* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Lots of them : Nod'Onn, The Eoil, ...
* AssPull: Heitz is prone to this. A lot. for instance, in the third book Tungdil and Lot-Ionan are both killed and almost instantly resurrected as if death is just a minor inconvenience. [[TheGmIsACheatingBastard The Author is a cheating bastard]] indeed.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Also the alfs, in the book dedicated to them ([[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Legenden_der_Albae:_Gerechter_Zorn Die Albae]] - available only in German, Dutch and Italian so far).
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: In the later books.
* InferredHolocaust: the genocide of orcs and Alfar is only hinted at: one half-Alfar magic-user is seen to die screaming horribly, wreathed in fire. Expeditions to the orc and alfar kingdoms find only bones and ash, all that remains.
* NightmareFuel: The alfs, in all the books. They paint with blood, for goodness' sake!