History Literature / WillOfHeaven

10th Jan '15 1:46:14 PM TheUnsquished
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* BaGua: The basis for the "game of eight palaces."
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* BaGua: UsefulNotes/BaGua: The basis for the "game of eight palaces."
29th Mar '14 12:40:09 AM inph
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Then the Qin Dynasty implodes in barely a decade, and China is again thrown into war, as the lords of the six states conquered by Qin first come out of hiding to destroy their former oppressor, then fight amongst themselves for hegemony. Han Xin immediately enlists in the Chu army led by the [[BadassFamily Xiang family]], but finds himself dismissed and belittled at every turn when [[IgnoredExpert he tries to offer up his abilities]]. Meanwhile, throughout the course of his travels, he's discovering that there may have been more to the black-robed man and his god than he'd initially thought...
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Then the Qin Dynasty implodes in barely a decade, and China is again thrown into war, as the lords of the six states conquered by Qin first come out of hiding to destroy their former oppressor, then fight war amongst themselves for hegemony. Han Xin immediately enlists in the Chu army led by the [[BadassFamily Xiang family]], but finds himself dismissed and belittled at every turn when [[IgnoredExpert he tries to offer up his abilities]]. Meanwhile, throughout the course of his travels, he's discovering that there may have been more to the black-robed man and his god than he'd initially thought...

Then the Qin Dynasty implodes in barely a decade, and China is again thrown into war, as the lords of the six states conquered by Qin first come out of hiding to destroy their former oppressor, then fight amongst themselves for hegemony. * BittersweetEnding: As you may know from history,[[spoiler: Han Xin immediately enlists dies. Ji Jiang has the knowledge to stop Longxi, but is forced to abandon Han Xin in the Chu army led by the [[BadassFamily Xiang family]], but finds himself dismissed and belittled at every turn when [[IgnoredExpert he tries past to offer up his abilities]]. Meanwhile, throughout the course of his travels, he's discovering that there may have been more to the black-robed man and his god than he'd initially thought... save humanity.]]

* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: For now, at least. Han Xin dies, and Longxi still lives. We'll have to wait to see what Ji Jiang's next move is.]]
6th Oct '13 5:28:10 AM inph
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''Literature/WillOfHeaven'', also known as ''Providence'', is a 2004 [[NonEnglishLiterature mainland Chinese]] SpeculativeFiction novel by Qian Lifang. A translation in progress with [[FootnoteFever explanatory footnotes]] for the historical references can be found [[http://willofheavenfantranslation.blogspot.com/ here]].
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''Literature/WillOfHeaven'', also known as ''Providence'', is a 2004 [[NonEnglishLiterature mainland Chinese]] SpeculativeFiction novel by Qian Lifang. A completed English translation in progress with [[FootnoteFever explanatory footnotes]] for the historical references can be found [[http://willofheavenfantranslation.blogspot.com/ here]].
11th Sep '13 4:20:50 PM StFan
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* ChekovsGun: The author turns huge swathes of Chinese history and mythology into this.
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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: The author turns huge swathes of Chinese history and mythology into this.
1st Sep '13 8:39:32 AM inph
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''Literature/WillOfHeaven'', also known as ''Providence'', is a 2004 [[NonEnglishLiterature mainland Chinese historical SF novel]] by Qian Lifang. A translation in progress with [[FootnoteFever explanatory footnotes]] for the historical references can be found [[http://willofheavenfantranslation.blogspot.com/ here]].
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''Literature/WillOfHeaven'', also known as ''Providence'', is a 2004 [[NonEnglishLiterature mainland Chinese historical SF novel]] Chinese]] SpeculativeFiction novel by Qian Lifang. A translation in progress with [[FootnoteFever explanatory footnotes]] for the historical references can be found [[http://willofheavenfantranslation.blogspot.com/ here]].

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''Literature/WillOfHeaven'', also known as ''Providence'', is * GenreBusting: The book has sci-fi elements, but a 2004 [[NonEnglishLiterature mainland Chinese cast of almost exclusively historical SF novel]] by Qian Lifang. A translation in progress with [[FootnoteFever explanatory footnotes]] for figures, a heavy focus on mythology, a few {{Wuxia}} tropes thrown into the historical references can mix, and a nebulous higher cosmic order that may be found [[http://willofheavenfantranslation.blogspot.com/ here]]. either real or simply religious.
1st Sep '13 8:28:58 AM inph
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* WisePrince: [[spoiler: Han Xin.]]

