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''Fablehaven'' is a fantasy book series by Brandon Mull. It's kinda like ''Franchise/HarryPotter...'' except it's set in America, there's a SupernaturePreserve instead of a WizardingSchool, the two main characters are siblings instead of friends, and it replaces the NightmareFuel of the Death Eaters with the ParanoiaFuel that is the Society of the Evening Star. [[{{DisSimile}} So never mind]].

...Maybe we should start from the beginning.

The [[WomenAreWiser intelligent and measured Kendra Sorenson]] and her [[SiblingYinYang knuckleheaded younger brother Seth]] are shipped off to spend the summer with their paternal grandparents after their mother's parents are killed in an accident. (Part of their grandparent's will stipulated that a portion of their money be used to send their children on a cruise as a "parting gift.") Reeling from the loss, they don't expect to enjoy the trip much, but are pleasantly surprised to discover that their other grandparents live in a spacious mansion. They've also got a garden filled with more birds, insects, and flowers than anyone they've ever met. But after sipping some of the milk left out for the "birds," they learn the truth: The "birds and insects" are actually ''fairies!'' The milk enables them to see them in their true forms. Their grandfather reveals that they are actually caretakers of a wildlife preserve for magical creatures named Fablehaven. It's filled to the brim with colorful fairies, witty and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] fauns, GentleGiant golems, and a couple dangerous giants and trolls. Grandpa, along with his assistants Dale and Lena, offers to show the two siblings around the preserve, and begin to teach them the strange and exiciting ways of the magical reserves.

[[WhamEpisode Then everything goes to Hell.]]

A witch named Muriel nearly unleashes a demon and overthrows the preserve, and the Fairy Queen turns Kendra into an honorary fairy to save her life. But that's only the ''beginning'' of the trouble. There's an AncientConspiracy called the Society of the Evening Star out to overthrow Fablehaven--and all the other magical preserves--in search of [[PlotCoupon five magical artifacts of immense power]], which together make a key to open up a prison full of demons and blanket the world in darkness. They possess infinite patience--they'll spend ''thousands of years'' building up their credibility in one place before making a move--and a nearly innumerable number of [[TheMole moles]], which pop up in unexpected places. Kendra and Seth, having been dragged into the mess, must quickly discover a new way of life: Nowhere is safe. No one is trustworthy. AnyoneCanDie, and anyone can turn on you. The Society possesses near [[GambitRoulette omnipotence]], and can pop up to get you at any second. To make matters worse, most of the "magical creatures" quickly reveal themselves to be true animals (or very alien beings), and are nowhere near gentle dewy-eyed beings they are in most fairy tales.

Death and the society await around every corner. Will Kendra and Seth be able to work with their friends and prevent demons from destroying the world? Even moreso--will they ''survive?''
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!!'''This series provides examples of:'''

* AbhorrentAdmirer: In a rare male-on-female example, Kendra is stuck with the satyr Verl as her annoying admirer.
* [[ActionMom Action Grandma]]: Ruth Sorenson is rarely seen without her crossbow. Thank goodness.
* AffablyEvil: Torina in the fourth book.
* AllMythsAreTrue: Kendra and Seth have a very interesting discussion with Lena on this possibility in the first book. [[spoiler: By book 5, it seems there are few mythic creatures and beings that don't have real counterparts in the world of "whimsical" beings.]]
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: Nero the cliff troll, from the first book, is an oversized, humanoid reptile.
** In the fourth book, we meet a stupid mountain troll named Udnar and a hermit troll named Bubda.
** In the fifth book, the Singing Sisters use river trolls as guardians for their lair.
* AlwaysVSexy: Vanessa.
* AncientConspiracy: The Society of The Evening Star
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: The Sphinx]] has traits of Type I and Type II
* AnyoneCanDie
* BadassGrandpa: Grandpa and Grandma Sorenson have been working with magical creatures for decades; you do ''not'' mess with them. Grandma Ruth is the more obviously bad-ass one, but Grandpa Stan's no slouch either.
