Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Literature / WingsOfDawn

Go To


Added DiffLines:

''Wings of Dawn'' is a SecretHistory novel by Creator/SigmundBrouwer.


The year is 1312; the place, a small village in northern England. A [[TheChessmaster young man]] by the name of Thomas, raised in a nearby abbey, has earned the loyalty of a returned crusader accused of the theft of a chalice ([[SpannerInTheWorks as well as a mute girl and a pickpocket]]) and blackmailed the [[CorruptChurch abbey monks]] into allowing him to leave. His goal is [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Magnus]], a remote castle in the moors with impregnable defenses and a tyrannical usurper who slaughtered the family of Thomas' nurse when he took over. That alone will be difficult, even armed with the power of literacy, urban legends, and a chest full of scientific texts - but, [[AncientConspiracy of course, there's far more going on than]] [[ArthurianLegend it might first appear.]]

to:

The year is 1312; the place, a small village in northern England. A [[TheChessmaster young man]] by the name of Thomas, raised in a nearby abbey, has earned the loyalty of a returned crusader accused of the theft of a chalice ([[SpannerInTheWorks as well as a mute girl and a pickpocket]]) and blackmailed the [[CorruptChurch abbey monks]] into allowing him to leave. His goal is [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Magnus]], a remote castle in the moors with impregnable defenses and a tyrannical usurper who slaughtered the family of Thomas' nurse when he took over. That alone will be difficult, even armed with the power of literacy, urban legends, and a chest full of scientific texts - but, [[AncientConspiracy of course, there's far more going on than]] [[ArthurianLegend [[Myth/ArthurianLegend it might first appear.]]



* ArthurianLegend: One of the aforesaid conspiracies was, supposedly, founded by Merlin.


The year is 1312; the place, a small village in northern England. A [[TheChessmaster young man]] by the name of Thomas, raised in a nearby abbey, has earned the loyalty of a returned crusader accused of the theft of a chalice ([[SpannerInTheWorks as well as a mute girl and a pickpocket]]) and blackmailed the [[CorruptChurch abbey monks]] into allowing him to leave. His goal is [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Magnus]], a remote castle in the moors with impregnable defenses and a tyrannical usurper who slaughtered the family of Thomas' nurse when he took over. That alone will be difficult, even armed with the power of literacy, urban legends, and a chest full of scientific texts - but, [[AncientConspiracy of course, there's far more going on than]] [[it ArthurianLegend might first appear.]]

to:

The year is 1312; the place, a small village in northern England. A [[TheChessmaster young man]] by the name of Thomas, raised in a nearby abbey, has earned the loyalty of a returned crusader accused of the theft of a chalice ([[SpannerInTheWorks as well as a mute girl and a pickpocket]]) and blackmailed the [[CorruptChurch abbey monks]] into allowing him to leave. His goal is [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Magnus]], a remote castle in the moors with impregnable defenses and a tyrannical usurper who slaughtered the family of Thomas' nurse when he took over. That alone will be difficult, even armed with the power of literacy, urban legends, and a chest full of scientific texts - but, [[AncientConspiracy of course, there's far more going on than]] [[it ArthurianLegend [[ArthurianLegend it might first appear.]]


The year is 1312; the place, a small village in northern England. A [[TheChessmaster young man]] by the name of Thomas, raised in a nearby abbey, has earned the loyalty of a returned crusader accused of the theft of a chalice ([[SpannerInTheWorks as well as a mute girl and a pickpocket]]) and blackmailed the [[CorruptChurch abbey monks]] into allowing him to leave. His goal is [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Magnus]], a remote castle in the moors with impregnable defenses and a tyrannical usurper who slaughtered the family of Thomas' nurse when he took over. That alone will be difficult, even armed with the power of literacy, urban legends, and a chest full of scientific texts - but, of course, there's [[BatmanGambit far]] [[XanatosGambit more]] [[XanatosRoulette going on]] [[GovernmentConspiracy than]] [[AncientConspiracy it might]] [[ArthurianLegend first appear]]...

to:

The year is 1312; the place, a small village in northern England. A [[TheChessmaster young man]] by the name of Thomas, raised in a nearby abbey, has earned the loyalty of a returned crusader accused of the theft of a chalice ([[SpannerInTheWorks as well as a mute girl and a pickpocket]]) and blackmailed the [[CorruptChurch abbey monks]] into allowing him to leave. His goal is [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Magnus]], a remote castle in the moors with impregnable defenses and a tyrannical usurper who slaughtered the family of Thomas' nurse when he took over. That alone will be difficult, even armed with the power of literacy, urban legends, and a chest full of scientific texts - but, [[AncientConspiracy of course, there's [[BatmanGambit far]] [[XanatosGambit more]] [[XanatosRoulette far more going on]] [[GovernmentConspiracy on than]] [[AncientConspiracy it might]] [[ArthurianLegend [[it ArthurianLegend might first appear]]...
appear.]]



* BatmanGambit: Frequently mixed with XanatosGambit (below).

to:

* BatmanGambit: Frequently mixed with XanatosGambit (below).ThePlan to figure out Thomas' allegiance is sometimes based on predicting likely outcomes of behavior.


Between 1298 and 1299, Marco Polo was imprisoned in Italy, during which time he dictated a description of his travels in the Orient to an author named Rustichello da Pisa under the title of ''Il Milione''. It quickly became popular throughout Europe, and to those who scoffed, he always insisted that he had never told half of what he had seen.

to:

Between 1298 and 1299, Marco Polo Creator/MarcoPolo was imprisoned in Italy, during which time he dictated a description of his travels in the Orient to an author named Rustichello da Pisa under the title of ''Il Milione''.''Literature/IlMilione''. It quickly became popular throughout Europe, and to those who scoffed, he always insisted that he had never told half of what he had seen.


* EasyEvangelism: Thomas, arguably. YourMileageMayVary.


* GambitPileup: Not as often as you'd expect, but once our protagonist leaves Britain, they ''really'' get going...



** ThirtyGambitPileup: Not as often as you'd expect, but once our protagonist leaves Britain, they ''really'' get going...


!!''WingsOfDawn'' shows examples of:

to:

!!''WingsOfDawn'' !!''Wings of Dawn'' shows examples of:

Showing 8 edit(s) of 8

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report