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The third UrbanFantasy novel in the ''Literature/CraftSequence'' by Max Gladstone.

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The third UrbanFantasy novel in the ''Literature/CraftSequence'' by Max Gladstone.Creator/MaxGladstone.


* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The priests of Kavekana [[spoiler:literally made their goddess by accident.]]

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* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The priests of Kavekana [[spoiler:literally made make their goddess by accident.profession out of building “idols”, not-quite-sentient mini-gods that fulfill the same purpose as offshore bank accounts for wealthy clients. [[spoiler:The highest tiers of the priesthood have a vested interest in covering up the fact that putting all those mini-gods together ended up accidentally bootstrapping a real god into existence.]]


* ProphecyTwist: Before the beginning of the God Wars, there was a prophecy that the gods would return and the islands would be crowned with light. People took this to mean the gods were going to win--not so much. However, the prophecy still comes true. [[spoiler: The only god to return was Mako, aka Makawe, and the islands are "crowned with light" when Cat triggers the flashbang spells she drew all over.]]

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* ProphecyTwist: Before the beginning of the God Wars, there was a prophecy that the gods would return bearing the world’s treasures and the islands would be crowned with light. People took this to mean the gods were going to win--not so much. However, the prophecy still comes true. [[spoiler: The only god to return was Mako, aka Makawe, and the islands are "crowned with light" when Cat triggers the flashbang spells she drew all over. The “treasure” is all the money Kavekana holds as an international tax haven for the rich and powerful.]]

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* GodInHumanForm: [[spoiler:Mako, aka Makawe, was trapped in a human body after nearly dying in the Wars.]]


!!''Two Serpents Rise'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''Two Serpents Rise'' !!''Full Fathom Five'' provides examples of the following tropes:


* ChekhovsGun: At one point, Kai offhandedly mentions that she's trans. This becomes important later when she is [[spoiler: trapped inside a Penitent. Because she's ''already'' used to the whole world telling her she's something she's not, it can't break her.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: At one point, Kai offhandedly mentions that she's trans. This becomes important later when she is [[spoiler: trapped inside a Penitent. Because she's ''already'' used to the whole world telling her she's something she's not, she can resist it can't break her.better than most.]]


* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The priests of Kavekana [[spoiler:literally made their goddess on accident.]]

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** [[spoiler:The scar that Teo has from nearly being sacrificed by Temoc in ''Literature/TwoSerpentsRise'' - it's what helps her escape from her Penitent.]]
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The priests of Kavekana [[spoiler:literally made their goddess on by accident.]]



* MindRape: Criminals are locked inside the Penitents, massive stone automatons that force the people inside to think like law-abiding citizens. After a couple years of being painfully trapped inside the Penitents, either fighting crime or just staring at the sea waiting for the gods to come back, people come out very, very quiet and very, very unlikely to break a rule ever again. [[spoiler: It happens to Kai. But she gets better.]]

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* MindRape: Criminals are locked inside the Penitents, massive stone automatons that force the people inside to think like law-abiding citizens. After a couple years of being painfully trapped inside the Penitents, either fighting crime or just staring at the sea waiting for the gods to come back, people come out very, very quiet and very, very unlikely to break a rule ever again. [[spoiler: It happens to Kai. But she gets better.Kai, as well as Mara.]]

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* GodWasMyCopilot: As the prophecy promised, the gods of Kavekana ''have'' come home. Or one has, anyway. [[spoiler: It's Mako.]]

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* GodWasMyCopilot: As the prophecy promised, the gods of Kavekana ''have'' come home. Or one has, anyway. [[spoiler: It's Mako.Mako is Makawe, former chief god of Kavekana.]]


* ProphecyTwist: Before the beginning of the God Wars, there was a prophecy that the gods would return and the islands would be crowned with light. People took this to mean the gods were going to win--not so much. However, the prophecy still comes true. [[Spoiler: The only god to return was Mako, aka Makawe, and the islands are "crowned with light" when Cat triggers the flashbang spells she drew all over.]]

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* ProphecyTwist: Before the beginning of the God Wars, there was a prophecy that the gods would return and the islands would be crowned with light. People took this to mean the gods were going to win--not so much. However, the prophecy still comes true. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: The only god to return was Mako, aka Makawe, and the islands are "crowned with light" when Cat triggers the flashbang spells she drew all over.]]


* Well-Intentioned Extremist: [[spoiler: Jace]] truly believes that killing the idols and forcing people into Penitents helps Kavekana.

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* Well-Intentioned Extremist: WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Jace]] truly believes that killing the idols and forcing people into Penitents helps Kavekana.


* DisabledGod: [[spoiler: Mako]]. He was badly wounded in the God Wars and is lucky to have survived in the first place, so he hasn't got the power to fix himself.

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* DisabledGod: DisabledDeity: [[spoiler: Mako]]. He was badly wounded in the God Wars and is lucky to have survived in the first place, so he hasn't got the power to fix himself.


* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The priests of Kavekana [[spoiler:literally made their goddess on accident.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: At one point, Kai offhandedly mentions that she's trans. This becomes important later when she is [[spoiler: trapped inside a Penitent. Because she's ''already'' used to the whole world telling her she's something she's not, it can't break her.]]
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The priests of Kavekana [[spoiler:literally made their goddess on accident.]]
* DisabledGod: [[spoiler: Mako]]. He was badly wounded in the God Wars and is lucky to have survived in the first place, so he hasn't got the power to fix himself.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the very first chapter, Kai dives into the pool to save an idol who's scheduled to die because she thinks she can save it (and nearly manages to do so), showing her to be brave, skilled, stubborn, and slightly reckless.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: The more Izza tells stories about the Lady and gets the other children to leave offerings for her, the stronger she gets.
* GodWasMyCopilot: As the prophecy promised, the gods of Kavekana ''have'' come home. Or one has, anyway. [[spoiler: It's Mako.
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* StreetUrchin: Izza and her friends.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Jace bars Kai from the mountain and the idol pool...in her capacity as a priest. However, in her new position as a facilitator between pilgrims and idols, it's perfectly acceptable for her to show the pool to clients.
* MindRape: Criminals are locked inside the Penitents, massive stone automatons that force the people inside to think like law-abiding citizens. After a couple years of being painfully trapped inside the Penitents, either fighting crime or just staring at the sea waiting for the gods to come back, people come out very, very quiet and very, very unlikely to break a rule ever again. [[spoiler: It happens to Kai. But she gets better.]]
* ProphecyTwist: Before the beginning of the God Wars, there was a prophecy that the gods would return and the islands would be crowned with light. People took this to mean the gods were going to win--not so much. However, the prophecy still comes true. [[Spoiler: The only god to return was Mako, aka Makawe, and the islands are "crowned with light" when Cat triggers the flashbang spells she drew all over.]]
* StreetUrchin: Izza and her friends.friends.
* Well-Intentioned Extremist: [[spoiler: Jace]] truly believes that killing the idols and forcing people into Penitents helps Kavekana.


* IllegalReligion: For a completely different reason than the previous book. Other gods are banned from Kavekana beucase it's bad for business.

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* IllegalReligion: For a completely different reason than the previous book. Other gods are banned from Kavekana beucase because it's bad for business.business.
* StreetUrchin: Izza and her friends.

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* DeityOfHumanOrigin: The priests of Kavekana [[spoiler:literally made their goddess on accident.]]

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