''Andraste'' is a HighFantasy novel written by little-known writer Marisa Mills.

''Andraste'' is the story of [[LadyOfWar Andraste]], the daughter of a [[TheKingdom Luminousian]] [[TheHighQueen fairy queen]] and an elfin [[WarriorPrince prince]]. She is told since birth that she is TheChosenOne destined to destroy the [[EvilEmpire Abatu Empire]], which is ruled by her vampiric aunt [[EvilOverlord Sarai]]. Unfortunately for Andraste, her prophecy is merely [[GovernmentConspiracy part of a ploy to garner support for the Luminousian government]], and no one told her. Thus, Andraste [[TheQuest travels across]] [[MagicalLand the world of Magick]], [[TemptingFate convinced that she's invincible]], to gain allies while [[CharacterDevelopment developing relationships]] [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters with several characters]].

It now has a [[Characters/{{Andraste}} character sheet]].

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!! This book provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Pick a Nymphian female. ''Any'' Nymphian female.
* [[ActionMom Action Aunt]]: Xandrina, Andraste's surrogate mother.
* AerithAndBob: Andraste and Auragonius are appropriately fantasy names. Rhiannon and Elvin aren't as fantastic, but they're still not too modern. But then Clare? Elisa? Blair? ''Linda''? It's sort of justified though, as the most common names do come from the same country.
* BadDreams: Elvin.
* BigBad: Sarai
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Elvin's family for sure.
* BittersweetEnding
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Poor, poor Elvin and Clare.]]
** Depending on your [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]], a lot of others qualify, such as Rhiannon and even Sarai.
* CharacterDevelopment: Pretty much everyone, as it's really a character-driven story.
* TheChosenOne: Andraste (supposedly).
* DanceOfRomance: Both subverted and parodied. There are a few dance scenes, and the only romantic one is played for laughs as [[PluckyComicRelief General Adair]] tries to flirt with [[IceQueen General Hael]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Elvin.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Rette [[spoiler:and Elvin]].
* ElementalAbsorption
* ElementalPowers
* TheEmpire
* FridgeBrilliance: I always thought it was weird that Radiance, who is half-blind, was the most observant, regarding colors, appearances, and such. Then, I realized; she lost one of her eyes, so she realizes just how much her eyesight is worth!
* FridgeHorror: [[TheCutie Elvin]] tells Andraste he's going to talk with [[WickedStepmother Dyssassa]]. Their conversation is never shown, but considering that earlier she said she knew 'how to deal with sass', can see a person's every fear, ''and'' previously used those powers on him...
** General Syok says he once had to choose who'd live: Elvin, Elvin's mother, or Elvin's unborn sister. He chose Elvin because his son would have the best chance for a happy life out of them all. It makes you wonder (ignoring the fact that Syok ''murdered a pregnant woman'')...just how terrible were Syok's wife and daughter would've been.
** Elvin used glamour to hide some bruises on his face, and Syok commented that he was good with it. Exactly what else has Elvin been hiding?
** Another Elvin one. He's spending his life serving the daughter of two people who stood by and let him be ''tortured'', and their daughter despises him for his lineage.
* GoodIsNotNice: They don't call Andraste 'Warrior Queen' for nothing.
* HappilyMarried: Implied with Rhiannon and Auragonius.
* IAteWhat: Andraste's reaction to finding out about 'wyvern soup'.
* LesYay: Andraste and Radiance take a ''bath'' together, though it is, admittedly, seemingly a normal thing for Nymphians.
* LovePotion: Mentioned briefly in a myth.
* MindRape: The Latlans are known for this.
* Name'sTheSame: The eponymous character and the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' religious figure are both named Andraste.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Nearly all the Latlans qualify because their names are obnoxiously long.
* OverlyLongName: Again, the Latlans. Rette's is the worst but Arcassyle Noveclyde Pulynn Argenaddynn is certainly a mouthful, too.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Nymphians.
* RenaissanceMan: Several of the Luminousian men, who are seen dancing, composing poetry and discussing literature.
** Also Elvin, who speaks several languages, has knowledge of piracy and sailing, is good at dancing, and is excellent at archery.
* RoyalBlood: Loads of examples, including Andraste, Radiance, Xandrina, Sunfire, Chestnut and Sarai.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Played straight and subverted. Nymphian rulers are well-known for fighting in wars alongside their men, while Luminousian ones normallly appear to do nothing but throw parties and gossip, leaving the fighting to generals.
* RunningGag: Elvin bringing or getting Andraste drinks.
* ShroudedInMyth: The Enchantress, [[spoiler:Leyla]].
* SiblingRivalry: Syok's children.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Inverted. Andraste throws her sword in battle, and it ''doesn't'' harm her opponent. However, it did work as a distraction, which was what Andraste intended.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: Possibly a SequelHook, but Elvin's necklace is shown to be special. It holds some sort of memory, so powerful that him having it persuades the reluctant Latlan Council to join Andraste's cause. Then, it's never mentioned again.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Elvin tends to tell Andraste this a lot, [[spoiler: particularly when the boy she likes is a vampire. She doesn't believe him.]]
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