- Katsa's final encounter with King Leck, considering the circumstances, is epic.
Bitterblue: [draws her blade] You will not hurt her. She did right. ... I'm perfectly well now that he's dead. And I'm not a princess. I'm the Queen of Monsea. Katsa's punishment is my responsibility, and I say she did right, and you will not hurt her.
- Quickly followed up by Bitterblue's defense of her: