- For all the bleak moments Hari experiences at the start of Blade of Tyshalle, every moment with his daughter Faith is a shining beacon of light and joy. Much needed, considering how bad things go afterward, especially with Faith and the blind god.
- After adopting him into the Black Knives, Orbek refers to Caine as "little brother." As Caine proves in the following books, the feeling is mutual.
Caine: "That's why I need you to go. Orbek, please. Please. One person I love has to live through this."
- In Caine's Law, almost every interaction between Caine and the horse-witch is either this or hilarious:
Horse-witch: A girl likes to be asked, dumbass.
Rule Three: fuck with my family or my friends, and you're fucking with me. When in doubt, see Rule One.Just so you know: my family and friends now includes everybody who isn't you.So.Any fucking questions?
- The final lines of Caine's Law, while addressing the Leisure Congress and the Board of Governors: