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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Played straight with the sadistic Kalide as TheDragon to Coralyn.
** Averted with Bleyd


A trilogy by Australian author Isobelle Carmody. Composed of ''Darkfall'' and ''Darksong'', with ''Darkbane'' yet to be published.

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A trilogy by Australian author Isobelle Carmody.Creator/IsobelleCarmody. Composed of ''Darkfall'' and ''Darksong'', with ''Darkbane'' yet to be published.


* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Glynn and Ember.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Glynn and Ember. This is demonstrated by the fact that Glynn studies martial arts while Ember studies music.



* TwoLinesNoWaiting / ThreeLinesSomeWaiting: The story alternates between Ember and Glynn. Changeover is linked by Ronaal’s segue sections reflecting on events and showing snippets of what is happening back on Earth. Each chapter also starts with a few verses from the Legendsong or other period texts.

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting / ThreeLinesSomeWaiting: The story alternates between Ember and Glynn. Changeover is linked by Ronaal’s Ronaall’s segue sections reflecting on events and showing snippets of what is happening back on Earth. Each chapter also starts with a few verses from the Legendsong or other period texts.

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* MeaningfulEcho: Thanks first to the Unykorn then to Lanalor's Portal, Keltor and our world are full of links, with events echoing and re-echoing between them. Notable examples include:
** Lanalor and Wind's [[GoodbyeCrulWorld last words]] "I fall to the Void, I drown".
** The characters of Feyt and Tareed with Fay and Tabby.
** The dream of Shennavyre and the Unykorn; and the way the circus performance reflected Solen's escape from the hall.


* {{Flight}}: Windwalking, is the ‘power’ possessed by Acanthans. While windwalkers can lift themselves with just the [[MindOverMatter power of their mind]], for longer times/distances they also use a harness with gliding wings. Solen is a particularly strong windwalker.* GoodbyeCruelWorld: Wind, “... I fall to the Void, I drown” [[MeaningfulEcho These were also Lanalor's last words before sacrificing himself to the Chaos Spirit]]

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* {{Flight}}: Windwalking, is the ‘power’ possessed by Acanthans. While windwalkers can lift themselves with just the [[MindOverMatter power of their mind]], for longer times/distances they also use a harness with gliding wings. Solen is a particularly strong windwalker.windwalker.
* GoodbyeCruelWorld: Wind, “... I Wind left a note after drowning himself in the river.
--> My arrow flies into the night
--> Seeking a target out of sight
--> If nothing draws it to the light
-->I
fall to the Void, I drown” [[MeaningfulEcho These were drown”
** Glynn is more than slightly disturbed by the fact that she alone actually understands what he is saying; her soul is also a 'seeking arrow'.
**[[MeaningfulEcho The final line was
also Lanalor's last words before sacrificing himself to the Chaos Spirit]]

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* BaldOfEvil: Coralyn follows the traditional Iridomi practice of shaving her head and wearing wigs or headdresses. Despite supposedly being common practice, Alaude (her minion) is the only other person shown to do this; Iridomi in general are seen as being more evil in general due to association and their poison industry.


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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Caoralyn is the only (single) female Cheiftain other than Durran, and is also one of the more evil and manipulative characters.


* ColdBloodedTorture: Kalide enjoys this; Coralyn also encourages and makes extensive use of it.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Kalide enjoys this; Coralyn also encourages and makes extensive use of it.this practice; her son, Kalide, particularly enjoys it and is infamous for his 'skill'. He tends to be less cold-blooded about it, frequently becoming frustrated and losing control; getting him in trouble with Coralyn for causing excessive damage.



* ConvenientComa: Lanalor’s body is preserved in one while most of his spirit is busy running things as Ronaal

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* ConvenientComa: Lanalor’s body is preserved in one while most of his spirit is busy running things as RonaalRonaall



** A minor character, the Shadow, is in one and is occasionally used to [[ComatoseCanary demonstrate the battle against Chaos]].
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Glynn and Ember.
* CoolMask: Ember frequently uses masks (or veils) to hide her silverblind eye which is one of the signs of the Unraveller.
** Also the masks at the Iridomi Aiden festival.

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** A minor character, the Shadow, is in one and is occasionally used to [[ComatoseCanary demonstrate the battle against Chaos]].
Chaos]] in the real world.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Glynn and Ember.
Ember's parents died in a car crash a about a year ago. Despite being only 17, they live alone.
* CoolMask: Ember frequently uses masks (or veils) to hide her silverblind eye which eye, as it both shows that she is a stranger and fulfils one of the signs of the Unraveller.
** Also the masks Masks are required by law to be worn at the Iridomi Aiden festival.festival and can get quite elaborate.

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** The explanation also covers the reason why Hella, his sister, was awake to hear [[Soonkar being discovered as a stowaway]], rather than being in a drugged sleep like most travellers.


