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The ''Chronicles of the Emerged World'' is a recent Italian fantasy saga written by Licia Troisi, and published also in several other European countries ([[NoExportForYou Sadly, it is not yet out in the UK.]])

The trilogy is set in the Emerged World, where the [[BigBad evil "Tyrant" Aster]] is launching a full-fledged war in order to take over the Eight Lands, and has almost taken control of all of them. The young girl Nihal, a Half-Elf (Half-Elves are considered a whole race in this setting) lives with her friends and her adoptive father in the Land of Wind, but then, the Tyrant invade. Armed with the precious [[ThunderboltIron Black Crystal sword]] and along with her [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther friend Sennar]], [[TheUnfavorite Laio]] and her master [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Ido]] she begins her journey to become a Dragon Knight and fight the Tyrant and his army of monsters before it takes over the remaining free lands, and more.

The trilogy's titles are: ''Nihal of The Land of the Wind'', ''The Mission of Sennar'' and ''The Talisman of Power''. The series was well-received by readers and became quite popular. It also spawned two sequel trilogies known as ''The Wars of the Emerged World'' and ''Legends of the Emerged World'' but they did not reach the previous series' level of popularity.

!!''The Chronicles of the Emerged World'' contains examples of:

* AChildShallLeadThem: Queen Sulana is still very young.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Aires. Also Nihal as portrayed in the cover art.
* ActionGirl: Nihal. Also her magic teacher Soana, on a lesser scale.
* AllYourPowersCombined: When all the stones of the Talisman of Power are gathered, [[spoiler: is possible to use this to [[AntiMagic stop all the spells of the Emerged World for a day]], but it's CastFromHitPoints and eventually kills the user.]]
* AlliterativeName: The evil twins Dameion and Sameion.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Fammin are a race of Orc-like monsters created as soldiers by the Tyrant. There are however some rare exceptions called the "Wrong ones", who still have feelings and free thoughts... but must obey the orders when their true name is spelled. [[spoiler: However when Aster dies, the remaining Fammin turns good or, at least, harmless and are spared.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: During Nihal's trials to be accepted in the Knighthood, she faces a warrior wielding one, and is forced to resorts to DualWielding to win.
* {{Atlantis}}: The Submerged World, a whole undersea kingdom far in the north. The first part of the second book is focused on Sennar's mission to persuade their King, Nereo to send helps against the Tyrant.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Megisto and Ido as well.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: At a first glance, High Commander Raven looks like a self-righteous, pompous snob with a ridicolous dog and fancy clothes. It's later revealed in the third books that, asshole or not, ''there IS'' a reason why he's the High Commander.
* BadAss: Nihal and Sennar.
** BadAssGrandpa: Ido. [[spoiler: Losing an eye didn't stop him.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Nihal is usually depicted like this.
* BigBad: Aster the Tyrant.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality : [[spoiler: Aster, which claims in the last book that he has legitimate reasons to do what he's doing and that war and peace belong in a never-ending cycle, but loses a few levels in credibility when his [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer backstory]] is revealed. It gets worse when we know that, decades later, another war does indeed strikes the emerged world with [[VillainHasAPoint awfully similar circumstances.]]]]
* BoobsOfSteel: Nihal is often noted for being very buxom and also really strong.
* BreakTheCutie: Nihal, starting from Dola's attack. Also Laio, Sennar and, most of all, King Galba.
* BreastPlate: At first Nihal has troubles because she can't fit properly in any armor, but in the second book she gets a new, shiny armor made exactly for her.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The Father of the Forest.]]
** ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Phos the Pixie, who's also the guardian of Mawas.]]
* ChickMagnet: Apparently Sennar, who has plenty of ShipTease with [[PirateGirl Aires]], [[ShrinkingViolet Ondine]] and [[ActionGirl Nihal]].
* CoDragons: Dameion and Sameion, the Dragon Knight twins serving Aster.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Stones, specifically the colors are Azure for Water, Blue for Sea, Yellow for Light, Teal for Time, Black for Darkness, Red for Fire, Brown for Stone and White for Wind.
* CoolSword: Nihal's adoptive father Livon forges a bastard sword made of Black Crystal for his daughter.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: Aster, who was cursed and forced to have the body of a 12 years old boy until his death.]]
* {{Curse}}: When a wizard cast a spell and dies before it's dispelled, said spell becomes a "Sigil" and can't be undone. The Land of the Night was put under a sigil that constantly covers it in thick darkness and its inhabitants can see well in the dark.
** Also [[spoiler: Megisto and Aster were cursed.]]
* CycleOfRevenge: A little with Ido and Deinoforo in the third book. [[spoiler: There's even an almost literal case of Eye for an Eye.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Laio came from the Land of the Night, shrouded in eternal darkness, but he's one of the nicest guys around. Also the guardian spirit of Goriar is very kind and gentle, the kind of darkness which brings rest and peace rather than nightmares.
