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NeedsWikiMagicLove for all books after the first.

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NeedsWikiMagicLove for all books after the first.
third book.


** On the same trip, meeting with [[spoiler: Mg. Ezzell]] seems to be this, but after several others, they are implied to be planned as part of the scheme.

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** On the same trip, her meeting with [[spoiler: Mg. Ezzell]] seems to be this, but after several others, they are implied to be planned as part of the scheme.



* Holodeck: Mg. Praff's famous invention, the Imagidome, is a tame version.

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* Holodeck: {{Holodeck}}: Mg. Praff's famous invention, the Imagidome, is a tame version.


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No tropes listed here yet.* BigFancyHouse: Briar Hall. Alvie gets lost in it several times.
* BlindWithoutEm: A continuing plot point with Alvie. She cannot make out anything except blobs when she's not wearing her large glasses.
* ContrivedCoincidence
** Alvie's meeting with Bennett on her first trip, then again when she's with Ethel at the hospital
** On the same trip, meeting with [[spoiler: Mg. Ezzell]] seems to be this, but after several others, they are implied to be planned as part of the scheme.
* ChekhovsGun
** Alvie's experimental "handcuffs," which fail several times before [[spoiler: working on Mg. Ezzell's goon at the remote house]].
** Also her glasses, which are given plastic lenses early in the story. They come in handy later.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The book begins with Alvie ruminating on Mg. Jefferson's mustache, ending three paragraphs later with her calculating how quickly it was growing per day. Mg. Jefferson clears his throat, and has to repeat himself. (See Running Gag, below)
* EurekaMoment
** Alvie realizing the wound on her hand from working on the buggy's engine matches [[spoiler: Emma's]], and that they got the cuts the same way.
** Several involving the prosthetic project. Alvie coming up with "The Idea" while talking to Ethel, then subsequent important revelations about refinements.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Alvie and Bennett. It's almost painful to watch everyone else, while the two continually deny and dance around the obvious.
* Holodeck: Mg. Praff's famous invention, the Imagidome, is a tame version.
* LudicrousPrecision: Alvie veers into this sometimes, usually just in her own thoughts.
-->"Alvie felt her body temperature drop at least 0.7 degrees."
* RunningGag: Alvie's tendency to go off into her own head, running calculations and imagining (sometimes absurd) things, usually while others are talking to her, and they have to repeat themselves.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Alvie and Bennett give each other Valentines, on which they have written the same obscure verse of poetry.


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No tropes listed here yet.* CannotKeepASecret: Delilah, and it's a good thing, too! Ceony would have been in more trouble if Delilah hadn't spilled the beans.
* ChekhovsGun: The mirror spells Delilah shows Ceony at lunch come in handy [[spoiler: in her final confrontation with the BigBad]].
* CombatPragmatist: When getting ready to face Garth, Ceony prepares a bag full of spells, her enchanted mirror... and a pistol.
* ContrivedCoincidence: When running away from the BigBad in the middle of London, Ceony literally runs into [[spoiler: Langston, Emery's former apprentice]].
* OhCrap: Having seen Emery off at the train station, Ceony gets to safety at Mg. Aviosky's house. She enters the safe house, and... [[spoiler: "Hello, pet." Grath grinned.]]
* ChickMagnet:
** Dover, at school, was the boy every girl wanted to notice them.
** Also Langston, surprisingly. He may be a big lunk, but according to Mg. Thane, a new girl showed up at the flat every week. It's a wonder Langston ever finished his apprenticeship!
* FirstNameBasis: In this book, Ceony begins to call Mg. Thane "Emery," even though she's still his apprentice. This gets her some stern looks from Mg. Aviosky.
* IndyPloy: The plan to go after Garth while the "adults" hold all-day meetings is... less than well-planned-out. The result is not really surprising.
* {{Kneecapping}}: Ceony pulls her gun on Garth, at first aiming at his chest, but then decides to just immobilize him by aiming at his hip. [[spoiler: She never gets the chance to shoot.]]
* MirrorMonster: The prank that Delilah plays on Ceony at the restaurant.
* PortalDoor: One of the Gaffer specialties. They can turn mirrors into these.
* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: Clemson, the Pyre apprentice, saves the girls from flying rubble, gets a quick "thank you," then... he and the other male apprentices are never seen again.


* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Ceony has a crippling fear of water. So naturally...
** In the first book, the villain is hiding in a cave along a steep rocky shoreline, and Ceony has to climb down the slippery rocks and risk falling into the ocean.
** In the second, Ceony and Emery are in a buggy that plunges into a river. She is paralyzed with fear, and useless in getting out. Emery has to get her out of the buggy and carry her to safety.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Ceony has a crippling fear of water. So naturally the villain is hiding in a cave along a steep rocky shoreline, and Ceony has to climb down the slippery rocks and risk falling into the ocean.[[/folder]]

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** Unusually for this trope, female magicians seem to be as common and respected as male ones. In Victorian England, no less.

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** Unusually for this trope, female magicians seem to be as common and respected as male ones. In late Victorian / early Edwardian England, no less.

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* GentlemanWizard: Most of the magicians we see, as magic is a well-respected profession (suitable for gentlemen) and the training is prohibitively expensive (which prevents most ''non''-gentlemen from studying it).
** Emery Thane is a good example: while we don't know his parents' social status, he has a lot of money and is seen casually hanging around outside of Parliament.
** Unusually for this trope, female magicians seem to be as common and respected as male ones. In Victorian England, no less.


* BloodMagic: A major part of Excision. In the first book alone, we see blood-fueled spells to blast enemies backwards, teleport, divine someone's location,[[spoiler:instantly heal bullet wounds, control the movement of blood-tainted water]]...the list goes on.

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* BloodMagic: A major part of Excision. In the first book alone, we see blood-fueled spells to blast enemies backwards, teleport, divine someone's location,[[spoiler:instantly location, heal bullet wounds, control the movement of blood-tainted water]]...yourself...the list goes on.

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* StarterMarriage: Thane was married to [[spoiler:the once-sweet Lira]] for three or four years, though we're not given exact numbers.


* GunsAreWorthless: Ceony tries shooting Lira when they meet in the cave. Lira immediately heals the wound, and Ceony doesn't have a second bullet.

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* GunsAreWorthless: Ceony tries shooting Lira when they meet in the cave. Lira immediately heals the wound, wound. The gun is a single-shot pistol, and Ceony doesn't have a second bullet.

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* PhotographicMemory: Ceony.

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* AbnormalAmmo: A Smelter can enchant a bullet to never miss its mark. This is one of their more common jobs.


* GunsAreUseless: Ceony tries shooting Lira when they meet in the cave. Lira immediately heals the wound, and Ceony doesn't have a second bullet.

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* GunsAreUseless: GunsAreWorthless: Ceony tries shooting Lira when they meet in the cave. Lira immediately heals the wound, and Ceony doesn't have a second bullet.


* GunsAreUseless: Ceony tries shooting Lira when they meet in the cave. Lira instantly heals the wound, and Ceony doesn't have a second bullet.

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* GunsAreUseless: Ceony tries shooting Lira when they meet in the cave. Lira instantly immediately heals the wound, and Ceony doesn't have a second bullet.

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* GunsAreUseless: Ceony tries shooting Lira when they meet in the cave. Lira instantly heals the wound, and Ceony doesn't have a second bullet.

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