The book contains examples of:
- Cool Sword: Landen's kingdom had one, to defend it.
- Crystal Ball: Used by Torina for her abilities
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Landen fondly remembers the rainbows of his native land.
- Get Into Jail Free: Landen uses the bounty on him to infiltrate.
- Made a Slave: Landen in the opening.
- Rebellious Princess: Torina. Starting when she frees Landen.
- Seers: One gives the king the crystal, which he gives to Torina, who is also, it turns out, a seer.