Angst? What Angst?: Terisa's segue from her world to Mordant is ridiculously smooth. She doesn't complain about lighting fires or dressing extravagently or not having electronics. Justified in that she paid very little attention to what went on in her world anyway.
Fridge Logic: Given that most of the "mirrors" the Imagers deal with don't actually reflect,, and no one has ever looked in a real mirror and survived to talk about it, why do they call them "mirrors" and not "windows"?
Ho Yay: The scene where Geraden and Terisa are rescued from the rock fall, and Artagel gets a little too caring over his brother's possible death. And then a little too cuddly afterward when it's revealed Geraden is still alive. Also, with Geraden "fainting away in Artagel's arms? Yeah.
Squick: A lot of the scenes with Eremis and Terisa. A lot.Brain Bleach may bewill be necessary.
Tearjerker: The very last chapter. Don't deny you cried.
When Geraden doesn't know if Artagel will live or die.
Anything to do with Geraden being kicked around by another character. His Woobification is just so extreme.
The Woobie: Geraden. He is so adorable, so nice, and so caring that you just can't help but root for him throughout the entire book and cry at the end. He's been treated as the underdog all his life, but he accepts it so gallantly he is just the epitome of Woobism.
Also, Terisa. She's lived her entire life in an abusive household before being taken to Mordant where people care about her.
Lebbick also deserves a mention. A man driven past his breaking point by the the fact he can't stop trying to do his duty and his attempts to find out just who is plotting against his King.
Nyle! Even though he's betraying two of his brothers you just can't help but feel sorry for him.