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''Keeper of the Lost Cities'' is an award-winning book series by Shannon Messenger aimed for children ages 8-12. However, it has also attracted hundreds of teen and young adult readers due to its riveting plot, intricate themes, and death-defying cliffhangers that will make you want to throw ''Neverseen'' against a wall.

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''Keeper of the Lost Cities'' is an award-winning book series by Shannon Messenger aimed for children ages 8-12. However, it has also attracted hundreds of teen and young adult readers due to its riveting plot, intricate themes, and death-defying cliffhangers that will make you want to throw ''Neverseen'' against a wall.
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* YouHaveFailedMe: Wylie to Sophie in ''Exile''. Wylie wants Sophie to wake up Prentice, but Sophie doesn’t know how.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Wylie to Sophie in ''Exile''. Wylie wants Sophie to wake up Prentice, but Sophie doesn’t know how.how.
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* MarySue: It's hard to not see either Sophie or the Elves as this, especially when [[spoiler:Sophie's foster parents' memories are erased in the first book.]] Also, vegetarian dinosaurs.



* NightmareFuel: Sophie’s excursion into broken-Prentice-land in ''Exile''.


* Deadpan Snarker: Keefe Sencen.

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* Deadpan Snarker: DeadpanSnarker: Keefe Sencen.


''Keeper of the Lost Series'' is an award-winning book series by Shannon Messenger aimed for children ages 8-12. However, it has also attracted hundreds of teen and young adult readers due to its riveting plot, intricate themes, and death-defying cliffhangers that will make you want to throw ''Neverseen'' against a wall.

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''Keeper of the Lost Series'' Cities'' is an award-winning book series by Shannon Messenger aimed for children ages 8-12. However, it has also attracted hundreds of teen and young adult readers due to its riveting plot, intricate themes, and death-defying cliffhangers that will make you want to throw ''Neverseen'' against a wall.




Unknown titles for the eighth and ninth books.

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\n## ''Legacy''

Unknown titles title for the eighth and ninth books.book.


* AmicableExes: [[spoiler: Alden and Alina are ''technically'' this, though the latter tried to break up the former's wedding.]]
** [[spoiler: Averted with Ro and Cadael.]]



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Sophie [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this trope when trying to make Keefe feel better in Book 4.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Sophie [[InvokedTrope invokes]] references this trope when trying in an attempt to make Keefe feel better in Book 4.


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* NoodleIncident: The Great Gulon Incident.


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* ShipperOnDeck: [[spoiler: Sophie for Sandor and Grizel. Biana for Sophie and Fitz. Ro for Sophie and Keefe. Keefe acts like he’s this for Ro and Bo.]]


* AnachronismStew: Sometimes [[JustifiedTrope justified]], sometimes played straight.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]: Sophie spent the first twelve years of her life in the human world, so her owning an iPod, referencing human literature and films, and using words/phrases that originated from the human world (specifically human pop culture, like “fangirl” and “bad boy”) makes sense given her upbringing.
** Played Straight: The other characters, who have always known they were elves, lived their entire lives in the Lost Cities and only ventured into the human world occasionally, using words like “dude” and continually referencing [[PortmanteauCoupleName ship names]] for each of the InUniverse pairings.


* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler: Sophie and Fitz almost kiss at the end of Book 5, but Keefe interrupts them.]]



* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: [[spoiler: The Council decides they cannot punish Alvar for his involvement with the Neverseen because all his memories have been wiped.]]



** Played Straight: The other characters, who were grew up as elves and have only ventured into the human world occasionally, using words like “dude” and continually referencing [[PortmanteauCoupleName ship names]] for each of the InUniverse pairings.

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** Played Straight: The other characters, who have always known they were grew up as elves elves, lived their entire lives in the Lost Cities and have only ventured into the human world occasionally, using words like “dude” and continually referencing [[PortmanteauCoupleName ship names]] for each of the InUniverse pairings.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The Elves are all supremely beautiful, and are presented as the most peaceful and intelligent of the species.



* ChekhovsGunman: Lots of these, including [[spoiler: Sophie's old family, who get kidnapped by the Neverseen]] and [[Marella, who turns out to be a Pyrokinetic.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Lots of these, including [[spoiler: Sophie's old family, who get kidnapped by the Neverseen]] and [[Marella, [[spoiler: Marella, who turns out to be a Pyrokinetic.]]


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* CryIntoChest: Sophie cries into Fitz’s shoulder in Book 1. Keefe cries into Sophie’s shoulder in Book 4.


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* ImplicitPrison: [[spoiler: Alvar is put under house arrest in Book 7, and is unable to leave the Vacker's property. Dex fashions a device called The Warden to monitor Alvar's every move.]]
* InevitableWaterfall: Used to the group’s advantage to escape [[spoiler: Ravagog]] in Book 4.


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* TriggerPhrase:
** In Book 4, the Neverseen trigger some of Keefe’s hidden memories with the phrase ‘Lodestar Initiative’.
** [[spoiler: In Book 7, Vespera’s voice triggers Alvar’s memories to return.]]

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* AerithAndBob: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. Sophie was born to a human family, and given a human name as a result.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Sophie [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this trope when trying to make Keefe feel better in Book 4.
* AnachronismStew: Sometimes [[JustifiedTrope justified]], sometimes played straight.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]: Sophie spent the first twelve years of her life in the human world, so her owning an iPod, referencing human literature and films, and using words/phrases that originated from the human world (specifically human pop culture, like “fangirl” and “bad boy”) makes sense given her upbringing.
** Played Straight: The other characters, who were grew up as elves and have only ventured into the human world occasionally, using words like “dude” and continually referencing [[PortmanteauCoupleName ship names]] for each of the InUniverse pairings.


