History Literature / TheStarOfTheGuardians

18th Jun '17 2:10:40 AM dvorak
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* ApocalypseHow: Invoked. The Space Rotation Bomb in book 3 is feared to cause a Class X; creating a NegativeSpaceWedgie that could consume the universe. [[spoiler: Sagan detonates it at the climax.]]
18th Jun '17 2:07:43 AM dvorak
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Because the series' covers feature {{Laser Blade}}s prominently, young readers would be forgiven for confusing this with ''StarWars''. They wouldn't be far wrong. The series starts about 20 years after a college professor and unlikely revolutionary, Peter Robes, led an uprising against the monarchy; the "[[RoyalBlood Blood Royal]]," a ruling caste which had been genetically engineered for wisdom, intense charisma and occasional [[SuperpowerfulGenetics superpowers]], were wiped out almost to a man. The lone survivors are a small band of loyalists; the king's nephew, newborn Dion Starfire, whom they managed to escape with; and Warlord Derek Sagan, who helped organize the coup and fought his [[StarCrossedLovers Star-Crossed Lover]] Maigrey Morianna to do it. At the beginning of the book, the last of those loyalists, Maigrey's bookish brother Platus, is killed, leaving the now-grown-up Dion to flee with the help of [[TheLancer Mendaharin "Tusk" Tusca]], halfblood HeroicBastard son of another of said loyalists. Hunted by now-President Robes and "Citizen-General" Sagan and the PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny the new government has become, aided by the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure rumpled]], [[AFatherToHisMen fatherly]] General Dixter and enigmatic NotQuiteDead Maigrey, Dion must find a way to come into his birthright and reclaim the throne.

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Because the series' covers feature {{Laser Blade}}s prominently, young readers would be forgiven for confusing this with ''StarWars''. They wouldn't be far wrong. The series starts about 20 years after a college professor and unlikely revolutionary, Peter Robes, led an uprising against the monarchy; the "[[RoyalBlood Blood Royal]]," ]]," a ruling caste which had been genetically engineered for wisdom, intense charisma and occasional [[SuperpowerfulGenetics superpowers]], were wiped out almost to a man. The lone survivors are a small band of loyalists; the king's nephew, newborn Dion Starfire, whom they managed to escape with; and Warlord Derek Sagan, who helped organize the coup and fought his [[StarCrossedLovers Star-Crossed Lover]] Maigrey Morianna to do it. At the beginning of the book, the last of those loyalists, Maigrey's bookish brother Platus, is killed, leaving the now-grown-up Dion to flee with the help of [[TheLancer Mendaharin "Tusk" Tusca]], halfblood HeroicBastard son of another of said loyalists. Hunted by now-President Robes and "Citizen-General" Sagan and the PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny the new government has become, aided by the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure rumpled]], [[AFatherToHisMen fatherly]] General Dixter and enigmatic NotQuiteDead Maigrey, Dion must find a way to come into his birthright and reclaim the throne.


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* EvilSorceror: Abidel and his (now defunct) coven, the Order of Dark Lightning. A group of Blood Royal psychics who abused their powers until Reality itself hated them.
-->''They became fugitives, running from the Law. Not the laws of Men, but the laws of the Universe.''
13th Jan '17 11:00:43 AM dvorak
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* BizarreAlienBiology: The Corasians are sapient blobs of plasma that eat LifeEnergy.
13th Jan '17 10:11:19 AM dvorak
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* UnwantedHarem: Downplayed, at only 2 members. One of [=DiLuna=]'s conditions for supporting Dion was that he marry her daughter, thus making goddess worship the state religeon. Unfortunately, he's already fallen in love with another girl. The plot of book 4 is about [=DiLuna=] finding out about this other woman, and being pissed right off about her. Even after Dion tells her that he's never going to even ''touch'' her daughter.

