History Literature / Tigana

23rd Sep '17 3:55:07 PM Eievie
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*AlienSky: Their world has two moons, Vidomni and Ilarion. The former is white, and the later blue.
25th Jun '17 4:10:47 PM Iaculus
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** To elaborate: [[spoiler:many chapters before, Dianora sees a riselka (a fairy-like creature, something like a banshee). She repeats to herself the old prophecy about the riselka, including the lines "one woman sees a riselka / her path comes clear to her" and "three men see a riselka / one is blessed, one forks [comes to a crossroads in his life], one shall die". At the very end of the book, Sandre, Baerd and Devin are walking to meet Marius when they spot a riselka sitting by the side of the path. It's left up to the reader who gets what part of the prophecy.]]

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** To elaborate: [[spoiler:many chapters before, Dianora sees a riselka (a fairy-like creature, something like a banshee). She repeats to herself the old prophecy about the riselka, including the lines "one woman sees a riselka / her path comes clear to her" and "three men see a riselka / one is blessed, one forks [comes to a crossroads in his life], one shall die". At the very end of the book, Sandre, Baerd and Devin are walking to meet Marius when they spot a riselka sitting by the side of the path. It's While there's clear hints at who ''should'' get which (Sandre is an old man, Baerd is deciding which of the women in his life he should go to see, and Devin is a young man with a vast array of opportunities ahead of him), it's left up to the reader who gets what part of the prophecy.actually happens.]]
25th Jun '17 5:58:20 AM Ciara25
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* MoralMyopia: Brandin obsessively proves vengeance for his son's death without stopping to consider that, since said son ''was'' the leader of an invading army, the Tiganese may have been right to kill him.

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* MoralMyopia: Brandin obsessively proves seeks vengeance for his son's death without stopping to consider that, since said son ''was'' the leader of an invading army, the Tiganese may have been right to kill (or at the very least justified) in killing him.
25th Jun '17 5:18:29 AM Ciara25
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* DisproportionateRetribution: His habit of doing this is what makes Brandin an AntiVillain rather than a straight-up hero. To use the most notorious example (though others exist), his reaction to his son dying in a war ''he'' started is to annihilate the defenders' country so hard that it [[spoiler:poisons the entire Peninsula]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: His habit of doing this is what makes Brandin an AntiVillain rather than a straight-up hero. To use the most notorious example (though others exist), his reaction to his favourite son dying in a war ''he'' started ''that he himself started'' is to annihilate the defenders' country so hard that it [[spoiler:poisons the entire Peninsula]].
26th Dec '16 4:25:27 PM AzureOwl
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* NoOntologicalInertia: The curse Brandin laid upon Tigana only exists so long as Brandin himself lives. Upon his death the curse will end and people will be able to speak of Tigana once more. That is why he is staying in the Palm and prolonging his life through unnatural means... for his vengeance to be complete he needs to outlive ''everyone'' who was born in Tigana before it fell.

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* NoOntologicalInertia: A DiscussedTrope, as it is an important plot point that drives part of the story. The curse Brandin laid upon Tigana only exists so long as Brandin himself lives. Upon his death the curse will end and people will be able to speak of Tigana once more. That is why he is staying in the Palm and prolonging his life through unnatural means... for his vengeance to be complete he needs to outlive ''everyone'' who was born in Tigana before it fell.
26th Dec '16 3:10:04 PM Xtifr
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27th Oct '16 8:58:50 PM AzureOwl
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* NoOntologicalInertia: The curse Brandin laid upon Tigana only exists so long as Brandin himself lives. Upon his death the curse will end and people will be able to speak of Tigana once more. That is why he is staying in the Palm and prolonging his life through unnatural means... for his vengeance to be complete he needs to outlive ''everyone'' who was born in Tigana before it fell.
27th Oct '16 8:36:36 PM AzureOwl
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* ParentalFavoritism: Brandin loved his younger son Stevan more than his eldest and heir Girald, to an absurd degree. As Isolla of Ygrath puts it...
-->'''Isolla:''' You exalted a dead child above a living one, and revenge above your wife. And more highly than your own land. Have you spared a thought, a fraction of a thought, for any of them while you pursued your unnatural vengeance for Stevan?
30th Apr '16 10:28:39 AM Kythereia
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** Catriana [[spoiler:was actually ''not'' faking the jump, intending it as a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]] for the good of Tigana; [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming it's Erlein's intervention that saves her]].]]
21st Apr '16 10:42:28 AM Kythereia
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Erlein never passes up an opportunity to needle Alessan and company, but--as Alessan himself points out--he ''is'' being held captive, and his people ''are'' in great danger from what Alessan plans to do. (And Erlein gets better, anyways.)
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