** Coulter Dixon is pretty tough, too, but he's more of TheSmartGuy.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Seth can telepathically speak to the undead, become invisible in even slight darkness, speak demonic languages, and ([[InformedAbility although he never does so]]) project fear, lower the temperature in a room, and cause dizzy spells. He's unquestionably one of the good guys. Although it's deconstructed a bit, as even his own family is worried about him going dark side and everyone else is amazed that a guy like him is on their side.
* BagOfHolding[=/=]{{Hammerspace}}: The transdimensional backpack.
* BaitTheDog: [[spoiler: Graulas, helping Seth and being an ally was all just to gain their trust, get healed, and hijack the BigBad possession with Luna.]]
* BalefulPolymorph: Fairies kept indoors at night turn into imps, which are sort of reverse fairies; both are quite vain, but where fairies are aware of how pretty they are and therefore good-natured in a shallow sort of way, imps are just as aware of how ugly they are, which makes them incredibly nasty.
** This also occasionally happens to the humans in the series--[[spoiler:the best example is Grandma's chicken transformation.]]
* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler: The five Eternals, which are the ''second'' barrier to opening Zzyzx.]]
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The Fairy Queen and her realm pull one on the entirety of the demons of Zzyzx when she lets them go into her realm, as she knows they will not be able to resist destroying it. Once they are inside, they realize that every other exit has been destroyed, and the Fairy Queen has closed off the entrance, trapping them again. To add insult to injury, the Fairy Queen has moved into Zzyzx, intending to make it her new realm.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kendra is a sweet, hesitant girl who hates touching weapons. She fights demons with powers verging on godhood, and it is they that fear her, with good reason. The best example comes in Book 5... [[spoiler: after the Demon King attacks Bracken, Kendra borrows Vasilis and cuts his head off. Yes, Kendra just killed the King of Demons.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The fairies to an extreme.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The Sphinx.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Albino!Tanu and Colter]] at the climax of ''Rise of the Evening Star.'' In [[spoiler: Tanu]]'s case, it's literal.
* BigGood: The Sphinx, leader of the Knights of the Dawn. [[spoiler: Don't you believe it for one. Damn. ''Second.'']]
** The Fairy Queen sometimes qualifies, at least in her benevolent moods.
* {{Bishonen}}: In book 5, ''Bracken.'' Tall, willowy, and with tons of beautiful silvery-white hair.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The knapsack in Book 4.
* BreathWeapon: Dragons. While we see a few breathing fire, most have a more unique breath weapon. [[spoiler:Navarog]] breathes molten metal, Siletta breathes poison, and dragon king Celebrant is described as having at least five separate breath weapons [[spoiler:and one made of pure energy is shown on Brogo in the fifth book.]] Subverted with Raxtus, whose breath makes plants grow.
* BrownNote: Dragons are so awesome, most people get mesmerized just by ''looking'' at them. [[spoiler: Raxtus]] is an exception, but he self-identifies as "lame."
* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler: Warren]] and Dale experience this at different levels. Dale is often harmed or rendered incapable of helping the team, e.g. [[spoiler:turned into a shadow, holed up in the barn when Graulas destroys the treaty, ''"Dale, I'm sorry you're stuck in a net".'']] And if one of the Knights gets hurt on a mission, it's probably [[spoiler:Warren.]] He's been [[spoiler:stabbed, clawed with harpy venom, trapped in an extradimensional space]]--you name it. The number of injuries he sustains through the series are just about incalculable.
* CasualDangerDialog: If anything ever fazes [[spoiler: Warren]], they haven't yet found it. Even when put up out of comission, he ''still'' tries to help.
* CatchPhrase: To Seth, ''everything'' is ''"Awesome!"''
* CerebusSyndrome: The first book is mostly lighthearted (and has a silly dust jacket to match, talking about fog troll dental work), and doesn't generally go beyond "just creepy enough for its target audience." Book 2, ''Rise of the Evening Star,'' is a lot darker... and Books 3 and 4, ''The Shadow Plague'' and ''The Dragon Sanctuary,'' officially hit '''That's Just ''Messed Up!''''' territory. Book 5 doesn't stop escalating the stakes until the very end.
