History Literature / TheSoldierSon

13th Dec '15 5:07:24 AM DavidCowie
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* AnyoneCanDie

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* AttemptedRape
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor

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* CycleOfRevenge

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* DrillSergeantNasty

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* EnemyWithin

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* FakingTheDead

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* FantasyAmericana

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* GreyAndGrayMorality

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* InMysteriousWays
* ItsAllMyFault
* [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies It's Not You, It's My Enemies]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished

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* ThePlague

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* RealityEnsues

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* SplitPersonality

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12th Nov '15 6:03:41 PM nombretomado
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: RobinHobb seems fond of these.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: RobinHobb Creator/RobinHobb seems fond of these.
13th Mar '15 10:57:57 AM IronicMouse
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* FantasyAmericana
2nd Feb '15 3:21:48 AM Albertosaurus
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* ShotgunWedding: Epiny runs away in the night and lets Spink to bring her back to force her parents' hands.
25th Jun '14 3:03:24 AM Silverblade2
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* CosmicPlaything - [[spoiler:Nevare, Buel Hitch, Nevare's father]] and others, for the magic.
* CountryMouse - Nevare and most of the battle lords' sons, compared to the old nobles' sons.
* TheChosenOne - You get one guess.
* CultureClash - Between the Gernians and the Specks.
* CuteKitten - Comes into play near the end.

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* CosmicPlaything - CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler:Nevare, Buel Hitch, Nevare's father]] and others, for the magic.
* CountryMouse - CountryMouse: Nevare and most of the battle lords' sons, compared to the old nobles' sons.
* TheChosenOne - TheChosenOne: You get one guess.
* CultureClash - CultureClash: Between the Gernians and the Specks.
* CuteKitten - CuteKitten: Comes into play near the end.



* DaddysGirl - This time it's Epiny.
* DatingCatwoman - Olikea.
* DefrostingIceQueen - Amzil.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance - Gernian gender roles, among other things.
* DespairEventHorizon - [[spoiler:Nevare's father]] crosses it, and it drives him mad.

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* DaddysGirl - DaddysGirl: This time it's Epiny.
* DatingCatwoman - DatingCatwoman: Olikea.
* DefrostingIceQueen - DefrostingIceQueen: Amzil.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance - DeliberateValuesDissonance: Gernian gender roles, among other things.
* DespairEventHorizon - DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Nevare's father]] crosses it, and it drives him mad.



* TheDutifulSon - A variation runs between Nevare and his female cousin Epiny.
* EarnYourHappyEnding - RobinHobb seems fond of these.

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* TheDutifulSon - TheDutifulSon: A variation runs between Nevare and his female cousin Epiny.
* EarnYourHappyEnding - EarnYourHappyEnding: RobinHobb seems fond of these.



* EquivalentExchange - Magic/[[spoiler:body fat]]

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* EquivalentExchange - EquivalentExchange: Magic/[[spoiler:body fat]]



* FantasticRacism - Goes with the MightyWhitey attitude of the Gernians, mentioned below.
* FantasyGunControl - Averted.
* FunctionalMagic - the "Wild" subtype (Speck); the Plains magic appears to be some kind of Force Magic.
* GaiasVengeance - Subverted.

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* FantasticRacism - FantasticRacism: Goes with the MightyWhitey attitude of the Gernians, mentioned below.
* FantasyGunControl - FantasyGunControl: Averted.
* FunctionalMagic - FunctionalMagic: the "Wild" subtype (Speck); the Plains magic appears to be some kind of Force Magic.
* GaiasVengeance - GaiasVengeance: Subverted.



* GoingNative - Although "being dragged" might be a better verb choice.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt - A curse here, a hand sign there, a steel knife ''there''...

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* GoingNative - GoingNative: Although "being dragged" might be a better verb choice.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt - GollumMadeMeDoIt: A curse here, a hand sign there, a steel knife ''there''...