* TheDeterminator: When the [[TheScrappy Supreme General Raven]] refused to let Nihal join the Academy, she climbed on a statue in the hall and waited there until he was forced to at least offer her the chance of joining.
* DistressedDude: At one point during the quest for the Stones, Laio is taken prisoner twice (first by Bandits, then by Fammin). [[spoiler: And Sennar is captured by the Tyrant's men and took to The Fortress.]]
* DoomedHomeTown: Salazar in the Land of the Wind.
* TheDragon: Dola the Gnome and later Deinoforo for Aster.
* DragonRider: Present in the whole saga. Unlike [[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]], Dragon Knights here are more like Elite Troops than MagicKnight. Both Nihal and Ido have a Dragon (namely Oarf for Nihal and Vesa for Ido). The Tyrant has at least four Black Dragon Knight serving him.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Fen. [[spoiler: [[CameBackWrong Twice.]]]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: For Nihal and [[spoiler: Sennar]] at least.
* ElementalPowers: Each land has a secret sanctuary dedicated to an element and where the sacred Stones for the Talisman of Power are kept.
** [[MakingASplash Aelon the Imperfection]] in the Land of the Water, a land of rivers and swamps.
** [[KillItWithWater Sarephen the Human Hatred]] in the Land of the Sea, a coastal country known for his [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Azure Dragon Riders]].
** [[LightEmUp Glael the Solitude]] in the Land of the Sun, the main country aside from the [[{{Mordor}} Great Land]].
** [[TimeStandsStill Thoolan the Oblium]] in the Land of the Days, former home of half-elves and bordering with the Great Eastern Desert.
** [[CastingAShadow Goriar the Fault]] in the Land of the Night, a land of forests shrouded in eternal darkness.
** [[PlayingWithFire Flaren the Destiny]] in the Land of Fire, a volcanic land home to the Gnomes.
** [[DishingOutDirt Tarephen the Conflict]] in the Land of the Stones, a rocky and waste country with a unique petrified forest.
** [[BlowYouAway Mawas the Sacrifice]] in the Land of the Wind, a peaceful country of plains and woods where Nihal was raised.
* EliteMooks: During the final battle inside "The Fortress", Aster unleashes a horde of new, albino creatures on our heroes.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Ido lose his eye against Deinoforo, and, unlike other examples, has to train for a long time in order to learn how to fight properly even with an eypatch.]]
* EvilSorcerer: Aster and one of his servants, Megisto.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Fortress, a huge tower made of [[ThunderboltIron Black Crystal]] in the middle of the Great Land.
* FaceHeelTurn: Demar, a former pupil of Ido, became Deinoforo.
* FeatheredFiend: Amongst Aster's creations, there are some nasty fire-breathing birds rode by miniature-size Fammin.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Aster.
** TheDragon: Deinoforo.
** TheBrute: Dola.
** TheEvilGenius[=/=][[spoiler: SixthRangerTraitor]]: Megisto.
** TheDarkChick: Dameion and Sameion.
* {{Golem}}: Two golems wards the Sanctuary of Tarephen (Tareph himself is a sort of faun).
* TheGrotesque: Malerba, a deformed gnome who was captured by the Tyrant in the past and experimented on.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Nihal is an Half-Elf, and there were a whole race of them, (though elves themselves are gone from a long time). [[spoiler: Aster himself is a Half-Elf/Human Hybrid (Half-Elvish mother and Human father).]]
* [[spoiler: HappilyEverAfter: Nihal and Sennar.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Ido.]]
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted for once: Nihal is often stated to wear an helmet (expecially when she couldn't wore a proper armor), and even on the cover books she's often picturen with the helm on. At least it leaves the face exposed.
* HeroicBSOD: During the last segments of the first book and also about halfway through the third one.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Nihal to save Sennar in the third book. She got better thanks to Phos' last magic.]]
* TheHighQueen: Sulana.
* HolyHandGrenade: When the Tyrant start using ghosts in battle, Soana and the other sorcerers counterattack by enchanting the swords of the soldiers with ghost-repelling spells. They're still, however, not very efficient, because ghosts need still four or five hits before being suppressed.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Ondine, a girl from the Submerged World, has feelings for Sennar, but then opt with this when she realise that he loves only Nihal.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Laio, who'd rather be Nihal's Squire than a Knight himself. Also briefly Nihal in the last part of the first book.
* IKnowYourTrueName: Fammin's names are fragment of magical spells. The Wronged Ones are [[AndIMustScream forced to fight against their will by using their names.]]
* JerkAss: Many characters, like High Commander Raven and Laio's Father.
* TheKlutz: Laio.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Poor Laoi.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: Fen.
