* The fourth book in ''Protector of the Small'' series has children being kidnapped by an evil magician so he could [[spoiler: kill them and put their souls in metal killing machines.]] Not to mention his treatment of them beforehand. Borderline pedophile, anyone?
* The giant spider people. You know, the ones that eat kittens.
** They also will cut off their victims' limbs and then web the wound to keep them from dying before they come back for another bite.
* Not to mention the Stormwings, as much as they aren't inherently evil they're certainly creepy. (They have the bodies of giant hawks, but made of razor-sharp metal, and the upper bodies of humans and pointed teeth. They smell like rotting flesh, and were created to desecrate bodies killed in battle to try and discourage people going to war.)
* ''Lady Knight'' was written during the year following 9/11. That book, along with many others written then, became DarkerAndEdgier. [[IncrediblyLamePun Not to mention]] [[{{Grimmification}} grimmer]].
* Duke Roger's description of being OnlyMostlyDead and BuriedAlive for '''months''' in his tomb before he was resurrected.
* The Chamber of the Ordeal, where squires go for the Ordeal of Knighthood. Sure, it's more or less benevolent, in a GoodIsNotNice way, but that doesn't keep it from being ''terrifying''. Especially once it's proven that the entity within's powers extend far beyond that little chamber. Added bonus: the aspiring squire can't speak or scream while inside.