* IJustWantToBeNormal - Nevare, ''fiercely''. Provided "nobility, with lots of privileges" counts as normal.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal - IJustWantToBeNormal: Nevare, ''fiercely''. Provided "nobility, with lots of privileges" counts as normal.



* LoveMakesYouEvil - [[spoiler:Lisana at the end, killing two guards in a nightmarish way and trying to kill Amzil.]]
* ManEatingPlant - ''Corpse'' eating plant, [[spoiler:although, of course, sometimes they make the corpses themselves...]]

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* LoveMakesYouEvil - LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Lisana at the end, killing two guards in a nightmarish way and trying to kill Amzil.]]
* ManEatingPlant - ManEatingPlant: ''Corpse'' eating plant, [[spoiler:although, of course, sometimes they make the corpses themselves...]]



* MurderTheHypotenuse - See Love Makes You Evil above.

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* MurderTheHypotenuse - MurderTheHypotenuse: See Love Makes You Evil above.



* TheNeidermeyer - Colonel Stiet, among others.
* NobleSavage - Dewara. Possibly. [[spoiler:Subverted with]] the Specks.

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* TheNeidermeyer - TheNeidermeyer: Colonel Stiet, among others.
* NobleSavage - NobleSavage: Dewara. Possibly. [[spoiler:Subverted with]] the Specks.



* PaterFamilicide - Mention is made of a father who strangled his wife and drowned his children before shooting himself.

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* PaterFamilicide - PaterFamilicide: Mention is made of a father who strangled his wife and drowned his children before shooting himself.



* PoweredByAForsakenChild - The Dance generates [[spoiler:the creeping sense of gloom in Gettys and of terror in the forest outside the town.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild - PoweredByAForsakenChild: The Dance generates [[spoiler:the creeping sense of gloom in Gettys and of terror in the forest outside the town.]]
25th Jun '14 3:00:32 AM Silverblade2
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* AgentMulder - Epiny.
* AMillionIsAStatistic - As it turns out, [[spoiler:the authorities of Gettys knew all along about the holy trees of the Specks and the creeping depression/fear; they just didn't care, since changing the road's route would draw trading away from Gettys.]]
* AntiAntiChrist - [[spoiler:Nevare doesn't particularly ''want'' to wipe out every Gernian in existence just because the Speck magic says so...]]
* AntiMagic - [[ColdIron Iron]].

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* AgentMulder - AgentMulder: Epiny.
* AMillionIsAStatistic - AMillionIsAStatistic: As it turns out, [[spoiler:the authorities of Gettys knew all along about the holy trees of the Specks and the creeping depression/fear; they just didn't care, since changing the road's route would draw trading away from Gettys.]]
* AntiAntiChrist - AntiAntiChrist: [[spoiler:Nevare doesn't particularly ''want'' to wipe out every Gernian in existence just because the Speck magic says so...]]
* AntiMagic - AntiMagic: [[ColdIron Iron]].



* ArrangedMarriage - Nevare and Carsina.

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* ArrangedMarriage - ArrangedMarriage: Nevare and Carsina.



* BalancingDeathsBooks - Well, Soldier's Boy tries, at least.
* BigBadFriend - [[spoiler:Hitch.]] Of course, things are a bit more complicated than usually in this trope, since there's no clearly Evil side. Not to mention he couldn't exactly help it.
* BlessedWithSuck - Being a wizard sounds great, but not when you realize what it can and will do to you, should you ever go against the will of your magic.
* TheCaligula - [[spoiler:Nevare's father]] becomes this after the Speck Plague strikes his family.
* TheCassandra - Nevare throughout most of the second book.
* ColdIron - Iron stops magic and is harmful to magic-users.

