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* EmptyShell: At its most extreme, the death song Yehn induces a form of living death.

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* EmptyShell: At its most extreme, the death song Yehn induces a form of living death.death by "closing doors" in the head.



* MagicMusic: The Songs of Power.

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* MagicMusic: The Appears here in the form of the five Songs of Power.Power taught in the Echorium, each used for a specific effect. Certain stones [[AmplifierArtifact can increase their effect]], as can singers working in a group, and for some reason [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair the color blue.]]



* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Centaurs]]: Shaiala.

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* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Centaurs]]: Shaiala.RaisedByWolves: Shaiala is a human girl raised by a herd of centaurs. She uses their fighting techniques (despite only having half the legs they're designed for), and her inability to [[RiteOfPassage break rocks to get a herdstone]] presents an issue for her.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Singers dye their hair blue, which apparently makes their songs work better.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: YouGottaHaveBlueHair:
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Singers dye their hair blue, which apparently makes their songs work better.


* AncestralMemory: All quetzal have access to the "Memoryplace", the stored experiences of their kind. [[spoiler:Yellow Flowers allow humans to access it too.]]
* MagicMusic

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* AncestralMemory: AntiMagic: Among other things, khiz can be used to resist the Songs.
* EmptyShell: At its most extreme, the death song Yehn induces a form of living death.
* GhostMemory:
All quetzal have access to the "Memoryplace", the stored experiences of their kind. [[spoiler:Yellow Flowers allow humans to access it too.]]
* MagicMusicMagicMusic: The Songs of Power.
* MindControlDevice: Khiz is used throughout the series to control people and manipulate memories.



* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Intelligent, more or less neutral, and avoidant of humans.

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* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Intelligent, more or less neutral, and avoidant of humans.



* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Centaurs]]: Shiala.

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* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Centaurs]]: Shiala.Shaiala.
* RiteOfPassage: To join a herd, young centaurs must travel to a certain canyon and obtain a herdstone. They break them out of the rock by kicking it: a bit of a problem for Shaiala, since she doesn't have hooves.



* WingedHumanoid: Quetzal are half-bird, half-human. Not only do they have the WingedHumanoid arms-and-wings setup, they have beaks, and are covered in feathers.

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* WingedHumanoid: Quetzal are half-bird, half-human. Not only do they have the WingedHumanoid arms-and-wings setup, they have beaks, and are covered in feathers.feathers.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Singers dye their hair blue, which apparently makes their songs work better.
** Centaurs' coats are shades of blue and purple.


* AmplifierArtifact: Bluestone and khiz-crystal both amplify the Songs, as well as allowing them to be transmitted over distances.
* AncestralMemory: All quetzal have access to the "Memoryplace", the stored experiences of their kind. [[spoiler:Yellow Flowers allow humans to access it too.]]



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: The phrase is used almost verbatim in relation to [[spoiler:Frazhin.]] Turns out he did.



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The merlee lean more towards the "obvious sea creature" than "pretty people with legs" end of the scale.

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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The merlee lean more towards the "obvious sea creature" than "pretty people with legs" end of the scale.scale.
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Centaurs]]: Shiala.
* SnakePeople: The naga.
* WingedHumanoid: Quetzal are half-bird, half-human. Not only do they have the WingedHumanoid arms-and-wings setup, they have beaks, and are covered in feathers.

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A trilogy of [[YoungAdultLiterature young adult]] {{fantasy}} novels by Katherine Roberts, consisting of ''Song Quest'' (1999), ''Crystal Mask'' (2001) and ''Dark Quetzal'' (2003).

The titular Echorium, on the Isle of Echoes, is home to the Singers: people trained in the use of the five [[MagicMusic Songs of Power]]. The trilogy follows the adventures of three successive generations of young Singers and their friends.

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!!This series provides examples of:
* MagicMusic
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Intelligent, more or less neutral, and avoidant of humans.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The merlee lean more towards the "obvious sea creature" than "pretty people with legs" end of the scale.

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