Heartwarming / Amulet

  • All the moments with Emily's mom and/or Navin comforting Emily and letting her know that, whatever happens, they're a family. Even if she can't be very helpful in a battle, Karen Hayes is excellent emotional support.
    • The second book has such a moment at the very end, where Emily's mom has finally woken up, but Emily says that she and Navin have to go back home while she'll stay behind. Karen refuses and asserts that she's still Emily's mother and this world will be home for all of them for now.
    • There's a moment in the third book where Emily is up late worrying about everything she's going to have to go through and failing to protect her. Her mom comes down and tells her and gives her a pretty sweet pep talk about trusting in herself to handle whatever happens.
  • A minor example; despite how coldly Leon treated Miskit and Cogsley's kidnapping at the hands of a wyvern in the third volume, he's pretty genuinely happy to see that they're alive later.
  • Trellis has a subtle but nonetheless heartwarming example. It's clearly evident in the early books that he doesn't really have anyone that looks out nor care for him, based on his neglectful appearance. And to include, the list of people who would want him alive is practically zero. However, as the series goes on, we can see Trellis slowly improving and becoming more open, eventually gaining friends and support on his own.
    • Although it does seem he is raised without any sort of emotional intimacy, Book 5 gladly shows that Trellis, although losing his family, did not go unloved and uncared for. Virgil has served himself as a kind parental guardian to him when his father isn't there, and knows him better than his own brother! It was because of this Virgil is aware that Trellis is ultimately, competent and trustworthy, unlike most (by most I mean all) who knows him.
    • Even though Navin and Trellis have only shown to have interacted in Book 6, back in Book 4 Navin defended Trellis when he was arrested and called him a friend something that would've undoubtedly shock Trellis if he was there to hear it.
    • In the sixth book, Trellis and Luger are seen playing casually and even occasionally exchanging teasing comments. Considering their relationship back in Book 2, it's technically mindboggling to see them being comfortable with one another, although Luger is still not less brutal when it comes to beating him in Othello. (Bonus: Trellis is seen smiling twice. And it's not out of cruelty!)
    • Emily first went from wanting to kill him to not caring if he dies to not wanting him to die. Compared to most characters, Trellis was the longest when it came to being trusted but when she did come to trust him, they became pretty close. If that ain't relationship improvement, I don't know what is.
  • From the fifth book, "Prince of the Elves," when Emily comes to retrieve Trellis from the Void and tells him he needs to save them from falling to their deaths in the real world. Trellis insists he's not a very good Stonekeeper—the first time we've ever seen him admit his insecurities. Emily tells him he's better than he thinks and sends him out, where he promptly shields them all from harm.
    Trellis: I know how I can help now. Thank you for coming to get me.
    • He then shortly after returns the favor and brings Emily out of the Void as well.
    • From earlier, there's a bit with Trellis and his Uncle Virgil from his memories. After Virgil tells Trellis—who hadn't introduced himself to him and is otherwise known to Virgil as a small child—about the disturbing pattern of Elf Kings throughout their history, he reveals that he knew it was Trellis all along. After all, he raised him—he would recognize him no matter what age he was.
    • And earlier than that, Trellis referring to the Emily & co. as his "friends", and being concerned for their welfare.
  • Seeing the contingent of elves rally around Trellis in the sixth volume after treating him like scum and a traitor for the last several books.