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* UnwantedHarem: Downplayed, at only 2 members. One of [=DiLuna=]'s conditions for supporting Dion was that he marry her daughter, Astarte, thus making goddess worship the state religeon. Unfortunately, he's already fallen in love with another girl.girl, Kamil. The plot of book 4 is about [=DiLuna=] finding out about this other woman, and being pissed right off about her. Even after Dion tells her that he's never going to even ''touch'' her daughter.Astarte. Kamil and Astarte get along just fine, for their part.
13th Jan '17 2:54:11 AM dvorak
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* TheMilkyWayIsTheOnlyWay: Averted. There's a space station in Andromeda named "Hell's Outpost". It's a WretchedHive, being beyond the Federation's control.

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* TheMilkyWayIsTheOnlyWay: Averted. There's a space station in Andromeda named "Hell's Outpost". It's a WretchedHive, being beyond the Federation's Commowealth's control.
13th Jan '17 2:42:28 AM dvorak
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* UnwantedHarem: Downplayed, at only 2 members. One of [=DiLuna=]'s conditions for supporting Dion was that he marry her daughter, thus making goddess worship the state religeon. Unfortunately, he's already fallen in love with another girl. The plot of book 4 is about [=DiLuna=] finding out about this other woman, and being pissed right off about her. Even after Dion tells her that he's never going to even ''touch'' her daughter.
13th Jan '17 2:25:48 AM dvorak
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* DrivenToMadness: The FateWorseThanDeath the Serpent's Tooth causes.



* TheMilkyWayIsTheOnlyWay: Averted. There's a space station in Andromeda named "Hell's Outpost". It's a WretchedHive, being beyond the Federation's control.



* MindRape: Abdiel. He has heightened his Blood Royal telepathy to horrific extents.

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* MindRape: Abdiel. He has heightened his Blood Royal telepathy to horrific extents. It also helps that he doses people with Nanomachines as well.


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** The space station in Andromeda is named ''Film/HellsOutpost''.
29th Dec '16 10:24:27 AM nombretomado
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** The planet Vangelis is named after a modern Greek composer, best known for the ''ChariotsOfFire'' theme, whose music the author obviously loves.

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** The planet Vangelis is named after a modern Greek composer, best known for the ''ChariotsOfFire'' ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' theme, whose music the author obviously loves.
27th Oct '16 5:41:57 PM dlchen145
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* BadassNormal: Tusk is a great space pilot and a good soldier but compared to the uber-{{Badass}} Maigrey and Sagan he's just... normal.

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* BadassNormal: Tusk is a great space pilot and a good soldier but compared to the uber-{{Badass}} uber-badass Maigrey and Sagan he's just... normal.



* BreakTheBadass: Derek Sagan, one of the most powerful Warlords in the galaxy and probably as {{Badass}} as a character can get, is scared up to the HeroicBSOD when [[BigBad Abdiel]] threatens him with the Serpent's Tooth, an exotic weapon causing FateWorseThanDeath to whoever as much as gets scratched by it.

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* BreakTheBadass: Derek Sagan, one of the most powerful Warlords in the galaxy and probably as {{Badass}} badass as a character can get, is scared up to the HeroicBSOD when [[BigBad Abdiel]] threatens him with the Serpent's Tooth, an exotic weapon causing FateWorseThanDeath to whoever as much as gets scratched by it.



* TheUnfavourite: Platus' and Maigrey's father despised his firstborn son for becoming a peace-loving bookworm instead of a {{Badass}}.

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* TheUnfavourite: Platus' and Maigrey's father despised his firstborn son for becoming a peace-loving bookworm instead of a {{Badass}}.badass.
21st Aug '16 9:31:49 AM nombretomado
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* AuthorAppeal: Possibly Weis' series to push the need to embrace God(s) the most (even more so than {{Dragonlance}}) it has the worst villain of the first few books be [[HollywoodAtheist explicitly atheist]].

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* AuthorAppeal: Possibly Weis' series to push the need to embrace God(s) the most (even more so than {{Dragonlance}}) ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'') it has the worst villain of the first few books be [[HollywoodAtheist explicitly atheist]].
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