* CaptainObviousReveal: In the second book, [[spoiler:Jean was just conning the mooks and isn't betraying Locke. Who really fell for that one?]]
* MagnificentBastard: Practically ''everyone.''
* {{Squick}}: Selendri's disfiguration and Requin's revenge. Also, the horse urine thing.
* TearJerker:
** [[spoiler: The scene of Bug's death.]]
** [[spoiler: Ezri's HeroicSacrifice]]
* TheUntwist: Given the first book's heavy theme of disguises and elaborate cons designed to make the targets believe in false identities, Locke's realization that [[spoiler: The Gray King]] looks maddeningly familiar seems to be setting the stage for an earth-shattering twist about his true identity. [[spoiler: Turns out he's just just some guy who's related to another secondary character, nothing more.]]