''Miserere: An Autumn Tale'' is a dark fantasy novel by Teresa Frohock. In the Woerld, they keep endless guard to prevent {{Hell}} from escaping to attack Earth. But Catarina has instead made a deal with a devil and is going to unleash them. Her captive brother Lucian takes a chance to escape, and has to rescue a foundling -- a character brought from Earth -- by magic he is forbidden to use, which sets the opposing forces against him as well.
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!!Tropes included
* AllMythsAreTrue: Any religion can hold off the demons.
* AndIMustScream: Implied with the Rosa.
* BearerOfBadNews: Raechel tells Lucian, and has him tell Lindsey.
* BloodMagic: Names written in blood are especially powerful.
* CainAndAbel: Lucian and Catarina.
* CharmPerson: Catarina gains a voice that causes this.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: One character warns against trusting this trope.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Catarina inflicts it.
* CoolSword: Don't steal their swords. It doesn't work for you.
* DamselInDistress
* DealWithTheDevil: Catarina has struck one
* DistressedDude: Lucian
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Most people in Woerld can't dream. If you dream, it is prophetic.
* DueToTheDead: Rachael does it for Lucian's sake, not the dead woman's.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Catarina's amulet
* EvilUncle: Lucian and Catarina's back story
* {{Familiar}}: Cerebus.
* AFriendInNeed: Lucian to Lindsey
* GardenOfEvil: The Rosa. Only [[spoiler:without the evil]].
* [[GladToBeAliveSex Glad To Be Alive Kiss]]: They remember their past in time for it to stop.
* GoOnWithoutMe
* GreenEyedMonster: Catarina
* TheHedgeOfThorns: The Rosa's purpose.
* {{Herald}}: A priest sends Lucian on his escape.
* HumanSacrifice: Catarina's plan.
* IKnowYourTrueName: Part of the magic
* ItsAllAboutMe: Catarina
* ItWasAGift
* LightEmUp: The light spell
* LightIsGood: Only good guys can cast the light spell.
* LikeASonToMe: What John had said to Lucian when he was convicted.
* LoveTriangle: A sister and lover toward Lucian -- because Catarina insisted on it.
* MagicFeather: Lucian explains that Lindsey is the source of the power, not the Psalter, which he merely gave her to help her focus.
* {{Mordor}}: The Barren
* NaiveNewcomer: Lindsey
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* ParentalSubstitute: Lindsey explicitly contrasts Lucian's pride in her with her own father.
* PeacefulInDeath: Rachael thinks on the aversion.
* PowerOfLove: Matthew's ghost tells Lucian that God's power, based on love, is stronger.
* ThePromise: Lucian's, to his sister.
* ProtectiveCharm: Lucian tells Lindsey that the Psalter is this.
* {{Protectorate}}: Catarina to Lucian. This is a problem.
* RuleOfThree: Lucian denies Catarina three times.
* ScarsAreForever: Lucian's limp
* ShroudedInMyth: The Rosa. Lucian picks the most palatable explanation of the fate of those it trapped for Lindsey; turns out that none of them are true.
* SoProudOfYou: Lindsey picks this up when he tells her she's Katharos.
* TearsOfBlood: Katharos shed them on contact with the Fallen
* TearsOfFear: Lindsey asks if you're whiney to shed them.
* TearsOfJoy: At one point, Lucian think he could shed them.
* ThickerThanWater: An argument Catarina uses on Lucian
* TitleDrop
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Everyone who comes through the Veil.
* UnableToCry: It takes Lucian some time [[spoiler:after he kills Catarina.]]
* TheUnFavourite: Lindsey
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Rachael refuses an offer from Caleb that he do something alone because she would know she wasn't there.
* WhenTreesAttack: The Rosa moves.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Characters are brought into the Woerld, but never out.
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