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* BadassGrandpa: Gorynel Desse, legendary warrior and protector of the Mage leader, the Captal, is an exceptionally old man who can still make the Malerris think twice about attacking.


''The Exiles'' is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by Creator/MelanieRawn. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only ''The Ruins of Ambrai'' (1994) and ''The Mageborn Traitor'' (1997) have been published, with ''The Captal's Tower'' as yet unwritten. For a while it seemed ''very'' unlikely that ''The Captal's Tower'' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth ''Glass Thorns'' book, she would begin work on ''The Captal's Tower''. She apologized for the delay, citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.

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''The Exiles'' is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by Creator/MelanieRawn. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only ''The Ruins of Ambrai'' (1994) and ''The Mageborn Traitor'' (1997) have been published, with ''The Captal's Tower'' as yet unwritten. For a while it seemed It seems ''very'' unlikely that ''The Captal's Tower'' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on backstory. On July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth ''Glass Thorns'' book, she would begin work on ''The Captal's Tower''. She apologized for the delay, Tower'', citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.
cause. Unfortunately, Rawn went on to break her wrist, further delaying the project, and has spoken about being concerned about "not liking the mental state" she was in during the writing of the first two books, and her concern about falling into that same state again if/when she were to start work on the third.


''The Exiles'' is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by Creator/MelanieRawn. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only 'The Ruins of Ambrai' (1994) and 'The Mageborn Traitor' (1997) have been published, with 'The Captal's Tower' as yet unwritten. For a while it seemed ''very'' unlikely that 'The Captal's Tower' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth 'Glass Thorns' book, she would begin work on 'The Captal's Tower'. She apologized for the delay, citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.

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''The Exiles'' is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by Creator/MelanieRawn. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only 'The ''The Ruins of Ambrai' Ambrai'' (1994) and 'The ''The Mageborn Traitor' Traitor'' (1997) have been published, with 'The ''The Captal's Tower' Tower'' as yet unwritten. For a while it seemed ''very'' unlikely that 'The ''The Captal's Tower' Tower'' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth 'Glass Thorns' ''Glass Thorns'' book, she would begin work on 'The ''The Captal's Tower'.Tower''. She apologized for the delay, citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.


The Exiles is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by Creator/MelanieRawn. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only 'The Ruins of Ambrai' (1994) and 'The Mageborn Traitor' (1997) have been published, with 'The Captal's Tower' as yet unwritten. For a while it seemed ''very'' unlikely that 'The Captal's Tower' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth 'Glass Thorns' book, she would begin work on 'The Captal's Tower'. She apologized for the delay, citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.

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The Exiles ''The Exiles'' is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by Creator/MelanieRawn. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only 'The Ruins of Ambrai' (1994) and 'The Mageborn Traitor' (1997) have been published, with 'The Captal's Tower' as yet unwritten. For a while it seemed ''very'' unlikely that 'The Captal's Tower' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth 'Glass Thorns' book, she would begin work on 'The Captal's Tower'. She apologized for the delay, citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.


* StrikeMeDownWithAllYourHatred: Said almost word for word by [[spoiler: Collan]] before he's killed, though it's more of a ThanatosGambit.

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* StrikeMeDownWithAllYourHatred: StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: Said almost word for word by [[spoiler: Collan]] before he's killed, though it's more of a ThanatosGambit.

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The Exiles is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by [[MelanieRawn Melanie Rawn]]. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only 'The Ruins of Ambrai' (1994) and 'The Mageborn Traitor' (1997) have been published, with 'The Captal's Tower' as yet unwritten. For a while it seemed ''very'' unlikely that 'The Captal's Tower' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth 'Glass Thorns' book, she would begin work on 'The Captal's Tower'. She apologized for the delay, citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.

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The Exiles is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by [[MelanieRawn Melanie Rawn]].Creator/MelanieRawn. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only 'The Ruins of Ambrai' (1994) and 'The Mageborn Traitor' (1997) have been published, with 'The Captal's Tower' as yet unwritten. For a while it seemed ''very'' unlikely that 'The Captal's Tower' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth 'Glass Thorns' book, she would begin work on 'The Captal's Tower'. She apologized for the delay, citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.


