Written by Clive Barker
is the tale about the five dominions that make up the system of the Imajica. Earth is the fifth and is separated from the other four, which are unlike our own.
Tropes found in Imajica
- Adult Fear: The child under your protection is abducted, raped, and murdered.
- Alien Sky:
- The Fifth Dominion is Earth.
- The Fourth Dominion has a greenish gold sky during the day and it takes on a purple hue at night.
- The Third Dominion has Binary Suns.
- The Second Dominion has a comet for a sun.
- Aliens Speaking English: Sort of; these creatures are from other worlds. Some of them speak their own language, but many of them speak English, sometimes with an accent.
- Alternate Universe: The other four Dominions.
- Amnesiac Hero: Gentle, by his own request.
- Ancient Conspiracy: The Tabula Rasa, who are trying to prevent the Reconciliation of the Dominions.
- Another Dimension: Again, the other Dominions.
- Antihero: Gentle is a womanizer, hedonist and a copycat artist.
- Anyone Can Die
- Back from the Dead: Estabrook, and Dowd several times. Both of them end up dead again later on.
- Cain and Abel: Charlie Estabrook and Oscar Godolphin.
- Later on Gentle and the Autarch Sartori.
- Cloning Blues: Judith is the clone of Quaisoir and the Autarch is the clone of Gentle.
- The Chosen One
- Dark Fantasy
- Dawn of an Era
- Die or Fly: This is how Gentle discovers his powers, known as the pneuma.
- Doorstopper: With the appendix included, it clocks in at about 900 pages.
- The Fog of Ages: Gentle and Judith can only remember the last ten years. Subverted with Gentle, who asked Pie to make him that way.
- God Is Evil
- Heroic BSOD: Gentle. A couple of minor ones early on, then Little Ease gets its hooks into him...
- I Have Many Names: Gentle is also known as John Furie Zacharias, the Reconciler, Sartori, and many other names.
- Infant Immortality: Averted several times.
- Morality Pet: If it weren't for Quaisoir, and later Judith, the Autarch believes he probably would have been an even worse tyrant.
- Numbered Homeworld
- Really 700 Years Old: Gentle. Also, Pie.
- Running Gag: The Merrow Ti' Ti'.