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The author is OneOfUs and maintains a [[http://gloryinthethunder.com Tumblr]] related to the novel.

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The author is OneOfUs JustForFun/OneOfUs and maintains a [[http://gloryinthethunder.com Tumblr]] related to the novel.


'''Glory in the Thunder''' is the first book in the planned ''Aspects of the Divinity'' series, released on October 20, 2013.

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'''Glory ''Glory in the Thunder''' Thunder'' is the first book in the planned ''Aspects of the Divinity'' series, released on October 20, 2013.


Hayr is a young lad of the Tokhar protectorates, forced to flee home after his brother discovers [[{{Gayngst}} his true nature]]. Alone and vulnerable on the road, a [[YouCantFightFate suspiciously convenient]] chance encounter sees him pulled into the company of {{Mad Oracle}} Rashk and his coterie of {{Artificial Humans}}. The four nations of the Tarim region are embroiled in a flow of events which the gods themselves do not fully understand, with [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Barsamin]] of Chald, [[ActionGirl Ismyrn]] of Petragon, [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Katarosi]] of Antaram and Hayr locked in the center. Meanwhile, {{Knight In Sour Armor}} Tsovinar seeks the unsettling truth that lies at the heart of her world.

A {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} novel set in a fictional counterpart to the {{Silk Road}}, with themes of [[GodIsFlawed non-standard theology]], [[CastFullOfGay tolerance]], and deconstructing [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]. Involves {{Loads and Loads of Characters}} and lies somewhere on the {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}} between [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] and [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Song of Ice and Fire]].

The author is {{One Of Us}} and maintains a [[http://gloryinthethunder.com Tumblr]] related to the novel.

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Hayr is a young lad of the Tokhar protectorates, forced to flee home after his brother discovers [[{{Gayngst}} his true nature]]. Alone and vulnerable on the road, a [[YouCantFightFate suspiciously convenient]] chance encounter sees him pulled into the company of {{Mad Oracle}} Rashk and his coterie of {{Artificial Humans}}. The four nations of the Tarim region are embroiled in a flow of events which the gods themselves do not fully understand, with [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Barsamin]] of Chald, [[ActionGirl Ismyrn]] of Petragon, [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Katarosi]] of Antaram and Hayr locked in the center. Meanwhile, {{Knight In Sour Armor}} KnightInSourArmor Tsovinar seeks the unsettling truth that lies at the heart of her world.

A {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} GaslampFantasy novel set in a fictional counterpart to the {{Silk Road}}, UsefulNotes/TheSilkRoad, with themes of [[GodIsFlawed non-standard theology]], [[CastFullOfGay tolerance]], and deconstructing [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]. YouCantFightFate. Involves {{Loads and Loads of Characters}} LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and lies somewhere on the {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}} SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism between [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Song of Ice and Fire]].

''Franchise/ASongOfIceAndFire''.

The author is {{One Of Us}} OneOfUs and maintains a [[http://gloryinthethunder.com Tumblr]] related to the novel.



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->''"The [gods have come out to dance. Whenever they do, people die. The best one can hope for is that they turn only inwards."''

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->''"The [gods gods have come out to dance. Whenever they do, people die. The best one can hope for is that they turn only inwards."''


->''"The [[PhysicalGod gods have come out to dance]]. Whenever they do, [[AStormIsComing people die]]. The best one can hope for is that they [[EvilVersusEvil turn only inwards]]."''

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->''"The [[PhysicalGod gods [gods have come out to dance]]. dance. Whenever they do, [[AStormIsComing people die]]. die. The best one can hope for is that they [[EvilVersusEvil turn only inwards]].inwards."''


* CreatingLife: An actually very large portion of the cast were given artificial life by other people in the cast.

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* CreatingLife: An actually very In fact, a large portion of the cast were given artificial life by other people in the cast.



* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Rashk can make monsters. Of *course* he made a pterosaur.

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Rashk can make monsters. Of *course* ''course'' he made a pterosaur.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Tarim Peninsula is loosely based on the Silk Road. As for Petragon - a republic to the west, characterized by wealth, interfering in the interests of smaller countries, and even specifically mentioned to have an unjust health care system? {{DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything}}Hmm. When Ziazan meets a man from the Vrie Countries they start speaking Fake Dutch.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Tarim Peninsula is loosely based on the Silk Road. As for Petragon - a republic to the west, characterized by wealth, interfering in the interests of smaller countries, and even specifically mentioned to have an unjust health care system? {{DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything}}Hmm.[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Hmm]]. When Ziazan meets a man from the Vrie Countries they start speaking Fake Dutch.



* PosthumousCharacter: The plot is advanced with many flashbacks so there are actually a lot of them.

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* PosthumousCharacter: The plot is advanced with many flashbacks so there are actually quite a lot of them.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Everything is terrible but we’re just gonna have to take it one day at a time.]] Pretty clearly not the end of the story as a whole,... one hopes.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Everything is terrible but we’re just gonna have to take it one day at a time.]] Pretty clearly not the end of the story as a whole,...whole... one hopes.


A {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} novel set in a fictional counterpart to the {{Silk Road}}, with themes of [[GodIsFlawed non-standard theology]], [[CastFullOfGay human tolerance]] and deconstructing [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]. Involves {{Loads and Loads of Characters}} and lies somewhere on the {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}} between [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] and [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Song of Ice and Fire]].

