These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Chronicles of the Emerged World
Crowning Moment of Awesome: Pops out in the second and third books, including Sennar levitating a whole pirate ship in order to escape a giant sea monster, Nihal fighting Dola and the final battle.
Iron Woobie: Vrasta the Wronged One Fammin. He knows that he could be forced to kill his friends Laio and Nihal at any time. Guess what happens.
Nightmare Fuel: What the Tyrant did to the Capital of the Land of the Days: specifically, he put a seal spell on the city so that the city is always like the day that it fell. Namely, with plenty of half-rotting, slaughtered half-elves' corpses all around.
Tear Jerker: Vrasta being forced to kill Laio and then begging for a Mercy Kill by Nihal. Later Nihal's death.