Tear Jerker: Safehold

  • King Haarahld's final moments, as well as the Wylsynns' and Nahrmann's.
  • This troper tears up every time when Merlin reads the letter written by Saint Zherneau, detailing how they knew of Nimue's sacrifice.
  • If Midshipman Lainsair Svairsmahn's Mercy Kill by Gwylym Manthyr's hands doesn't count, nothing does. Especially with the impassioned plea for Svairsmahn not to blame himself for breaking under torture that precedes it.
  • Haarahld's conversation with the traitorous Duke Tirian's widow and sons after the Duke is killed for his treachery.
  • The Siddermarkian Civil War is full of them.