Search/Recent Changes
DBTropes
...it's like TV Tropes, but LINKED DATA!

The Spirit Thief

 The Spirit Thief
type
TVTItem
 The Spirit Thief
label
The Spirit Thief
 The Spirit Thief
page
TheSpiritThief
 The Spirit Thief
comment
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The Spirit Thief is the first of a series of books by Rachel Aaron detailing the exploits of one Eli Monpress, a wizard and a Gentleman Thief, as well as his companions, aspiring World's Best Warrior Josef and demonseed girl Nico. In the world where every living thing has a sentient spirit, but only the wizards can hear them, Eli is a charmer extraordinaire, as proven right at the start by when he escapes from a prison by convincing the door to free itself from the tyranny of nails.Eli has a goal, and that goal is to have a bounty on his head worth one million standards. To this end, he and his companions kidnap the king of Mellinor, a land notorious for their dislike of wizards, and ransom him for a modest sum of cash, plus a truly huge pledge to his bounty. However, it turns out that the king has a long-lost brother who is less than eager to see him returned to take the throne, and a Spiritualist from the Spirit Court has been dispatched to apprehend Eli before he further besmirches the reputation of wizards. And that's just the first book. Soon, Eli's, Josef's and Nico's pasts start catching up with them, and they become embroiled in a conflict of ridiculous proportions...Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The series is composed of five books: The Spirit Thief, The Spirit Rebellion, The Spirit Eater, The Spirit War and Spirit's End. The first three have been published in the omnibus The Legend of Eli Monpress, and the last two - The Revenge of Eli Monpress. There is also a short story titled Spirit's Oath centering around an adventure of Miranda's before the series starts.
 The Spirit Thief
fetched
2020-05-24T09:09:19Z
 The Spirit Thief
parsed
2020-05-24T09:09:19Z
 The Spirit Thief
isPartOf
DBTropes
 The Spirit Thief / int_46118dc5
type
Adult Fear
 The Spirit Thief / int_46118dc5
comment
Adult Fear: It's not explored much, but Eli and Banage's past has this in spades. Imagine that your twelve-years-old kid runs off into the woods after a huge fight between the two of you. You brush it off, thinking that the kid will just vent its anger and come back, but... they don't. Not that night, not the next day, not ever, and unbeknowst to you, that's because they've been kidnapped by a goddess with too much attachment to her human toys. This quote from Banage is telling:
 The Spirit Thief / int_46118dc5
featureApplicability
1.0
 The Spirit Thief / int_46118dc5
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
The Spirit Thief / int_46118dc5
 The Spirit Thief / int_b333f02e
type
Achilles in His Tent
 The Spirit Thief / int_b333f02e
comment
Achilles in His Tent: In The Spirit War, following Karon's apparent death, Eli locks himself up in the tallest tower in Osera and tries to shut off all the outside world and the feelings of guilt, as he absolutely refuses to let Benehime have him again. See Despair Event Horizon below for what happens next.
 The Spirit Thief / int_b333f02e
featureApplicability
1.0
 The Spirit Thief / int_b333f02e
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
The Spirit Thief / int_b333f02e
 The Spirit Thief / int_dae5c997
type
Action Girl
 The Spirit Thief / int_dae5c997
comment
Action Girl: Nico and Miranda both have no problem keeping up with their male companions.
 The Spirit Thief / int_dae5c997
featureApplicability
1.0
 The Spirit Thief / int_dae5c997
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
The Spirit Thief / int_dae5c997
 The Spirit Thief / int_name
type
ItemName
 The Spirit Thief / int_name
comment
 The Spirit Thief / int_name
featureApplicability
1.0
 The Spirit Thief / int_name
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
The Spirit Thief / int_name
 The Spirit Thief / int_name
itemName
The Spirit Thief

The following is a list of statements referring to the current page from other pages.

 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Achilles in His Tent / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Alien Sky / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Alpha Strike / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Anthropomorphic Personification / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Anti-Magic / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
BFS / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Big Good / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Bounty Hunter / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Captured Super-Entity / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Carnival of Killers / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Chameleon Camouflage / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Charm Person / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Cold-Blooded Torture / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Complexity Addiction / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Cosmic Horror Reveal / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Deep Cover Agent / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Defiant Stone Throw / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Demonic Possession / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu? / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Dysfunctional Family / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Elemental Embodiment / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Elephant in the Living Room / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Empathic Weapon / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Engineered Public Confession / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Extended Disarming / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Fighting from the Inside / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Final Battle / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
First-Episode Spoiler / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Friendship Moment / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Gentleman Thief / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Glowing Eyes of Doom / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Hair-Trigger Temper / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Hearing Voices / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Heroic RRoD / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Heroic Safe Mode / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Heroic Self-Deprecation / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Heroic Willpower / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Horror Hunger / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Humanoid Abomination / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
I Have You Now, My Pretty / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
I Owe You My Life / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Inspector Javert / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Invisible to Normals / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Jerkass Gods / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Killing Intent / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Knowledge Broker / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Magma Man / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Magnetic Hero / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Mass / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Master of Your Domain / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Mysterious Past / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Named Weapons / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Never Trust a Title / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
No Hugging, No Kissing / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
No-Sell / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
No Sense of Humor / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Number Two / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
One Hero, Hold the Weaksauce / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Platonic Life-Partners / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Principles Zealot / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Reluctant Ruler / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Restraining Bolt / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Revenge of the Sequel / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Ring of Power / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Screw the Rules, It's the Apocalypse! / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Shadow Walker / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Sibling Murder / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Talking Your Way Out / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Tampering with Food and Drink / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
The Comically Serious / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
The Corrupter / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
The Worf Barrage / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
To Be a Master / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
To Be Lawful or Good / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Villain with Good Publicity / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Waif-Fu / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Walking Armory / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
World of Snark / int_16a9f881
 The Spirit Thief
hasFeature
Godiva Hair / int_16a9f881