* AngstWhatAngst: Terisa's segue from her world to Mordant is ridiculously smooth. She doesn't complain about lighting fires or dressing extravagently or not having electronics. Justified in that she paid very little attention to what went on in her world anyway.

* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
** When Artagel shows up to defend Terisa from [[spoiler: Gart]]
** Whenever [[{{CrazyAwesome}} Adept Havelock]] takes out his sun-ray mirror.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming:
** [[spoiler: When Geraden and Terisa kiss for the first time.]]
** [[spoiler: [-'''Terisa''': ''*beat*'' I choose you.-] ]]
** Any of the interactions between Geraden and Artagel
* DracoInLeatherPants: [[spoiler: Nyle, again. He might be plotting against the protagonists, but his back story is a complete {{Tearjerker}}]]
* FridgeLogic: Given that most of the "mirrors" the Imagers deal with ''don't actually reflect,'', and no one has ever looked in a real mirror and survived to talk about it, why do they call them "mirrors" and not "windows"?
* {{Squick}}: A ''lot'' of the scenes with Eremis and Terisa. A ''lot.'' BrainBleach [[strike: may be]] ''will be'' necessary.
* {{Tearjerker}}: The very last chapter. Don't deny you cried.
** When Geraden [[spoiler: doesn't know if Artagel will live or die.]]
** Anything to do with Geraden being kicked around by another character. His [[{{TheWoobie}} Woobification]] is just so extreme.
* TheWoobie: ''Geraden.'' He is so adorable, so nice, and so caring that you just can't help but root for him throughout the entire book and [[spoiler: cry at the end.]] He's been treated as the underdog all his life, but he accepts it so gallantly he is just the epitome of [[{{TheWoobie}} Woobism]].
** Also, Terisa. She's lived her entire life in an abusive household before being taken to Mordant where people ''care'' about her.
** Lebbick also deserves a mention. A man driven past his breaking point by the the fact he can't stop trying to do his duty and his attempts to find out just who is plotting against his King.
** [[spoiler: Nyle! Even though he's betraying two of his brothers you just can't help but feel sorry for him.]]