* MayDecemberRomance: Of a sort. Gorynel Desse is in his early 60s when [[spoiler:he dies, and Cailet is in her late teens/early twenties. She figures out he loves her (romantically) when he (for lack of a better term) downloads his brain/memories into hers to make her the new Captal.She herself expresses desire towards him, but only when he shows himself in his younger form.]]



* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Collan Rosvenir is very a very reluctant member of the Rising, at least until Sarra works her magic on him.

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* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Collan Rosvenir is very a very ''very'' reluctant member of the Rising, at least until Sarra works her magic on him.

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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Alin and Val both bite it.]]


* AmbiguouslyBrown: Many characters, including Gornyel Desse.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Many characters, including Gornyel Gorynel Desse.


* GenreShift: High Fantasy, but there are significant hints that this series is far more ScienceFiction than it lets on.

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* GenreShift: High Fantasy, but there are significant hints that this series is far more ScienceFiction than it lets on.on - for example, the first line on the back of the book reads "A thousand years ago, Mageborns fled prejudice and persecution to colonize the planet Lenfell - pristine, untouched, a perfect refuge for those whose powers were perceived as a threat by those not gifted with magic."


* AmbiguouslyBrown: Many characters, including Gornyel Desse.



* EmpathicWeapon: The Fifty, which act on the wielder's strongest desire- If they truly want someone dead, for example, the sword will do all in its power to make that happen.
* EveryoneIsRelated: Everyone, due to the huge mess of family trees and strict culling laws.



* IncestIsRelative: Glenin's [[spoiler: plan for her niece.]]



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Cailet, I Am Your Sister, both by Sarra and Glenin.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Gorynel Desse. He's had a hand in pretty much everyone's lives, [[spoiler: and a lot of it comes to bite him in the ass.]]



* OneSteveLimit: An interesting subversion, everyone on Lenfell is named after the same 300 plus saints, and yet with a cast of thousands they're never repeated.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The whole person less their body, and generally confined to the Dead White Forest. [[spoiler:Until the wraith of Anniyas ''eats all the others'' in a post-mortal bid for revenge.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Auvry]] takes the brunt of Glenin's killing strike at [[spoiler:Cailet]].

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* OneSteveLimit: An interesting subversion, everyone on Lenfell is named after the same 300 plus saints, saints (with variants), and yet with a cast of thousands they're never repeated.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The whole person less their body, and body. The evil ones are generally confined to the Dead White Forest. [[spoiler:Until [[spoiler: Until the wraith of Anniyas ''eats all the others'' in a post-mortal bid for revenge.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Auvry]] [[spoiler: Auvry]] takes the brunt of Glenin's killing strike at [[spoiler:Cailet]].


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* StrikeMeDownWithAllYourHatred: Said almost word for word by [[spoiler: Collan]] before he's killed, though it's more of a ThanatosGambit.
* TangledFamilyTree: All of them, with incest galore. It really doesn't help with the whole hatred of mutations thing.


* Doorstopper: Both published books have approximately 900 pages in paperback form. With appendices

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* Doorstopper: Both published books have approximately 900 pages in {{Doorstopper}}: In paperback form. With appendicesform - the first book has 839 pages, and the second book has 776 (both including appendices).


The Exiles is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by [[MelanieRawn Melanie Rawn]]. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only 'The Ruins of Ambrai' and 'The Mageborn Traitor' have been published, with 'The Captal's Tower' as yet unwritten.

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The Exiles is the [[DevelopmentHell unfinished]] trilogy by [[MelanieRawn Melanie Rawn]]. Set on the planet of Lenfell, what has been written follows the trials of the [[RuleOfThree three]] Ambrai sisters, Glenin, Sarra and Cailet as they proceed to bring about great social and political change in their society, with a lot of death and destruction in their wake. So far only 'The Ruins of Ambrai' (1994) and 'The Mageborn Traitor' (1997) have been published, with 'The Captal's Tower' as yet unwritten.
unwritten. For a while it seemed ''very'' unlikely that 'The Captal's Tower' would ''ever'' be finished, as Rawn has publicly stated she's forgotten some of the plot points and backstory, but on July 23, 2014, she [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/07/news/melanie-rawn-begins-work-captals-tower/ announced]] that as soon as she was finished with writing the fifth 'Glass Thorns' book, she would begin work on 'The Captal's Tower'. She apologized for the delay, citing her struggle with clinical depression as the cause.

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* FreudianTrio: Glenin is the superego, Sarra is the ego and Cailet is the id.

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