* CharacterDevelopment: Seth--over the course of the series, he gradually learns to be a ''little'' less foolhardy and learns to think things through.
* ChekhovMIA: [[spoiler: Seth never does get to use his treasure from Wyrmroost.]] He actually realizes this and is highly disappointed by it, [[spoiler: but he considers using the growing tower to give Hugo a permanent home.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: In Book 5, [[spoiler: Grandma and Grandpa Larsen]]... from all the way back in ''Book 1!''
* CombatTentacles: The strips hanging off of Ephira's torn dress serve as this.
* [[ConjoinedTwins Conjoined Triplets]]: The Singing Sisters.
* CrazyAwesome: Patton Burgess is acknowledged as this in-universe. Seth's aiming for it, but he's not there yet.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: All of them. In ''Rise of The Evening Star'' it's [[spoiler: Errol getting mauled to death by the Guardian for the 'sands of sancity'. Vanessa drops him on purpose when he gets too heavy. In ''Grip of the Shadow Plague'' (which is significantly darker) it's several violent deaths in search of the artifact in the Lost Mesa, and then Lena's crushing death at the end]]. That's only a few examples! All the deaths are gory or sad.
* [[spoiler: Curb Stomp Battle: At the end of book 5: Seth to Graulas and Kendra to Gorgorg]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: It sure seems like Dark ''Is'' Evil at first--it's the creatures like trolls and imps who are all [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute antagonistic]]--but as Book 4, ''Dragon Sanctuary'' shows, even ''demons'' aren't ''all'' bad most of the time. A lot of the magical creatures--even the ostentiably "light" ones--fall into an obnoxiously ChaoticNeutral territory anyway.
** [[spoiler: As of Book 5, there are no such things as "neutral" demons. Poor Seth...]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Lots of people, Seth, Kendra and [[spoiler: Warren]] come to mind.
* DiabolusExMachina: The end of ''Rise of the Evening Star'' looks pretty happy. TheMole is under captivity, the BigGood's on top of things, EverybodyLives, and one of the magical artifacts has been recovered. [[spoiler: And then you find out: The Sphinx is nowhere ''near'' what he appears...]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: The end of Book 5. Three demons? Seriously?]]
** [[spoiler:Earlier, in book 2, we have the scene with the revenant, which may be viewed as even more awesome than the demon-killing in Book 5, considering that Seth had no special powers at the time and far less experience with the magical world.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Some of the Eternals are just plain fed up with immortality.]]
* DungeonCrawling : How one gets a key (or a key to a key to a key) out of a place of protection.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: After all the hell everyone goes through, Book 5 finally, ''finally'' has an unambiguously happy ending.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Averted like ''woah.'' The only reason [[spoiler: Vanessa]] is accepted "back" is desperation; they still don't wholly trust [[spoiler: her]]. Not to mention all the heck Seth gets.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: Lots of trolls and goblins sound "stupid," but that's only because most humans can't speak their language, Duggish.
* EmptyShell: What happens to victims of the revenant, and to those who use the Oculus unprepared.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: The Sphinx quickly starts working with the Knights once Graulas and Nagi Luna take control of things.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Sphinx.
* TheFairFolk
* FalseFlagOperation: The Society's Modus Operandi and one of the themes in the books. Set up a threat, and rescue them to gain trust [[spoiler: Errol, Vanessa, and the Sphinx all play this out.]]
* FantasticNatureReserve
* FantasticRacism: Centaurs are kind of bastards.
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FreakyIsCool: Kendra reacts to Raxtus like this, since he's one of the only nice dragons in the series.
* FromBadToWorse: ''Rise of the Evening Star'' is noticably darker, but things ''really'' start going downhill in ''The Shadow Plague.''
* GambitRoulette: Predicting the Society is an exercise in futility.
* GentleGiant: Tanu, the potion-maker. Hugo the golem counts, too.
* GetItOverWith: In Grip of the Shadow Plague, when [[spoiler:Patton Burgess]] defeats the centaur Broadhoof in single combat.
