterious [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple lady in plum]], he sets out to find out what's going on and hopefully find another friend--forgetting the rules and getting himself noticed. [[OhCrap Seriously noticed.]]
20th Oct '12 10:57:18 AM Amata
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* AlternateHistory: The Americas are British-controlled, as the Revolutionary War ended in a British victory due to troll and giant interference.
20th Oct '12 10:54:14 AM Amata
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The fae, it would seem, though [[HumansAreBastards plenty of humans are pretty nasty as well]].



* DrivenToMadness: The Buddelbinsters' faery mother.



* LackOfEmpathy / ItsAllAboutMe: A major plot point. [[spoiler:Bartholomew is [[TitleDrop peculiar]] precisely because the rest of humans and faeries are too absorbed in their own desires to care about the EarthShatteringKaboom. Ultimately subverted, as Bartholomew makes his HeroicSacrifice and prevents the faery door from opening, even though Hettie is trapped inside.]]



* SwarmOfRats: [[spoiler:Jack Box]]'s true form.

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* SwarmOfRats: [[spoiler:Jack Box]]'s true form.form.
* TitleDrop: Most of the chapter titles get this. The last chapter's title is a drop of the book's title, which is dropped by Lickerish:
--> "I thought he might be dangerous. He is not dangerous. He is not even strong. He is simply peculiar."
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: The Cloud That Hides The Moon.
20th Oct '12 10:39:48 AM Amata
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20th Oct '12 10:35:02 AM Amata
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* DamselInDistress: Once [[spoiler:Hettie]] gets kidnapped. Also, Melusine, [[spoiler:who is being possessed by an evil faery. An evil faery [[UnrequitedLove who loves her]], yes, but still]]...



* DemonicPosession: [[spoiler:Jack Box takes over Melusine and then Dr. Harrow, the Sidhe specialist at the police station]].
* {{Elopement}}: Melusine and [[spoiler:Jack Box], again.

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* DemonicPosession: DistressedDamsel: Once [[spoiler:Hettie]] gets kidnapped. Also, Melusine, [[spoiler:who is being possessed by an evil faery. An evil faery [[UnrequitedLove who loves her]], yes, but still]]...
* DemonicPossession:
[[spoiler:Jack Box takes over Melusine and then Dr. Harrow, the Sidhe specialist at the police station]].
* {{Elopement}}: Melusine and [[spoiler:Jack Box], Box]], again.



* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler: Melusine is trying to do this, though [[DamselScrappy she's not doing a very good job of it]]. Fortunately, it draws Mr. Jelliby's attention to the case.]]
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: Bells toll every five minutes to ward off faery magic, so they underscore many a plaintive occasion.



* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Melusine is ''always'' wearing plum-colored attire. Lickerish does not like it.
--> "You might have her change out of that horrid dress."



* PossessionBurnout: Poor, poor [[spoiler:Melusine]]...



* SwarmOfRats: [spoiler:Jack Box]]'s true form.

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* SwarmOfRats: [spoiler:Jack [[spoiler:Jack Box]]'s true form.
20th Oct '12 10:25:02 AM Amata
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* DamselInDistress: Once [[spoiler:Hettie]] gets kidnapped. Also, Melusine

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* DamselInDistress: Once [[spoiler:Hettie]] gets kidnapped. Also, MelusineMelusine, [[spoiler:who is being possessed by an evil faery. An evil faery [[UnrequitedLove who loves her]], yes, but still]]...
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Melusine and [[spoiler:Jack Box]]. She later comes to regret it.
-->"Tell Daddy I'm sorry."
* DemonicPosession: [[spoiler:Jack Box takes over Melusine and then Dr. Harrow, the Sidhe specialist at the police station]].
* {{Elopement}}: Melusine and [[spoiler:Jack Box], again.



* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: Lickerish eats one very sinisterly [[spoiler:as he waits for the door to faeryland to open]].


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* GossipyHens: Mr. Jelliby's Aunt Dorcas. He also has some mental GossipyHens giving [[CrowningMomentOfFunny running commentary]] every time he finds himself in an objectionable situation.
--> ''"Did you hear, Jemima, he broke down a door? Oh, yes! In the Lord Chancellor's house! You know, behind all those handsome looks and broad smiles he must be secretly quite the violent fellow." ''
--> ''"Almost certainly, Muriel. One has to be in his profession. And how poor Ophelia is faring..."''
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: Lickerish eats one very sinisterly [[spoiler:as he waits for the door to faeryland to open]].


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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Bartholomew's greatest wish, and also his fatal flaw--[[spoiler:summoning a house faery leads directly to Hettie getting kidnapped]].
* InterspeciesRomance: Bartholomew and Hettie's parents (and the parents of any changeling, usually), as well as [[spoiler:Melusine and Jack Box]], though she didn't know it at the time.


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* SpannerInTheWorks: Lickerish was ''not'' expecting a changeling to step through the mushroom circle on their own, which is exactly what Bartholomew does.
* SwarmOfRats: [spoiler:Jack Box]]'s true form.
20th Oct '12 9:38:01 AM Amata
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SteamPunk [[XMeetsY meets]] TheFairFolk in this GaslampFantasy by Stefan Bachmann--one of the Indie Next List's top ten book s for Fall 2012.

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SteamPunk [[XMeetsY meets]] TheFairFolk in this GaslampFantasy by Stefan Bachmann--one of the Indie Next List's top ten book s books for Fall 2012.



* {{Adorkable}}: Mr. Jelliby.
* ApocalypseHow: Regional, though implied to have much bigger implications, [[spoiler:when the faery door opens for the second time]].



* ClockPunk: Justified in-universe, as the leading theory is that clockwork prevents the chaotic faeries from doing mischief.
* ClockworkCreature: The mechanical messenger sparrows.
* DamselInDistress: Once [[spoiler:Hettie]] gets kidnapped. Also, Melusine



* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: Lickerish eats one very sinisterly [[spoiler:as he waits for the door to faeryland to open]].



* IWillProtectHer: Bartholomew to Hettie. Mr. Jelliby to Melusine, though neither of them are very familiar to each other.



* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: Parliament quickly turns into this.

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* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: Parliament quickly turns into this.this.
* PlantPerson: Hettie has tree branches for hair.
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