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Fae Glamour

This is the only magic that all fae have in common. It allows them to look like anyone they want to look like and the illusion is so good that it affects not only human senses, but physical reality.

Goblin Glamour

Mercy Thompson Series #11: Storm Cursed

  • goblins have a variation of glamour that other fae do not21
  • they are able to hid behind a veil of magic so as not to trigger the curse of the ancient bargain21
  • it allows them to lie and not be bound by the contract21
  • a secret held forever until the events of this novel

Mercy Thompson Series #12: Smoke Bitten

  • control of glamour is different from other fae59

Mercy Thompson Series

Moon Called

Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called

  • the spell that keeps them appearing human

Blood Bound

Mercy Thompson Series #2: Blood Bound

  • thanks to glamour, a fae can look like anyone they want to
  • glamour is the thing that makes something a fae - as opposed to, say, a witch or a werewolf
  • the fae change their appearance by magic–glamour, they call it…not entirely sure that the fae can see through each other's glamour123

Iron Kissed

Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed

  • most fae lived among humans under their glamour, even if they admitted what they were
  • people are just not ready to deal with the fae's true appearance
  • the only thing all fae have in common is glamour, the ability to change their appearance; the illusion is so good that it affects not only human senses, but physical reality13
  • it's not shapeshifting, but it's as close as makes no never mind13
  • glamour works best for sight and touch, very good for taste and hearing, but not as well for scent15
  • if glamour has a weakness it is scent28

Bone Crossed

  • illusion that make a fae look human

Silver Borne

Mercy Thompson Series #5: Silver Borne

  • with enough glamour, a fae can take on the appearance of any living thing, but something inanimate is harder88
  • their true faces are concealed behind other forms – and designed to blend in with the human race and hide what they truly are124
  • there is a cost for magic
  • glamour has less than most now, but there is still a cost for sight and sound, a cost for physical dimensions
  • all fae have glamour which allows them to change their appearance; some of them can hide themselves entirely
  • when fae drop their glamour sometimes it's cool, with colors sliding and mixing; sometimes like when Mercy shifts - just blink and their different
  • the only glamour that works in an Elphame is the queen; if you wait until the Elphame rips it from you, it will alert those inside that they have an intruder

River Marked

Mercy Thompson Series #6: River Marked

  • a kind of magic the fae use to change their appearance
  • the ability to use glamour is what makes a fae a fae instead of some other kind of thing that uses magic
  • it is an illusion - but not

Frost Burned

Mercy Thompson Series #7: Frost Burned

  • fae have glamour - that's what makes them fae30
  • they can take any living shape they like, and mostly they like forms that blend in30
  • half-fae can go either way; some don't who don't look human also don't have enough magic to hide what they are182

Night Broken

Mercy Thompson Series #8: Night Broken

  • fae were good with glamour: they could change their faces, their voices, even their sizes and shapes17

Fire Touched

Mercy Thompson Series #9: Fire Touched

  • can gift it to others; but if you do something to draw attention the glamour won't hold188
  • fae glamour might be awesomely powerful, but it seldom worked on scent189
  • some of the fae have favorite glamours they wear, visual impressions are not a definitive way to recognize a fae201

Silence Fallen

Mercy Thompson Series #10: Silence Fallen

  • some lesser fae don't have enough magic to maintain glamour128

Storm Cursed

Mercy Thompson Series #11: Storm Cursed

  • glamour was the magic the fae used to alter their appearance08
  • goblins have a variation of glamour that other fae do not21
  • the fae have glamour; they might tend to wear the same guise from day to day, but that doesn't mean that they have to234

Smoke Bitten

Alpha & Omega Series

Alpha & Omega Novella

Cry Wolf

Hunting Ground

Alpha & Omega Series #2: Hunting Ground

  • few of the fae are beautiful with their glamour on; beauty doesn't blend in very well. the fae, like werewolves, spent a long time learning to hide in plain site49

Fair Game

Alpha & Omega Series #3: Fair Game

  • glamour, the power that all fae shared, was a very strong illusion113</sup. * most glamour doesn't work on scent<sup>123

Dead Heat

Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat

  • changlings use a variation of glamour to appear like normal human being172

Burn Bright

Alpha & Omega Series #5: Burn Bright

  • some of the more powerful fae are able to maintain large and complex glamour61
  • only the Gray Lords working great magic together could confuse technology until it wouldn't work at all62

Mercyverse Short Fiction

Mercyverse Short Fiction: Silver

  • glamour is a part of fae64
fae_glamour.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/04 12:03 by linda