History Literature / TheWardedMan

19th Apr '18 3:39:19 PM nekunni
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* BadassGay - Ansome and Asukaji, aswell as several minor characters. Justified in that Krasia is the only culture to somewhat accept same sex relationships between men, while at the same time beeing [[ ProudWarriorRace a proud warrior culture]].

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* BadassGay - Ansome and Asukaji, aswell as several minor characters. Justified in that Krasia is the only culture to somewhat accept same sex relationships between men, while at the same time beeing [[ ProudWarriorRace [[ProudWarriorRace a proud warrior culture]].
19th Apr '18 2:38:15 PM nekunni
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** Inevera, grudingly, begins to think of Leesha this way after the climax of The Desert Spear. Later her Dice outright discribe her as her zahven.
19th Apr '18 2:36:31 PM nekunni
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* BadassGrandpa - Damaji Alverak is introduced as a thin, light, ancient man with a massive beard. When we first meet him he challenges jardir to hand to hand combat. Jardir assumes that this will be nothing more than him giving an old man an honorable death. Then he almost looses.

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* BadassGrandpa - Damaji Alverak is introduced as a thin, light, ancient man with a massive beard. When we first meet him he challenges jardir to hand to hand combat. Jardir assumes that this will be nothing more than him giving an old man an honorable death. Then he almost looses. beats Jardir in unarmed single combat. Later [[spoiler: he is the only Damaji to kill his challenger in Ansomes coup.]] After spending a night beating demons to death with this bare hand. While having only one arm.
* BadassGay - Ansome and Asukaji, aswell as several minor characters. Justified in that Krasia is the only culture to somewhat accept same sex relationships between men, while at the same time beeing [[ ProudWarriorRace a proud warrior culture]].



* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as 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.

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* SilkHidingSteel - Inevera is portrayed as 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. And then there is the fact that she is a deadly skilled magician.



* StrawMisogynist - Nearly all Krasians. [[spoiler: By the third book, their society has begun to grow somewhat more progressive after Jardir decides he can't just throw away willing warriors because of their gender]].

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* StrawMisogynist - Nearly all Krasians. [[spoiler: By the third book, their society has begun to grow somewhat more progressive after Jardir decides he can't just throw away willing warriors because of their gender]].gender. In the fourth and fifth, the shear badassness of Ashia and her spear sisters convinces them even further]].
19th Apr '18 2:16:04 PM nekunni
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*BadassGrandpa - Damaji Alverak is introduced as a thin, light, ancient man with a massive beard. When we first meet him he challenges jardir to hand to hand combat. Jardir assumes that this will be nothing more than him giving an old man an honorable death. Then he almost looses.



** Jardir, after learning to use the Spear and Crown to their full popential, is arguably even more powerfull
** This may be applied to the Dama as a whole, who are an order of priests trained in lethal [[BareFistedMonk martial arts]]. [[spoiler: and then they steal the secrets of demon bone magic from the Dama'ting]]



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Krasia is clearly based on Arabic/Islamic culture, including requiring that woman wear heavy concealing clothing. The Thesan duchies have a more clearly medieval European feel to them.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Krasia is clearly based on Arabic/Islamic culture, including requiring that woman wear heavy concealing clothing.clothing, but with a good dose of ancient sparta thrown in. The Thesan duchies have a more clearly medieval European feel to them.



* GeniusBruiser: Arlen and Jardir are probably the two greatest warriors alive, but both men are also highly educated and quite well-read.

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* GeniusBruiser: Arlen and Jardir are probably the two greatest warriors alive, but both men are also highly educated and quite well-read. This also applies to both the dama and dama'ting as a whole. They are, by virtue of their training, both highly educated in a wide range of subjects and capable of killing in the blink of an eye with their bare hands.



* GlassCannon: Flame demons can breathe fire, which lets them pack quite a whallop, but the actual demon is only about the size of a dog and not physically all that powerful, making them one of the easiest corelings to deal with at close range.

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* GlassCannon: Flame demons can breathe fire, which lets them pack quite a whallop, but the actual demon is only about the size of a dog and not physically all that powerful, making them one of the easiest corelings to deal with at close range. This also applies to the minds, who, despite their magical powers and intelligence are rather fragile in cloe combat.



** The Krasians devote their entire society to waging war on the corelings. Consequently everyone but warriors and priests are treated as sub-human.

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** The Krasians devote their entire society to waging war on the corelings. Consequently everyone but warriors and priests are treated as sub-human. [[spoiler: By the end of the series, they too start to get better]]
19th Apr '18 1:43:40 PM nekunni
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* ActionGirl - Wonda [[spoiler: and Renna]].

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* ActionGirl - Wonda [[spoiler: and Renna]]. Also, Ashia, Shanvah and [[spoiler: sikvah]] who are arguably the most skilled non magic enhanced combatans in the entire series.
19th Apr '18 1:29:04 PM nekunni
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** Eventhough she is much less fixated on honor and more pragmatic in her ruthlessness, Inevera counts too.
25th Nov '17 5:01:37 PM Bissek
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* MaritalRapeLicense - Common in Krasia, when wives literally swear to be obedient to their husbands.



* MaritalRapeLicense - Common in Krasia, when wives literally swear to be obedient to their husbands.



* OutsideContextProblem - Old One-Arm was one for the Krasians: their wards were specialized for dealing with the types of corelings found in a desert - sand, wind, and fire. The arrival of a fairly large rock coreling, which the wards weren't tuned for and could use some of their traps against them, that had followed Arlen to Krasia devastated their ranks until Jardir rallied the survivors and Arlen broke out his personal set of wards, which included wards designed for Old One-Arm.



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

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* RapePillageAndBurn - Krasians consider it as traditions and therefore do it after their breaking into 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 stuff that they needed taken intact are making things harder.
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.
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