* {{Golem}}: Hugo. He initially starts out as just an "earthen automaton," but thanks to the fairies, he actually becomes a (slowly) thinking being.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: The Oculus does this. It's a lot like [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull the Crystal Skull]], when you think about it.
* GrandFinale: While Mull is extremely fond of escalating the stakes in each of his epic fantasy climaxes, the final book manages to leave them all in the dust. And ''every'' major plot thread is tied off neatly.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Raxtus chomps Gavin/Navarog clean in half in Book 4.]]
* [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster Have You Tried Not Being A Fairy Dragon]]: Raxtus. Poor guy.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: While other dragons have badass {{Breath Weapon}}s, the ability to freeze humans with just a glance, and enormous size, Raxtus is small, shiny, and has sharp claws. In Book 5, we find out that [[spoiler:his shiny scales act as an almost impenetrable armor.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: After being TheMole, [[spoiler: Vanessa decides to become a bona fide good guy.]] It's also a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal, because [[spoiler: she feels as if the Sphinx abandoned her.]]
** [[spoiler: The Sphinx also pulls a HeelFaceTurn after Graulus takes control of the Society.]]
** [[spoiler:When the fairies reprogrammed Mendigo to serve the heroes.]]
* HeroicAlbino: Warren Burgess. [[spoiler: He wasn't born an albino; his hair ''literally'' went white with shock when he tried to take on the revenant protecting the artifact.]]
* HeroicBSOD
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Lena in ''Shadow Plague.'']]
* IdiotHero: Seth wouldn't be out of place in a {{shonen}} anime, the way he acts. Unlike a lot of ''shonen'' heroes, though, Seth regularly gets called for it.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Vasilis
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Tanu, Coulter, and Vanessa all stick by Kendra and Seth happily [[spoiler: though Vanessa does eventually [[TheMole turn on them.]]]] Vanessa and Kendra especially seem to bond in a CoolBigSis way [[spoiler: and she's genuinely happy to see Kendra when she's released]].
* InterspeciesRomance: Patton and Lena. [[spoiler: Ephira Burgess is later revealed as the tragic victim of one gone wrong. Also, Kendra and Bracken, should their friendship deepen into such. And Mull hints quite strongly that it will. It ''also'' comes out in Book 5 that Vanessa likes Warren, so there are shades of this between them, though not as obvious as with Kendra and Bracken.]]
* IronicHell: [[spoiler: The Sphinx's punishment for trying to unleash demons on the world? He becomes one of the {{Barrier Maiden}}s who keep it closed, meaning he would have to kill himself to see his dream come to pass.]]
* JerkJock: WordOfGod is that this was the idea around which the centaurs were designed. And if the centaurs are the nasty jocks who push people around, the satyrs are their easygoing frat boy counterparts.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: And boy it it a doozy--taking up a whole chapter. Notable in that [[spoiler: The Sphinx]] never really suffers as a result of ''this'' particular conversation.
* LivingBodysuit: The narcoblixes can do this to sleeping people.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: [[spoiler: Of the three eternals, Marcus is clearly WhoWantsToLiveForever, and Civia is ProperlyParanoid and regards her immortality as a duty, Roon, though never met while he was alive, seemed to be this, getting together a group of people to hunt and fight all sorts of monsters, and to continue these hunts because he was immortal.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Tends to happen with the children of caretakers/Knights; first their parents must find out if their children are caretaker material, and if the answer is "no," they're locked out of the loop forever. However, as Stan notes, ignorance is protection in this case.
* KissingCousins: OK, so nothing ever ''actually'' comes of it, but throughout Book 2, Kendra harbors a bit of a PrecociousCrush on [[spoiler: Warren]], who is in fact her distant cousin.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Tanu does this occasionally, as well as the cat/lynx/panther from Book 2.
* TheMasquerade: To most people, magical creatures look like ordinary things; they have a built-in WeirdnessCensor. Magic milk, as well as Kendra's fairy-sight, can see through it.
