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12th Jan '16 2:37:37 PM phoenix
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#''Thraxas'' (winner of the 2000 WorldFantasyAward)

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16th Jun '15 9:12:16 AM Thinker
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* LampshadeHanging: When characters search a temple for a stolen item, then hide themselves when another group comes in to search, and this keeps repeating as new groups come in to search until there are several groups hiding, Thraxas comments that it reminds him of one of the sillier comedies at the theatre.
16th May '15 4:10:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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The Thraxas novels are a series of comic fantasy punk/detective novels by [[MartinMillar Martin Scott]]. Thraxas himself is an overweight, drunken, failed sorcerer, who also happens to be a skilled swordsman and the best (or at least, cheapest) private detective in the corrupt city-state of Turai. Aided by his friend Makri, an ex-gladiator girl who tries to pay for her education through working as barmaid, he constantly gets into dangerous situations and (in later books) embroiled in political intrigue, but a combination of luck, detective work and Makri's axe always gets him out again.

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The Thraxas novels are a series of comic fantasy punk/detective novels by [[MartinMillar [[Creator/MartinMillar Martin Scott]]. Thraxas himself is an overweight, drunken, failed sorcerer, who also happens to be a skilled swordsman and the best (or at least, cheapest) private detective in the corrupt city-state of Turai. Aided by his friend Makri, an ex-gladiator girl who tries to pay for her education through working as barmaid, he constantly gets into dangerous situations and (in later books) embroiled in political intrigue, but a combination of luck, detective work and Makri's axe always gets him out again.
23rd Oct '13 8:13:00 PM Vasha
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* BadassGranPa: Thraxas is over 40 and his friend Gurd the Barbarian is about fifty, but they both can kick ass with the best of them. Captain Raily is another one, though his precise age isn't told, only that it's generally the same.

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* BadassGranPa: BadassGrandpa: Thraxas is over 40 and his friend Gurd the Barbarian is about fifty, but they both can kick ass with the best of them. Captain Raily is another one, though his precise age isn't told, only that it's generally the same.
23rd Oct '13 8:12:44 PM Vasha
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#Thraxas (winner of the 2000 WorldFantasyAward)
#Thraxas and the Warrior Monks
#Thraxas at the Races
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#Thraxas and the Dance of Death
#Thraxas at War
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#Thraxas and the Ice Dragon(currently e-book only)

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Starting with "Thraxas and the Sorcerers" as the hero gets dropped into politics - which certainly put common criminals to shame! Also, the author notes here: http://martin-millar.blogspot.ru/2013/04/seven-of-nine-thraxas-noir.html - that he initially planned the series to be more so... but Thraxas proved himself to be more irrepressible than planned!

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Starting with "Thraxas ''Thraxas and the Sorcerers" Sorcerers'' as the hero gets dropped into politics - which certainly put common criminals to shame! Also, the author notes here: http://martin-millar.blogspot.ru/2013/04/seven-of-nine-thraxas-noir.html - that he initially planned the series to be more so... but Thraxas proved himself to be more irrepressible than planned!



** And Makri's half-brother appearing in "Thraxas at War".

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** And Makri's half-brother appearing in "Thraxas ''Thraxas at War".War''.



* RunningGag: Several, flowers for Makri being a prime example, especially as in "Thraxas at War" she gets them from several unlikely characters. Also includes several Turai proverbs such as "Easier than to bribe a Senator", etc.

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* RunningGag: Several, flowers for Makri being a prime example, especially as in "Thraxas ''Thraxas at War" War'' she gets them from several unlikely characters. Also includes several Turai proverbs such as "Easier than to bribe a Senator", etc.



** He mentions that powerful Sorcerers can carry large numbers of spells at a time. And then even Lisutaris Mistress of the Sky has to use Thraxas' outdated spellbook to memorise some spells at the moment of being "empty". Though note that lesser magics (like "cantraps" in Vance) are usable without memorising them beforehand...
* WaifFu: in "Thraxas Under the Siege" Thraxas beats warrior-monk-trained Sarin the Merciless by taking several fancy attacks until he can get in one good punch.

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** He mentions that powerful Sorcerers can carry large numbers of spells at a time. And then even Lisutaris Mistress of the Sky has to use Thraxas' Thraxas's outdated spellbook to memorise some spells at the moment of being "empty". Though note that lesser magics (like "cantraps" in Vance) are usable without memorising them beforehand...
* WaifFu: in "Thraxas ''Thraxas Under the Siege" Siege'' Thraxas beats warrior-monk-trained Sarin the Merciless by taking several fancy attacks until he can get in one good punch.
27th Apr '13 3:06:16 PM Abdulal-Hazred
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* BadassGranPa: Thraxas is over 40 and his friend Gurd the Barbarian is about fifty, but they both can kick ass with the best of them. Captain Raily is another one, though his precise age isn't told, only that it's generally the same.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Thraxas again, as his normal behaviour often... doesn't look smart, but his fencing skills and sheer dogged determination often surprise opponents.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Starting with "Thraxas and the Sorcerers" as the hero gets dropped into politics - which certainly put common criminals to shame! Also, the author notes here: http://martin-millar.blogspot.ru/2013/04/seven-of-nine-thraxas-noir.html - that he initially planned the series to be more so... but Thraxas proved himself to be more irrepressible than planned!



* GeniusBruiser: both Thraxas himself and Makri qualify: both are among the best swordsmen and quite strong - and then he is able to beat a champion player in local chess-analog, while she knows a lot of languages and is shown to be quite good in mathematics.