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* WisePrince: [[spoiler: Han Xin.]]
31st Aug '13 3:39:07 PM inph
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* CoolCrown: [[spoiler: Han Xin]] designs his royal headdress himself.

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: Zhang Liang spends all his family's money in his attempts to arrange the First Emperor's assassination.

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* KingmakerScenario: [[spoiler: Han Xin]] could have been this.

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* OfferedTheCrown: It happens to Liu Bang twice: once when Ziying surrenders, and again when his ministers petition him to become emperor.
31st Aug '13 3:12:02 PM inph
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* RagsToRoyalty: Many in this era, from Chen Sheng to Liu Bang to [[spoiler: Han Xin]], started out as commoners. Whether they hang on to their kingship for long, on the other hand... * RebelLeader: The most prominent two are Xiang Yu and Liu Bang.

* TimeMachine: [[spoiler: The "pheasant god".]]
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* TimeMachine: [[spoiler: The "pheasant god".]]jade-pheasant.]] * WarriorPrince: Xiang Yu fits this trope best, although Liu Bang and [[spoiler: Han Xin]] count too.

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* TimeMachine: WisePrince: [[spoiler: The "pheasant god".Han Xin.]]
28th Aug '13 11:11:47 AM inph
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Fuxi]]
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Fuxi]]Longxi]]

* BigBad: [[spoiler: Fuxi]]BodyDouble: The historical incident with Ji Xin, which Han Xin mentions in passing.

* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Quite a few of the rebel lords have a case of this. [[spoiler: Later, Han Xin has no problem with deserting twice and going back on his deal with Fuxi once he realizes what its true consequences are. But in the end, he backstabs one time too few to save himself.]]
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Quite a few of the rebel lords have a case of this. [[spoiler: Later, Han Xin has no problem with deserting twice and going back on his deal with Fuxi Longxi once he realizes what its true consequences are. But in the end, he backstabs one time too few to save himself.]]

* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: For now, at least. Han Xin dies, and Fuxi still lives. We'll have to wait to see what Ji Jiang's next move is.]]
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: For now, at least. Han Xin dies, and Fuxi Longxi still lives. We'll have to wait to see what Ji Jiang's next move is.]]

* GreyAndGrayMorality: All the historical figures are portrayed with some degree of sympathy. Perhaps [[spoiler: Han Xin]] can be seen as the hero to [[spoiler: Fuxi]]'s villain, but admittedly, [[spoiler: Han Xin ''did'' go back on his deal with Fuxi, who's just trying to get his money's worth out of humanity.]]
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: All the historical figures are portrayed with some degree of sympathy. Perhaps [[spoiler: Han Xin]] can be seen as the hero to [[spoiler: Fuxi]]'s Longxi]]'s villain, but admittedly, [[spoiler: Han Xin ''did'' go back on his deal with Fuxi, Longxi, who's just trying to get his money's worth out of humanity.]]

* HeroicSacrifice: Han Xin eventually [[spoiler: turns against Fuxi. It doesn't fully succeed, and Fuxi proceeds to engineer his downfall. Han Xin chooses to accept it peacefully rather than fight and drag more innocents down with him.]] * HigherTechSpecies: [[spoiler: Whatever species Fuxi is from qualifies as this, if not SufficientlyAdvancedAlien.]]
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* HeroicSacrifice: Han Xin eventually [[spoiler: turns against Fuxi. Longxi. It doesn't fully succeed, and Fuxi Longxi proceeds to engineer his downfall. Han Xin chooses to accept it peacefully rather than fight and drag more innocents down with him.]] * HigherTechSpecies: [[spoiler: Whatever species Fuxi Longxi is from qualifies as this, if not SufficientlyAdvancedAlien.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Han Xin eventually IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: [[spoiler: turns against Fuxi. It doesn't fully succeed, and Fuxi proceeds Ji Jiang does this to engineer his downfall. Han Xin chooses reveal Longxi's conspiracy to accept it peacefully rather than fight and drag more innocents down with him.]] * HigherTechSpecies: [[spoiler: Whatever species Fuxi is from qualifies as this, if not SufficientlyAdvancedAlien.the public.]]
29th Jul '13 8:02:19 AM inph
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** Liu Bang is totally cool with grabbing all of [[spoiler: Han Xin's]] best troops right before major campaigns.
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** Liu Bang is totally cool with grabbing all of [[spoiler: Han Xin's]] Xin]]'s best troops right before major campaigns.
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