* MauveShirt: Several Knights are named and accompany them on missions, like Dougan, Vincent, Aaron and Mara. Some Society troops also have minor importance, like the Kobold [[spoiler: and Errol]].
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Patton Burgess married a naiad; even after becoming "human," she still lived on for a long time without really aging. [[spoiler: Kendra and Bracken also fall hard for each other, but as they openly acknowledge, there's a lot against them. During the GrandFinale's denouement, they both acknowledge that they need some time to get to know each other--and Kendra needs time to mature--before they can really solidify anything.]]
* TheMole: Great gravy! [[spoiler: The Sphinx]] is the most prominent example, but the first major one is [[spoiler: Vanessa]], and [[spoiler: Gavin, AKA Navarog]], shows his TrueColors at either the worst or best possible time.
* TheMonolith: There's a reason the Australian preserve is called Obsidian Waste--it's because of the huge obsidian monolith where the Translocator is kept.
* MoodWhiplash: The series combines DeadpanSnarker-esque humor with plenty of death-defying and ParanoiaFuel. It's simultaneously silly and horrifying.
* MrViceGuy: Coulter, who despite being [[TheSmartGuy extremely intelligent]] and exceptionally gentlemanly, still retains a touch of "misguided chivalry"-style sexism (he won't put a woman in danger). He seems to lighten up as time goes by, though, and eventually seems to grudgingly admit that Kendra (and Ruth!) can hold their own.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Raxtus, the self-proclaimed "lamest of the dragons."
* NobleDemon: [[spoiler: Graulas. He makes Seth into a shadow charmer in ''Dragon Sanctuary.'' Unfortunately for Seth, he finds out in the next book that it was mere circumstances that truly kept Graulas' innately evil nature in check, not any genuine desire to restrain himself.]]
* NotNowKiddo: Thankfully averted. The adults are GenreSavvy enough to know that the idea of a creature that the underage can see but the adults can't is completely plausible on a magical preserve.
-->'''Tanu''':Just because I can't see it doesn't mean you don't.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Seth and the Sphinx: Both shadow charmers. The Sphinx, however, has a bad case of hubris.]]
* OminousOwl: The owl-like astrids in Book 4 are pretty dang creepy, at first.
* OneGenderRace: The Fairies are exclusively female. [[spoiler: Though book 4 reveals it wasn't ''always'' that way...]]
** Despite the fact that Kendra thinks the astrids look neither male nor female, they [[spoiler: all turn into big buff men in book 5, so they technically qualify.]]
* OneWingedAngel:
** The cat/lynx/panther in Book 2 does this ''8 times''.
** Tanu's growth potion.
** [[spoiler:Gavin's dragon form.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* ParentalObliviousness: In spite of all attempts to avert this by the grandparents, since birth Kendra's mother and father have been blissfully unaware of the magical world the rest of the family is deeply ingrained in.
** It should be noted that in cases where family members do not strike them as being Caretaker material, they deliberately make sure the clues will be hidden. Innocence of the existence of magical creatures is (almost) a 100% foolproof way of being protected from them.
* PerversePuppet: Mendigo, Muriel's supernaturally strong puppet minion. [[spoiler: After she's gone and her magic fades, he becomes good. But it isn't really a HeelFaceTurn, since he has no mind.]]
* RedPillBluePill
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: Poor Neil]] and [[spoiler: Dougan...]]
** Book 5, meanwhile, [[spoiler: introduces a whole parcel of characters near the very beginning who get killed just as quickly. Ouch.]]
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Oh Coulter... * sniff* ]]
* ScaledUp: [[spoiler:Gavin/Navarog]]
* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: [[spoiler:The transdimensional backpack serves as this for Warren at the end of the fourth book and the beginning of the fifth book.]]
* SequelEscalation: WordOfGod states Mull wrote the series so the books would "build on each other in fun ways". Book 1 is pretty tame compared to the rest, with everything but the first few pages taking place at the titular preserve. By the fifth book, maybe 50% of the story happens at Fablehaven, and the characters see [[spoiler:Obsidian Waste and Living Mirage, two more of the five secret preserves.]]
