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Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses is an action/urban fantasy series about a tough, dry-humored woman named Lave Faraday who is tasked with putting away errant sorcery and horrors in a city populated by mythical creatures and supernatural oddities. Oh and now she has to look after a child for reasons no-one will tell her.


Damsels Don't Wear Glasses contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Lave deals with zombies by running them through with her sword, throwing them off a wall, and simply bashing them together.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Our heroine is near-sighted. Not that it will stop her from fighting with a bunch of blurry figures.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Lave's not too shy about walking around in a sports bra.
  • Black Magic: In chapter one, Kest attempts to use black magic (necromancy, specifically), which backfires on him considerably.
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  • Curse Cut Short:
    Kest: This is basically all your fault, you crazy bit—
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lave certainly has no trouble mocking her subjects even as she’s apprehending them.
  • Demonic Possession: Kest ends up falling victim to this at the end of chapter 1.
  • Dropped Glasses: As early as the first chapter. It's hard to fight with glasses without them getting knocked off of your face once in a while.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Lave makes her debut saving a goat from being sacrificed, and casually greeting the guy she’s stopping, while petting the goat.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: Just one of the paranormal beings present here.
  • Extreme Omni-Goat: The sacrificial goat escapes by eating its leash.
  • Fiery Red Head: Lave: red-haired, combative daredevil.
  • Hermetic Magic: Kest's spell requires a magic circle, candles, an orb, a spellbook, a skull, a knife, a goat, and enough time that his audience gets bored.
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  • I Have the High Ground: Lave often perches atop trees, walls, posts, or a telephone pole.
  • In Harm's Way: Lave enjoys danger. Kest does not.
    Lave: Pretty exciting night we're having, huh?
    Kest: Exciting? EXCITING?
  • Insistent Terminology: Kest would like the audience to remember that he isn't in a cult, it’s an order.
  • Instant Runes: Appearing on the bodies of the undead.
  • It Tastes Like Feet:
    Kest: This tastes like carbonated nail polish.
  • Never Trust a Title: Lave does wear glasses.
  • Pet The Goat: Lave is abrasive to humans, but not to the goat.
  • Power Crystal: Kest's magical orb apparently stores some sort of magical energy.
  • Power Glows: Necromancy glows green.
  • Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: Unfortunately for Kest, in chapter 1 this is subverted, and the undead spirit possessing what was previously thought to be your run-of-the-mill zombie keeps on going without a physical head. Even Lave is shocked by this.
  • Rise from Your Grave: Zombies erupt from the cemetery in the classic manner.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The rest of the cultists book it when things go wrong.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Indicating black magic is at work here.
  • Zombie Infectee: Kest develops a suspicious green filigree after being bitten.

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