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* GeniusBruiser: both Thraxas himself and Makri qualify: both are among the best swordsmen and quite strong - and then he is able to beat a champion player in local chess-analog, while she knows a lot of languages and is shown to be quite good in mathematics. Also, probably the local Brotherhood boss.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thraxas, with a vengeance. He often insults his friends and generally acts offensive, but he refuses bribes on principle (in the city where "Easier than to bribe a Senator" is a common proverb) and several times saves his friends with a risk for his life.



** Also, Makri insists that they have a culture no less complex than that of humans.



* RunningGag: Several, flowers for Makri being a prime example, especially as in "Thraxas at War" she gets them from several unlikely characters. Also includes several Turai proverbs such as "Easier than to bribe a Senator", etc.



** He mentions that powerful Sorcerers can carry large numbers of spells at a time. Even Lisutaris Mistress of the Sky has to use Thraxas' outdated spellbook to memorise some spells at the moment of being "empty". Though note that lesser magics (like "cantraps" in Vance) are usable without memorising them beforehand...

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** He mentions that powerful Sorcerers can carry large numbers of spells at a time. Even And then even Lisutaris Mistress of the Sky has to use Thraxas' outdated spellbook to memorise some spells at the moment of being "empty". Though note that lesser magics (like "cantraps" in Vance) are usable without memorising them beforehand...
27th Apr '13 2:45:36 PM Abdulal-Hazred
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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Several times with Dandelion.


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** And Makri's half-brother appearing in "Thraxas at War".
* LightningBruiser: Makri again, as well as warrior monks.


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** And Horm the Dead states that Lisutaris Mistress of the Sky, while being a strong Sorcerer, is weaker in the sky aspects than Horm himself.
* OurElvesAreDifferent: Mainly avoided - they are quite traditional, except that during his travel to Elvish Islands, Thraxas discovered quite a flowering community of Elvish beer-lovers!


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* TrainingFromHell: Makri passed through this as a trainee gladiator - and later subjected a young elf to this as well - with devastating results!


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** Actually, subverted - there is no general Thieves' Guild, only several local gangs in Turai alone. The two strongest try to control their territories, but as Thraxas duly notes, they are not always successful in this.


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** He mentions that powerful Sorcerers can carry large numbers of spells at a time. Even Lisutaris Mistress of the Sky has to use Thraxas' outdated spellbook to memorise some spells at the moment of being "empty". Though note that lesser magics (like "cantraps" in Vance) are usable without memorising them beforehand...
* WaifFu: in "Thraxas Under the Siege" Thraxas beats warrior-monk-trained Sarin the Merciless by taking several fancy attacks until he can get in one good punch.
27th Apr '13 2:25:49 PM Abdulal-Hazred
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The Thraxas novels are a series of comic fantasy detective novels by [[MartinMillar Martin Scott]]. Thraxas himself is an overweight, drunken, failed sorcerer, who also happens to be a skilled swordsman and the best private detective in the city-state of Turai. Aided by his best friend Makri, an ex-gladiator, he constantly gets into dangerous situations and embroiled in political intrigue, but a combination of luck, detective work and Makri's axe always gets him out again.

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The Thraxas novels are a series of comic fantasy detective punk/detective novels by [[MartinMillar Martin Scott]]. Thraxas himself is an overweight, drunken, failed sorcerer, who also happens to be a skilled swordsman and the best (or at least, cheapest) private detective in the corrupt city-state of Turai. Aided by his best friend Makri, an ex-gladiator, ex-gladiator girl who tries to pay for her education through working as barmaid, he constantly gets into dangerous situations and (in later books) embroiled in political intrigue, but a combination of luck, detective work and Makri's axe always gets him out again.




The series doesn't have a conclusion, and it's currently unknown whether the author will ever write book 9.

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\n#Thraxas and the Ice Dragon(currently e-book only)

The series doesn't have a conclusion, conclusion. Thraxas and it's currently unknown whether the Ice Dragon has appeared at March, 2013 after 7-year pause, and the author will ever write book 9.
proposes further continuation.




* ActionGirl: Makri.

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* ActionGirl: Makri.
** Sarin the Merciless also, and Hanama as well, though as the number 3 person in the Assassins' Guild, the latter is rarely seen in action.


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** Also, Lisutaris Mistress of the Sky, Makri and Thraxas himself while under influence of drugs.


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* GeniusBruiser: both Thraxas himself and Makri qualify: both are among the best swordsmen and quite strong - and then he is able to beat a champion player in local chess-analog, while she knows a lot of languages and is shown to be quite good in mathematics.
16th Feb '12 4:41:28 PM ArcadesSabboth
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* DolphinsDolphinsEverywhere: The dolphins in the bay are intelligent and quite talkative. According to Dandelion, anyway, who's the only person to try talking to them.

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* DolphinsDolphinsEverywhere: FriendlyPlayfulDolphin: The dolphins in the bay are intelligent and quite talkative. According to Dandelion, anyway, who's the only person to try talking to them.
20th Jan '12 2:24:40 PM gparker
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The Thraxas novels are a series of comic fantasy detective novels by Martin Scott. Thraxas himself is an overweight, drunken, failed sorcerer, who also happens to be a skilled swordsman and the best private detective in the city-state of Turai. Aided by his best friend Makri, an ex-gladiator, he constantly gets into dangerous situations and embroiled in political intrigue, but a combination of luck, detective work and Makri's axe always gets him out again.

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The Thraxas novels are a series of comic fantasy detective novels by [[MartinMillar Martin Scott.Scott]]. Thraxas himself is an overweight, drunken, failed sorcerer, who also happens to be a skilled swordsman and the best private detective in the city-state of Turai. Aided by his best friend Makri, an ex-gladiator, he constantly gets into dangerous situations and embroiled in political intrigue, but a combination of luck, detective work and Makri's axe always gets him out again.
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