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: Gentleman Bastard
Captain Obvious Reveal: In the second book, Jean was just conning the mooks and isn't betraying Locke. Who really fell for that one?
Lawful Neutral: The Bondsmagi are bound by strict laws and codes of conduct. Because they believe that their existence is required to literally prevent the world's destruction, they place their own needs above the needs of everyone else on the planet, and they show little hesitation in using the most ruthless and brutal methods to achieve their goals. However, as a group, they are not sadistic and have no interest in ruling the world. Individual members, however, are certainly evil.
The Untwist: Given the first book's heavy theme of disguises and elaborate cons designed to make the targets believe in false identities, Locke's realization that The Gray King looks maddeningly familiar seems to be setting the stage for an earth-shattering twist about his true identity. Turns out he's just just some guy who's related to another secondary character, nothing more.