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A {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} novel set in a fictional counterpart to the {{Silk Road}}, with themes of [[GodIsFlawed non-standard theology]], [[CastFullOfGay human tolerance]] tolerance]], and deconstructing [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]. Involves {{Loads and Loads of Characters}} and lies somewhere on the {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}} between [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] and [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Song of Ice and Fire]].


A {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} novel set in a fictional counterpart to the {{Silk Road}}, with themes of [[GodIsFlawed non-standard theology]], [[CastFullOfGay tolerance]] and deconstructing [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]. Involves {{Loads and Loads of Characters}} and lies somewhere on the {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}} between [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] and [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Song of Ice and Fire]].

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A {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} novel set in a fictional counterpart to the {{Silk Road}}, with themes of [[GodIsFlawed non-standard theology]], [[CastFullOfGay human tolerance]] and deconstructing [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]. Involves {{Loads and Loads of Characters}} and lies somewhere on the {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}} between [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] and [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Song of Ice and Fire]].


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A {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} novel set in a fantasy counterpart to the {{Silk Road}}, with themes of [[GodIsFlawed non-standard theology]], [[CastFullOfGay tolerance]] and deconstructing [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]. Involves {{Loads and Loads of Characters}} and lies somewhere on the {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}} between [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] and [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Song of Ice and Fire]].

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A {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} novel set in a fantasy fictional counterpart to the {{Silk Road}}, with themes of [[GodIsFlawed non-standard theology]], [[CastFullOfGay tolerance]] and deconstructing [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]. Involves {{Loads and Loads of Characters}} and lies somewhere on the {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}} between [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]] and [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Song of Ice and Fire]].


Hayr is a young lad of the Tokhar protectorates, forced to flee home after his brother discovers [[{{Gayngst}} his true nature]]. Alone and vulnerable on the road, a [[YouCantFightFate suspiciously convenient]] chance encounter sees him pulled into the company of {{Mad Oracle}} Rashk and his coterie of {{Artificial Humans}}. The four nations of the Tarim region are embroiled in a flow of events which the gods themselves do not fully understand, with [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Barsamin]] of Chald, [[ActionGirl Ismyrn]] of Petragon, [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Katarosi]] of Antaram and Hayr himself locked in the center. Meanwhile, {{Knight In Sour Armor}} Tsovinar seeks the unsettling truth that lies at the heart of her world.

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Hayr is a young lad of the Tokhar protectorates, forced to flee home after his brother discovers [[{{Gayngst}} his true nature]]. Alone and vulnerable on the road, a [[YouCantFightFate suspiciously convenient]] chance encounter sees him pulled into the company of {{Mad Oracle}} Rashk and his coterie of {{Artificial Humans}}. The four nations of the Tarim region are embroiled in a flow of events which the gods themselves do not fully understand, with [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Barsamin]] of Chald, [[ActionGirl Ismyrn]] of Petragon, [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Katarosi]] of Antaram and Hayr himself locked in the center. Meanwhile, {{Knight In Sour Armor}} Tsovinar seeks the unsettling truth that lies at the heart of her world.


* AltarTheSpeed: As in like right about *now*.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Rashk is *up to something*, that much we know.

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* AltarTheSpeed: As in like right about *now*.''now''.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Rashk is *up ''up to something*, something'', that much we know.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Everything is terrible but we’re just gonna have to take it one day at a time.]] Pretty clearly not the end of the story as a whole, *one hopes.*
* BornInTheSaddle: the Tokharika. *Proper* Tokharika, anyway.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Everything is terrible but we’re just gonna have to take it one day at a time.]] Pretty clearly not the end of the story as a whole, *one hopes.*
whole,... one hopes.
* BornInTheSaddle: the Tokharika. *Proper* ''Proper'' Tokharika, anyway.



* DoWrongRight: Rashk lectures Vahagn about the *correct* way to murder a good person who doesn’t deserve to die.

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* DoWrongRight: Rashk lectures Vahagn about the *correct* ''correct'' way to murder a good person who doesn’t deserve to die.


Hayr is a young lad of the Tokhar protectorates, forced to flee home after his brother discovers [[{{Gayngst}} his true nature]]. Alone and vulnerable on the road, a [[YouCantFightFate suspiciously convenient]] chance encounter sees him pulled into the company of {{Mad Oracle}} Rashk and his coterie of {{Artificial Humans}}. The four nations of the Tarim region are embroiled in a flow of events which even the gods themselves do not fully understand, with [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Barsamin]] of Chald, [[ActionGirl Ismyrn]] of Petragon, [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Katarosi]] of Antaram and Hayr himself locked in the center. Meanwhile, {{Knight In Sour Armor}} Tsovinar seeks the unsettling truth that lies at the heart of her world.

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Hayr is a young lad of the Tokhar protectorates, forced to flee home after his brother discovers [[{{Gayngst}} his true nature]]. Alone and vulnerable on the road, a [[YouCantFightFate suspiciously convenient]] chance encounter sees him pulled into the company of {{Mad Oracle}} Rashk and his coterie of {{Artificial Humans}}. The four nations of the Tarim region are embroiled in a flow of events which even the gods themselves do not fully understand, with [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Barsamin]] of Chald, [[ActionGirl Ismyrn]] of Petragon, [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Katarosi]] of Antaram and Hayr himself locked in the center. Meanwhile, {{Knight In Sour Armor}} Tsovinar seeks the unsettling truth that lies at the heart of her world.

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