* BrokenBird: In different ways, Glynn and Ember are both this. Glynn, at least, gets better.

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* BrokenBird: In different ways, Glynn and Ember are both this. Glynn, at least, gets better.better through [[spoiler: her love for Solen and link with the He-feinna]].


* BlondGuysAreEvil: Played straight with Kalide as TheDragon to Coralyn.

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Played straight with the sadistic Kalide as TheDragon to Coralyn.



* BondCreature: Glynn has both the She-feinna and [[spoiler: the He-feinna]]
** Also Bayard with the She-feinna

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* BondCreature: Glynn has both the She-feinna and [[spoiler: the He-feinna]]
** Also
Bayard with the She-feinnaShe-feinna, and [[spoiler:Glynn and (to a lesser extent, Solen) with the He-feinna]]. The feinna link is only designed to be within the species, so linking with a human requires the mind of one of the pair to be reshaped to fit. This produces some interesting side effects, such as [[spoiler: Glynn's extended senses and ability to influence others.]]


* Blond Guys are Evil: Played straight with Kalide
** Subverted with Bleyd
* BondAnimal: Glynn has both the She-feinna and [[spoiler: the He-feinna]]

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* Blond Guys are Evil: BlondGuysAreEvil: Played straight with Kalide
Kalide as TheDragon to Coralyn.
** Subverted Averted with Bleyd
* BondAnimal: BondCreature: Glynn has both the She-feinna and [[spoiler: the He-feinna]]


* ParentalFavouritism: Glynn's birth was unexpected and her mother was less than pleased to have twins. Her father who does love her explains that she never really wanted children in the first place because it ended her career as a concert pianist, and can only love Ember because she is a [[FollowInMyFootsteps copy of herself.]]

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* ParentalFavouritism: ParentalFavoritism: Glynn's birth was unexpected and her mother was less than pleased to have twins. Her father who does love her explains that she never really wanted children in the first place because it ended her career as a concert pianist, and can only love Ember because she is a [[FollowInMyFootsteps copy of herself.]]



** Coralyn plans to initiate one by killing/removing Anyi (and Tarsin), with the aim of getting [[ParentalFavouritism Kalide]] on the throne during the ensuing chaos.

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** Coralyn plans to initiate one by killing/removing Anyi (and Tarsin), with the aim of getting [[ParentalFavouritism [[ParentalFavoritism Kalide]] on the throne during the ensuing chaos.



* TheCassandra: Soulweavers are universally out of favour right when the time of the Unraveller approaches.

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* TheCassandra: Soulweavers are universally out of favour favor right when the time of the Unraveller approaches.



* TheOmniscient: [[SpiritAdvisor Ronaall, Wind]] and [[GodOfEvil the Chaos spirit]] are all this to varying extent. Ronaall is the weakest although still able to use the Void to track the possible futures relating to the Legendsong prophecy and subtly influence events towards a favourable outcome. The Chaos spirit is the strongest, although even it can be tricked and distracted.

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* TheOmniscient: [[SpiritAdvisor Ronaall, Wind]] and [[GodOfEvil the Chaos spirit]] are all this to varying extent. Ronaall is the weakest although still able to use the Void to track the possible futures relating to the Legendsong prophecy and subtly influence events towards a favourable favorable outcome. The Chaos spirit is the strongest, although even it can be tricked and distracted.


* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Solen]] pretends to be a drunken fool as [[spoiler: a cover for his work for the Shadowman.]] It also allows him to say things that people [[ObfuscatingInsanity wouldn’t accept from someone sober.]]

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Solen]] pretends to be a drunken fool as [[spoiler: a cover for his work for the Shadowman.]] It also allows him to say things that people [[ObfuscatingInsanity wouldn’t wouldn't accept from someone sober.]]]]
** People often underestimate and dismiss Kerd due to his honest and friendly nature. It turns out that he is much more politically savvy than most people realise, understanding their plots but refusing to join in.


* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted when [[spoiler: Glynn]] is rescued by myrmidons on Fomhika. Instinctively trusting her, they take her back to the inn where several Darkfall allies have gathered and, despite her attempts to leave, offer her the chance to join them. [[spoiler: Hella]] then reveals that [[spoiler: Glynn]] is working for the Drakka and they realise she now [[YouKnowTooMuch knows too much]], but they offer her the chance to spy on the Drakka for them instead. [[spoiler: Glynn is tempted to take their offered escape, but her [[HonorBeforeReason sense of honour]] forces her to refuse. Duran is impressed, and reveals that if she had accepted she would have allowed one of the other myrmidons to kill her. Instead she lets her go, offering friendship and requesting that Glynn reconsiders about her loyalties.]]



* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler: Ronnaall from Lanalor]]

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* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler: Ronnaall Ronaall from Lanalor]]


* {{Dragon}} : Kalide to Coralyn

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* {{Dragon}} TheDragon : Kalide to Coralyn

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