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YMMV: Spellsinger
  • Crazy Awesome
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome:
    • Jon-Tom summoning M'nemaxa at the Battle of the Jo-Troom Gate.
    • Roseroar is pretty much a walking CMOA, but highlights include how she breaks Mudge and Jon-Tom out of Malderpot's jail and how she eliminates Corroboc.
    • Mudge's insult-fest that brings down the cage of insults.
    • Talea's rant against Braglob after she is freed from his compulsion.
    I wouldn't leave now even if you agreed to it. I've been used. I feel used. I want to make that unseen bastard pay. He almost had me killed, which isn't so bad. But he tried to make you do it. That's dirty. I don't like dirt, Jon-Tom. I like clean. There's something up there that needs cleaning up.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The entirety of Mudge and Weegee's relationship is this. The moment when Jon-Tom gets to listen to Couvier Coulb's collection of gneechee music, and learns that Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janice Joplin have all continued to create incredible music after death, is both this and quite the Tear Jerker.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Think Narnia on an unholy combination of pot and Viagra.
  • Ugly Cute: Baby Weavers in Hour of the Gate. Despite being a pack of poisonous spiders, they're as open and curious as any children, and quickly develop affection for Jon-Tom and the party.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: The premise sounds cute until you realize the books are full of graphic violence, foul language, drug use, and references to furry sex.
  • The Woobie:
    • Folly. Not only is she an orphan who has lived her whole life in slavery to Corroboc and his pirates, but she just continually gets put through hardship after hardship—getting mugged, getting taken to the Friends of the Street, getting kidnapped and ensorcelled by Jalwar/Zancresta, and finally sent to kill herself in a lava tube. Her persistence in pursuing Jon-Tom aside, one can hope she was finally able to make a good life for herself after they returned with her to the Bellwoods (or wherever she went).
    • To some degree, so is Braglob, the Big Bad from book five.
    • Stoic Woobie: Cautious, once it's revealed he lost his family in a storm.

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