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* BiTheWay: Nona admits to having a crush on both Arabella and Regal, not to mention Sister Apple.


* RedBaron: [[spoiler: Sister Cage the Shadowless]]

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* RedBaron: [[spoiler: Sister Cage the Shadowless]]AnyoneCanDie: Typical for a Mark Lawrence work.
* BattleCouple: Sisters Apple and Kettle.


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* KillSat: [[spoiler:What the Moon turns out to be, and used with extreme effect in ''Holy Sister''.]]


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* RedBaron: [[spoiler: Sister Cage the Shadowless]]


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Some of the powers gifted by the old blood cause people to age faster than normal.


* RedBaron: [[]spoiler: Sister Cage the Shadowless]

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* RedBaron: [[]spoiler: [[spoiler: Sister Cage the Shadowless]Shadowless]]

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* RedBaron: [[]spoiler: Sister Cage the Shadowless]


* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Surprisingly averted. Raymel Tacsis and his son Thuran are the richest men in the Corridor but they can't buy the Church or the Empire who get annoyed at their presumption. [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules It actually works against them as both the Archons and Emperor side with Nona because they're annoyed at the presumption they can be bought.]]

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* ScienceFantasy: Magic and demons abound, but the moon is actually a giant focus mirror put in orbit around the planet to keep the ice from swallowing it, and humans arrived in spaceships (which may or may not be magic themselves).
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Surprisingly averted. Raymel Tacsis and his son Thuran are the richest men in the Corridor Corridor, but they can't ''completely'' buy the Church or the Empire who get annoyed at their presumption.TheEmpire. [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules It actually works against them as both the Archons and Emperor side with Nona because they're annoyed at the presumption they can be bought.]]



* TrueCompanions: Nona treats all friendships like this due to never been able to connect to anyone before.

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* TrueCompanions: Nona treats all friendships like this due to never been able to connect to anyone before. Sister Kettle warns her that not everyone is the same way, and she would do well to consider more carefully who she trusts this far.



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* CameBackWrong: If someone is fatally wounded, it's possible to magically prevent their soul from passing on while healers work to fix their body. Unfortunately, the longer this takes, the likelier it is that ''something'' will notice and [[DemonicPossession decide to hitch a ride back]]. [[spoiler: Happens to Raymel.]]


* BadAss: All the nuns, but especially the Red Sisters. Lano Tacsis brings two hundred soldiers to kill ''one'' nun and [[spoiler: it's not enough. The ''only'' reason Sister Thorn loses that fight is because Clera sided with the Tacsis.]]

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* BadAss: All the nuns, but especially the Red Sisters. Lano Tacsis brings two hundred soldiers to kill ''one'' nun and [[spoiler: it's not enough. The ''only'' reason Sister Thorn loses that fight is because Clera sided with the Tacsis.]]


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* DoNotCallMePaul: Abbess Glass repeatedly reminds the High Priest that her name is Glass now, not Shella.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: All the Sisters, as they take the names of objects once they take their vows to emphasize how they are set apart from the world. Twice over in the case of Sister Mop, who is actually Sister Chrysanthemum.


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* TerrorHero: Sister Cage. Everyone is terrified of her, and for good reason.


* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Surprisingly averted. Raymel Tacsis and his son Thuran are the richest men in the Corridor but they can't buy the Church or the Empire who get annoyed at their presumption. [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules It actually works against them as both the Archons and Emperor side with Nona just because they're annoyed at the presumption they can be bought.]]

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Surprisingly averted. Raymel Tacsis and his son Thuran are the richest men in the Corridor but they can't buy the Church or the Empire who get annoyed at their presumption. [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules It actually works against them as both the Archons and Emperor side with Nona just because they're annoyed at the presumption they can be bought.]]


* NunTooHoly: Not all of the Red Sisters are particularly enamored of the Ancestor.

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* NunTooHoly: Not all of the Red Sisters are particularly enamored of the Ancestor.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Averted surprisingly. Raymel Tacsis and his son Thuran are the richest men in the Corridor but they can't buy the Church or the Empire who get annoyed at their presumption. [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules It actually works against them twice as the Archons and Emperor both side with Nona just because they're annoyed at the idea they can be bought.]]

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Averted surprisingly.Surprisingly averted. Raymel Tacsis and his son Thuran are the richest men in the Corridor but they can't buy the Church or the Empire who get annoyed at their presumption. [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules It actually works against them twice as both the Archons and Emperor both side with Nona just because they're annoyed at the idea presumption they can be bought.]]


* TrueCompanions: Nona treats all friendships like this.

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* TrueCompanions: Nona treats all friendships like this.
this due to never been able to connect to anyone before.
* WolverineClaws: [[spoiler: Nona is able to conjure six-inch long invisible blades from her hands, able to cut open chainmail armor with ease.]]


* MadeASlave: What happens to Nona in the beginning as she and many other children are sold by their parents for the possibilities inherent in their blood. [[spoiler:Averted in Nona's case as it was the only way to get her away from her village as no one owned the means to take her far enough.]]

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* MadeASlave: What happens to Nona in the beginning as she and many other children are sold by their parents for the possibilities inherent in their blood. [[spoiler:Averted [[spoiler:Subverted in Nona's case as it was the only way to get her away from her village as no one owned the means to take her far enough.]]

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