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Literature: The Rise Of Atlantis Light And Darkness
Volume III of The Spectral Chronicles. 19 years have passed since the defeat of the Grand Duke Mephistopheles. Peace has at long last returned to planet Earth. But the Empire of Pandemonium shall have none of it. A shadowy cult led by two of William/Mephistopheles's sons, Ramirez and Octavius, resurrect the deadliest enemy the Stone Cutters have ever known: the Dark Stone Cutters. The battle for the safety of the world becomes much harder, as not only must Demetrios and his friends and allies, both old and new, defeat the Dark Stone Cutters. There is one amongst them he and Lily must rescue from their unholy clutches, someone from their past...
Automaton Horses: Sort of. While the Champions of the Light do go on a very long journey, they stop to rest now and then.
The Bad Guy Wins: The Dark Stone Cutters' attack on Kingsport goes successfully.
Blasphemous Boast: A couple of villainous versions. During the attack on Kingsport, the Dark Stone Cutters shout "Even your precious God will fear us!", and during the final battle in Atlantis, Demon Fang tells Zasedis "God shall die!"
Blood Magic: The curse Anturoc uses on Luke. That is, Anturoc cuts out the part of Luke's spectral body that's analogous to his heart, and plunges a ceremonial dagger into the gemstone to control him and turn him evil.
Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: The familiars' battle forms (even though only Zephorius's is a true dinosaur, Allosaurus; Darulai's is a Megaloceros and Xeoiphe's is a Deinosuchus). In addition, when Atlantis is revived, the continent becomes populated with dinosaurs, while Plesiosaurus and Mosasaurus ride the seas again.
Kick the Dog: The Dark Stone Cutters do plenty of it in Kingsport. Sastiana prevents a later one by evacuating the farm and zoo animals along with the civilians. As she puts it, the Dark Stone Cutters would attack them to demoralize the Stone Cutters.
Overlord Jr.: Ramirez and Octavius are the sons of William, a.k.a. Mephistopheles.
Rearing Horse: Frederick actually uses this as a combat technique.
Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Subverted. Zephorius and Xeoiphe are very heroic in addition to friendly and willing familiars. The dinosaurs reappearing on Atlantis is a sign that the continent is healed.
Sealed Evil in a Can: The Dark Stone Cutters, in probably the biggest can there is: Atlantis/Acheron.
Society Marches On: Discussed. While exploring the jungles of India, Frederick notes that in the past, such as the 18th Century he originally hailed from, tropical rainforests were regarded with fear instead of wonder.
Swamps Are Evil: Subverted. When Atlantis is revived, a swamp resembling the Florida Everglades marks the location the demon Xelriel fell. As Lily puts it, from death came life.