23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
This page discusses the themes of the novels, and is spoiler-laden; we advise that you read the books before delving into this too deeply. (work in progress right now - excuse the dust!)
For us, alas, good is no less terrible than evil. We can only trust our honor and try to keep our balance.
SiblingsEver notice how many pairs of siblings there are in these books, and how their different sibling dynamics are such an important part of what drives the plot? Pairs of siblings that we have:
Your parents and upbringing don't define youNotice how all three of the will-be Tyr-ridan, the trinity of God avatars, are the children of the Fall, of Gerridon or Jamethiel Dream-weaver? And they were all created just to keep Gerridon immortal, to feed him with souls. And all their upbringings were evil in different ways; Jame in the Master's House, Torisen in the exiles' Keep with crazy, homicidal Ganth, and Kindrie with Rawneth and the Priests' College.