History Literature / Tigana

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.)
20th Apr '16 8:59:28 AM Vox
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Pretty much the invcentive for the entire plot. Brandin ''really'' loved his son Stevan. So much so that he's willing to go to [[DisproportionateRetribution utterly extreme lengths]] to avenge him.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Pretty much the invcentive incentive for the entire plot. Brandin ''really'' loved his son Stevan. So much so that he's willing to go to [[DisproportionateRetribution utterly extreme lengths]] to avenge him.
19th Apr '16 5:59:31 AM Kythereia
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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.]]
19th Apr '16 5:50:46 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]].]]
29th Nov '15 7:39:21 PM PaulA
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* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: Subverted. At the end, the protagonists ride away around a bend in the road -- and then there is one more sentence about what happened to them around the next bend to make the point that just because the story ends here doesn't mean the characters have nothing left to do with their lives.
19th Nov '15 11:04:31 AM vifetoile
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* DontFearTheReaper: The goddess Morian, associated with transitions and death, is thought of as a figure of peace and guidance - but not before one's time has come.



* {{Fingore}}: To become a wizard, with power bound to the Peninsula, it is necessary to cut off two of the fingers on your left hand.



* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: The two goddesses of the Triad, Eanna and her daughter, Morian. Eanna is the creator of the stars and the heavens; she names and loves all things in creation. Morian is associated with darker, more dread forces, including transitions, crossroads, death, and the afterlife.

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* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: The two goddesses of the Triad, Eanna and her daughter, Morian. Eanna is the creator of the stars and the heavens; she names and loves all things in creation. Morian - although no more evil than Eanna is - is associated with darker, more dread forces, including transitions, crossroads, death, and the afterlife. afterlife.
13th Oct '15 3:18:34 PM vifetoile
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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: No one will ever know who Dianora really was and her original mission - not even her only surviving family. No one will ever know the true identity of Brandin's Fool.]] Only one man, attendant, [[spoiler: Scelto]], realizes these truths, and he decides that revealing the truth would help no one, and he keeps them secret for the sake of peace.

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: No one will ever know who Dianora really was and her original mission - not even her only surviving family. No one will ever know the true identity of Brandin's Fool.]] Only one man, attendant, [[spoiler: Scelto]], realizes these truths, and he decides that revealing the truth would help no one, and he keeps them secret for the sake of peace.
13th Oct '15 3:18:11 PM vifetoile
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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: No one will ever know who Dianora really was and her original mission - not even her only surviving family. No one will ever know the true identity of Brandin's Fool. Only Dianora's attendant, Scelto, realizes these truths, and he decides that revealing the truth would help no one, and he keeps his secret for the sake of peace.]]

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: No one will ever know who Dianora really was and her original mission - not even her only surviving family. No one will ever know the true identity of Brandin's Fool. ]] Only Dianora's one man, attendant, Scelto, [[spoiler: Scelto]], realizes these truths, and he decides that revealing the truth would help no one, and he keeps his them secret for the sake of peace.]]
13th Oct '15 3:15:09 PM vifetoile
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* RevengeBeforeReason: Brandin. Even his ''wife'' thinks he's taken it too far.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: Brandin. Even his ''wife'' thinks he's taken it too far. His quest for revenge for his son Stevan is unending - even though Brandin started the war in which he died, and Stevan, furthermore, was a soldier - not a helpless innocent killed in the crossfire. [[spoiler: Up to the very last, when he exhausts his magic entirely, he's most upset about the fact that his revenge will be incomplete.]]



* StupidityInducingAttack: The Court Fool creation process, providing a Ygrathi king's least favourite enemies with a particularly nasty FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler:As Brandin found out, though, it only works so long as you've got enough magic to sustain it, and whoever you've been doing it to probably won't be very happy about what you did to them once they regain their wits.]]

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* StupidityInducingAttack: The Court Fool creation process, providing a Ygrathi king's least favourite enemies with a particularly nasty FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler:As Brandin found out, though, it only works so long as you've got enough magic to sustain it, and whoever you've been doing it to probably won't be once you're out of magic, your revenge is standing close at hand, whole in mind, and very happy about what you did to them once they regain their wits.angry.]]


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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: No one will ever know who Dianora really was and her original mission - not even her only surviving family. No one will ever know the true identity of Brandin's Fool. Only Dianora's attendant, Scelto, realizes these truths, and he decides that revealing the truth would help no one, and he keeps his secret for the sake of peace.]]
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