* KrakenAndLeviathan: On their way to the Submerged World, Sennar's ship come across a ''gargantuan'' sea beast, so large that they sail on its very body (which is described as looking like a sort of [[TastesLikePurple water equivalent of magma)]] and has several tentacles and a gaping mouth in the middle. It's the unnamed guardian of the World.
* KungFuWizard: It's possible to have warrior-wizards, though usually [[SquishyWizards pure wizards]] have more powerful spells.
* LaResistance: One is actively fighting the Tyrant forces in the Land of the Fire, and is lead by [[spoiler: Aires]].
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of her kind:]] Nihal, of course.[[spoiler: Subverted with Aster.]]
* LethalLavaLand: The Land of the Fire. However, in a nice subversion, the main danger protecting the Sanctuary of Flaren is not a huge stream of [[ConvectionSchmonvection cool magma]] but rather the poisonous vapors and foul gases of the area.
* LightIsNotGood: The guardian of Glael, who wants to end its eternal solitude by taking over Laio's body. Fortunately, they managed to persuade it to leave.
* [[spoiler: LoadBearingBoss: As Aster is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice by Nihal, the Fortress starts to crumble and fall.]]
* MacGuffin: The eponymous Talisman of Power and its eight stones.
* MadOracle: The insane gnome sorceress Reis [[spoiler: Aster's former lover]]. She's also the one who send Nihal those nightmares.
* MadScientist: Aster has a penchant for this.
* MagicKnight: Nihal is a warrior, but has a little talent for magic. The other Dragon Knights are pureblood warriors.
* MaleGaze: The first thing Sennar sees after awakening from a days-long magic-induced coma is Aires' generous cleavage.
* MeaningfulName: Dola (Pain), Deinoforo (Terrorbringer), Aster (Star), Megisto (The Best One).
* MercyKill: Nihal does this to [[spoiler: Ghost Fen and Vrasta.]]
* MindRape: Performed by [[spoiler: Aster himself to a captured Sennar]] in book three.
* {{Mooks}}: Fammin were created for this purpose. [[spoiler: After Aster's demise the remaining Fammin lose their evilness and are eventually spared.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: [[DefectorFromDecadence Ido]] after invading the Land of the Days and slaughtering the Half-Elves.]]
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Near the end of book Two, Aster decides to stop playing Mister Nice Guy and summon a huge army made of the ghosts of the deceased enemies. [[OhCrap Which gets bigger and bigger as the good armies are decimated]].
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Normal Guy Hot Wife]]: King Galba of the Land of the Water is married to the beautiful Nymph [[BarrierMaiden Astrea]].
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Gnomes are actually more like dwarves, just taller than your usual dwarf. They hail from the Land of the Fire, where they forge weapons inside volcanoes.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Averted: The true elves are nowhere to be seen in this saga, and little is known about their descendents, the Half-Elves, except that they have pointy ears, blue hair and purple eyes.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: They coexist with the albino-like inhabitants of the Submerged World and can swim underwater like fish.
* PirateGirl: Aires, who's also a DeadpanSnarker and TheLadette.
* PrecociousCrush: Nihal for Fen in Book One. Things gets awful when he's killed in battle.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Seraph, the Guardian Spirit of the Sea Sanctuary, wields one.
* PurpleEyes: Nihal and all the Half-Elves.
* SeaMonster: The Sea Sanctuary is guarded by a tentacled, multiheaded monster resembling [[ClassicalMythology Scilla]].
* StayInTheKitchen: How many Knights behaves towards Nihal. They eventually come to respect her more.
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler: Megisto is cursed by the Nymphs to be a rock during the day and a man during the night. And no matter where he is when it's dawn, he's istantly returned to the rock in the wood.]]
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: High Commander Raven]] of all people pull this in the last book to protect Nihal.
* TattooedCrook: Nihal in the second books gets two closed Dragon Wings on her back. [[spoiler: They simbolically "Open" when she dies saving Sennar.]]
* ThunderboltIron: The Black Crystal, used to forge Nihal's blade and the Fortress.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Dola is Ido's brother, Phos is actually the Guardian of Mawas and Aster is a Half-Elf/Human hybrid with the body of a 12 years old child.]]
* {{TomBoy}}: Nihal before growing [[BreastExpansion breasts]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Laio, who grew enough balls to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome openly oppose his dispotical father]].
* TragicMonster: Vrasta the Wronged One, who develops an OddFriendship with Laio, helps him escape and find Nihal and Sennar [[spoiler: bit is eventually forced to kill him because of his magical name.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Nihal and Aeris.
* WhenTreesAttack: The Father of the Forest in the Land of the Wind. Two [[TooDumbToLive axe-wielding Fammin]] found it out in the worst way possible.
* WhipItGood: The last warrior Nihal has to face before joining the Academy is a wizard mercenary from the Land of the Fire armed with a whip.
* WreathedInFlames: Flar, the Guardian of Fire.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Nihal and all the Half-Elves. [[spoiler: Also Aster.]]