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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