'''''Engines of Creation''''' is FantasyLiterature revolving on the lives of eight thousand small-town Canadians as they find themselves suddenly and irrevocably stuck in the Pactlands, a land that still abides by the rules of steel, magick and blood.
* A WebSerialNovel series by EJ Spurrell which can be read for free online starting with the first novel, [[http://ejspurrell.com/category/fiction/children-of-the-halo/ Children of the Halo]].
** Ryan performs songs by the Smashing Pumpkins, Finger Eleven and more to several groups within the Disputed Lands and Halen, including in front of an audience in Arronay.
** Lily introduces Arie to Metallica
** Bayne develops a fondness for dubstep.
* BackgroundMagicField: The Veil is an example of this trope.
** Quick uses Terra's digital camera to capture evidence of conspiracy by Izon Dueck.
** A surveillance camera with a live feed is set up directly in the center of a Vectoran war camp.
* CivilizedAnimal: The Tyl, the Featherclaw and the El'Dar
* ClusterFBomb: Lily swears at Phearon Tome. A lot.
* ElementalPowers: Pyromagi, Aquamagi, Aeromagi, Geomagi, Voltimagi and others have control over the elements.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The Featherclaw and the Spiketeeth are examples of this trope.
* FaintingSeer: Terra crashes her quad into a tree after having a seizure induced by a vision.
* FunctionalMagic: The various forms of magi have practical applications for their gifts.
* KickTheDog: Ryde kills Mis in a shockingly cruel display.
* LeParkour: Boomer is quite adept at Parkour.
* MedievalStasis: Despite making several advances one thousand years in the past, the Pactlands is still largely medieval, mostly due to the Council's control over the flow of information.
* ReluctantMadScientist: Mike Sephalon, the Blue Seer.
* SirSwearsalot: Gerald Boone and Lily Rasmussen.
* TheChosenOne: Terra is given powers that have not been seen for a thousand years. Also, it can be argued that the entire town of Dunsmith are in essence Chosen Ones.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: The town of Dunsmith is trapped in the Disputed Lands.
** Terra is consistently snapping pictures during her trip, surprising many of the locals.
** Terra shows Silvereye a Bic lighter, and teaches Quick how to use her camera.
** The group that enters Halen does so riding modern All-Terrain Vehicles.
** Anastae is bombed by modern aircraft.