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* BalancingDeathsBooks - BalancingDeathsBooks: Well, Soldier's Boy tries, at least.
* BigBadFriend - BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Hitch.]] Of course, things are a bit more complicated than usually in this trope, since there's no clearly Evil side. Not to mention he couldn't exactly help it.
* BlessedWithSuck - BlessedWithSuck: Being a wizard sounds great, but not when you realize what it can and will do to you, should you ever go against the will of your magic.
* TheCaligula - TheCaligula: [[spoiler:Nevare's father]] becomes this after the Speck Plague strikes his family.
* TheCassandra - TheCassandra: Nevare throughout most of the second book.
* ColdIron - ColdIron: Iron stops magic and is harmful to magic-users.



* MightyWhitey - Deconstructed in Gernia's colonization of the Plainspeople and the Specks.
* MoralMyopia - On all sides, regarding the others.

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* MightyWhitey - MightyWhitey: Deconstructed in Gernia's colonization of the Plainspeople and the Specks.
* MoralMyopia - MoralMyopia: On all sides, regarding the others.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero - Nevare gets a couple of these from Hitch, among others.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero - NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nevare gets a couple of these from Hitch, among others.



* RebelliousPrincess - Epiny
* RefusalOfTheCall - Nevare has practically disconnected the phone, ''and yet it keeps ringing'' ...
* RichBitch - Carsina, and Epiny's mother.
* SentientCosmicForce - The magic behaves much like this.
* SpiritWorld - Nevare and Dewara's spirit journey, later [[spoiler:the location of Tree Woman's afterlife.]]

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* RebelliousPrincess - RebelliousPrincess: Epiny
* RefusalOfTheCall - RefusalOfTheCall: Nevare has practically disconnected the phone, ''and yet it keeps ringing'' ...
* RichBitch - RichBitch: Carsina, and Epiny's mother.
* SentientCosmicForce - SentientCosmicForce: The magic behaves much like this.
* SpiritWorld - SpiritWorld: Nevare and Dewara's spirit journey, later [[spoiler:the location of Tree Woman's afterlife.]]



* VillainousBSOD - Although the villain in question is a lesser one.
* WeaponizedWeakness - Iron beats magic. And mages.
* WeHaveReserves - Kinrove's attitude towards the Dancers.
* WellIntentionedExtremist - ''All'' the Great Ones except Jodoli.
* [[WhamEpisode Wham Chapter]] - At least one per book.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Hero?]] - Despite meaning well, poor Nevare gets ''way'' more of these than words of encouragement.

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* VillainousBSOD - VillainousBSOD: Although the villain in question is a lesser one.
* WeaponizedWeakness - WeaponizedWeakness: Iron beats magic. And mages.
* WeHaveReserves - WeHaveReserves: Kinrove's attitude towards the Dancers.
* WellIntentionedExtremist - WellIntentionedExtremist: ''All'' the Great Ones except Jodoli.
* [[WhamEpisode Wham Chapter]] - Chapter]]: At least one per book.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Hero?]] - Hero?]]: Despite meaning well, poor Nevare gets ''way'' more of these than words of encouragement.
25th Jun '14 2:59:26 AM Silverblade2
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* AFriendInNeed - Arguably a major theme throughout the books. For example, one of the major differences between Nevare and [[spoiler:Soldier's Boy]] is how they behave in situations like this. Many of the subtropes show up, too.
8th Jun '14 10:31:44 PM Dalillama
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* GentlemenRankers: [[spoiler: Nevare]] ends up enlisting in the ranks after his expulsion from the Cavalla Academy. Aggravating his situation, Spink (who does have a commission) is assigned to the same regiment, as is the officer his former fiancee married.
1st Jun '14 8:27:13 PM Dalillama
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
17th Jan '13 11:37:52 PM Xtifr
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'''TheSoldierSon''' is a {{Fantasy}} trilogy by Creator/RobinHobb, featuring a more modern setting than usual. The books are:

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'''TheSoldierSon''' ''The Soldier Son'' is a {{Fantasy}} trilogy by Creator/RobinHobb, featuring a more modern setting than usual. The books are:
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