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The Idhún's Memories (originally Memorias de Idhún) is a High Fantasy and Paranormal Romance trilogy written by the Spanish author Laura Gallego.

The story follows three children: Jack, Victoria and Kirtash, who are destined to save a world named Idhún from Ashran the Necromancer, who also happens to be Kirtash's father. From here, the story passes to include multiverse switches, dragons, unicorns, sheks and gods.

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The trilogy has got a spin-off comic book series. Even though the fans have asked for a movie based on the trilogy, the author has refused to share the rights of the books with film producers.

Compare with Twilight for a similar product.


These books (and comic books) contain examples of:

  • The Ace: Victoria.
  • Author Avatar: Victoria for Laura Gallego. She admitted herself that the trilogy's story started out as a fourteen years old girl daydream.
  • Barbarian Tribe: There is one in Idhún.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Speaking of the characters of the book,
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished
  • Big Bad: Ashran, or rather the Sixth God.
  • The Chosen One: The three lead.
  • Creation Myth: Idhún has one, related to its six gods.
  • Deus ex Machina: Literally.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Kimara and Gerde go barefoot, the former by tribal customs and the latter by preference.
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  • The Dragon: Kirtash to Ashran, later replaced by Gerde.
  • Giant Flyer: Both the dragons and the sheks.
  • Healing Hands: Healing magic takes this form here.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Christian does a rather vague Enemy Mine in order to get in the good side.
  • Here There Were Dragons: But were killed by Ashran.
  • Idiot Hero: Jack is clearly not an intellectual type, and his approach to the war, as well as his relationship with Victoria, is often reduced to follow his Hot-Blooded nature. Not played for laughs, though.
  • Lizard Folk: The szish, as well as the Custodian. Half -lizard in his case.
  • Love Triangle: Possibly one of the most bizarre and literal examples ever. Victoria ends up with both two of her love interests.
  • Magic Knight: Kirtash is both a wizard and a swordsman, although Jack technically counts as well given that he wields a magic sword.
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  • Orcus on His Throne: Justified. Ashran is an unusually minor mage for a High Fantasy Big Bad, as he can't fuel the magic of his own tower without Victoria's help and the process requires him and Gerde to pour their combined power in a long ritual.
  • Our Dragons Are Different
  • Patchwork Map
  • A Protagonist Shall Lead Them: Subverted in that Victoria doesn't lead officially the Resistance, but almost as a gag, she is always right, while the wise Resistance leaders are always wrong.
  • Purple Prose: Frequent in romantic scenes, and somewhat repetitive.
  • La Résistance: The Idhunite Resistance.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: Ashran during the first book.
  • The Vamp: Gerde is an expert in using her charms to get whatever she wants, and it only gets amped up when she becomes the Sixth Goddess.
  • World of Badass: Both heroes and villains. There are few characters who cannot use either weapons or magic to kick plenty of ass.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Many races have inusual hair colors.

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