History Literature / TheWardedMan

11th Oct '17 8:26:26 PM MasterGhandalf
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''The Warded Man'' was published in 2009 (2008 in the UK) and has been followed by the ''Desert Spear''. Brett has also released ''The Great Bazaar and Other Stories'', a collection of short stories set in the same universe. The third volume, ''The Daylight War'', was published in February 2013. [[Film/ResidentEvil Paul W.S. Anderson]] is currently planning to make TheFilmOfTheBook.

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''The Warded Man'' was published in 2009 (2008 in the UK) and has been followed by the ''Desert Spear''. Brett has also released ''The Great Bazaar and Other Stories'', a collection of short stories set in the same universe. The third volume, ''The Daylight War'', was published in February 2013. The fourth, ''The Skull Throne'', was published in March 2015, and the series concluded with ''The Core'' in October 2017. [[Film/ResidentEvil Paul W.S. Anderson]] is currently planning to make TheFilmOfTheBook.


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* BigBad: The Coreling Queen is ultimately responsible for the demons' actions, and killing her to end the threat is Arlen and Jardir's ultimate goal in the final book. However, she's [[TheGhost almost always off-page]], so [[TheDragon Alagai Ka/The Consort]], the most powerful of the mind demons, serves as TheHeavy.
4th Nov '16 12:31:38 PM ReaderAt2046
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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Arlen and Renna. [[spoiler: Eating demon flesh has altered their biology, allowing them to store magic within themselves while still not being affected by sunlight.]]


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* FantasticMetals: Minor example, but electrum becomes very important in later books due to being the only thing that can perfectly conduct magic.


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* WeakenedByTheLight: Sunlight disrupts magic. For demons, this makes sunlight lethal to them. For humans, it means that any magic they're holding burns off at dawn.
** {{Averted}} for Arlen and Renna. Eating demon flesh has altered their bodies to make them capable of retaining magic even during the day. Also for Jardir to a lesser extent, since the Spear and Crown of the Deliverer can retain magic in much the same way, and he can use that magic as long as he's touching the artifacts.
29th Jul '16 5:47:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - Jardir is smart enough to avert most of the EvilOverlord tropes that might have left his army dangerously unprepared for its invasion, due in great part to his willingness to listen to a lower-caste adviser that most of his inner circle see as beneath them all.
10th Nov '15 9:30:13 PM Bissek
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - Jardir is smart enough to avert most of the EvilOverlord tropes that might have left his army dangerously unprepared for its invasion, due in great part to his willingness to listen to a lower-caste advisor that most of his inner circle see as beneath them all.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - Jardir is smart enough to avert most of the EvilOverlord tropes that might have left his army dangerously unprepared for its invasion, due in great part to his willingness to listen to a lower-caste advisor adviser that most of his inner circle see as beneath them all.



* EngagementChallenge - Leesha gives one to Jardir that he fails miserably after he demands she wed her because [[spoiler:she's carrying his child]] - to name the birthdates of all the children he's already got from his earlier wives.

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* EngagementChallenge - Leesha gives one to Jardir that he fails miserably after he demands she wed her because [[spoiler:she's carrying his child]] - to name the birthdates of all the children he's already got (All seventy of them) from his earlier wives.



* KeystoneArmy - The Krasians are the strongest human army in the world, but their BloodKnight tendencies cause clan to hate clan and individual to hate individual, often in pointless CycleOfRevenge situations caused by people their personal egos above the laws or the needs of the war. Only Jardir's status as Shar Dama'Ka hold them together. [[spoiler: Once Arden separates him from his people, they turn against each other over the course of a few months.]]

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* KeystoneArmy - The Krasians are the strongest human army in the world, but their BloodKnight tendencies cause clan to hate clan and individual to hate individual, often in pointless CycleOfRevenge situations caused by people [[RevengeBeforeReason holding their personal egos above the laws or the needs of the war. war]]. Only Jardir's status as Shar Dama'Ka hold holds them together. [[spoiler: Once Arden Arlen separates him from his people, they turn against each other over the course of a few months.]]



* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as sublte and delicate, but she proves to be a skilled fighter. Jardir notes (being the only one able to defeat her) that she could kill any of the ''Damaji'' (leaders of clerics, who have spent decades on combat training) before he even realized that he was attacked.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: A major part of Krasian culture. Some Northern lords also take winning personal feuds (Which they often started for no real reason) to be more important than defeating the corelings.
* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as sublte subtle and delicate, but she proves to be a skilled fighter. Jardir notes (being the only one able to defeat her) that she could kill any of the ''Damaji'' (leaders of clerics, who have spent decades on combat training) before he even realized that he was attacked.
26th Sep '15 12:30:00 PM doornik1142
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** The Cutters of the Hollow are swiftly becoming legendary for their demon-killing prowess.
10th Sep '15 11:04:11 PM Enkind
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* Determinator - Arlen.

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* Determinator {{Determinator}} - Arlen.


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** Also the one-handed rock demon from The Warded Man. It followed Arlen to the Free City where he was apprenticing, emerging each night outside the walls to walk around the fortifications and test the multi-layered, impenetrable wards over and over again. Every night. For nearly one and a half years. And in the end [[OhCrap it actually succeeds!]]
15th Jul '15 5:23:57 PM Bissek
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* KeystoneArmy - The Krasians are the strongest human army in the world, but their BloodKnight tendencies cause clan to hate clan and individual to hate individual, often in pointless CycleOfRevenge situations caused by people their personal egos above the laws or the needs of the war. Only Jardir's status as Shar Dama'Ka hold them together. [[spoiler: Once Arden separates him from his people, they turn against each other over the course of a few months.]]
16th Apr '15 5:31:39 PM Bissek
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* {{Pride}}: Jardir's major flaw. Sure, he's about as decent a guy as you get out of the [[TheSpartanWay Krasian millitary training]] and genuinely wants to save the world from the demons- but he also truly buys into his role as [[TheChosenOne the Deliverer]] and its attendant OmniscientMoralityLicense.

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* {{Pride}}: Jardir's major flaw. Sure, he's about as decent a guy as you get out of the [[TheSpartanWay Krasian millitary military training]] and genuinely wants to save the world from the demons- but he also truly buys into his role as [[TheChosenOne the Deliverer]] and its attendant OmniscientMoralityLicense.



* RapePillageAndBurn - Krasians consider it as traditions and therefore do it after their breakin into Rizon.

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* RapePillageAndBurn - Krasians consider it as traditions and therefore do it after their breakin breaking into Rizon.Rizon. Abban and Jardir actually disapprove of it to varying degrees due to pragmatism: They want to conquer the north, not just sack it, and the tendency of the men to rape women who have influence among the people they are trying to subjugate and burn things that they needed taken intact are making things harder.



* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as sublte and delicate, but she proves to be a skilled fighter. Jardir notes (being the only one able to defeat her) that she could kill any of the ''Damaji'' (leaders of clerics, who have spent decades on combat training) before he even realised that he was attacked.

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* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as sublte and delicate, but she proves to be a skilled fighter. Jardir notes (being the only one able to defeat her) that she could kill any of the ''Damaji'' (leaders of clerics, who have spent decades on combat training) before he even realised realized that he was attacked.
14th Apr '15 6:32:42 PM Bissek
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* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: Jardir's fourteen wives have borne him fifty-two sons and at least two daughters.

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* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: Jardir's fourteen wives have borne him fifty-two sons and at least two daughters.eighteen daughters. Only a handful of them (The adults) actually make non-trivial appearances.
14th Apr '15 5:45:18 PM Bissek
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* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: Jardir's fourteen wives have borne him fifty-two sons and at least two daughters.
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