* ShooOutTheClowns: Quite surprisingly averted by Newel and Doren in book five. They stick around for the last battle, fight bravely, and, though their accomplishments are those of secondary characters, fight bravely and survive. Before the final battle, they do mention they know they are going to their probable deaths and would have ditched long ago if not for some pesky nobility that snuck into their characters. Yet they still come out with some great wingers even during all this--and while some of it is to help keep spirits up and the like, some of it is just them. Their battle cry is "for Frito-Lay" after all...
* ShoutOut: A possible subtle reference to ''DungeonsAndDragons'' occurs in the third book, in which the heroes are attacked by a blue dragon that breathes lightning.
* SiblingYinYang: Kendra's the smart, thoughtful sibling who doesn't like taking risks; Seth's the obnoxious one with more energy than brains. [[spoiler: In the fourth book, it becomes ''literal'' yin yang, as Kendra embodies light by being fairykind and Seth embodies darkness by being a shadow charmer.]]
* SleepModeSize: Olloch the Glutton. To contain him, he was shrunk into a tiny stone statue of himself. If you feed him, he awakens, starts eating anything in his path, and grows at an incredible rate. He only reverts to statue form if he eats the person who fed him (though apparently he doesn't shrink again). At the beginning of the second book, Seth gets tricked into feeding Olloch, [[spoiler:who eventually catches up with him and swallows him. Fortunately, at the time he gets eaten, Seth is wearing an impenetrable cocoon, so Olloch reverts to statue form and Seth passes through the digestive system and escapes with his life.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: The Sphinx]] had an unstoppable plan, with every contingency planned, against which the heroes were powerless - except that they never anticipated that Seth would inadvertently [[spoiler: free the demon Graulas]], causing them to lose control of the plan.
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: The Chronometer from Book 3, temporarily bringing Patton Burgess into the present day--which leads him to WriteBackToTheFuture. This also allows the characters to visit him in the past a few times in book 5.]]
* SurpriseCreepy: [[CoversAlwaysLie Damn kid-friendly covers.]]
* SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands: You never know when the Society is spying on you. [[spoiler: They eventually gain the Oculus, which ''literally'' lets them see anything.]]
* TakenForGranite: Happens several times. Dale is briefly turned into a life-sized lead statue. Olloch the Glutton is also trapped as a statue until someone feeds him. When he eats that person, he reverts back to statue form.
* TheUnfavorite: Raxtus. His brothers rule over preserves, and he's been disowned for being "too fairylike". If it weren't for the fact that Celebrant is fully aware that it's his fault Raxtus is like this, he'd have let the other dragons kill him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Just in case things are getting ''too'' angsty, you can count on the satyrs Newel and Doren to pop in to provide a bit of PluckyComicRelief.
** "We were just being [[IncrediblyLamePun satirical.]]"
*** "Frito Lay!"
* ThresholdGuardians: The dungeons are typically full of them.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler: Seth throws Vasilis to kill Nagi Luna. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the sword seems to have a life of its own, and it ''told'' Seth to throw it.]]
* TraumaCongaLine
* WasOnceAMan: Happens occasionally. For example, [[spoiler:Ephira.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: The Sphinx sees his intentions as good, but according to the Fairy Queen he's also driven by a lust for power and control.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[MauveShirt Aaron Stone]], the Knight's Pilot, was last seen dropping them off at the Obsidian Waste, when the trap was sprung, he was still waiting for the group at the airfield, and a bunch of Zombies were sent to kill him. Warren admits to calling him and warning him about the trap, and he isn't seen among the undead (unlike their other victim), so implicitly he survives, but never appears again.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler: Some of the Eternals haven't dealt with immortality well at all.]]
* TheWoobie: Raxtus from Book 4 is one of these in-universe; Kendra's initial reaction toward him after first hearing his story is a strong desire to hug him.It is worth mentioning he is a dragon the size of a minivan.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: WordOfGod admits that his real-life little brother is impetuous in the same way Seth is, and while they're not ''exactly'' the same person, they're very close.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Ephira]] turns out to be this in the third book.
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