Literature / Moonheart

A fantasy story by Charles de Lint set in Ottawa, Canada. It begins with Sara Kendall finding a mysterious bag bequeathed to the antique shop where she works. Soon she, the residents of Tamson House, and several members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are involved in a convoluted and magical story.

Zero Context Examples are commented out. There are a lot of them.


The book contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Arguably, all of the women in the final stand
  • Bears Are Bad News: Inverted with the totems, and subverted because wolverines are also called devil bears, which compose the Tragg'a partly.
  • Came Back Strong: It's revealed Mal'ek'a has been killed two times before, and came back stronger.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Nom de tout!" and "Lord lifting Jesus!" are two of Kieran's favorites
  • Deflector Shield: Created by the House.
  • Duel to the Death: Although a bit of a twist on it.
  • Magical Native American: Basically every First Nations person that appears is a shaman of some sort or another.
  • Meaningful Name: Kieran's last name is Foy, which means raven. Guess what his totem turns out to be?
  • Oh Look, More Rooms!: Tamson House is a good example. It's a mansion that takes up a city block, but looks like a series of townhouses from the outside. That's without going into how one can reach multiple spirit worlds from within it.
  • One-Word Title


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