Hilari Bell is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. Her works include the KnightAndRogueSeries (currently ''The Last Knight'', ''Rogue's Home'', and ''Player's Ruse''), the FarsalaTrilogy, ''A Matter of Profit'', and several other sci-fi and fantasy works for children, young adults, and (in ''Navohar,'' which featured a forty-year-old-plus woman geneticist as its lead) adults.

She's notable for not only creating strong characters but entire new worlds, complete with ecosystems, religions, laws, inter-species tensions, and so on with every new book or series.

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!!Works by Hilari Bell with their own trope pages include:

* ''FarsalaTrilogy''
* ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''
* ''Literature/TheGoblinWood''

!!Other works by Hilari Bell provide examples of:

* ActionGirl: Pretty much all her central heroines eventually fall into this category sooner or later.
* AllMenArePerverts: When Raven is traveling with Kelsa as a boy in ''Trickster's Girl'' she mentions that he's cute once and he's only described again to explain his different transformations. When he becomes a girl in order to work with Jason an incredible amount of attention goes towards her butt and the fact that she's naked after transforming.
* ArrangedMarriage: Sabri is engaged to marry Prince Dravik, the emperor's heir and an all-around creep. Her brother spends most of the book trying to get her out of it. [[spoiler: He fails, and she takes matters into her own hands.]]
* CannotTellALie: Ahvren in ''A Matter of Profit'', part of his PTSD after fighting in a war.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Subverted by Makenna in ''The Goblin Wood''.
* {{Demythtification}}: Hilari Bell loves this. Comparing what actually happened to the stories about what happened is all over her books.
* TheEmpire: The Hrum in the Farsla Trilogy
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Something she loves to constantly lampshade in her books.
* FieryRedhead: Sabri; Ahvren lampshades it by remembering an old myth that red-haired Vivitare are the descendants of a volcano god.
* GenderBender: Raven, in order to more effectively deal with the shift to a male lead in ''Traitor's Son'', becomes a girl.
* GenreSavvy: Most of her characters are smart enough to take note of what's going on - unless they're being too clever for their and the plot's own good, at which point they become WrongGenreSavvy.
* GoingNative: ''Farsala'', ''Navohar,'' one of the major points of ''A Matter of Profit.''
* HappilyAdopted: Although Sabri's relationship with her adoptive parents has soured by the time of ''A Matter of Profit'', she and her brother Ahvren remain close.
* HumansAreWarriors: In ''Songs of Power'', Imina warns [[spoiler: the whales]] that if they plan on destroying humanity they should be ready for one hell of a [[strike: fight]] war on their hands. At the very least, it would be a PyrrhicVictory for them if they tried.
* HumansByAnyOtherName: The Vivitare in ''A Matter of Profit''.
* KingIncognito: Edoran, in ''Crown of Earth''
* LampshadeHanging: In ''Shielf of Stars'' Weasle expresses his doubt that they'll find a hidden tunnel in the castle, since that only happens in bad 3 book novels. They promplty find a hidden tunnel.
* LordErrorProne: ''A Matter of Profit'', ''Knight & Rogue'', ''The Prophecy''...
* LoveableRogue: This has got to be Bell's favorite trope.
* MagicAntidote: Anomaly 1 in ''Navohar'' which doubles as the MacGuffin.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: ''The Goblin Wood'', what else?
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: Both subverted and played straight in ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Prophecy]]''.
* ProudWarriorRace: The Vivitare in ''A Matter of Profit'' and the Deghans in ''The FarsalaTrilogy''
* PyrrhicVictory: She uses this one a lot.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A staple in all of her works.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Most prominent in ''The Wizard Test''.
* TalkingWeapon: ''The Prophecy''.
* TakingAThirdOption: Many cases since most of her protagonists are savvy enough to think outside the box.
* TeenGenius: Makenna in ''The Goblin Wood'' turns out to be a military genius.
* TrickTwist: About the only book that ''doesn't'' contains a trick twist or five is ''Songs of Power'', and that's because the twist is revealed on the ''[[TrailersAlwaysSpoil cover]]''.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: ''Knight and Rogue'' alternates telling the story from Michael's and Fisk's points of view, the Farsala trilogy between Soraya, Kavi, and Jiaan, and ''The Goblin Wood'' between Makenna and Tobin.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: This is Raven's favorit trope in ''Trickster's Girl''. Whenever Kelsa tries to point out that even if he's trying to compliment her, she finds the condenscending way he talks about humans while doing so to be incredibly insulting, he seems to just not get what the problem is.

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