* FatalFlaw: Most of the main characters have more than one.
** Personal loyalty gets Sophie into a lot of trouble over the course of the series. She can also be reckless, as well as indecisive.
** Fitz has issues with anger, which cause him to lash out at others. [[spoiler:This is deliberately exploited by the Neverseen in Book 7.]]
** Keefe is extremely reckless, has low self-worth, and little regard for his own life.
** Tam holds onto grudges and prioritizes Linh’s safety above everything else.
** Dex has an inferiority complex and struggles with jealously.

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* FatalFlaw: [[GuiltComplex Guilt]] would qualify for all of the elves. Most of the main characters have more than one.
characters' fatal flaw(s) is related to the way guilt manifests in them:
** [[UndyingLoyalty Personal loyalty loyalty]] gets Sophie into a lot of trouble over the course of the series. She can also be reckless, as well as indecisive.[[TheDitherer indecisive]].
** Fitz has issues with anger, [[HairTriggerTemper anger]], which cause him to lash out at others. [[spoiler:This is deliberately exploited by the Neverseen in Book 7.]]
** Keefe is extremely reckless, [[HeroicSelfDeprecation has low self-worth, self-worth]], and [[SelfSacrificeScheme little regard for his own life.life]]. [[spoiler: All of three come together when he volunteers to fight King Dimitar in Sophie's place in Book 6.]]
** Tam holds [[NoSympathyforGrudgeholders onto grudges]] and prioritizes Linh’s safety above everything else.

** Tam holds onto grudges and prioritizes Linh’s safety above everything else.
** Dex has an inferiority complex and struggles with jealously.[[GreenEyedMonster jealously]].

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* FatalFlaw: Most of the main characters have more than one.
** Personal loyalty gets Sophie into a lot of trouble over the course of the series. She can also be reckless, as well as indecisive.
** Fitz has issues with anger, which cause him to lash out at others. [[spoiler:This is deliberately exploited by the Neverseen in Book 7.]]
** Keefe is extremely reckless, has low self-worth, and little regard for his own life.
** Tam holds onto grudges and prioritizes Linh’s safety above everything else.
** Dex has an inferiority complex and struggles with jealously.

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* MasterActor: Keefe. In ''Neverseen'', Sophie says Keefe deserves an Academy Award for his performance in [[spoiler:Ravagog]].


* TheAce: Fitz, the “Wonder Boy”. He’s the best at everything, from telepathy to splotching.

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* TheAce: Fitz, the “Wonder Boy”. He’s the best at everything, from telepathy to splotching. [[spoiler: Until Sophie shows up.]]


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* ChekhovsGunman: Lots of these, including [[spoiler: Sophie's old family, who get kidnapped by the Neverseen]] and [[Marella, who turns out to be a Pyrokinetic.]]


* ChekhovsGun: When Sophie interrogates Gethen in Lumenaria, there is an unobtainable sword in his cell signifying that prisoners can't do anything. [[spoiler: When Fintan, Brant, Gethen, and Alvar destroyed the castle with outward channeling, it breaks free and Gethen uses it to kill Mr. Forkle.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: When Sophie interrogates Gethen in Lumenaria, there is an unobtainable sword in his cell signifying that prisoners can't do anything. [[spoiler: When Fintan, Brant, Gethen, and Alvar destroyed destroy the castle with outward channeling, it breaks free and Gethen uses it to kill Mr. Forkle.]]


** [[spoiler: Alden]]’s mind broke in ''Exile'', making him brain-dead which, by elf standards, is [[MeaningfulFuneral funeral]]-worthy.

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** [[spoiler: Alden]]’s mind broke in ''Exile'', making him brain-dead which, by elf standards, is [[MeaningfulFuneral funeral]]-worthy. [[spoiler: Fortunately, Sophie brings him back.]]



* Doorstopper: ''Neverseen'' is a whopping 672 pages long. (The other books are no walk in the park, either!)

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* Doorstopper: ''Neverseen'' ''Flashback'' is a whopping 672 an insane ''845'' pages long. (The other books are no walk in the park, either!)



* DownerEnding:''Neverseen'' ended with [[spoiler: Keefe defecting to the Neverseen]].

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* DownerEnding:''Neverseen'' DownerEnding: Almost every single book, with the exception of Book 1, has one. For example, ''Neverseen'' ended with [[spoiler: Keefe defecting to the Neverseen]].Neverseen]], and ''Lodestar'' ended with [[spoiler: Sophie discovering her human parents have been kidnapped by the Neverseen.]]


* Chekhov'sGun: When Sophie interrogates Gethen in Lumenaria, there is an unobtainable sword in his cell signifying that prisoners can't do anything. [[spoiler: When Fintan, Brant, Gethen, and Alvar destroyed the castle with outward channeling, it breaks free and Gethen uses it to kill Mr. Forkle.]]

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* Chekhov'sGun: ChekhovsGun: When Sophie interrogates Gethen in Lumenaria, there is an unobtainable sword in his cell signifying that prisoners can't do anything. [[spoiler: When Fintan, Brant, Gethen, and Alvar destroyed the castle with outward channeling, it breaks free and Gethen uses it to kill Mr. Forkle.]]

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